The Mawson’s Huts Foundation exists to conserve in perpetuity for the Australian people the unique historical buildings known as Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison on Commonwealth Bay, base for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 led by Australia’s greatest polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.

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About the Foundation

Established in 1997 with the support of the Federal Government expressly to conserve the fragile and historic buildings at Cape Denison, East Antarctica, the Mawson’s Huts Foundation has funded and organised 13 major expeditions with further planned.

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Chimu Antarctic Adventures

A cruise to Antarctica from Australia and New Zealand offers the opportunity to witness the immense natural landscapes and seascapes of this incredibly remote yet ruggedly beautiful part of Antarctica and the best chance to see emperor and King Penguins.

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Australian Antarctic Festival

With a series of exhibitions, open days, school excursions, entertainments and lectures, we want to bring the Antarctic to you over four days, from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August, 2018. Join us for a fascinating look at the work we do in the coldest, highest, driest and windiest place on earth.

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Silver Medal for the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum has won a Silver medal in Cultural Tourism section of the the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. The follows a Bronze medal in 2014 just after the […]


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Antarctica In A Day

We operate one day sightseeing flights over Antarctica departing from Australia every summer. Taking around 12 hours, the flights are the easiest way to view this great white Continent. No passports are needed and you are kept warm and safe with a drink in hand while our privately chartered Qantas 747 glides effortlessly over amazing scenery.

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All of the items in our online store are available for purchase through the Mawsons’ Huts Foundation office. Each purchase you make contributes to conservation projects undertaken by the Foundation.

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All donations of cash in excess of $2 to the Mawson’s Huts Foundation are fully tax deductible under Legislation approved by the Federal Government in 1997. It also granted Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) to the Foundation which is registered with the Australian Tax office as a Charitable Institution. Donations can be made directly to the Foundation via PayPal – please use the Donate Now button below to be taken to the secure PayPal transaction website.