Cape Hallett, Antarctica

Cape Hallett is the northern tip of the Hallett Peninsula on the Ross Sea coast of Victoria Land, East Antarctica. A very large Adelie penguin rookery is located at Cape Hallett. Cape Adare is 63 miles (101 km) to the north.

The enormous Admiralty Range heralds your arrival at Cape Hallett, near the head of the Ross Sea. The scenery here is wild and spectacular. Mountains rear up from the sea to over 4,000 metres. Giant glaciers course their way down from the interior to discharge their icy load.

Cape Hallett was the location of a scientific base in Antarctica. It was established as a joint base between the United States and New Zealand during the International Geophysical Year of 1957 and manned permanently until 1964, when there was a major fire. It was then used as a summer only base until 1973. The site has since been restored, with the final work taking place in the summer of 2005/2006.

Things to see and do

* Adelie Penguin Rookery
* Seals
* Sea birds

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Language – English
Population – 0
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 64

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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