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:  


Summer on Ice exploring the secret lives of killer whales

A series of recording devices will be deployed in Antarctica this summer to explore the secret lives of killer whales in an unprecedented monitoring ...


Silent porpoise: Whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep with half a brain

Ever wondered how and where whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep? New work by University of Canterbury researcher Andrew Wright reveals for the first ...