From the Sunday Tasmanian – Polar Pathways

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On the first Sunday of each month the Sunday Tasmanian runs a travel section on Tasmania. Each month we’ll post you some of our favourite excerpts from the paper. Here’s the first post from yesterday’s paper:

Dr Lorne Kriwoken is an environmental scientist at UTAS. He has visited Antarctica 17 times and his fascination with the great white extends to Tasmanian’s considerable historical connections to it.

Dr Kriwoken, along with Bernard Lloyd and John Williamson, have written Polar Pathways, a brilliantly informative 60-page colour guide for self-guided tours of Tasmania’s Antarctic heritage sites. With this booklet for company, and perhaps the company of a few friends and/or family, it is possible to walk in the footsteps of famous Antarctic explorers such as Mawson, Amundsen and Bernacchi suggests Dr Kriwoken. Visits to museums with priceless Antarctic artefacts, monuments, sculptures, buildings and libraries with connections to Antarctica also feature he says.

One suggested day trip begins in Hobart and finishes on Bruny Island. A Hobart walking tour, one of the polar pathways, can be completed in an hour. The full printed booklet costs $10. It can be ordered from
A brochure can be picked up from the Hobart Visitor and Information Centre or your hotel.

pic of Polar Pathways brochure

Polar Pathways brochure

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