Antarctica is out of this world beautiful. Between the snow, the coast, and the wildlife, there's nowhere else like Antarctica.

Aurora Expeditions - Sylvia Earle

Bunnik Tours is proud to be partnering with Aurora Expeditions to offer an amazing polar cruising experience, aboard the Sylvia Earle. Aurora Expeditions specialises in destinations off the beaten track.

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Oceanwide Expeditions - m/v Hondius

Bunnik Tours is proud to be teaming up with Oceanwide Expeditions to offer the ultimate in polar cruising, aboard the m/v Hondius. Specialising in Arctic & Antarctic voyages, Oceanwide Expeditions are the 'Pioneers of Polar Travel'.

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Oceanwide Expeditions - m/v Janssonius

Bunnik Tours is proud to be teaming up with Oceanwide Expeditions to offer the ultimate in polar cruising, aboard the m/v Janssonius. Specialising in Arctic & Antarctic voyages, Oceanwide Expeditions are the 'Pioneers of Polar Travel'.

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Independent Travel

Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise

Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life.

Independent
Days 12
From (Per person / Twin share) $23,885

Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Travel with Sacha Bunnik & Frank Bunnik

Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life.

Independent
Days 11
From (Per person / Twin share) US$14,895

Aurora Expeditions - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

This voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia.

Independent
Days 21
From (Per person / Twin share) $37,635

Aurora Expeditions - Spirit of Antarctica

Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent.

Independent
Days 12
From (Per person / Twin share) $19,025

Oceanwide Expeditions - Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

This cruise delivers you to wondrous landscapes found in one of the harshest environments on Earth.

Independent
Days 11
From (Per person / Twin share) $13,125

Oceanwide Expeditions - Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true.

Independent
Days 20
From (Per person / Twin share) $22,225

Antarctica Facts & Tips

Population
Population — 1,100 - 4,400
Language
Language — Russian & English
Time Zone
Time Zone — 3 hours ahead of AEST
Currency
Currency — US Dollar
  • Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth
  • Antarctica covers an area of 14.2 million km².  This is about twice the size of Australia, and larger than the United States of America and Mexico combined.
  • There are more than 9,000 known animal species in Antarctica, including 46 species of bird, 10 cetaceans (including killer whales and humpback whales), 6 species of seal and 7 Antarctic penguin species.
  • There are several fish in Antarctica that have special ‘anti-freeze’ proteins in their blood to stop them from freezing in the polar ocean.
  • An incredible 60-90% of the world’s fresh water is locked in Antarctica’s vast ice sheet.
  • The Antarctic Peninsula is warming more quickly than many other areas on Earth. In fact, it is one of the most rapidly warming areas on the planet. Over the past 50 years, average temperatures across the Antarctic Peninsula have increased by 3°C, five times the average increase on Earth.

Australian passport holders travelling to Antarctica do not need a visa at this time.

We require that your passport is valid for travel for at least six months from the date you are planning to return to Australia. Your passport must be valid to travel internationally and must be machine-readable. You also need to carry a valid return ticket on you.

Whether travelling on an Australian passport or the passport of another country, all travellers require visas for a number of countries, and it is your responsibility to secure what may be required before departing Australia. You can consult with your travel agent, but it is also recommended that you check the foreign embassy website for your respective destination as it can also provide you with useful information.

The currency used in Antarctica is the US dollar. There isn't much to buy in Antarctica, and most of the shops are small gift shops and souvenir shops, only open during selected times of the years.

There is such things as an Antarctic dollar that’s used throughout the Federated States of Antarctica. It’s also known as an Emp in honour of the Emperor Penguins that reside in Antarctica.

However, it’s not what you’d call a ‘real’ currency. In other words, it’s not considered a legal tender. They are rather treated as collectibles for visitors to take home.

Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth. The average temperature of the continent throughout the year is  -57°C, with the minimum temperature reaching -90°C during the winter season. Although the coast is warmer and temperatures can reach a maximum of 8°C during the summer. It is, on average, the coldest, windiest, and driest of all the continents on Earth. Antarctica only has two seasons, Summer and Winter. Due to its locations in the southern hemisphere, Antarctica’s summer is from October to February. The sun is almost always in the sky during this time. The days get longer during summer, until eventually the sun doesn’t’ set at all (midnight sun).

Arctic & Antarctic Destinations

Falkland Islands

Discover incredible wildlife at Carcass Island & explore the charm of Port Stanley.

Greenland

With colourful houses set against backdrops of iceberg-filled fjords, snow capped mountains, or lush green sheep farms, Greenland is a photographer’s paradise.

Iceland

Conjuring up images of ice capped mountains and white, snowy plains, Iceland is an incredibly beautiful land full of mystery and wonder.

South Georgia

Witness the spectacular sight of albatrosses on Prion Island, explore the abandoned whaling village of Stromness and discover the largest king penguin colonies in the Gold Harbour.

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