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Gateway to Antarctica

Ōtautahi Christchurch

Your Gateway To Antarctica

As one of the world’s five Antarctic Gateway Cities, we are New Zealand’s official Antarctic hub. We welcome all National Antarctic Programmes to use Christchurch as their gateway to Antarctica.

We are a city that shapes opportunities for innovation, exploration, research and climate awareness.

Choose Ōtautahi Christchurch for a gateway experience where collaboration and innovation meet in a city dedicated to shaping a brighter future for people and the planet.

Take the time to browse through our web pages and please contact us should you require further information.

Nau mai haere mai. We look forward to welcoming you.

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For any Christchurch Antarctic related enquiries please get in touch:

David Tayler
Head of Christchurch Antarctic Office
Lizzie Dryden
Antarctic Relationship and Events Manager