More about Commonwealth Bay
Why go to Commonwealth Bay?
Fascinating history, mind-blowing landscapes and access to Mawson's Huts
Extremely windy and cold, and ships may be blocked by icebergs
Mawson's Huts are worth the trek, but be prepared for curve balls
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
There is no Antarctic currency and nowhere to spend your money.
Scientists based in Antarctica speak a variety of languages, but the most widely spoken are English and French.