Private visits

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

  • Tourists (Air and Ship based)
  • Private expeditions
  • Fishing expeditions
  • Private science expeditions

If you are planning your own expedition to the Antarctic, you will need to be aware of the Antarctic Treaty, the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, and the Convention for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources as well as several pieces of New Zealand legislation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) provide guidelines for non-government visits to Antarctica. MFAT should be approached directly with any questions.

For navigational information, try the following organisations:

If you want to go to Antarctica on a commercial expedition, try the following organisations:

Note that Antarctica New Zealand provides these links for information only. Antarctica New Zealand has no control over the content or condition of any external sites linked to this site. These links are provided for the convenience of users and do not imply an endorsement of any organisation, product or service.