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Some of the best of NZ wilderness areas are only accessible by ship.  Remote, isolated and protected by the Southern Ocean, Fiordland and Southern Stewart Island have always attracted the adventurous and curious traveller.  Our bespoke expeditions on board MV Strannik take you on a journey or a pilgrimage through the regions.  

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.

The Southern Fiords

26 Sep 2022 - 04 Oct 2022

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 ...

Fiordland– Kayaking Expedition

22 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022

This expedition provides the logistics and support for keen paddlers to explore the historic waterways of the southern Fiords.  Soak in the history and outstanding scenery in Dusky Sound, Chalky Inlet and Port Preservation. We provide the Kayaks and equipment, great food, comfortable accommodation (twin share private facilities) and you paddle ...

Fiordland– Kayaking Expedition

31 Oct 2022 - 08 Nov 2022

This expedition provides the logistics and support for keen paddlers to explore the historic waterways of the southern Fiords.  Soak in the history and outstanding scenery in Dusky Sound, Chalky Inlet and Port Preservation. We provide the Kayaks and equipment, great food, comfortable accommodation (twin share private facilities) and you paddle ...

The Southern Fiords

10 Nov 2022 - 18 Nov 2022

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 ...

Stewart Island including port Pegasus

04 Dec 2022 - 12 Dec 2022

On the morning of first day we will arrange a complimentary shuttle bus to pick you up from your Invercargill accommodation  and transfer you and other team members to Port of Bluff, where you will take the Stewart Island ferry to Halfmoon Bay. On arrival you will be met by ...

Stewart Island – Kayaking Expedition

13 Dec 2022 - 22 Dec 2022

This expedition allows you to explore the eastern coast of Stewart Island. Paddle where few others have had the opportunity, explore picturesque Port Adventure, drift down the Lords River. Then spend several days paddling, exploring and marvelling at the beauty and the remoteness of Port Pegasus.  This is Kayaking at its ...

Stewart Island Wilderness Tramps

23 Dec 2022 - 01 Jan 2023

The Tin Range provides an overland route to Port Pegasus on southern Stewart Island.  It was used extensively by the tin miners in the early 1900’s. The route which was once well marked has not been maintained and the one hut or bivi  on the route has fallen into disrepair. Despite this ...

Stewart Island Expedition

17 Feb 2023 - 25 Feb 2023

Known as the land of the glowing skies and an Island with outstanding opportunities for adventure and wildlife.  Please note: we do not publish a day to day itinerary, except for first and the last days because these are expeditions rather than tours.  Day 1:  Joining the Expedition.  You will ...