Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica

Commonwealth Bay is an open bay about 48 km (30 mi) wide at the entrance between Point Alden and Cape Gray in Antarctica. It was discovered in 1912 by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson, who established the main base of the expedition at Cape Denison at the head of the bay. Named by AAE after the Commonwealth of Australia. It is listed in both the Guinness Book of World Records and the Eighth Edition National Geographic Atlas as the windiest place on Earth with winds regularly exceeding 150 miles per hour.

Things to see and do

* Adelie Penguins
* Seals
* Sea birds
* Icebergs
* Whales

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 0
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61

Port Location – For trips to the Ross region and Eastern Antarctica, commonly used ports are: Hobart (Australia), Auckland and Lyttelton-Christchurch (New Zealand).

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