Christchurch, New Zealand
A vision for creating a world-class Antarctic Education, Research and Entertainment Facility in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Christchurch is an official gateway city to Antarctica. It has been the stepping off point for many Antarctic expeditions dating back to the early 1900s, when explorers including Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton used Lyttelton as the point of departure for their expeditions, many of which had New Zealanders on board.
Christchurch’s connection with Antarctica enriches the scientific, cultural and economic base of the city. Industry has developed to meet the needs of the scientists, artists, tourists, explorers and support personnel as they prepare for their time on the ice.