Have questions? We're here.
Lupines on the shore of Lake Tekapo

New Zealand Wildlife Safari Cruises

Travel made your way
Talk with an expert
Build your ideal New Zealand trip. Call 1.406.541.2677
Start Planning My Trip
Join us one of these 13 wildlife experiences to New Zealand in 2023 or 2024. Plan your New Zealand nature adventure with visits to Campbell Island, Invercargill, Dunedin, The Snares, and Port of Bluff exploring diverse ecosystems in between. Wildlife and safari trips to New Zealand start at $4,875 for a adventure in nature. Contact one of our New Zealand wildlife and nature travel experts for help planning your next trip.
Filter (13 Results)
  • Start Date
    OR, More specific start
  • Length
    to
  • Price
    to
  • Activity Level
  • Experiences
  • Activities
  • Ship
  • Destinations
    • New Zealand
Sea lion nestled in the seaweed.
$8,450
EXPLORE

Galapagos of the Southern Ocean: New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore Macquarie Island
  • Venture on Zodiac excursions
  • View a vast array of endemic birds
  • Appreciate the rich biodiversity
  • Enjoy additional discovery by kayak
Starts / Ends:
Invercargill / Invercargill
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on one of the most inspirational and educational expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem that one may undertake around the globe. The Subantarctic Islands, located south of New Zealand, have long been recognized for their extraordinary biodiversity. They are UNESCO World Heritage …
Cruise Details
0
Cascading waterfall in the Milford Sound
$5,050
EXPLORE

Fiordland and the South Coast

Milford Sound - Wellington - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Go birdwatching in Rakiura
  • Discover Fiordland
  • Observe Southland
  • Encounter wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Milford Sound / Wellington
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Learn about New Zealand's South Island's stunning shoreline and abundant marine life as you sail to Murihiku's deep and secluded fiords aboard Coral Adventurer (Southland). As you make your way through New Zealand's eastern towns, be treated to an abundance of wildlife, including …
Cruise Details
0
Ushuaia in the evening
$28,450
Savings
EXPLORE

Ross Sea | Incl. helicopters

Ushuaia to Bluff, NZ - 33 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Sail along the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Visit the U.S. McMurdo Station
  • See vast Adélie penguin colonies
  • Follow the routes of past explorers
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Invercargill
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This is your ultimate chance to sail to the southern parts of the Antarctic Peninsula, Peter I Island, the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas into the Ross Sea, visiting Shackleton’s and Scott’s huts, Mc Murdo Station, the Dry Valleys and Campbell Island Island. This 33-day voyage offers …
Cruise Details
0
Breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica
$21,370
EXPLORE

Scott & Shackleton's Antarctica - Ross Sea Expedition

Dunedin - Hobart - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Spot incredible wildlife
  • Explore unique flora and fauna
  • Follow the paths of explorers
  • Marvel at pristine ice formations
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Hobart
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An exciting voyage awaits those who dare to set foot in the rarely-visited Ross Sea and follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers. Set sail from Dunedin, New Zealand, and head south toward Antarctica to cruise the Ross Sea to learn about this interesting region, its history, and its …
Cruise Details
0
$26,950
EXPLORE

In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Ross Sea Antarctica

28 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit the Ross Sea region
  • Experience nature on a grand scale
  • View relics of early exploration
  • Observe penguins, seals, and whales
  • Enjoy shore landings on islands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent's human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral summer, few people have ever visited this strange …
Cruise Details
0
New Zealand landscape
$10,680
EXPLORE

Western Pacific Odyssey: New Zealand to Japan

29 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Cruise across New Britain Trench
  • Discover albatrosses
  • Spend five days in Solomon Islands
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Yokohama
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
First offered in 2007, the "WPO" is known as a "must do" expedition for any birder because of the opportunities this voyage provides to see some of the rarest pelagic seabirds in the world. The area is also rich in marine mammal life. And if you tire of the wildlife viewing, you …
Cruise Details
0
$12,875
EXPLORE

Birding Down Under: Subantarctic and Chatham Islands

17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit the best islands for birding
  • See the Albatross Latitudes
  • Marvel at diverse seabird colonies
  • Learn about nature and history
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Invercargill
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Snares, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland, Campbell, Macquarie, and the Chatham Islands are only a few of the names. They are a delight to 'Birders.' Except for the Chathams, these islands are probably more isolated than they were when they were discovered in the late 1700s and early 1800s and …
Cruise Details
0
Beautiful view of Akaroa
$6,345
EXPLORE

The Best of New Zealand: An Intimate Exploration Cruise of New Zealand's Islands

15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Experience the Maori culture
  • Explore Fiordland’s sounds
  • Encounter birds and marine wildlife
  • Explore Gisborne town
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Aboard Heritage Adventurer, discover the hidden jewels of Aotearoa/New Zealand and its three main islands (the North Island, South Island, and Stewart Island) on this amazing 15-day thrilling adventure of coastal New Zealand. From the ‘World's Coolest Little Capital' (Wellington) to …
Cruise Details
0
Beautiful port of Ushuaia, Argentina
$47,430
EXPLORE

Unexplored Antarctica between Two Continents

Ushuaia - Lyttelton - 30 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot & Peter I islands
  • Discover the South Pole's history
  • Sail through the southern seas
  • Observe unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Lyttelton
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
As you embark on your 30-day luxury trip like a true explorer, cross the renowned southern seas of Bellingshausen and Amundsen, approach Marie Byrd Land, one of our planet's remaining Terra Nullius, and attempt to reach the ice-encrusted Charcot and Peter I Islands. The Ross Sea is the …
Cruise Details
0
Coastal beauty of Dunedin
$45,420
EXPLORE

Unexplored Antarctica between Two Continents

Ushuaia - Dunedin - 29 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island and more
  • Experience South Pole conquest
  • Sail through the southern seas
  • Discover wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Dunedin
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Antarctic exploration cannot be separated from the pioneers who travelled in these territories at the edges of the Earth.Like a real explorer, you will cross the legendary southern seas ofBellingshausenandAmundsen, approachMarie Byrd Land, one of the lastTerra nulliusof our planet, and attempt to …
Cruise Details
0
Leopard Seal
$43,050
EXPLORE

From Dumont d’Urville to Mawson: retracing Heroic Age expeditions

Lyttelton - Ushuaia - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island and more
  • Visit Macquarie Island
  • Sail through the southern seas
  • Discover unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Lyttelton / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join in this 27-day expedition that follows in the footsteps of the first Antarctic explorers. The first penguins appear on the horizon as you approach the shores of Macquarie Island. The ecology of this island is so extensive that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to …
Cruise Details
0
A quiet morning near Dunedin
$42,910
EXPLORE

From Dumont d’Urville to Mawson: retracing Heroic Age expeditions

Dunedin - Ushuaia - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island and more
  • Visit Macquarie Island
  • Sail through the southern seas
  • Discover wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take part in this 27-day journey that follows in the footsteps of the early explorers of Antarctica. As you approach the coasts of Macquarie Island, the first penguins will appear on the horizon. This island's biodiversity is so rich that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site: it …
Cruise Details
0
Queenstown, New Zealand
$4,875
EXPLORE

Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific: Subantarctic Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Discover remote New Zealand
  • Hike through windswept Rata forests
  • Visit abandoned WWII huts
  • Explore amazing wildlife reserves
  • Witness flowering megaherbs
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Invercargill
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
You won't find them featured in a travel brochure, you won't find them in most guidebooks, you're unlikely to know anybody who has visited, and they don't even appear on some South Pacific maps - these are the 'forgotten islands'. Despite their modest profile, they are some …
Cruise Details
0
1-13 of 13 Results

Top New Zealand Travel Destinations

New Zealand Trips by Departure Date

Top Experiences in New Zealand

New Zealand Trips by Duration

New Zealand Trips by Activity

More Reasons

Why Travel With Adventure Life

All News

Recognized By