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.
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