Aurora Expeditions Blog

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Two Best Books You Should Read For Your Antarctica Adventure

When you first set off on your Antarctic adventure, you’ll be following in the intrepid footsteps of many brave men …

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Interview With Liz Pope – Assistant Expedition Leader

With years of leading groups and travelling up her sleeve, this friendly and patient assistant expedition leader is always happy …

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Chimborazo – The Volcano You’ve Never Heard Of

In geography classes around the world, students are taught about Mount Everest in Nepal being the tallest peak on Earth. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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West Kimberley Coastline’s Dinosaur Footprints

Last year the West Kimberley Coast was given a National Heritage Listing. An area of incredible natural beauty, diverse flora …

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Wildlife Fact File: Frigatebirds Of The Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands, scattered in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 kilometres from the shores of Ecuador, are home to some …

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QC’s Antarctica Trip Provides Food For Thought On Environment

A great story from one of our passengers last season, as he recounts his expedition for the Auckland District Law …

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5 Amazing Animals That Should Be At The Olympics

Here at Aurora Expeditions, we have a huge amount of respect for animals and the role they play in the …

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Expedition Staff Summarise Spitsbergen Odyssey

Aurora Expeditions Sales Executive Mael Ressos is currently on our ‘Spitsbergen Odyssey’ expedition. The staff on board have sent us …

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$25,000 Raised For The YWCA

On Saturday, 24th May 2014 Aurora Expeditions proudly supported the YWCA charity auction event “La Madre di Tutte le Balli” …

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New Fur Seals And Sea Lions Book Released By Dr Roger Kirkwood

Exciting news from expedition leader and naturalist Dr Roger Kirkwood, who has just had a book published. Roger’s life passion …

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Cruise Ship Health: Top Tips For Staying Healthy On A Cruise

On a voyage with Aurora Expeditions, you can look forward to seeing some of the world’s most amazing landscapes, as …

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Expert Tips For Kayaking In Antarctica & The Polar Regions

Early in the morning you hop in your kayak and push away from the ship. You and your fellow kayakers make …

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How To Share Your Antarctic Expedition Cruise With The Folks Back Home

Cruising around the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ll see myriad marvels that most people will likely never encounter in their life. Towering …

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Fearless Females: Top Women In Polar Adventure

This International Women’s Day on March 8, Aurora Expeditions is celebrating the indomitable women who inspire us to keep exploring. Men …

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How Old Is Skara Brae? And Who Used To Live There? The Full Story

The stone village of Skara Brae lay hidden for millennia on the windswept shores of Mainland, the largest island in …

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Lonely Planet Picks Greenland

Greenland has been on our passenger’s bucket list for years. However it’s not until now, almost 20 years after we first travelled to …

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Wandering Albatross Facts & Information

Standing on the deck of the Greg Mortimer in Antarctica, there’s a good chance that you’ll experience bracing polar winds …

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Should I Cruise To Antarctica Or Fly?

Seeing Antarctica with your own two eyes is a bucket list moment for many people around the world. The isolated, …

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