From (AUD)$36,355
Days26
Follow in the wake of Australia’s greatest polar pioneer. Departing Tasmania’s glorious south coast, sail to New Zealand’s Auckland Islands to encounter sea lion harems and yellow-eyed penguins. On Campbell Island, delight in royal albatross courting amidst megaherb meadows. Sail south into pack ice, skirt the Mertz Glacier Tongue and enjoy the wildlife-rich waters leading to Commonwealth Bay. Ice and katabatic winds allowing, Mawson’s Hut transports you back to the Heroic Age, where the ghosts of Sir Douglas’s team await. Cruise west along the East Antarctic coastline searching for emperor and Adélie penguins, snow petrels, seals and orcas. Sailing north, drop into Macquarie Island, where vast king penguin rookeries, nesting albatross and elephant seal wallows await.
Transport — Polar Expedition ship

Itinerary Aurora Expeditions - Mawson's Antarctica

Itinerary

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Inclusions Aurora Expeditions - Mawson's Antarctica

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Hobart city tour on day 2 (lunch not included)
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises

Touring

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  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1
  • Luggage transfer from your hotel in Hobart to ship on Day 2
  • All cruising on board the polar expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer
  • Departure transfer from Greg Mortimer to airport or hotel on Day 26

Accommodation

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  • 1 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Hobart on Day 1
  • 24 nights on board the Greg Mortimer including daily cabin service
  • Cost based on Aurora  Balcony Stateroom C. Further information and additional cabin options can be found here

Meals

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  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages

Dates & Prices

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  • 10 Dec 21 - 4 Jan 22 on board Greg Mortimer, Priced from $36,355.50 per person based on Aurora Balcony Stateroom C

Some things to note

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Inclusions

  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Mandatory pre-embarkation health screening and COVID test on Day 2 
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
  • Gratuities for ship crew

Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges.

Optional Activities

  • A range of optional activities are available to purchase for your Arctic or Antarctic voyage. To view the optional activities that may be available on your voyage, click here.

Travel with Confidence

For full details on Aurora Expedition's Booking with Confidence, Health & Safety and Voyage Status updates, click here.

Terms and Conditions

For Aurora Expedition's full Terms and Conditions including Fitness and Age requirements, click here.

Please note about our Itineraries

Polar exploration can be unpredictable. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a ‘guide only’ and may change. The ship’s Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may hinder our planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.

Please note

  • At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.

Information Aurora Expeditions - Mawson's Antarctica

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of a walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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