There’s a tiny bit of Antarctica on the waterfront at Hobart.
At Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, visitors can step into the boots of those who braved the unthinkable to explore the polar regions. Every sawcut and corner mirrors the original.
It’s an intimate look at the "home" where these photographers, writers and geologists slept, shared meals and developed their photos through two dark winters.
The replica encapsulates what became the beating heart of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14, in Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay.
The Mawson's Huts Foundation is dedicated to keeping these troves of historical significance in top shape, with all profits from the museum going towards the conservation of the original huts in Antarctica.
The replica is right on the waterfront in Hobart, just 200m from the wharf where the Aurora departed for Antarctica with Mawson and the expedition crew aboard.