Travelling to Antarctica

Travelling to Antarctica

This section provides information required by all personnel supported by Antarctica New Zealand.  It contains information you need to know before you travel to Antarctica, what you can expect in Antarctica and what you need to do on return to New Zealand.

There is also some information and contacts for private expeditioners and visits by non-government individuals and organisations.

Legislation

Antarctic activities planned or conducted by New Zealanders, or carried out within the Ross Dependency, are potentially affected by several different pieces of New Zealand environmental legislation.

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Events supported

Antarctica New Zealand supports between 50 and 70 events in Antarctica each season which runs from October to late February.

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Pre-departure

There are a number of procedures that must be completed prior to your departure for Antarctica. These include environmental, legal and permiting requirements.

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Cargo

The following information aims to assist you with the packing and processing of your Antarctic freight.

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Arrival at Scott Base

You will land in Antarctica on one of three airfields depending on when in the season you travel.

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Reporting requirements

All events are required to submit reports on their visit to Antarctica.

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Private visits

This section contains information useful to all non-government visitors to Antarctica.

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