Cape Hallett

Located on the Northern tip of the Hallett Peninsula, Cape Hallett
was the site of a joint scientific base between the United States and
New Zealand established during the International Geophysical Year in
1957-58. The station was manned permanently until 1964, when a fire
destroyed the main scientific laboratory, for the next nine years it was
used as a summer only base until being completely abandoned in 1973.
The Admiralty range, rising over 4,000 metres from the sea with its giant
glaciers provides a spectacular backdrop to the large Adélie penguin
colony that has reclaimed the site. It is also a regular haul out for Weddell
seals. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to land
ashore and view the historic site along with the resident wildlife.