- 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
You sail into your first sub-Antarctic anchorage at the Snares Islands. This small group of islands, also known as Tini Heke, are the most northern of New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands. They are one of the most pristine places in New Zealand, as they were spared whaling and sealing activities in the 19th century. These islands are protected as part of the sub-Antarctic Island World Heritage Site and landing ashore is prohibited.
AUCKLAND ISLANDS – ENDERBY ISLAND & CARNLEY HARBOUR
The Auckland Islands is a group of eight rugged islands positioned close to each other and separated by narrow sea channels. Dominated by the remains of two 12-million-year-old volcanoes, the islands are the largest of New Zealand’s subAntarctic islands. Here, you will go ashore at Enderby Island to spend time birdwatching. Spot myriad rare birds which nest here, including the southern royal albatross, northern giant petrel, Auckland Island shag, red-crowned parakeet, and yellow-eyed penguin.
CAMPBELL ISLAND – PERSEVERANCE HARBOUR
Windswept Campbell Island is one of the main islands within the sub-Antarctic Islands World Heritage Site, and New Zealand’s most southern island. Over many years it was the location for sealing, whaling, and farming endeavours, but was declared a nature reserve in 1954. Since that time, introduced animals have been eradicated, including cattle, sheep, cats and rats. This has allowed native wildlife, birdlife, and vegetation to recover and be reintroduced.