Arrival day – 16 Oct 2021
Arrival day
16 Oct 2021

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina arrived in its new home port of Hobart, Tasmania, on Saturday, 16 October 2021.

The ship will support the cutting-edge science of the Australian Antarctic Program and resupply our stations for the next 30 years.

No matter where you are in the world, you can be part of the Nuyina’s (noy-yee-nah) arrival. Here you’ll find the latest videos and images, as well as a range of online activities.

RSV Nuyina docked
Crew member holding rope and looking out from the Nuyina
Nuyina just visible over Mac 2
People watching the RSV Nuyina sail up the Derwent in Hobart
All arrival day videos & images

Follow us on social media for more arrival day activity, including Facebook live and other updates.

Join the online celebrations

Experience augmented reality
Explore RSV Nuyina and open windows to Antarctica
Classroom Antarctica
Learn about Antarctica and Australia’s new icebreaker with these online resources.
Kids’ activities
Fun downloads – posters, colouring sheets, origami, paper craft and newspapers..
Postcards to Antarctica
Submit your RSV Nuyina drawings to share with the world.
Interactive map
Track RSV Nuyina’s journey from the Netherlands to Hobart, Tasmania.
Australian National Maritime Museum
RSV Nuyina web exhibition.
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Antarctic icebreaker arrives in Hobart

The nation celebrated the arrival of Australia’s most advanced Antarctic research and resupply vessel, RSV Nuyina, today.

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A large ship is seen in dock behind the masts of small sailing vessels