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Antarctica

Antarctica

Trust the Zodiac

Visiting Antarctica is invariably described as a life-changing experience. Lynne Whiley heads there on a 10-day expedition and discovers why.

Akademik Shokalskiy rescue: tears of joy as passengers come in from the cold

rescuers

Nicky Phillips The last of the stranded Akademik Shokalskiy passengers have safely boarded their rescue ship.

Bargains

Deals of the week: on a roll

Julietta Jameson Great Southern Rail is offering solo travellers a discount on bookings of Gold Service Single fares for travel on The Ghan

Antarctica

Off to the Antarctic

Liz Pope

Lynne Whiley Sydney's Liz Pope will spend the summer months at sea in Antarctica and South Georgia aboard the comfortable, ice-strengthened Polar Pioneer.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Antarctica by jumbo jet

Antarctica sightseeing flight

Take a look at the spectacular landscapes of Antarctica, as seen from a Qantas Boeing 747 on a Antarctica Flights sightseeing tour.

Shackleton's Antarctic adventures

The Endurance, the ship of Ernest Shackleton trapped in the ice-pack which crushed her in 1915.

As strong winds delay the departure of an expedition honouring Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic voyage, we present a collection of photos from Shackleton's original disastrous adventure.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: a shipshape way to see spectacular sights

Norway

Tripologist Stunning in scale and majesty, the Norwegian coastline is one of the most magnificent bits of the planet you will ever set eyes on.

Q&A

Your questions

My father is keen to go to Antarctica for his 80th birthday in October. When is a good time to go?

Map of Antarctica

Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 19 Apr | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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