Sub Antarctic Australian and NZ Islands (SUB070322G)

The Sub-Antarctic islands are remote, unforgiving, vulnerable, yet filled with life that thrives. Despite the harsh elements that create challenges for those that inhabit the region, life has found a way to exist and more importantly adapt and become one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. Join us for this amazing experience exploring the beautiful Australian and New Zealand sub Antarctic islands. Whether you are interested in penguins, seals, whales and magnificent bird colonies, or just experiencing the pristine wilderness that the Sub-Antarctic offers—then this is the trip for you!



Dates: 7th – 24th March 2022

Duration: 18 Days

Start: Hobart, Australia

Finish: Bluff, New Zealand

Ship: Greg Mortimer

Costs: $24,495 per person

Expedition Highlights:

  • Make forays to Bruny Island’s Cloudy Bay and explore the pristine wilderness at remote New Harbour
  • Zodiac-cruise off Lusitania Bay, Macquarie Island, surrounded by thousands of bathing king penguins and keep watch for hungry leopard seals
  • Sit quietly on Campbell Island, as magnificent royal albatross unfurl their wings and cry an eerie song
  • Skirt beaches busy with New Zealand sea lion harems, to reach gnarled rata forests where yellow-eyed penguins are found
  • Tread softly to see scampering kiwis, Stewart Island robins, forest parrot and colourful parakeets on the island sanctuary, Ulva


  • Day 1 Hobart
  • Days 2-3 Bruny Island, Recherche Bay
  • Day 4 New Harbour, Maatsuyker Islands
  • Days 5-7 At sea
  • Days 8-9 Macquarie Island
  • Day 10 At sea
  • Day 11 Campbell Island (Motu Ihupuku)
  • Days 12-13 Auckland Islands: Enderby, Victoria Passage, Carnley Harbour
  • Day 14 The Snares (Tini Heke)
  • Day 15 Stewart Island (Rakiura), Ulva Island
  • Days 16-17 Fiordland
  • Day 18 Bluff, New Zealand




  • Arrival transfer from airport to Greg Mortimer
  • Departure transfer from Greg Mortimer to airport or hotel on last day
  • Onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
  • Gratuities for ship crew


  • International or domestic flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges.


To register your interest to join us in Antarctica for this once in a lifetime experience, click here.

Pre-departure information for this tour, click here