The isolated Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand are a place of wild landscapes, rare wildlife, and immense beauty. Found deep in the Southern Ocean, the islands are the highest protected nature reserves in New Zealand, complete with a UNESCO World heritage status. Join a luxury expedition cruise and uncover the majestic beauty of New Zealand’s rugged Subantarctic Islands.

Top Things to do in the Subantarctic Islands
- Explore The Snares, home to a myriad of endemic bird species. The North East island is forested and the world’s premier breeding area for the sooty shearwaters.

- See the world’s largest breeding colony of New ...

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  1. Subantarctic Discovery (Hobart - Bluff) 18D17N

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    Embark on an epic journey to the Subantarctic Islands between Australia and New Zealand on a luxury expedition 18-day cruise. Make yourself at home on the luxury Greg Mortimer and seek a wildlife wonderland for penguin’s seals and more amid the icy southern waters.

    Begin your journey in Hobart where you will board the Greg Mortimer an begin cruising, passing the dramatic and impressive scenery of Cape Pillar and Tasman Island. Explore Tasmnia’s south coast and its scenic wonders on Bruny Island to gannet rookeries and fur seal hangouts on Pedra Branca. Go on a wilderness hike in Recherche Bay and New Harbour before sailing to the World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island. Here you’ll find the home of elephant seals, leopard seals and the endemic royal penguin and astounding king penguin rookeries. Cross to New Zealand and marvel at the incredible royal albatross on Campbell Island and sea sea lions, yellow-eyed and rockhopper penguins on the island of Enderby. Cruise by Zodiac among the labyrinth of channels at the Snares and spire tree daisies and Snares crested penguins. Experience a sanctuary for plants and animals at Ulva Island and immerse yourself in magnificent Fiordland as you explore Dusky and Doubtful Sound, disembarking in Bluff New Zealand.

    When you’re not busy exploring, rest and relax onboard the luxury Greg Mortimer. Enjoy the comfort of beautifully appointed cabin or relax amid the expansive observation decks and inviting communal areas. Purpose-built for expeditions to the most remote places on earth, enjoy zodiac cruises to those hard-to-reach places and experiences that offer immersion in your surroundings. At the end of each day, enjoy a drink as you watch the spectacular sunset and reflect on your day’s adventure.

    This luxury cruise includes arrival and departure transfers to and from the Greg Mortimer, all nights aboard the Greg Mortimer on a twin share basis including daily cabin service and all meals while onboard. The package also includes a Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception, a spray jacket, port surcharges, permits and landing fees, gratuities for ship crew and all Zodiac cruises and shore excursions.

    Go where many have not and discover the wildlife filled subantarctic islands on this unique 18-day cruise. Explore the remote islands and surround yourself in the subantarctic wilderness on what should be a bucket list adventure.

     

    OPTINOAL EXTRAS - Polar Kayaking

    Get down to water level and paddle through sea ice, among glistening icebergs and wildlife. Encounter sea-ice seals hauled out on ice floes, dodge rafts of porpoising penguins and perhaps be pleasantly startled by curious whales surfacing to get a closer look at you. Led by highly-experienced and enthusiastic guides, join a small group of up to 20 like-minded paddlers eager to fully experience nature at its wildest. Kayaking in the polar regions can be strenuous and challenging, and is therefore not recommended for complete novices.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Hobart, Tasmania
    Embark on an epic journey to the Subantarctic Islands between Australia and New Zealand on a luxury expedition 18-day cruise. Make yourself at home ...
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    From $20,872.25 $18,784.64 Per Person, Twin Share
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