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Explore the boundless beauty of Oceania, an oasis of wildlife and nature that beckons adventure seekers. On one of these 23 trips in 2024 and 2025, you can experience the unique wildlife that inhabits this part of the world. Watch as kangaroos, koalas, penguins, seals, dolphins, whales and many more animals come to life. Our Oceania safari tours and cruises, including wildlife viewing, start at $3,650 for adventures of 8 to 30 days. Experience the best that Oceania has to offer, and contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists to help plan your next seamless trip to Oceania's wild side!
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Mt. Cook
$8,570
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New Zealand Uncut: North & South Islands

Small Group Departure - 15 Day Itinerary
  • See the Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Learn about Māori culture
  • Hike Tongariro National Park
  • Experience the Abel Tasman Coast
  • See coastal limestone canyons
  • Hike Aoraki /Mt. Cook
  • See stunning view of Fiordland NP
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Set out on a 15-day hiking adventure across New Zealand, from the geothermal wonders of Rotorua to the diverse and rich terrain of the adventure capital, Queenstown. Start your adventure in the stunning Waitomo glow worm caves, leading you to the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Next, the dramatic …
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Mt. Aspiring National Park
$5,483
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Southern Slice: Nelson to Queenstown

Small Group Departure - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Experience the Abel Tasman Coast
  • Explore limestone canyons
  • Hike the Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Float in a terminal glacier lake
  • See stunning views of Fiordland NP
Starts / Ends:
Nelson / Queenstown
Activities:
Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Set out on a 10-day small group hiking adventure exploring the diverse landscapes of New Zealand's South Island, from the views of Tasman Bay and Nelson City to the unique and rich terrain of the adventure capital, Queenstown. Start your adventure by exploring the lively towns of Nelson and …
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$7,050
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Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Discover Abrolhos Islands
  • Explore Shark Bay
  • Enjoy cultural sites
  • Visit Ningaloo Reef
Starts / Ends:
Fremantle / Broome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 13-day expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of …
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Rock formations along the coast of Kimberly
$7,450
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Best of the Kimberley and Tiwi Islands

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the Horizontal Waterfall
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
  • Learn about ancient rock art
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Broome
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 11-day sailing experience onCoral Discoverer brings you to the wonders of the Kimberley coast.Wonder at the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Waterfalls, marvel at the80 meter high King George Falls, and watch for abundant wildlife as you travel and reach Broome.The Kimberley Region is …
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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$6,875
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Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef – Turtles & Rays

Brisbane - Cairns - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Explore Mon Repos Turtle Center
  • Visit Heron Island Research Station
  • Discover the Restoration Program
  • Assist rehabilitate injured turtles
Starts / Ends:
Brisbane / Cairns
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard the Coral Discoverer featuring Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef focusing on turtles and rays. Explore Lady Elliot Island, a coral sanctuary with Project Manta research. Visit Mon Repos Turtle Centre for Loggerhead turtle nesting and hatchlings. Heron …
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An overland journey takes us into the highlands of Sulawesi to the remarkable Tana Toraja
$9,720
Save $2500
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In the Wake of the Makassans

Darwin - Makassar - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Encounter funeral rituals
  • Gaze out Kelimutu National Park
  • Walk in tracks of Komodo Dragons
  • Hike to the summit of Padar Island
  • Explore Takabonarate Marine Park
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Makassar
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day cruise to Makassar, retracing the historic paths of the Makassan trepangers from the 16th century. Explore lesser-visited islands, witness Phinisi boat building in Tana Beru, and visit Lamalera's traditional whaling village. Encounter Komodo Dragons, dive into Takabonarate …
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$15,250
EBD
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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 / Queenstown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 …
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$10,725
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Galapagos of the Southern Ocean: New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands

Hobart - Queenstown - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore Macquarie Island
  • Venture on Zodiac excursions
  • View a vast array of endemic birds
  • Appreciate the rich biodiversity
  • Discover Campbell Island
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Queenstown
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 13-day cruise aboard the Heritage Adventurer and discover breathtaking destinations with a team of highly knowledgeable and passionate experts. This expedition is an exceptional opportunity to explore the Southern Ocean ecosystem, which is both educational and inspiring. The …
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New Caledonia
$11,695
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Grand Pacific Odyssey - Extension

25 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Visit the remote Bonin Islands
  • Experience Bougainville Island
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Osaka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the Grand Pacific Odyssey, a 25-day cruise from New Zealand to Japan aboard Heritage Adventurer. This adventure balances remote island visits, coral reef snorkeling, cultural exchanges, and wildlife encounters. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Norfolk Island, French-influenced New Caledonia, …
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Sea lion nestled in the seaweed.
$9,990
EBD
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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, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 …
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Colorful trees in Osaka
$11,695
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Western Pacific Odyssey - Extension

25 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Explore Norfolk Island's birds
  • Rare seabird and marine sightings
  • Visit rainforests and beaches
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Osaka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 25 day expedition from Auckland to Kavieng with Heritage Adventurer, a birdwatcher's dream come true. Explore the Mokohinau Islands, Norfolk Island, and New Caledonia, encountering rare seabirds like the New Zealand Storm Petrel and Kagu. Immerse yourself in the rich history of …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$16,577
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Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia & Indonesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore King George river
  • Discover the unique wildlife
  • Visit the Komodo National Park
  • Experience Indonesia
Starts / Ends:
Broome / Bali
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 16-day cruise from Perth, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, aboard the National Geographic Orion. Explore the Kimberley region in Australia, where striking landscapes bear the marks of ancient human civilizations. Then, voyage to remote Indonesian island villages where history springs to …
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Breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica
$23,020
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Scott & Shackleton's Antarctica - Ross Sea Expedition

Dunedin - Dunedin - 22 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 / Dunedin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 …
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Breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica
$22,020
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Scott & Shackleton's Antarctica - Ross Sea Expedition

Dunedin Roundtrip - 22 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 / Dunedin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 …
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Queenstown, New Zealand
$5,850
EBD
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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:
Variable
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 …
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$31,500
Savings
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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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Bluff / Port of Bluff
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 …
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Beautiful wild coast of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$7,550
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Papua's Whale Sharks and Birds of Paradise

Sorong - Kaimana - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Swim under Kitikiti waterfall
  • Explore the maze of karst islands
  • View birds of paradise in nature
  • Enjoy the isolated Ceram Sea
Starts / Ends:
Sorong / Triton Bay
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Raja Ampat, a globally renowned biodiversity hotspot,one of the world's most breathtaking destinations to cruise. This special itinerary celebrates Alfred Russel Wallace, a renowned scientist who was one of the first to express worry over the environmental consequences of human …
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The unusual red color of Broome, Australia
$8,810
Save $6000
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Experience the tidal phenomenon
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserv
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 11-day sailing experience onCoral Geographer brings you to the wonders of Kimberley.View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about theancient cultures of the Indigenous people.See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you …
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