Snares Island, New Zealand

The Snares Islands are a small island group approximately 200 kilometres south of New Zealand's South Island. The Snares consist of the main island North East Island and the smaller Broughton Island as well as the somewhat isolated Western Chain Islands approx 5 km (3.1 mi) to the WSW. The Snares are the closest to the mainland, lying only 200km south of Bluff, New Zealand's southernmost city.

It is an amazing island rich with seabirds around coast. Visitors can see Snares Crested Penguins, Tomtits, Fernbirds, Cape Pigeons, Antarctic Terns, White-fronted Terns and Red-billed Gulls. There is an estimated 6 million Sooty Shearwaters nesting on the Snares Islands. Bullers Albatross breed here from early January onwards.

Things to see and do

* Penguin Colonies
* Sea birds

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Language – English
Land Area – 3.5 km²
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – +64

Port Location - Landings are not permitted. Zodiacs are used to transport visitors to the Eastern side.

Transport Links – Access to these islands is only by boat from Invercargill in New Zealand.