Let us tell you a bit about Aurora Expeditions

Where the Journey Began:


On 3 October 1984, Greg Mortimer and his expedition partner, Tim Macartney-Snipe became the first two Australians to reach the summit of Mt Everest and even more impressively – they did so without the aid of supplementary oxygen.

Greg’s tremendous contribution to mountaineering has been recognised through the Order of Australia (OMG) and three Australian Geographic Society Medals. However, one of Greg’s most enduring achievements falls a little closer top home: the founding of Aurora Expeditions.

Along with wife Margaret, Greg set sail for the icy expanse of Antartica in search of unsung adventure.
After witnessing the astonishing beauty and potential that lay untouched in the region, Mortimer felt inspired to share his discoveries with other intrepid explorers.


In 1991, Aurora Expeditions was born and the following year, the first voyage set sail.
Their aim? To connect like-minded travellers with nature and wildlife in some of the world’s most inspiring regions; and to provide unique experiences through adventurous activities on guided voyages of discovery.