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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Small Group Tours

Antarctica & Atacama - Travel with Sacha & Frank Bunnik

Join Sacha Bunnik, our joint-CEO and his globetrotter father, Frank Bunnik as they bring you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across icy Antarctica and Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Airfares included

Days 18
From (Per person / Twin share) $30,995

Patagonia, Antarctica & Atacama - Travel with Sacha & Frank Bunnik

Join Sacha Bunnik, our joint-CEO and his globetrotter father, Frank Bunnik as they bring you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across Chile, Argentina and the icy Antarctica.

Airfares included

Days 24
From (Per person / Twin share) $34,995

Patagonia & Antarctica - Travel with Sacha & Frank Bunnik

Join Sacha Bunnik, our joint-CEO and his globetrotter father, Frank Bunnik as they bring you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across Chile, Argentina and the icy Antarctica.

Airfares included

Days 20
From (Per person / Twin share) $28,495

Independent Travel

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica by David Hein
Polar • Special

Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Greg Mortimer

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) US$13,120 Save US$3,275
Lemaire Channel, Antarctica by David Hein
Polar • Special

Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Sylvia Earle

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) US$15,470 Save US$2,725
Sacha Bunnik in Antarctica by Amie Bunnik
Polar • Special

Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Travel with Sacha & 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$12,660 Save US$2,235
Photographing icebergs, Antarctica by Aurora Expeditions
Polar • Special

Aurora Expeditions - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey - Greg Mortimer - 10Mar23

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

Independent
Days 21
From (Per person / Twin share) US$24,300 Save US$2,695
King penguins, Antarctica by Aurora Expeditions
Polar • Special

Aurora Expeditions - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey - Greg Mortimer - 27Dec22

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

Independent
Days 21
From (Per person / Twin share) US$27,090 Save US$3,005
King penguins, Antarctica by Aurora Expeditions
Polar • Special

Aurora Expeditions - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey - Sylvia Earle

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

Independent
Days 21
From (Per person / Twin share) US$20,960 Save US$5,235

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).

Antarctica Highlights

Polar Destinations

Falkland Islands

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

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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