Extreme Travel

Includes overnight (possibly multi day) hikes with steeper ascents and descents often along unmarked trails. Participants must be familiar with the use of GPS and have appropriate equipment (see relevant Expedition Notes/Equipment Lists for details). Camping out in tents/huts is included and participants will be expected to backpack own personal gear and a share of party food and equipment. Expedition could include difficult zodiac travel/landings and/or travel by off road vehicles over rough terrain.

Adventure Travel

Includes day hikes along marked and unmarked trails with some steeper ascents and descents. Must be capable of carrying day pack with lunch and waterproof clothing. Could include difficult zodiac travel/landings and/or travel by off road vehicles over rough terrain.

Explorer Travel

Includes easier half day beach/village and/or guided bush walks. Easier zodiac landings and if applicable comfortable local transport.

Please note it is mandatory to have Medical Insurance including evacuation and repatriation for all of our voyages/expeditions.

Stewart Island 1st

20 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021

Beyond Halfmoon Bay (Oban) and nearby Patterson Inlet lies some of the greatest cruising grounds in New Zealand. Little known and seldom visited areas such as Port Adventure, Lords River, Port Pegasus and Broad Bay are crammed full with opportunities for the adventurous and curious traveller. There is a rich human history of discovery, exploration and exploitation. Sealers, whalers, tin ...

Stewart Island 2d

03 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021

Beyond Halfmoon Bay (Oban) and nearby Patterson Inlet lies some of the greatest cruising grounds in New Zealand. Little known and seldom visited areas such as Port Adventure, Lords River, Port Pegasus and Broad Bay are crammed full with opportunities for the adventurous and curious traveller. There is a rich human history of discovery, exploration and exploitation. Sealers, whalers, tin ...

Stewart Island 3d

24 Apr 2021 - 02 May 2021

Beyond Halfmoon Bay (Oban) and nearby Patterson Inlet lies some of the greatest cruising grounds in New Zealand. Little known and seldom visited areas such as Port Adventure, Lords River, Port Pegasus and Broad Bay are crammed full with opportunities for the adventurous and curious traveller. There is a rich human history of discovery, exploration and exploitation. Sealers, whalers, tin ...

All Fiords – North Bound

08 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021

There are14 fiords in the Fiordland National Park. They were carved out of the mountains about 20,000 years ago by glaciers. Only two of them, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, are accessible by road the rest can only be reached by boat. They are amongst the most remote and inaccessible places in New Zealand.   This expedition does what no other expedition ...

All Fiords – South Bound

22 Aug 2021 - 05 Sep 2021

There are14 fiords in the Fiordland National Park. They were carved out of the mountains about 20,000 years ago by glaciers. Only two of them, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, are accessible by road the rest can only be reached by boat. They are amongst the most remote and inaccessible places in New Zealand.   This expedition does what no other expedition ...

The Southern Fiords – North bound

11 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021

In Māori legend, the Fiords were formed by Tu-te-raki-whanoa. Chanting a powerful karakia  or prayer he hacked at the towering rock walls with his adze and carved them from the earth. He reputedly started in the south working his way north to Milford Sound. He was inexperienced when he started, chopping repeatedly leaving many islands and inlets. His inexperience has created what is ...

The Southern Fiords – South bound

19 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

In Māori legend, the Fiords were formed by Tu-te-raki-whanoa. Chanting a powerful karakia  or prayer he hacked at the towering rock walls with his adze and carved them from the earth. He reputedly started in the south working his way north to Milford Sound. He was inexperienced when he started, chopping repeatedly leaving many islands and inlets. His inexperience has created what is ...

Dusky Sound Special – Southbound

23 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021

The name, Dusky Bay (technically a Fiord) is synonymous with earliest European history of New Zealand. Captain James Cook rested his men, repaired and restocked his ship the Resolution in 1773 here. His reports and log books led other seafarers, explorers, sealers and naturalists to this remote Fiord. Using the log books and writings of these early visitors we explore this remote ...

Dusky Sound Special – Northbound

28 Oct 2021 - 02 Nov 2021

The name, Dusky Bay (technically a Fiord) is synonymous with earliest European history of New Zealand. Captain James Cook rested his men, repaired and restocked his ship the Resolution in 1773 here. His reports and log books led other seafarers, explorers, sealers and naturalists to this remote Fiord. Using the log books and writings of these early visitors we explore this remote ...

The Southern Fiords – South bound

06 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021

In Māori legend, the Fiords were formed by Tu-te-raki-whanoa. Chanting a powerful karakia  or prayer he hacked at the towering rock walls with his adze and carved them from the earth. He reputedly started in the south working his way north to Milford Sound. He was inexperienced when he started, chopping repeatedly leaving many islands and inlets. His inexperience has created what is ...

Tasman Bay, D’Urville Island and the Marlborough Sounds

27 Nov 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Many of the areas we visit on this expedition are accessible by (winding) roads or hiking tracks. But there is something special and very relaxing about cruising along the coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park and the drowned river valley systems of the Marlborough Sounds. The region is synonymous with some of the greatest navigators and explorers the world has known, ...

Tasman Bay, D’Urville Island and the Marlborough Sounds

11 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021

Many of the areas we visit on this expedition are accessible by (winding) roads or hiking tracks. But there is something special and very relaxing about cruising along the coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park and the drowned river valley systems of the Marlborough Sounds. The region is synonymous with some of the greatest navigators and explorers the world has known, ...