Port Martin, Antarctica

Port Martin is located 62km east of Dumont d’Urville Station in Antarctica. It was originally a pioneering research station built in 1950 in Adelie Land. It is currently used as a weather station after being destroyed by fire in 1952.

The site is scattered with artefacts and has an Adelie Penguin rookery.

Things to see and do

* Adelie penguins
* Nesting McCormack Skuas
* Seals
* Ice cliffs

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – French Franc (XPF) Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area - 432,000 km² (Adelie Land)
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – None
International Country Telephone Code – + 262

Transport Links – Port Martin is also accessible by boat from Hobart, Tasmania. The icebreaker ship Astrolabe carries supplies and personnel to the Dimopntd’Urville station. It does 5 round-trips between November and March.

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