So we visited the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch. It an information/experience/museum type place as well as the starting point for almost all antarctic expeditions.
Was a little unsure what to expect but it was a fun day, lots of information, plenty of history and artefacts. 4D cinema experiences and a hugglund ride as well as a population of rescued penguins. Also experienced an arctic storm which dropped to a feel of -18’c.
We went on an extra experience which was a “backstage tour” of the rescue penguins, this was very informative and the woman showing us around was very passionate about it. Got to go into there habitat and watch them up close and also meet one of them who was being treated (and as of November will be the worlds longest living blue penguin at 25).
The hagglund ride was fun, expecting it to be pretty tame it was driven by an old guy that used every RPM available, hit everything at full speed, and included an amphibious stage.