The Spirit of Mawson - Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013 - 2014

Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Win a trip to the New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands!

Posted by Chris - 10 November 2013

Bringing the Antarctic a little closer to home is a major reason for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014. You can get involved in all manner of ways. For those keen to have a hand in the science programme and join us in the south, berths are for sale. Working with Commonwealth Bank as sponsors of this year’s Doodle 4 Google expedition prize, we are also taking a winning teacher from both Australia and New Zealand as part of the team. And for those who prefer warmer climes but still want to explore this special part of the world, you can take part in the free Google+ Hangouts on Air, where we will be streaming live footage of the journey and answering questions about our findings.

An elephant seal in the sub-Antarctic

An elephant seal in the sub-Antarctic

But now we have even more fabulous news. One lucky CommBank customer and a friend have the chance to win a place on the first leg of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014, and follow in the footsteps of the great scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. This part of the expedition will explore the New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands, where the winners will see the spectacular wildlife of the Southern Ocean that give these archipelagos World Heritage-listed status. It will be an extraordinary journey to one of the most remote and isolated regions on our planet.

To be in with a chance to win, visit Commonwealth Bank’s Facebook page and tell them in 25 words or less ‘what adventure you dreamt of going on as a kid’ before 5 pm on 12 November 2013.

Best of luck!