Tasmania, Antarctica and New Zealand, 2013

In Tasmania we visited Mt. Field National Park and hiked around Russell Falls and Lake Seal. We also went to Cradle Mountain National Park to finish a hike up Cradle Mountain we tried to do in 1996 but failed due to weather. This time we had great weather and reached the top! After visiting these two National Parks we went to Hobart to pick up our ship traveling down to the Ross Sea of Antarctica. We visited Macquarie Island on the way to Cape Evans and Cape Royds in the Ross Sea. There we visited Cape Evans and Robert Scott's hut from his ill-fated expedition in 1911 to the South Pole and passed by Shackleton's Hut at Cape Royds from his nearly-successful 1908 expedition to the South Pole. We returned north visiting Campbell Island on the way to New Zealand's South Island and spent a month exploring the Milford Track, the Caitlins, Mt. Cook, the Heaphy Track and the Kaikoura region. For more details, visit our blog.

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Sydney Harbor
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Lake Seal, Mt Field NP
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Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain
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Cradle Mtn Summit
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Tasmanian Devil
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Eastern Quoll
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Southern Elephant Seal
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Gentoo Penguin
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Royal Penguins
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Dancing King Penguins
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Ice floes & woes
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Southern Ocean Icebergs
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Scott Hut Kitchen
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Scott Hut Bicycle
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Scott Hut at Cape Evans
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Adelie Penguins
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Shackelton Hut at Cape Royds
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Trans-Antarctic Mountains
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More ice floes
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Leopard Seal
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Crabeater Seal
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Humpback whale tail
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Black-Browed Albatross Pair
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Rough day at sea
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Campbell Island Shag
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Yellow-eyed Penguin
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Campbell Island Daisy
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NW & Cattle Bays & Dent Island
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Southern Royal Albatross Pair
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New Zealand Sea Lion
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Campbell Island Teal
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Milford Track Start
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Mackinnon Pass
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Milford Track
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The Nuggets
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Hector's Dolphin
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Cathedral Cave
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Yellow-eyed Penguin
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Long Point Sunset
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Mt Sefton
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Mt Cook & Hooker Valley
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Tasman Glacier
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Start of Heaphy Track
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Weka
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Blue Duck
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Tui
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Scott's Beach
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Sperm Whale Tail
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New Zealand Fur Seal Pups
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Dusky Dolphin Flip
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New Zealand Fur Seal
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Salvin's Albatross
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