And That’s A Wrap…(and a great video)

More than 900 Tasmanian school children toured the Antarctic ships
Photo courtesy Ballantyne Photography

Thanks again to our generous sponsors, tireless volunteers and the whole Antarctic community for coming together in such a energetic way to deliver the Australian Antarctic Festival 2016.  We achieved some remarkable goals.  All photographs (c) courtesy of Ballantyne Photography and our brilliant volunteer AAF photographers   900 school children from 16 schools across Tasmania participated in free tours […]

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And the Winner Is…

King Penguins Leaving the Station - Macquarie Island by Berend Becker
King Penguins Leaving the Station - Macquarie Island by Barend Becker

  More than 3,000 people have now toured the Antarctic Photographic Exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to see a stunning display of the finalists in this prestigious competition.  With 66 entries from around the world, and 24 finalists selected for exhibition, Chairman of Judges Sir Guy Green announced the results on Sunday 11 […]

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Ready For Your Antarctic Ship Tour?

L'Astrolabe is one of two Antarctic supply ships that call Hobart home. The ship supplies the French base at Dumont D'Urville

If you are one of the lucky 1,500 ticket holders for the tours of the Aurora Australis and L’Astrolabe this coming weekend – you’ve done well!  All tours are now fully booked and there is no wait list.  But you need to be ready for your tour. We hope that you are looking forward to your […]

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Polar Pathways Tours


Polar Pathways Tours Join your expert guide, Dr Lorne Kriwoken from the University of Tasmania, on a fascinating walk through the docks, parks and lanes of the Hobart waterfront while learning about the remarkable Antarctic history of this bustling port city.  Adventure, biography, science and whaling have all played their part in 100 years of […]

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Antarctic Ship Tours Sell Out


Festival volunteers line up to learn the ropes aboard the French Antarctic ship L’Astrolabe Antarctic Ship Tours There’s been a huge response to the public tours of the Antarctic ships Aurora Australis and L’Astrolabe during the Australian Antarctic Festival (8-11 Sept.).  We are now entirely sold out, but there’s still a lot to see at Princes Wharf, so […]

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Stunning Field For Photo Competition

Aurora Australis by Doug Thost
Aurora Australis by Doug Thost

With 63 submissions from around the world, the Antarctic Photography Exhibition is set to thrill audiences with beautiful images of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, on exhibit at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery from 2-18 September.  ‘The quality and range are superb’, said Festival Director Paul Cullen, ‘and we are delighted with the number of […]

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