Exploring Antarctica from anywhere!

A Christchurch university student fulfilled his childhood dream of visiting Antarctica, and now has made it possible for anybody to do so. Anzac Gallate has helped create an augmented reality (AR) app so younger Kiwis can explore the frozen continent, without leaving their own country.   The 20-year-old was among a group of young people […]

Lorde on ice

Kiwi pop sensation Ella Yellich-O’Connor, aka Lorde, says her visit to Antarctica was “the coolest thing she has ever done”. And now Antarctica New Zealand has shared behind-the-scenes images of the singer’s experience on the frozen continent.     “I remember stepping off the plane and it was just the most incredible weather – blue […]

Explore Antarctica from home

Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut is the coldest new hotspot to open its virtual doors. The Antarctic Heritage Trust, in partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT), has developed a unique virtual experience that transports viewers to the chilly continent.     The project came about to celebrate New Zealand’s first presence in Antarctica, thanks to […]