17-night Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand Expedition

Cruise Line:
Zegrahm Expeditions
Ship:
Caledonian Sky
Destination:
Dunedin/Queenstown
Departure Date:
1/16/2020
Length:
17
Offer ID:
1329258
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$15980


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Cross International Dateline
1/17/2020
1/17/2020

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

Land Tour: Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
1/18/2020
1/18/2020

Port Chalmers is an attractive historic town and modern container port located on a tiny peninsula seven miles from Dunedin. It features magnificent harbour views, fine 19th century buildings and a thriving artistic community. It was originally founded in 1844 as the port for Dunedin. From here you can also visit Olveston stately home, Otago Peninsula (Larnach Castle and Albatross colony), and the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Land Tour: Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
1/19/2020
1/19/2020

Port Chalmers is an attractive historic town and modern container port located on a tiny peninsula seven miles from Dunedin. It features magnificent harbour views, fine 19th century buildings and a thriving artistic community. It was originally founded in 1844 as the port for Dunedin. From here you can also visit Olveston stately home, Otago Peninsula (Larnach Castle and Albatross colony), and the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
1/19/2020
1/19/2020

Port Chalmers is an attractive historic town and modern container port located on a tiny peninsula seven miles from Dunedin. It features magnificent harbour views, fine 19th century buildings and a thriving artistic community. It was originally founded in 1844 as the port for Dunedin. From here you can also visit Olveston stately home, Otago Peninsula (Larnach Castle and Albatross colony), and the Taieri Gorge Railway.

At Sea
1/20/2020
1/20/2020

No information currently available.

Enderby Island
1/21/2020
1/21/2020

No information currently available.

Enderby Island
1/21/2020
1/21/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
1/22/2020
1/22/2020

No information currently available.

Macquarie Island
1/23/2020
1/23/2020

Macquarie Island, one of Australia's subantarctic islands and a site of outstanding geological significance on a world scale, has recently been added to the World Heritage List for its geological wonder. It is the only island in the world composed entirely of oceanic crust and rocks from the mantle - deep below the earth's surface. Macquarie Island is recognized for its rich and diverse animal life. Around 3.5 million seabirds arrive on Macquarie Island each year to breed and moult. Most of these are penguins. The Macquarie Island Nature Reserve covers the main island, surrounding islands, and includes all of the ocean surrounding the island out to a distance of 3 nautical miles. Macquarie Island is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. The Macquarie Island World Heritage Area includes the Island and surrounding waters out to a distance of 12 nautical miles. A scientific station on the Island is operated by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

Macquarie Island
1/24/2020
1/24/2020

Macquarie Island, one of Australia's subantarctic islands and a site of outstanding geological significance on a world scale, has recently been added to the World Heritage List for its geological wonder. It is the only island in the world composed entirely of oceanic crust and rocks from the mantle - deep below the earth's surface. Macquarie Island is recognized for its rich and diverse animal life. Around 3.5 million seabirds arrive on Macquarie Island each year to breed and moult. Most of these are penguins. The Macquarie Island Nature Reserve covers the main island, surrounding islands, and includes all of the ocean surrounding the island out to a distance of 3 nautical miles. Macquarie Island is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. The Macquarie Island World Heritage Area includes the Island and surrounding waters out to a distance of 12 nautical miles. A scientific station on the Island is operated by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

At Sea
1/25/2020
1/25/2020

No information currently available.

Campbell Island
1/26/2020
1/26/2020


Campbell Island is one of many remote islands declared a reserve for the preservation of flora and fauna under the continuing control of the Department of Conservation.

Snares Islands
1/27/2020
1/27/2020


The Snares Islands are a subantarctic island group that became UNESCO World Heritage in 1998, because of the unique flora and fauna. The Snares lie south of Bluff, New Zealand's southernmost city. The Snares are considered as so called "minimum impact islands" meaning landings are not permitted unless the Department of Conservation issues a special permit. The Snares consist of one Main Island (North East Island) that is surrounded by several smaller islands and rocks (e.g. Broughton Island, Alert Stack, the Daption Islands in the north), and a group of islands that are known as the Western Chain. All islands of the Snares group are bordered by steep cliffs except a few eastern parts. The climate is mainly influenced by a warm current coming in from Australia and the mean annual temperature is a mild 11°C.

Stewart Island
1/28/2020
1/28/2020

Located 20 miles from mainland New Zealand, Stewart Island’s attractions lie in its virtually untouched beauty and unhurried pace. To the Maori people who have lived on the island for hundreds of years, the island is known as Rakiura, meaning “heavenly glow”. The majority of the approximately 360 permanent residents live at Halfmoon Bay (or Oban), the island’s only sizeable settlement. This fishing settlement borders a scenic bay, with low buildings blending into forested hills behind. The village has a few shops, one hotel and a couple of cafes. Stewart Island is mountainous and heavily forested, with steep wooded promontories rising sharply from clear waters. Ninety percent of the island is national park and most of that is native forest.

Ulva Island
1/28/2020
1/28/2020

No information currently available.

Dusky Sound
1/29/2020
1/29/2020

One of the most complex of the many fjords on this coast, it is also one of the largest, 40 kilometres in length and eight kilometres wide at its widest point. To the north of its mouth is the large Resolution Island, whose Five Fingers Peninsula shelters the mouth of the sound from the northwest. along the east coast of the island, Acheron passage connects Dusky Sound with Breaksea Sound, to the north.

Several large islands lie is the sound, notably Anchor Island, Long Island, and Cooper Island. The upper reaches of the sound are steep-sided, and the high precipitation of the region leads to hundreds of waterfalls cascading into the sound during the rainy season. Seals and dolphins are often sighted in the sound's waters. The Seaforth River is the largest of many small rivers and creeks which flow into the sound.

Doubtful Sound
1/30/2020
1/30/2020

Doubtful Sound is a remote, unspoilt wilderness of many moods: one minute clear, blue and sun-drenched, the next, mist-shrouded and mysterious. When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence -- a silence broken only by bird song, maybe the sound of a fish leaping or the rushing of a distant waterfall.

Milford Sound
1/31/2020
1/31/2020

Part of the majestic Fjordland National Park, Milford Sound is a spectacular sight not to be missed. Flowing into the Tasman Sea, the Sound is surrounded by towering fjords, lush greenery, icy peaks and thunderous waterfalls. The dazzling blue water is also teeming with wildlife and if you are lucky, you just might catch a glimpse of a frolicking dolphin, seals or the rare Fjordland Crested penguin.

Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
1/31/2020
1/31/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Queenstown
Suggested Private Excursion
1/31/2020
1/31/2020

Queenstown hosts an outstanding collection of adrenaline inducing activities and spectacular scenery. From jumping from tall bridges or quiet fishing, this is New Zealand's number one adventure destination. Lake and river join towering mountain ranges to make Queenstown as popular in the winter as it is in the summer.
At the heart of the action are cafes, the entire spectrum of accommodation, boutique shopping, restaurants and the visitor services expected in a small town with a big reputation.

Suggested Private Excursions

Private Artist Encounter in Queenstown

Land Tour: Queenstown
Suggested Private Excursion
2/1/2020
2/1/2020

Queenstown hosts an outstanding collection of adrenaline inducing activities and spectacular scenery. From jumping from tall bridges or quiet fishing, this is New Zealand's number one adventure destination. Lake and river join towering mountain ranges to make Queenstown as popular in the winter as it is in the summer.
At the heart of the action are cafes, the entire spectrum of accommodation, boutique shopping, restaurants and the visitor services expected in a small town with a big reputation.

Suggested Private Excursions

Private Artist Encounter in Queenstown

Land Tour: Queenstown
Suggested Private Excursion
2/2/2020
2/2/2020

Queenstown hosts an outstanding collection of adrenaline inducing activities and spectacular scenery. From jumping from tall bridges or quiet fishing, this is New Zealand's number one adventure destination. Lake and river join towering mountain ranges to make Queenstown as popular in the winter as it is in the summer.
At the heart of the action are cafes, the entire spectrum of accommodation, boutique shopping, restaurants and the visitor services expected in a small town with a big reputation.

Suggested Private Excursions

Private Artist Encounter in Queenstown

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/16/2020
Number of Nights
17
Cruise Inclusions:

Expedition Highlights:

  • Visit the sub-Antarctic islands of Macquarie, Campbell, Auckland, and The Snares—Zegrahm is among a small, exclusive number of operators that hold permits to travel to these far-flung isles.
  • Observe several albatross species—wandering, black-browed, gray-headed, light-mantled sooty, and northern and southern royal—as well as colonies of king, royal, rockhopper, and gentoo penguins.
  • Search the elfin forests for yellow-eyed penguins, bellbirds, tomtits, and red-crowned parakeets.
  • Cruise through Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful sounds, a supremely scenic land of soaring cliffs and plunging waterfalls.
Available Addons:

Optional airfare
Optional pre- / post- cruise extension
Optional excursions

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Unless otherwise noted, daily excursion options are included in the cost of the trip. Zegrahm Expeditions does its best to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but in the spirit of the expeditionary style

Offer ID:
1329258

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