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Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

Paddle and explore Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, and the Snares.

Little known to all but the most avid of adventurers, these islands hold a wealth of opportunities and enriching wildlife experiences for those craving true wilderness. This eight day adventure to the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand offers a unique opportunity to explore this set of rarely visited islands. Join us in partnership with Heritage Expeditions, the experts in travel to the Subantarctic Islands, and be among the few to paddle and explore the shores of the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and the Snares in the company of our knowledgeable and passionate guides.

Explore rarely seen sights

Imagine exploring islands that very few people have ever seen! The voyage aboard the stylish and spacious Heritage Adventurer will take in the rarely visited Auckland Islands, The Snares and Campbell Island. These Subantarctic Islands are listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, abundant in wildlife and stunning flora.

For the flowering of the megaherbs

The voyage will coincide with the flowering of the Megaherbs, creating bright and colourful scenery, ideal for photography. In the 1840’s the English botanist Sir Joseph Hooker described it as ‘second to none outside the tropics’.

Stupendous SubAntarctic Islands

Cruising on the Zodiacs or paddling in a kayak, each day will be unique as you immerse yourself in the wild landscapes of the Subantarctic Islands, spotting penguins, seals, albatross, petrels and different bird species. Join us on an incredible adventure!

Join us for an incredible voyage immersing yourself in the Subantarctic Islands’ unique beauty and wildlife.


Easy – Moderate

This trip is suitable for active individuals with a thirst for adventure. The kayaking option suits paddlers with some kayak experience.


28 Dec 2024-4 Jan 2025

21 -28 Dec


2024 from AU$8400 per person

Additional kayaking supplement AU$995.00 per person.

*Final price will depend on cabin chosen.


Pre/Post cruise transfers, one night hotel accommodation in a twin share room (inc. dinner/breakfast), all on board ship accommodation with meals, house beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and all shore excursions and activities (excluding kayaking) and a programme of lectures by noted naturalists.

If you choose the kayaking option and pay the kayaking surcharge, this will include the use of a drysuit, all your paddling and kayak equipment and the services of a professional sea kayak guide throughout the duration of the voyage.


Any flights unless listed in the itinerary, single supplements, visa, passport and vaccination charges. Any pre and post trip hotels and meals not included in the voyage itinerary. Optional excursions not included in voyage itinerary. Laundry, medical expenses, travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges, wifi charges and tips.

Day 1

Overnight in a group hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Day 2

Embark Heritage Adventurer in Bluff, New Zealand.

Days 3-7

Paddle and Explore Campbell Island, Auckland Island, Stewart Island and the Snares. Expedition schedule subject to weather.

Day 8

Disembark Heritage Adventurer, Bluff New Zealand.

What you’ll see

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