Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

Prices from / per person (US Dollars)

$28,962.00

cruise features

Overview

20 Days / Premium / Small Ship (13-200)

Wildlife

Sea Lions ● Penguins ● Birds

Activities

Hiking / Walking / Lectures

Embarkation / Disembarkation

Auckland, New Zealand / Dunedin, New Zealand or
Dunedin, New Zealand / Auckland, New Zealand

Cruise Partner/Vessel

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic / National Geographic Orion

Cruise Dates

Nov 15th – Dec 4th, 2024 (Southbound)
Dec 3rd – Dec 22nd, 2024 (Northbound)

Trip Summary

Discover New Zealand from the North Island to its most remote islands in the Southern Ocean. Explore natural wonders like Abel Tasman National Park and Milford Sound, and visit towns that tell the country’s story. Admire the Art Deco architecture of Napier, and get acquainted with Māori culture in Gisborne. Cap off the experience amid penguins and sea lions in New Zealand’s seldom-visited subantarctic islands, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Expedition Moment – Making Landfall on Remote Macquarie Island

Only 1,000 permits are approved each year for Australia’s remote Macquarie Island. Pair that with the fragile weather systems which can make landfall difficult, and it quickly becomes a destination that very few people are privileged to see. But as guests aboard National Geographic Orion recently discovered, those who arrive are richly rewarded with dazzling sights that include 800,000 breeding pairs of the endemic royal penguin.

transportation

Transfers

Arrive in Auckland and transfer to our hotel. Following lunch on the last day, you will be transferred to the airport for flights home.

vessel details

Specifications and Deck Plans

View detailed vessel specifications and the deck plan layout for the National Geographic Orion.

optional activities

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Contact our adventure cruise specialists to discuss pre and post cruise land tours and turn your cruise into a more complete and personalized journey.

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