Tour drop

Economic downturn puts freeze on Antarctic tourism

The economic downturn has frozen enthusiasm to travel to the Antarctic, with tourism operators reporting a sharp downturn in bookings.


It's exploration, but on cruise control

Silver Discoverer

Steve Colquhoun A new expedition ship brings greater luxury to travellers to the remote Kimberely Coast.

On ice

Museum thaws 100-year-old Scotch

Mackinlay's whisky.

A crate of Scotch whisky that has been frozen in Antarctic ice for more than a century is being slowly thawed by New Zealand museum officials - for analysis, not to be tasted.