Become a Member

Become a Member

As an Antarctic Explorer Member, you will continue the legacy of exploration.

Your annual donation will make sure that the historic huts and artefacts of Borchgrevink, Scott, Shackleton and Hillary’s explorations in Antarctica will be conserved.

You will also share the world’s greatest exploration stories, preserving Antarctica’s heritage and inspiring the next generation of explorers. Through a series of expeditions, exhibitions and school tours, the stories you love will inspire and encourage youth to explore the physical world across New Zealand and abroad.

Our members are part of a global community that believe in conserving, sharing, and encouraging the spirit of exploration. As a member you’ll be making an annual contribution towards the Trust activities for the coming year.

This year, your membership will help:

You can make an outstanding contribution by preserving our Antarctic heritage and inspiring the next generation of explorers. Your membership will last for an entire year running July to June, but please know that you can join at any time. If you join before 1 January, your membership will be valid until the following July. If you join after 1 January, your membership will be valid until July of the following year.

As a member, you will be recognised in the following ways:

Antarctic Gold Explorer

  • Personally acknowledged annually in the Trust’s Annual Report as a Gold Explorer
  • Priority invitation for events arranged by the Trust in your area
  • An Antarctic Historic Huts of the Ross Sea Region booklet produced by the Trust (on joining)
  • The Explorer Newsletter by email or post (three annually)
  • Annual Report by email or post
  • Personally acknowledged in the newsletter
  • Make a valuable contribution to our mission to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration
  • Annual cost $1,000

Antarctic Silver Explorer

  • Personally acknowledged annually in the Trust’s Annual Report as a Silver Explorer
  • Priority invitation for events arranged by the Trust in your area
  • An Antarctic Historic Huts of the Ross Sea Region booklet produced by the Trust (on joining)
  • The Explorer Newsletter by email or post (three annually)
  • Annual Report by email or post
  • Personally acknowledged in the newsletter
  • Make a valuable contribution to our mission to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration
  • Annual Cost $500

Antarctic Bronze Explorer

  • An Antarctic Historic Huts of the Ross Sea Region booklet produced by the Trust (on joining)
  • The Explorer Newsletter by email (three annually)
  • Annual Report by email
  • Personally acknowledged in the newsletter (on joining)
  • Make a valuable contribution to our mission to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration
  • Annual Cost $100

You can also make your donation by bank transfer using the details below:

Bank: Westpac
Branch: Barrington Branch, 256 Barrington Street Christchurch, New Zealand
Account Name: Antarctic Heritage Trust
Account Number: 03-1592-0061708-00
Routing/Swift Code: WPAC NZ 2W
Reference: M-“Your Name”
Please note that we are no longer able to accept donations via cheque due to changes in New Zealand banking policies.

The Trust’s core administration costs are funded by the New Zealand Government and sponsors, so your contribution goes directly to the Trust’s mission. Your membership is classified as a donation, with donations of NZD$5 or more being eligible for a donation tax credit from New Zealand Inland Revenue (New Zealand individual tax payers only, please contact us for international giving options).

Your Membership in Action

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