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Days of Ice

Days of Ice

Ōtautahi Christchurch is proud to be one of only five Antarctic Gateway cities in the world.

Days of Ice is our annual programme of events exploring our connection with Antarctica. Celebrate our unique status every year with events, exhibitions, polar films, and kids’ competitions.

The Days of Ice celebration has been postponed from 8 - 25 October to 24 February – 6 March 2022. This is due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in New Zealand, which is creating too much uncertainty around alert levels and the ability to operate large public events in October.

In the meantime, download our Listen Up Ōtautahi app below and experience the Antarctic Gateway Audio Trail, a tour exploring the city’s Antarctic stories.

Antarctic Gateway Audio Trail

Listen Up Ōtautahi

Learn about Ōtautahi's role as an Antarctic gateway city on our tour.

Hear from scientists and artists, historians and curators and get a taste for the magic, adventure and importance of this otherworldly continent.

The tour takes about 90 minutes covering 1.2km with 18 stops. If you're with young ones be sure to look out for the Antarctic creatures hidden along the route.

Access the experience via your browser.

Antarctic Gateway Audio Trail

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