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Get ready to go to the extreme at Extreme Antarctica

News from Kelly Tarlton's - 28/09/07

Experience one of the world's most extreme environments at Extreme Antarctica, Kelly Tarlton's latest exhibition, which is open to the public from Saturday 22 September until Sunday 16 December.

Extreme Antarctica builds on the success of Kelly Tarlton's previous 'Shark Attack' and 'Freaky Fish' exhibitions to bring visitors a first-hand taste of extreme Antarctic conditions via a purpose-built wind tunnel and fascinating multi-media and interactive displays showing how humans and animals survive in the coldest place on Earth.

"Extreme Antarctica is a rare chance for visitors to experience some of the extraordinary features of the world's coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and the vital clues it offers us concerning our planet's distant past and near future," says Grant Webster, Chief Operating Officer, Tourism Leisure Group, Tourism Holdings Limited.

"Visitors will be able to marvel at the extreme beauty of the 'Southern Lights' and spectacular frozen landscapes, while discovering extreme facts about Antarctica.

"For instance, did you know that the ice in some parts of Antarctica is over 4.2 km thick? That's the height of 12 Sky Towers! And did you know Antarctica is one of the world's driest places and classified as a desert?" asks Mr Webster.

The extreme wildlife section will tell visitors all they need to know about the penguins, seabirds, krill, whales, and seals that live on and under the ice, before they take a ride in one of our unique snowcats through our colony of King and Gentoo penguins, and travel back in time with our full-size replica of Captain Robert Scott's original McMurdo Sound hut.

"It's a great outing for all the family – especially during the 50th anniversary of Scott Base this year," says Mr Webster.

Built in 1985 by international diving legend Kelly Tarlton, Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World has entertained and educated almost 10 million New Zealanders and overseas visitors during the last 22 years.

Pictorial Glimpses of Extreme Antarctica

Aurora Australis, Antarctica Barne Sunlight - Barne Glacier, Antarctica.
Aurora Australis, Antarctica

Barne Glacier, Antarctica.
İG Sydney, Antarctica NZ Pictorial Collection: K235 06/07
Iceberg, Antarctica Icebergs, Antarctica
Iceberg, Antarctica
İKen Ryan, Antarctica NZ Pictorial Collection
Icebergs, Antarctica

Worker, Antarctica Head of Emperor penguin, Antarctica
Worker, Antarctica

Head of Emperor penguin, Antarctica

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