Antarctic Gateway Audio Trail

15 Stops
Distance: 1200

In this tour we'll learn more about Ōtautahi Christchurch and its role as an Antarctic gateway city. We'll hear from scientists and artists, historians and curators to get a taste for the magic, adventure and importance of this otherworldly continent.

This tour takes about 90 minutes - longer if you take up all the additional stops. Please take care when crossing roads and click the map icon at the bottom of each tour page if you ever need to make sure you're on the right path!

If you're with young children, have them look out for the Antarctic creature stickers hidden along the route. Scan the sticker to learn more about each creature.

Most importantly - enjoy this journey of exploration!

Are you ready to explore? Let's go.

Click the button below to start the tour.


To learn more about the Christchurch Antarctic Gateway, visit

Contact ChristchurchNZ regarding this app by emailing:


Producer: Kris Herbert
Guide: Anzac Gallate
Sound design and music:
Vahid Qualls
Taonga pūoro: Sheree Waitoa

The Antarctic Gateway Audio Trail is a pilot experience for the LISTEN UP ŌTAUTAHI app, funded by ChristchurchNZ. Please send any feedback or ideas on the content to

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