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Antarctica

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Australia to Antarctica: travel guide for explorers

For travellers who yearn to see the far-flung corners of the world, an Australia to Antarctica cruise is the ultimate …

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Australian and New Zealand Subantarctic Islands: 15 birdlife species you won’t find anywhere else in the world

With the thrill of an expeditioner spotting a rare species in the wild, we are excited to announce our new …

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Adventure to the World’s Wild Places Antarctica 2025-26 Season Unveiled

Welcome to our most comprehensive Antarctic season yet! Brace yourself for the adventure of a lifetime during AE Expeditions’ highly …

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Meet the legendary explorer behind our new ship: Sir Douglas Mawson

At AE Expeditions, we firmly believe that the ultimate honour to bestow upon someone is to name a ship after …

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Interview with our Founder: Greg Mortimer

How well do you know our founder, Greg Mortimer (OAM)? Did you know that he’s one of Australia’s most distinguished …

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What to Expect When Camping in Antarctica – 4 Passengers Tell Us About Their Experience

Camping on the ice in Antarctica is more than just an excursion; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself into a …

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Things to do in Antarctica | Travel Guide for Adventurers

While ‘visit Antarctica’ may be high on many travel wish lists, not everyone is aware of how many incredible things …

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Best Time to Visit Antarctica: Ultimate Month by Month Guide

You don’t need a crystal ball to know that if you’ve been dreaming of waddling penguins, breaching whales, and towering …

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The Fascinating History of Antarctic Explorers

Few places on Earth capture the imagination like Antarctica. The world’s last frontier, it eluded the flag-in-ground race of person or …

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What Will I See on a Chilean Fjords Cruise?

If you’re seeking a unique and awe-inspiring adventure, look no further than a Chilean Fjords cruise with AE Expeditions. With a backdrop …

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Exploring the Polar Regions as a Solo Traveller: Interview with Karen Muller

Karen Muller has a penchant for exploring the world’s most captivating destinations a solo traveller. Hailing from Cape Town, South …

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A Lens to the World: Interview with Richard I’Anson

Richard I’Anson is a visual storyteller, freelance travel photographer, Canon Master and one of the best landscape photographers in the …

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What it’s Like Exploring the World Solo: Interview with Rachelle

Embarking on solo travel is like stepping into a world of endless possibilities, and Rachelle Mackintosh knows this better than most. A …

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Fun-Fuelled Climate Action: Interview with Don Maruska

Don Maruska brings enthusiasm and enjoyment to a cause that is so close to Aurora’s heart: climate action. A catalyst …

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Capturing Underwater Wonders: Interview with Jett Britnell

Jett and Kathryn Britnell are an adventurous duo who wear many hats in the world of exploration! They are professional …

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Whales in Antarctica: Blue Whales, Orcas and Minke Whales

Enigmatic, majestic, and awe-inspiring whales, the giants of the ocean, give rise to gasps, oohs, and aahs every time they …

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Discovering the Endurance: Interview with Saunders Carmichael-Brown

Saunders Carmichael-Brown is an award winning digital and broadcast presenter who was an integral part of the small media team …

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Emperor Penguin Facts

George Clooney looks good in a tuxedo, but he’s got nothing compared to one of our favourite Antarctic species: the …

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Unveiling Enchanting Depths: Scuba Diving in Antarctica

Antarctica, the frozen continent at the end of the world, holds a mystique that has captivated adventurers and explorers for …

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What makes the Weddell Sea region so special?

Dr. Roger Kirkwood is an Expedition Leader, Naturalist and polar expert who has been exploring the polar regions for over 30 years. …

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Life Changing Antarctica 2024-25 Season Unveiled

Welcome to the most comprehensive Antarctic 2024-25 program With the release our brand new 2024/2025 itineraries and brochure, there has …

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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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Short Trips, Big Adventures

Whether you’re a busy professional, family on a budget, intrepid traveller wanting to add a small ship expedition to a …

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Top 10 Bucket List Experiences in Antarctica

Antarctica has been captivating adventurers for centuries – long before it was discovered. Greek philosophers knew that there must be …

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