Deep in the Southern Ocean, the World Heritage islands of the Australian and New Zealand sub-Antarctic are home to rare seabirds and marine mammals which have thrived in rugged isolation. Our small ship expedition, with its complement of Zodiacs and Xplorer tender vessels, will take guests up close to these desolate islands – the last landfall before Antarctica. This is seal and penguin country.
Accompanied by expert guides and our familiar Australian crew, join a small group of like-minded explorers on Coral Expeditions’ inaugural expedition adventures into the sub-Antarctic.
- Visit the largely untouched World Heritage areas of Snares Island Group, Auckland Islands, Campbell Islands, and the renowned wildlife sanctuary of Macquarie Island
- Take part in rare opportunity to walk the rocky shorelines of Auckland and Campbell Islands
- On Zodiac excursions, observe King and Royal penguin colonies at Lusitania Bay
- Enjoy guided walks on Macquarie Island with Park Rangers and encounter rare flora including fields of megaherbs, mosses and lichens
- Learn about the history and heritage of early explorers and settlers in these remote islands
- Encounter the “world’s loneliest tree” – a Sitka Spruce – which is more than 200 km from the next closest tree on Auckland Island