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Antarctica

Rescuers aboard the Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis are lowered on a rescue boat to an ice floe next to the ship where a Chinese helicopter will land with passengers from the Akademik Shokalskiy.
Photo: Nicky Phillips, The Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday 2 January 2014

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

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

Worldwide

When nature is the star

Orion Expedition Cruise Ship

Louise Goldsbury Expedition cruising is taking off, with new vessels and journeys to tempt intrepid travellers, writes Louise Goldsbury.

Antarctica

Ice work if you can get it

Antarctica sightseeing flight

Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis sits back and enjoys the scenery on a one-day joy flight over Antarctica.

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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.

More photo galleries on Antarctica

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

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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