Nov 13, 2014

Getaway in Antarctica with Shane Crawford

Scenic Tours continues its partnership with Getaway as special host, AFL legend Shane Crawford travels to the great white continent - Antarctica. The Nine Network will be screening one full half hour episode this Saturday (15 November).

Join Shane as he embarks on a breathtaking 10 night cruise of Antarctica. Departing from Ushuaia, on the southernmost tip of Argentina, on board Le Boréal he crosses the icy Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Taking a Zodiac to Halfmoon Bay on the South Shetland Islands, Shane encounters the resident colony of penguins and seals play fighting on the beach. Next he heads out to Deception Island and the bay of Port Foster - a flooded caldera, before coming face to face with a leopard seal in Neko Harbour. Heading further south he enjoys whale spotting on the bridge of the ship and a Zodiac excursion past the icebergs to Pleneau Bay before a visit to the British base of Fort Lockroy.

Tune in this week to enjoy some of the highlights of a luxury cruise to Antarctica with Scenic Tours. Getaway: Channel 9 and WIN, 5:30pm (4:30pm AWST); and NBN, 5:00pm (AEDT) and repeated on GEM on Sunday - check your local guide for more information.

You can view the trailer here: