An insightful journey to some of the ‘forgotten islands’ of the South Pacific.
Timed to coincide with magnificent floral displays, you will enjoy coastal cruising and walking on Snares, Auckland, Enderby and Campbell Islands. Such is the richness of the mega-herbs, the region has been named by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as a world centre of floristic diversity.
Hike through the windswept rata forests, and along the exposed coastal cliffs of the Auckland Islands.
The lack of fear that the wildlife has means close encounters are common along with great photographic opportunities. The jewel in the crown of the sub-Antarctic is Enderby Island, a small wildlife-rich island in the north of the group.
Here you may enjoy close encounters with the royal albatross, however, you would be wise to be a little wary of the impressive Hooker’s sea lions.