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I know that there are organised trips on boats but they're a bit out of my price range. I live in Hobart, Australia so this is quite a convenient place to score a lift in some way. Does anyone know if theres a way of working on a boat which ventures down there? I did hear a rumor that the Russian ships are the way to go. Apparently people can ask to be the captains "entertainer" or something. I can imagine what that means but Im not keen on bunking up with a big Russian bloke for a month in the southern ocean so I think thats out. Does anyone have any hints?

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    I have a friend who just applied for a job as a cook on the Aurora Australis. I guess if your a scientist you could get down there cheaply enough on expeditions, but the rest of us have to pay big bickies to go with or other ways, :-(

    North Pole would be cheaper ! almost 12 years ago

    Answered by Courtney Simpson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I think they are pretty reluctant to let people down there unless you have a good enough reason.

    I know that Antarctic division now have a plane that they fly down there, but even if you could get on it, I don't know if they would let you stay.

    Courtney's idea of working on a ship might be a go. almost 12 years ago

    Answered by Jared Hill via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Watch the Australian Antarctic Division job adds…. They have positions for technicians plumbers cooks, IT/Computer experts from time to time working in Antarctic or on the Aurora Australis for periods of time… eg 3-6 months. almost 12 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    New Zealand has tours going down there and I know flights to New Zealand's south island are rather cheap. You can do a quick few hour trip easily, but staying, you def have to be working there. almost 12 years ago

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    http://jobs.antarctica.gov.au is the place to look - but applications are only open for a few months of the year (as we can only get there during summer) until early February.

    The cheapest tourist voyages/flights by far depart Argentina to the antarctic Peninsula. There is also a fair bit of work over there on those vessels - at least eight of the companies that run them are owned by Australians too.

    Cheapest option (maybe not appealing to some people) - volunteer on the Sea Shepherd next whaling season! almost 12 years ago

    Answered by Miles Jordan via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    WorldNomads.com is running a travel scholarship down there later this year. Keep your eyes on their web site. over 11 years ago

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    Although I don't think this applies from Hobart, if you hang around in Ushuaia at the bottom of Argentina where the tourist ships head down to the antarctic peninsula from, they often sell off unsold spots on ships cheaply. It's a bit hit and miss, but you'd get the full tourist experience and wouldn't have to work for it. over 11 years ago

    Answered by Catharina Stam via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I called Quark Expeditions the week before the cruise left and got the trip half price by rooming with another guy who was already booked solo. about 9 years ago

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    No almost 6 years ago

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