Historic scales returned to Scott’s Discovery Hut in Antarctica
This season in Antarctica we were fortunate to repatriate a set of Salter scales to Scott’s Discovery Hut.
The scales were souvenired by Captain James Douglas who was a distinguished engineer and Naval command officer in charge of the construction of eight United States bases in Antarctica in the late 1950s.
Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica
Virtual Reality Experience
New Virtual Reality Experience.
Antarctic Heritage Trust invites you to explore Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut through a new, ground-breaking virtual reality experience.
In partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) the Trust has developed this virtual reality experience to celebrate New Zealand’s first presence in Antarctica.
Young Inspiring Explorers™
Young Inspiring Explorers™ Summit
The Summit brings students from around New Zealand together for a weekend of exploration around Christchurch, Gateway City to Antarctica.
Students take part in Antarctic learning experiences which include meeting huskies and penguins, and weathering an Antarctic storm. They also learn about the early Antarctic Explorers, find out what it’s like to live at New Zealand’s Scott Base, and camp out overnight.
Young Inspiring Explorers™ Worsley Weekend
This Weekend connects Canterbury students with the spirit of Antarctic exploration and celebrates Antarctic explorer and local hero, Frank Worsley, who was part of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition.
Students take part in a high ropes course, a rafting challenge on Akaroa Harbour, a walk to the site of Worsley’s family home, and an overnight stay on Banks Peninsula.