Antarctica is a land of extremes: it is the coldest and driest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation. As the fifth largest continent in the world, Antarctica is also the most Southern, overlying the South Pole.
Popular destinations: Antarctic Peninsula, Macquarie Island and Ross Sea
East Antarctica is a region of Antarctica. Although the term is a bit counterintuitive for a continent straddling the south pole, it refers to the region's location in the "eastern" hemisphere, nearest Australia.