Aurora Expeditions Blog

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Is Crossing The Drake Passage Dangerous? Tips For Surviving

As part of your Antarctic expedition, you’ll be crossing the Drake Passage, a stretch of water that has great significance …

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Sound vs Fjord – What’s The Difference?

Fjord. Sound. The words alone conjure images of majestic, untamed landscapes: dazzling mountain reflections gleaming in deep, placid waters far …

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Charles Lindall’s New Model ~ The Nansen Sledge

Charles’ idea to build a second model came from legendary Antarctic pioneer Syd Kirkby. Syd suggested Charles construct a model …

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Can Flora Possibly Survive On The Antarctic Peninsula?

If you turned to an artist and asked them to paint a scene from an Antarctic voyage, you’ll likely be given …

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Chloe Mccardel World Record Swim

BREAKING NEWS Chloe McCardel’s World Record called off due to severe jellyfish sting. We’re terribly sorry to hear of this …

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Floating Photography Exhibition

We are excited to announce that from November this year, Aurora Expeditions will host a floating exhibition of Frank Hurley’s …

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Our Fearless Leader Checks In From Greenland

Aurora Expeditions founder Greg Mortimer has embarked upon a private rock climbing expedition to the remote coast of Greenland. Along …

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Top 5 Reasons To Include South Georgia On Your Antarctic Expedition

Unknown to most, the Antarctic region stretches wider than its mainland and actually includes a number of island chains dotted …

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Arctic Foods: What Do People Eat In The European Arctic?

Crowning the top of the world, the Arctic Circle is known for many things, from breathtaking icy glaciers and untamed …

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Science Expert Joins Aurora Expeditions’ Antarctic Voyage

Renowned scientist and Director of RiAus (the Royal Institution of Australia), Dr Paul Willis, will join Aurora Expeditions on a …

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3 Famous Antarctic Expeditions From History

Here at Aurora Expeditions and around the world, people are celebrating the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage to …

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Svalbard Reindeer Facts & Information

If you have booked your trip on board one of Aurora Expeditions’ cruises to the Arctic Circle, you may begin …

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Top Things To Do In Broome Before Your Kimberley Coast Cruise

Australia offers many unique wildlife attractions for your enjoyment, and even though you can experience a lot of them through …

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What Is The Life Cycle Of An Iceberg?

On an Aurora Expeditions cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula, you will see a variety of landscapes. During the warmer months, …

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Antarctic Weather Patterns: What will the weather be like on my cruise?

Each year, we take parties of excited people to see the Antarctic Peninsula’s famous tourist attractions. Aboard our purpose-built expedition ships, …

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Why are there no penguins in the Arctic?

The Arctic is a bird-lover’s paradise. The bird cliffs of Iceland and Norway are some of the busiest, most bustling …

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Antarctica Through The Eyes Of Lauren Bath

I have a strange job. I am a professional Instagrammer, travel influencer, photographer, marketer, freelance social media marketer, traveller, entrepreneur, …

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Aurora Expeditions Brings Home The Alexandra Shackleton Boat

Aurora Expeditions is proud to be supporting the recent ‘Shackleton Epic Expedition’ by returning the vessel used in the re-enactment, …

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Aurora Team Get Their Hands Dirty In The Name Of Conservation

The Aurora Expeditions office team joined Conservation Volunteers Australia at Cronulla last month for a day of ‘Hard Yakka’. Swapping …

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Culture On The Napo River In Ecuador

As one of countless tributary waterways to the Amazon River, the Napo River is a vital part of the local …

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Top 10 Things To See On A Spitsbergen Cruise

Heading on a voyage to the European Arctic? With Aurora Expeditions, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the …

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Celebrating Sir Douglas Mawson’s Centenary Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14

By Howard Whelan Skeins of spindrift dance over a smattering of huts nearly lost in a landscape of rocky outcrops …

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Sample Excellent Wine In South Africa’s Cape Winelands Region

Love a good glass of vino? Australia, Europe and California aren’t the only regions producing world-class, exquisite wine. Indeed, you …

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