Davis Station, Antarctica

Davis Station is a permanent base in Antarctica managed by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). It is the busiest Australian scientific research station. Davis Station is located in Princess Elizabeth Land in a remarkable ice free area of Antarctica known as the Vestfold Hills.

The Vestfold Hills area is bare, low-lying hilly country, deeply indented by sea-inlets. Numerous islands fringe the coast out to 5 km. An ice-free area of about 400 km2, the region is the largest coastal ice-free area in Antarctica, and has the greatest variety and number of lakes. The region is biologically unique because of its freshwater and hyper-saline (very salty) lakes which support microscopic invertebrates.

Things to see and do

* Adelie Penguins
* Weddell & Leopard Seals
* Sea birds
* Icebergs
* Southern Elephant Seals

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 70 (summer), 20 (winter)
Land Area - 411 km²
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centered 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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