Coral Expeditions has announced four new itineraries on top of the new Coral Geographer for the years 2021-2022. Itineraries included the remote Subantarctic Snares Islands, Auckland and Campbell, Fiordland, and the Solomon Islands.
“Our new itinerary celebrates the different aspects that make New Zealand one of the most aspirational global destinations for natural and cultural adventures,” said Jeff Gillies, commercial director at Coral Expeditions. “From its vast landscape and geological formations, abundance of endemic birds and wildlife, strong Maori and Polynesian cultural influences, and fascinating maritime history, this is a fruitful and educational series of expeditions.”
According to the press release, the itinerary “explores remote natural landscapes and features rich cultural experiences, from hiking through the fertile Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal valley, to encounters with strong Maori traditions and the people of historic Gisborne” .
New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Region is a shipping “hub”, the shipping company said.
“Guests can expect a variety of experiences, including guided beach excursions to the protected nature reserves of the Campbell Islands and Auckland. These islands, shrouded in endemic majestic grasslands and averaging red flowers, are a refuge for rare bird life, including ten species of albatross and penguins, including the rare yellow-eyed penguin. The islands are also a haven for fur seals, sea lions and elephant seals, ”said Coral Expeditions.
Itineraries vary between eight and 14 nights, with prices starting at A $ 6,790 for an eight-night “South Coast to Fiordland” itinerary. All bookings include beach tours, food and drinks in their prices.