Win A Trip To Antarctica

Win a Trip for Two to Antarctica

Antarctica Travel Centre and Daylesford Getaways are offering two people the chance to win 12 day trip to Antarctica on-board the Greg Mortimer.

The prize is two berths (sharing a twin Balcony Stateroom Cabin Category C) on a 12-day Antarctic Explorer cruise departing on 19 February 2023 from Punta Arenas in Chile on board the expedition- luxury ship the Greg Mortimer valued at USD$18,495 per person.

To enter you need to do two things:
1.  Be a past client of Daylesford Getaways (Dayget), or book a stay or purchase a voucher to travel to the beautiful Daylesford & Macedon Ranges region with Dayget.

2.  Tell us in 25 words or less why you would like to visit the Great White Continent.


By submitting your entry you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the competition.
The competition will run from 7th September 2022 to 20th October 2022.

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Dayget is the premier Daylesford accommodation booking agency featuring over 150 luxury homes, villas & cottages.

With local knowledge and a beautiful range of properties spanning Daylesford, Hepburn Springs & the Macedon Ranges, we’ll find you the perfect accommodation for your next Daylesford getaway…

To find out more, to book your stay or purchase your voucher visit the Dayget web site CLICK HERE


Gentoo and Chick
Towering peaks guard the entrance to the Lemaire Channel resize

As the season progresses the daylight hours increase which all of the Antarctic peninsula’s wildlife makes use of; the beaches and hillsides are now hectic with tens of thousands (sometimes more) of penguins (Adelie, gentoo & chinstrap).  Not all penguins chicks hatch at the same time, as you go further south they generally hatch a little later (also as the tops of hills clear of snow and ice earlier than the base the penguins that grab the ‘top spots’ often have chicks earlier than those at the bottom of the hill).

With both parents at first taking turns to incubate and soon making ever more frequent fishing trips the colonies get busier and the chicks larger.  Chicks grow very quickly and as soon as they are mobile it can be very entertaining, quite chubby, slightly ungainly, hungry juveniles chasing their parents for some more krill.

Seals, skuas, petrels and penguins are all busy attending to their sub-adult young as the short Antarctic ‘summer’ will soon be over. Whales are ever present and as the season progresses they start to become more inquisitive (partially as they’ve been feeding for the last 2 months).