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Understanding our connection

The Antarctic has inspired explorers, artists, adventurers and scientists. Find out what inspires people, and Christchurch's Antarctic connection.

How do you describe Antarctica?

The mysterious frozen continent? The coldest, driest, windiest and highest continent on earth? The fifth-largest continent on earth? Find out key facts about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. 

Our Antarctic city

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Christchurch shares both a historic and modern relationship with the Antarctic. Explore the unique connection that our gateway city gives us.