Recreation

Expeditioner high on the climbing wall, other expeditioner belaying below
Climbing walls like this one at Casey are on every station (Photo Vicki)
Two expeditioners playing guitarsExpeditioners playing table tennis, others sitting and watching with drinks

Expeditioners undertake a range of recreational activities during their time in Antarctica and each station is well-equipped to keep everyone active, even in the darkest winter months.

All stations have wireless internet access, an extensive library (including eBooks), a cinema and a wide selection of music and movies.

Stations have a small spa and sauna, a gymnasium, billiards, table tennis, volley ball, board games and darts. There is communal band and stage equipment (drum kit, bass electric guitars, keyboard, etc) and performances are regular events.

All stations have a climbing wall and outdoor sports equipment, such as bikes and cross country skis, and a small ski loop. It is expected that anyone using the equipment cares for it as if it were their own, and report any defective equipment to the station field equipment officer. All outdoor recreational activities are subject to the Division’s outdoor recreation policy.

Expeditioners may also take materials to use in the hobby huts; sheds that are set up so that art, craft and wood work can be carried out without having to use the station workshops. Many expeditioners also use the time study during the long winter months.

This page was last modified on 1 March 2011.