From the 3ft king penguins of South Georgia Island to the ocean giants arriving at their Summer feeding ground, Antarctica offers a wealth of unforgettable sights. Second Nature offers customised tours to Antarctica departing from Australia and New Zealand. These tours represent a unique opportunity for students to be pushed out of their comfort zone and immersed completely in their natural surroundings.
Our International Tours for school and university groups are all-inclusive, affordable and fully customised. Tours to Antarctica are generally facilitated with an environmental or tourism focus depending on a school or university’s preferences.
Environmental Programs concentrate on immersion and adventure in exceptional natural environments. They allow contextual exploration of Environmental Management principles and deliver a strong conservation message.
Tourism Programs focus on the Tourism Industry including drivers, challenges and innovations. They investigate major tourist attractions from an economic and environmental perspective to evaluate the sustainability of current operations.
The flexible design of our International Tours means itineraries can be adapted to fulfil curriculum requirements for any of the following subjects: Geography, Biology, Earth & Environmental Science, Marine Science and Tourism. Schools or universities can experience one of our pre-existing itineraries or choose from a variety of incredible destinations to build a program that perfectly suits their needs.
Below is an example itinerary with a focus on the environments of Antarctica.
|Day 1||Hobart (Australia) -> Invercargill (New Zealand)|
|Day 2||Southland Museum and Art Gallery. Transfer to Port of Bluff and board Ship|
|Day 3||North East Island (Snares Island Group)|
|Day 4||Auckland Islands archipelago: Carnley Harbour|
|Day 5||Auckland Islands archipelago: Enderby Island|
|Day 6||Bird Spotting and Information Sessions at Sea|
|Day 7-8||The incredible Macquarie Island (Australia)|
|Day 9-12||Southern Ocean Cruise with Bird Spotting and Information Sessions|
|Day 13-22||Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region. You may visit the following destinations depending on the sea, ice and weather conditions:
1. Cape Adare
2. Cape Hallett
3. Terra Nova Bay
4. Franklin Island
5. Ross Island
6. Ross Ice Shelf
7. Possession Islands
|Day 23-26||Travel to Campbell Island. Information Sessions offered on board|
|Day 27-28||Campbell Island: Perseverance Harbour and Royal albatross breeding site|
|Day 29||Southern Ocean Cruise and Final Recap|
|Day 30||Transfer to Invercargill from Port of Bluff (New Zealand).|
|Day 31||Invercargill -> Hobart (Australia)|