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10 Must Visit Sub-Antarctic Islands

Antarctica is rightly a destination on many people’s bucket list. Antarctica’s mountainous landscapes, glimmering glaciers and imposing icebergs are truly breath taking. But Antarctica is also surrounded on all sides by sub-Antarctic islands. Most of them are mere specks in the Southern Ocean – not even shown on most world maps. You may ask – considering they are so small …

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South Georgia: World’s Most Epic Hikes

The South Georgia traverse is rated as one of the world’s most epic hikes and is right up there with the likes of the Mt Fuji ascent in Japan, the Santa Cruz Trek in Peru and the amazing Continental Divide Trail, which runs through no less than 5 US states. Yet among all these illustrious feats of physical prowess, the …

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Macquarie Island – A Sub-Antarctic Wonder Spot

In the words of Sir Douglas Mawson, “This little island is one of the wonder spots of the world.” And it really is, with its unique wildlife, history and geology. Travelling to Macquarie Island is certainly not easy. It’s about a three day voyage by ship from Hobart but it’s not until you take that sea journey and see the …

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South Georgia -The Travel Destination you Never Think Of

South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands may not be a travel destination you think of often, but it is a place of snow capped peaks and toddling penguins that will captivate you with its rugged beauty and test the limits of your adventure. It sits 800 miles southeast of the Falkland Islands, and more than half of the main island …

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Beyond the Ice: Highlights of an Antarctic Circle Expedition

Heading on an unforgettable expedition to the White Continent…or wishing you were? Here are the Highlights of an Antarctic Circle Expedition, where the excitement starts before you even cast off. An expedition to the Antarctic Circle is the one bucket-list adventure most intrepid travellers dream about for years. To venture beyond the frozen frontier is a breathtaking experience, one which …

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Ten reasons to include South Georgia in your Antarctica Cruise

Anyone in the know about Antarctica Cruises will tell you that you “must” include this small sub-Antarctic island, known as South Georgia, in your Antarctica Cruise itinerary. But, if you’ve undertaken an even cursory glance through pricing for these sorts of Antarctica trips you would have found that they can be considerably more expensive that your shorter, 11 day, meat …

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McMurdo Station, Antarctica: a Mighty Fine Place to go for a Drink

Often dubbed ‘the final hint of civilization’ on the southernmost end of the world, McMurdo Station is a US-run scientific research station in Antarctica. The largest encampment of its kind is also the last accessible place on the White Continent one can reach by ship. Home to about 1,200 summer residents and 250 hardy folks who brave the winter harshness …

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Ushuaia: The most awe-inspiring end of our world

If you’re an intrepid traveller, you’ve no doubt been to a few places which you sarcastically dubbed ‘the end of the world’. Remote places seeming lost in a vortex of utterly unremarkable appeal, a million miles away from any kind of familiarity. But then there’s Ushuaia: the most enticing End of the World you could ever visit. Drop by Ushuaia …

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A comparison of two poles from a traveller’s perspective

It’s a question I often get: Which is the best Polar Region to travel to? The Arctic or Antarctica? I was fortunate enough to take my first Antarctic cruise in 2007. For me the continent was everything I was hoping it would be – otherworldly, on an unfathomable scale and teeming with intriguing wildlife. And because my job involves talking …

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

It was two days before our Antarctica Cruise was to set sail and I started packing at home in preparation for my flight from Australia to Buenos Aires and onto Ushuaia. The phone rang and before I knew it I was hearing the sort of news that any passenger would dread at this point – there were some fuel resupply …

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Antarctica Cruises – Leaving from Australia and New Zealand

Antarctica is a continent that is bursting with remarkable wildlife, awe-inspiring scenery and immense natural landscapes. Seeing it from the Australian side is an experience unlike any other.

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Falkland, South Georgia and Antarctica- A trip of a lifetime!

Being the first passengers this season to go down to Antarctica was indeed a very special feeling! We boarded the MV Ushuaia mid October in Stanley on the Falkland Islands and went off to South Georgia.

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Fly and Cruise to Antarctica

I know a lot of people that have been to Antarctica. Working in this amazing industry which I’m very grateful to be a part of, I come across them all the time. It really sunk in when I was standing in the Kathmandu store in Melbourne a few weeks before my departure buying the final few pieces of gear for …

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