Welcome RSV Nuyina to Hobart

Nuyina © Pete Harmsen/Australian Antarctic Division

Be part of this pivotal moment in Australian Antarctic history as we welcome the nation's new icebreaker RSV Nuyina (noy-yee-nah) to Hobart on Saturday 16 October.

The ship will support the cutting-edge science of the Australian Antarctic Program and resupply Australia's Antarctic research stations.

RSV Nuyina has unparalleled scientific, cargo and icebreaking capability to explore one of the last frontiers on Earth. The ship will provide a world-class scientific platform for Antarctic researchers, with cutting-edge equipment to study the depths of the Southern Ocean, the sea-ice and the upper atmosphere.

RSV Nuyina will be based in Hobart, the gateway to East Antarctica and will provide significant economic opportunities for Tasmanian businesses over its 30-year life span.

Vantage point and route map

Our map shows some of the best spots to view RSV Nuyina as it comes up the River Derwent next Saturday between 6.30 - 10.00 am.

Nuyina vantage points and route map

Vantage points and route map(PNG, 397KB)

Watch RSV Nuyina's arrival from your local area, take a foreshore or clifftop walk, or explore multiple vantage points to track the ship's progress. Australian Antarctic Division guides will be stationed around the Hobart waterfront – visit them to get your souvenir flag and learn more about the ship.

Or join Hobart's seafaring community out on the water to accompany RSV Nuyina into port. Our map shows the ship's approximate route as it comes up the River Derwent. Make sure you follow all relevant navigation and safety rules. Check in with Marine and Safety Tasmania or your local club for more information.

COVID-19 safety

Help us to protect the community from COVID-19. When celebrating this special occasion, make sure you comply with COVID-safe regulations. Stay home if you are unwell. For details on current restrictions, visit the Tasmanian Government's COVID-19 website or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

To follow the celebrations online visit the Nuyina website.

For more information

To learn more about the Nuyina, follow the voyage to Hobart or celebrate arrival day online visit the Nuyina website or follow @AusAntarctic on social media.

Nuyina © Pete Harmsen/Australian Antarctic Division


  • Saturday, 16 October 2021 | 06:30 AM - 10:00 AM