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Antarctic Gateway Tour

Hear from scientists and artists, historians and curators, and discover the fascinating stories of Ōtautahi Christchurch's unique connections to the frozen continent.

Mana Motuhake Victoria Square Side View

Victoria Square

Discover more about this Pou in Victoria Square, Mana Motuhake, which features two upright waka.
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The Last Word Christchurch Upstairs Bar

Heroic Era Of Antarctic Exploration And Shackleton's Whisky

Listen to hear the story of Shackleton's whisky and how it managed to get from below a hut in Antarctica to Christchurch city.
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Frank Worsley Site Book Cover

New Regent Street

Listen to Worsley's story, as told by the director of the Akaroa Museum.
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Antarctic Street Art
Credit: Oi YOU!

Tūranga And The Mural

Within Tūranga you can find out about how heroic explorers Shackleton and Worsley spent their time on the ice by looking for a book called, 'Frank Worsley - Shackleton's Fearless Captain'.
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Antarctic Erebus Chalice

Christchurch Cathedral

Learn how the Erebus Chalice is said to be a tailsman of good luck.
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BNZ Centre Star

Five Lanes Centre And Scorpio Books

Listen to the story of how Sir Edmund Hillary led the New Zealand component of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) in 1955-58.
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Christchurch City Street Art Riverside Antarctic Mural

Riverside Market

Learn how Christchurch's rejuvenated inner city has become one of the world's best canvases for street art.
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Christmas Bridge Of Remembrance

Bridge Of Remembrance

Learn more about the first long-distance flights to Antarctica that left from Christchurch on 20 December 1955.
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Christchurch Robert Falcon Scott Statue

Scott Statue Oxford Terrace

Hear the history of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's fateful Terra Nova expedition which left from Lyttelton, and how his widow Kathleen was commissioned to sculpt this memorial.
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Kate Sheppard Memorial

First Women Oxford Terrace

Hear from Margaret Bradshaw, a trailblazer and influential female role model in Antarctic research.
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Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery

Up the stairs in the gallery, a treasure awaits. A personal encounter with the southernmost mammal which can hold its breath underwater for 90 minutes.
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The Arts Centre Great Hall Empty

The Great Hall

Discover more about the treasure that lies behind the doors of The Great Hall that is made from 40,000 individual glass pieces.
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Canterbury Museum Skido

Canterbury Museum

Visit Canterbury Museum to explore the objects and the stories behind the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and discovery.
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