Subantarctic Islands

5 January - 21 January 2018


16 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


11 Ports


L'Austral of Ponant

5 January

Setting sail from Dunedin

It's an odd concept - Edinburgh, but on New Zealand's South Island. Visitors are amazed by the extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian buildings dating back to the gold rush, which bring to mind the city's Scottish roots - not least when the sound of the pipes echoes through the streets. Of course the region was inhabited by Māori long prior to the European arrival, so a rich history abounds. Meanwhile outside the city, the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago peninsula are on hand, home to New Zealand fur seals, Hooker's sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins, and the only mainland royal albatross colony in the world.

Our tip

Rail buffs will love the Taieri Gorge railway, the perfect way to see the fantastic scenery.

6 January

At sea

7 January

New Zealand: Milford Sound

8-9 January

New Zealand: Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, The Snares

10 January

At sea

11-12 January

Australia: Macquarie Island

13 January

At sea

14-20 January

New Zealand: Enderby Island, Campbell Island, Antipodes, Bounty Islands

20 January

At sea

21 January

Arriving in Wellington

New Zealand's cosmopolitan capital is arguably the country's most likeable city. Hemmed in by forest-clad hills, Wellington is compact and easily walkable, with a lovely waterfront area where you'll find the must-see Te Papa national museum. The city is also renowned for its strong winds, so make sure you hold on to your hat!

The Ship

Your home from home

What we love

More about L'Austral

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Pen-y-bryn Lodge, near Dunedin, New Zealand

Our favourite hotel near Dunedin

Up the coast at Oamaru, the charming Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a heritage homestead - and perfectly placed to visit the blue penguins!

Curio Bay, New Zealand

Explore the South Island

Visit the Catlins Coastal Rain Forest and Curio Bay – next stop Antarctica!

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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