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Coral Discovery Cruise of New Zealand

12 Night cruise from Auckland to Milford Sound                                                                                         Departing 27 December 2021 On board Coral Geographer

Explore over 7,000km of New Zealand’s spectacular coastline aboard Coral Geographer, experience New Zealand from a different perspective, as free time and the ability to customise your expedition from a choice of experiences in historic cities is contrasted with wilderness experiences guided by our knowledgeable expedition team. By small ship, enjoy access to remote and difficult-to-reach wilderness areas within the Marlborough Sounds and Fiordland, and visit sheltered coves and islands to find fur seals, kakapos, and pods of friendly dolphins.

  • From AU$9,920 per person twin share
  • AU$14,880 single occupancy

Expedition Highlights

Marlborough Sounds – enjoy a New Year’s Eve feast anchored in historic Ships Cove.

Walk through the lush Waimangu Volanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal valley

Stroll through the quiet forests of Ulva Island to spot New Zealand’s iconic birds, including ghe Stewart Island Weka, South Island Saddleback, Yellow and Red crowned Parakeet and Rifleman.

Visit French-influenced Akaroa and Dunedin’s Scottish heritage and Napiers distinctive art deco

Visit Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough wine regions

Enjoy walks through spectacular scenery in the Marlborough Sounds and the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkways

Encounter many species of endemic birds and marine wildlife, including the Fiordland crested penguin, Yellow eyed penguin, little penguin and New Zealand fur seal in Southland, the Perm Whate in Kaikoura and the dusky dolphin and Hectors dolphin at Akaroa

Explore four of Fordland’s most beautiful sounds – the astonishing and rarely visited Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Thompson Sound and Milford Sounds