Get Inspired / Antarctic / Antarctica Antarctica Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Antarctic / Antarctica Antarctica story by: House of Travel Antarctica is a continent of extremes – beautiful and tranquil, savage and fierce while its sheer size is incomprehensible whether you’re viewing it from above or on the ground. It is a land of pristine whiteness where gigantic icebergs protrude from the ocean, all shaped and carved by the elements, and where amazing patterns of blue pass you by on floating ice chunks while the roar of glaciers echoes between sheer-sided channel walls. The coastal shores and sub-Antarctic islands are home to hundreds of squawking and honking penguin rookeries, seal colonies as well as nesting seabirds. There are many varieties of penguins and seals as well as a huge number of bird species that await your visit to this region. Gaze in awe at the dramatic mountains, glaciers, icebergs. Antarctica is simply breath-taking and is truly an amazing adventure you’ll never forget, but be warned, weather and ice not clocks and calendars set the schedule for a journey here. Travel to Antarctica Antarctica is one of the top ten cruise destinations in the world, considering it is such a unique experience, you’ll have to be quick to reserve your spot. Most ships carry wildlife experts who provide informative commentary on this amazing part of the world and with cruises only available during the short summer season (mid- December to late February). Cruises around Antarctica will provide you with an in-depth experience to the ‘bottom of the world’ with a different range of voyages to choose from to be sure you capture the experience you are hoping for. Travelling around the extraordinary sub-Antarctic islands will ensure a once in a life time experience with so much drama, wildlife, history and true emotion. Enquire Now First name * Last name * Email address * Confirm Email Address * Phone number * How can we help? My local consultant or House of Travel store Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei How do you prefer to be contacted? EmailPhoneEither I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 9 things you need to know before you cruise Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 17 #TravelGoals for 2017 with Topdeck Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.