Aurora Expeditions Blog

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Life In Antarctica: Spotting Penguin Behaviour Through Different Seasons

Entirely flightless and seen mostly in the lower reaches of the Southern Hemisphere, penguins are some of the most easily …

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Know Your Nautical Terms On Board With Aurora Expeditions

If you’re planning on setting sail with the incredible team from Aurora Expeditions, you’ll no doubt want to do some …

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Why Will You Love Touring South Africa’s Kapama Game Reserve?

If you book a 2016 tour of Africa, you’ll get the chance to see the esteemed Kapama Private Game Reserve, …

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Top Natural Attractions & Marvels Of Ecuador

Tucked away on the west coast of South America, the nation of Ecuador has a surprising wealth of natural beauty …

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Aurora On The Radio

Our Assistant Expedition Leader, Robyn Mundy, chatted to ABC Radio from our ship, Polar Pioneer, as she crossed the Drake …

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Antarctic Explorers Uncovered

There are few places on earth to have eluded man’s exploration for as long as Antarctica.  During the Heroic Age …

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5 Of The Smallest Animals On The Kimberley Coast

The Kimberley Coast is bright, bold and big. From giant whirlpools and thundering waterfalls to the mazes of coral reefs …

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What Do You Need To Pack For A Trip To Antarctica?

When packing for your holiday, do you have trouble deciding between what to take versus leave at home? If so, …

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App-Mazing! Your Guide To The Best Travel Apps For Smartphones

When packing for your next adventure, what is at the top of your list? While your passport, itinerary and appropriate …

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Amanda’s Antarctic Magic

A midnight cruise down the gullet in search of a penguin rookery in the dying dusk of the day, revealed …

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Antarctic Seasons By Month: A Guide To The Wilderness

In Australia, our seasons are pretty well defined. During the summer, the soaring temperatures make for great beach weather, while …

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A Marketing Manager In Antarctica

Our Marketing Manager, Becky Wood, travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula on our Springtime voyage this year and had the most …

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Message From Aurora Expeditions’ New Managing Director, Robert Halfpenny

Dear Expeditioners, As some of you may already know, earlier this year I commenced as Aurora Expeditions’ Managing Director. For …

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The Kimberley Classroom

THERE’s an exam at the end of the trip. This is what we joke to one another on Aurora Expeditions’ …

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Learn More About Halley VI Research Station In Antarctica

On the surface, Antarctica might seem like a frozen, desolate place supporting only a handful of animals among the icy …

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Antarctica For New Year – 5 Reasons To Celebrate

Ring in the New Year Antarctica-style! If you’re looking for something different, a cruise to Antarctica is an unforgettable experience …

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The Marvels You’ll See On Your Stop At South Georgia

To the east of southern Argentina and the Falkland Islands lies a natural paradise, relatively unknown to world tourism. South …

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How To Avoid Common Travel Scams In South America

Travelling to South America is an experience in itself, a unique adventure that you won’t find in other continents. However, …

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Nature & Wildlife Photography Tips For Snapping Animals In Their Own Habitat

Animal lovers get a kick out of our expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia because of the many …

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What Should You Do Before Embarking On Your Expedition?

Waiting the days and weeks until you embark on your adventure can be pretty hard. All you want to do …

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Mawson’s Great-Granddaughter Joins Our Expedition

Aurora is privileged to have Emma McEwin as a special guest lecturer on our Icebergs & Emperors expedition to Commonwealth …

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100 Years Since Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition

August 2014 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, an historic occasion that is being commemorated …

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Interview With Heidi Krajewsky – Expedition Naturalist

Venturing out to sea as a Sea Cadet during her teens, Heidi then left home to work as a deckhand …

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Hot And Cold: How Many Active Volcanoes Are There In Antarctica?

Look beyond the ice. Take a deep dive into the geology and geography of Antarctica, and you’ll discover the continent …

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