Polar Pathways Tours
Join your expert 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 GPO 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.
Adventure, biography, science and whaling have all played their part in 100 years of Tasmanian maritime lore. Discover the hidden monuments and surprising traces of the Heroic Age of polar exploration along this easy-walking, 60-minute tour.
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 Shed for this informative and amusing walk through Hobart’s Antarctic history.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your tour starts.
Tours are limited to the first 20 people to purchase tickets.
Tickets are $10 per person (no concessions) payable directly to your guide.
Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 2-5. Times: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm