Australian Antarctic Division
This relaxed swimming and sailing spot has steep wooded cliffs at each end of a long arc of sand. There’s a picnic area at the northern...
On Taroona’s southern fringe stands the Shot Tower, a 48m-high, circular sandstone turret (1870) built to make lead shot for firearms....
Blackmans Bay Beach
About 3km from Kingston, Blackmans Bay has a decent beach and a blowhole. The water is usually quite cold, and there’s rarely any...
The mainstream cafes in Kingston are no great shakes – you're better off driving a few kilometers to the sunny terrace at this angular...
203 Channel Hwy · interesting places nearby
Australian Antarctic Division information
Just south of Kingston is the government HQ responsible for administering Australia’s 42% wedge of the frozen continent. Australia has a long history of exploration and scientific study of Antarctica : it’s one of the original 12 nations that ratified the Antarctic Treaty in 1961. Visitors can check out the displays here, which feature Antarctic equipment, clothing and scientific vehicles, plus ecological info and some brilliant photographs. There's a cafe here, too.