Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 17+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Dunedin, New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Ends Queenstown, New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Visit the subAntarctic islands of Macquarie, Campbell, Auckland, and The Snares — We are among a small, exclusive number of operators that hold permits to travel to these farflung isles.
  • Observe multiple albatross species—wandering, whitecapped, Salvin’s, Campbell, grayheaded, Buller’s lightmantled sooty, and northern and southern royal—as well as colonies of king, royal, rockhopper, Snares and gentoo penguins.
  • Search the elfin forests for yelloweyed penguins, bellbirds, tomtits, and redcrowned parakeets.
  • Cruise through Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful sounds, a supremely scenic land of soaring cliffs and plunging waterfalls.
The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand tour starts in Dunedin, New Zealand and ends in Queenstown, New Zealand. The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand is a safari tour that takes 16 days taking you from Dunedin, New Zealand to Queenstown, New Zealand and through other destinations in New Zealand.

One of the few operators allowed to travel the far-flung isles of the Southern Ocean, join us on a journey through the Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand, as well as Macquarie Island.On this epic journey to the remote Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand, you’ll discover some of the most rare and intriguing plant and animal species on the planet.A must-visit destination for all nature enthusiasts, wildlife viewing along the coasts and islands of this region is simply exceptional!
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Review for another Exodus Travels tour
4 - Very Good
“Great way to explore three Asian countries in two weeks. It was my first time in the region and the trip definitely inspired me to return.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“You can't have all that green without rain. But once you let yourself go and make peace with being entirely wet and muddy for days, there is a wonderful sense of freedom. You won't be cold (except for the summit day) and you will always have a clean warm room to regroup at the end of the day. I can't imagine a better way to see the variety of eco/cultural/historical systems than cycling through Sri Lanka. Suresh and his support team create an indulgent expereince where all details are taken care of and all you have to do is eat, ride, and enjoy the culture and views.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“For the whole 650 km, I felt sorry for visitors in Sri Lanka stuck on tour busses. Yes, there were some challenging and tough days due to certain road conditions, weather, climbs, and distances but the beautiful people and the magnificent scenery made it easy to forget any discomfort.”
  • Day 1: Arrive Dunedin
  • Day 2: Choose one of two local discovery options.
  • Day 3: Join naturalists for lectures and on deck to look for royal, white-capped, and Buller’s albatross.
  • Day 4: Today nature walks lead you through lush vegetation and rata forests to explore this incredible island.
  • Day 5: Attend lectures during a day at sea.
  • Day 6-7: Spend two days exploring Macquarie Island.
  • Day 8: Spend a relaxing and educational day at sea.
  • Day 9: Campbell Island is home to a multitude of seabirds, marine mammals, and unique sub-Antarctic megaherbs.
  • Day 10: Board Zodiacs for a cruise around The Snares.
  • Day 11: Peaceful Stewart Island is home to fewer than 500 inhabitants.
  • Day 12: Today is devoted to Fiordland National Park, a nearly uninhabited wilderness with breathtakingly beautiful fjords.
  • Day 13: Keep your binoculars ready as the ship slowly cruises Doubtful Sound.
  • Day 14: Be on deck this morning to watch the panorama of Milford’s sheer cliff faces, which rise thousands of feet almost vertically from the water’s edge.
  • Day 15: Today choose one of three excursion options, designed to highlight Queenstown’s natural and cultural attributes.
  • Day 16: After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
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  • 3 nights hotel, 12 nights aboard the Caledonian Sky , All accommodations
  • All onboard meals and group meals ashore, including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner
  • Daily activity options including cultural tours, nature walks, and Zodiac cruises
  • Small Ship Cruise
  • 16 days land only
  • Maximum 100 Guests
  • All gratuities
  • World-class lecture and expedition team
  • All entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges
  • Arrival and departure transfers on group dates
  • Gift certificates for recommended expedition gear
  • Medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Any international flights to Dunedin, New Zealand and from Queenstown, New Zealand are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 0 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 03 September 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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