Polar Pathways – Antarctic History Tours

Polar Pathways Tours

Join your experienced guide for a fascinating walk along Hobart’s waterfront, visiting significant sites in the city’s long Antarctic history.  From Douglas Mawson’s pioneering 1911 Australasian Antarctic Expedition to the thrilling drama of Raould Amundsen’s announcement from the Hobart Post Office that he had conquered the South Pole, Hobart has played a key role in many Antarctic stories.  It continues to do so, with Antarctic supply vessels from several countries using our deep water port to provision their remote scientific bases.  Learn about the work of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the CSIRO, both located on the waterfront and the story behind the remarkable life-size bronze sculptures that look out to sea on Franklin Wharf.

Meet your tour guide at the front door of Princes Wharf No.1 for this informative and amusing walk through Hobart’s Antarctic history.  A small fee ($10 adult, $5 child) applies, payable directly to your tour guide. Tours depart on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00, 12:00, 1:30 and 3:30pm.  No bookings are required, simply turn up at you preferred time.