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Birding Down Under: Subantarctic Islands - Heritage Adventurer
Travel with the world's experts in this region to experience this otherworldly bird and animal paradise for yourself.
Oceania: Drink It In
Listen to the names: Snares, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland, Campbell, Macquarie and Chatham Islands. They are music to the ears of ‘Birders'. Apart from the Chathams, these islands are probably more isolated now than they were when they were discovered in the late 1700s and early 1800s and were regularly visited by sealers, whalers and government steamers searching for castaway sailors. It is relatively simple to get to the Chatham Islands, but opportunities to visit the others are rare. This expedition, the only one to include all of these islands, has huge appeal to pelagic enthusiasts, penguin fanatics and those interested in island endemics, though you don't have to be a keen birder to enjoy this voyage.
- • Ten species of penguin have been seen in the Subantarctics, and several breed there including king penguins, the yellow-eyed penguin, and three species of crested penguin.
• The Subantarctic Islands harbor 15 bird species seen nowhere else. Be one of the lucky ones to add them to your life list!
• This operator is the undisputed expert in visiting the wildlife of this region. They hold special permits not granted to other operators for landings and bird-viewing.
Travel Curator’s Insights:
$500 off each person when booked by July 1
From $12,875 per person
Plan for 2022 or 2023. Entry restrictions are in place to prevent COVID-19 in New Zealand. Policies and protocols provided before you book.
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Trip Sustainability Awards
Working with the WWF's Zero Waste Initiative to eliminate waste from their yachts
Leading Chile's largest reforestation and ecological restoration effort to date
Working with The Carbon Fund to make their trips 100% carbon neutral
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
If you love birds, this is the penultimate birding adventure. And if you're not sure you do, this journey to these remote islands will still be spectacular.
Joy Martinello, Founder
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