Saturday 7 October 2017 10 am - 4 pm at Christchurch Airport

05 October 2017

Celebrating the city's connection to the Antarctic

Celebrate the beginning of the summer season in Antarctica. Meet the crews and learn about what it's like to live on the coldest and windiest continent on Earth.


US Air Force C17, RNZAF C130 Hercules, RNZAF B200 King Air, Trans-Antarctic Expedition DHC-2 Beaver, Antarctic Displays, Huskies, Tour Antarctica in Virtual Reality, Hägglunds rides, Food vendors and more.

Entry to the tarmac is by time-allocated boarding pass which can be secured in advance by booking on:  


UC scientists trial first multimedia whale trap in the Ross Sea

A research team from the University of Canterbury has just returned from an Antarctic expedition to find out more about the secret lives of whales, ...