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Macquarie Island and New Zealand sub-Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

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How do you fancy a once in a lifetime trip to Macquarie Island and New Zealand sub-Antarctic Wildlife Adventure Dunedin to Christchurch – 28th February 2014 – 14 Nights

This adventure takes us from New Zealand’s South Island through to the remote sub-Antarctic Islands. Calling at: Dunedin, Milford Sound, Dusky & Doubtful Sounds, Stewart Island, Snares Islands, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Macquarie Island & Christchurch.
Isolated, windswept and beautiful, New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic Islands are unique and irreplaceable. The UNESCO rates these ‘the most diverse and extensive of all sub-Antarctic archipelagos’, and awarded them World Heritage status in 1998. This expedition is for a fortunate few as only 500 visitors a year are permitted to visit New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic Islands and 1,000 to Australia’s Macquarie Island. Macquarie Island has been described as one of the wonder spots of the world and rivals South Georgia in its magnificence, scenic diversity and prolific wildlife. The island was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1933 and a World Heritage site in 1997. These sub-Antarctic Island groups are a paradise for birders and photographers. They are blessed with the most significant populations of many species, such as the southern royal albatross, the yellow-eyed penguin, king penguin, royal penguin, rock hopper penguin, erect-crested penguin, gentoo penguin and the New Zealand sea lion. There are 126 bird species in total, including 40 seabirds, five of which breed nowhere else in the world. This is a rare opportunity to see these fragile island groups with the help of expedition leaders who will enhance your experience with their knowledge. Orion is considered one of the finest and best equipped ships in the world to bring you the experience of these remote islands – the Galapagos of New Zealand and Australia.

I you would like more information about this lifetime trip or to incorporate it into your bespoke tailor made holiday with more great ideas, then please give us a call on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk


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