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* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 Inspire Magazine - Top Ten Cruise Destinations Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.