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Antarctica

Antarctica is one of the last untouched destinations in the world where you can see remarkable wildlife, such as penguins, seals, whales and orcas, up-close and in abundance amidst pristine, awe-inspiring scenery with only a minimal human footprint.

The Antarctic Circle is full of extremes being the coldest, driest, highest and windiest place on Earth. For this reason, it was, until recently, the stomping ground for nobody but the hardiest of Polar Explorers – legends such as Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton, who continue to capture the imagination with their tales of endurance and resourcefulness, in the face of appalling conditions.

Only discovered in the 19th Century, Antarctica still has no permanent residents, but there are now an excellent range of options for Antarctic travel, with expedition cruises departing from southern Argentina or Australia. Or for those on a tight schedule, there are now flights to and from King George Island, where an Antarctic fly cruise can be boarded without the need to sail the Drake Passage.

A trip to Antarctica is undoubtedly a highlight in any traveller’s log book.

See below our suggested itineraries designed by our specialist team.  Choose one of these or contact us to discuss your polar expedition. We are Australia's leading travel company to Antarctica - your Antarctica travel centre. We send more passengers than anyone else to this magnificent destination with Australia's largest range of ships. With over 20 Expeditions on a range of ships between our staff, we have you covered with expert knowledge.

 

For over a decade we have specialised in this spectacular region and have hosted many prominent Australians including Andrew Denton, Ken Done, Wendy Sharpe and the crew from Channel 10's 'Places We Go'. Don't just take our word for it..  See what Channel 10's travel show 'Places We Go' thought of Antarctica when we took them down to the white continent,    click here and watch the video


Click here for more detailed information about travel in Antarctica including advice about the best time to travel.

Popular tours to Antarctica

Bark Europa - Punta Arenas to Antarctica - 24 Days

Bark Europa - Punta Arenas to Antarctica - 24 Days

From:USD 8500

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Duration:24 days

Quest for Antarctica Circle

Quest for Antarctica Circle

From:USD 8999

Visiting:Antarctica

Duration:14 days

Images of Antarctica

Images of Antarctica

From:USD 4550

Visiting:Antarctica

Duration:11 days

Antarctic Classic in Depth

Antarctic Classic in Depth

From:USD 6299

Visiting:Antarctica

Duration:13 days

Spirit of Shackleton

Spirit of Shackleton

From:USD 12960

Visiting:Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Duration:20 days

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Pinktarctica

From:USD 4850

Visiting:Antarctica

Duration:12 days

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Antarctica expidition The prior planning through Chimu was made very easy with more than enough information supplied and regularily updated to make the process as stress free as possible. Vaule for money with the trip down to Antarctica was brilliant.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome! We had a wonderful expedition to Antarctica - but have to add that the weather was perfect which made the entire trip ideal. The Drake Passage crossing (both ways) was without incident (noted as the Drake Lake). Landed nine times on the Antarctic continent, which is about the most one could expect. The MS Expedition staff (headed by John) were exceptional and the ship's crew superb. Without a doubt, a trip of a lifetime!!
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A continent of majestic beauty and wildlife A well organised and planned expedition to an extraordinary continent
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing trip for a first time overseas traveller The whole trip from start to finish was well organised. Every transfer was on time and the staff on the MV Ushuaia were all skilled and willing to assist in any way possible to ensure our trip was the best it could be. The food that came out of the small galley was well prepared and fresh. Vegetarians were also well looked after. There was only one choice for each meal, but this is to be expected with limited supplies able to be carried on board. I'm still trying to find the right words to explain Antarctica itself. It embodies the true meaning of "awesome" as we were truly in awe of the pristine beauty & wildness.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the Kayaking We kayaked almost everyday and the weather was perfect.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow ! Antarctica was everything we dreamed of and more. We took part in an expedition on the MV Ushuaia, and found the ship perfect for our needs. Plenty of space onboard to see wildlife from the decks, and a very informative guide in Augustin. We hope to go back and explore South Georgia in a few years time. We hear the wildlife is even more spectacular (if possible) there!. Thanks again, and hope this review is of use!
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Antarctica The entire trip was wonderful. It was a joy to see all the different penguins, sea birds, and seals, as well as experience the walking on the ice and snow. The icebergs were spectacular, both in shape and colour.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A trip out of this world 10 days trip to Antarctic Peninsular. A bit shaky across the Drake Passage, as was expected, otherwise a beautiful sailing between the islands and icebergs. Lots of landings to see the native inhabitants with hundreds of Penguins, also Wales, Seals, Birds and Orcas. The staff on board were terrific and so helpful. The food was enough with a good breakfast and two 3 coarse meals (lunch and dinner) with fruit and afternoon snacks available. The cooking was a bit plain at times but still eatable. All in all, a terrific trip, quiet unforgettable.
Date published: 2015-02-11
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