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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.

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 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  Please note: we do not publish a day to day itinerary, except for first and the last days because these are expeditions rather than tours.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 ...