Journey through modern day Antarctica and experience a taste of this unique and breathtaking continent. Learn about the human impact on the continent, the wildlife and plant systems and Antarctica’s effect on the globe in the Gallery. The Snow and Ice experience is some really ‘cool’ fun with icy slides, a cave and an Antarctic storm! Get your adrenalin pumping with an exciting ride on the all-terrain, amphibious Hagglund vehicle and experience a magical simulated Antarctic Cruise in New Zealand’s first 4D Extreme Theatre! All the Little Blue residents in the Penguin Encounter have all been rescued and cared for at the centre, many since they were chicks. Notoriously nocturnal, these magical wee birds are not easily seen in the wild!