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Subantarctic Discovery

Ship: Greg Mortimer  
Departure: Monday, March 7, 2022
Nights: 17 nights
Departs: Hobart
Returns: Bluff
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
17
Nights
Days at Sea
5
Sea Days
Ports
9
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Subantarctic Discovery

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, March 7, 2022 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    2 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 South Bruny Island, Australia

    Bruny Island is an island off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania. It is comprised of two islands, North and South Bruny, that are joined by a long, narrow 40 metre wide sandy isthmus. It is the home of the beautiful South Bruny National Park and provides the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. Read more about South Bruny Island, Australia

    3 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 South Bruny Island, Australia

    Bruny Island is an island off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania. It is comprised of two islands, North and South Bruny, that are joined by a long, narrow 40 metre wide sandy isthmus. It is the home of the beautiful South Bruny National Park and provides the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. Read more about South Bruny Island, Australia

    4 Thursday, March 10, 2022 New Harbour, Maatsuyker Islands
    5 Friday, March 11, 2022 At Sea
    6 Saturday, March 12, 2022 At Sea
    7 Sunday, March 13, 2022 At Sea
    8 Monday, March 14, 2022 Macquarie Island, Australia
    View of Macquarie Island, Australia

    Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island (54.5 deg.S) that is part of the state of Tasmania, Australia, located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 1500 km from Tasmania, and 1000 km from New Zealand. The island is rectangular, 32 km by 5 km, running N-S. The Australian Antarctic Division maintains a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the 130 m wide isthmus at the northern tip of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. Read more about Macquarie Island, Australia

    9 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Macquarie Island, Australia
    View of Macquarie Island, Australia

    Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island (54.5 deg.S) that is part of the state of Tasmania, Australia, located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 1500 km from Tasmania, and 1000 km from New Zealand. The island is rectangular, 32 km by 5 km, running N-S. The Australian Antarctic Division maintains a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the 130 m wide isthmus at the northern tip of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. Read more about Macquarie Island, Australia

    10 Wednesday, March 16, 2022 At Sea
    11 Thursday, March 17, 2022 Campbell Island, New Zealand
    View of Campbell Island, New Zealand

    Campbell Island lies 600 km due south of New Zealand, the most southerly of NZ’s subantarctic islands. This uninhabited UNESCO World Heritage site is surrounded by numerous stacks, rocks and islets. The island is mountainous, rising to 569 metres in the south. It lies on the Campbell Plateau, a submerged portion of the New Zealand continental landmass, and the largest portion of submarine continental crust in the world. Read more about Campbell Island, New Zealand

    12 Friday, March 18, 2022 Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    The Auckland Islands, or Motu Maha, form an archipelago of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and they lie 465 km from the South Island port of Bluff. From the early 19th C whalers and sealers set up temporary bases there, and explorers included Dumont D’Urville (giving name to a future Ponant Yacht Cruises explorer vessel) and James Ross. Intermittent efforts were made to permanently settle the islands. Today they have no permanent human inhabitants, though scientists visit regularly, and limited tourism on Enderby and Auckland Islands is allowed. Read more about Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    13 Saturday, March 19, 2022 Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    The Auckland Islands, or Motu Maha, form an archipelago of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and they lie 465 km from the South Island port of Bluff. From the early 19th C whalers and sealers set up temporary bases there, and explorers included Dumont D’Urville (giving name to a future Ponant Yacht Cruises explorer vessel) and James Ross. Intermittent efforts were made to permanently settle the islands. Today they have no permanent human inhabitants, though scientists visit regularly, and limited tourism on Enderby and Auckland Islands is allowed. Read more about Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    14 Sunday, March 20, 2022 Snares Islands, New Zealand
    View of Snares Islands, New Zealand

    The Snares (named as shipping hazards) lie 100 km SW of New Zealand’s southernmost point on Stewart Island. The Snares Islands consist of the main North East Island, smaller Broughton Island, and a number of rocky stacks. The group is volcanic in origin, has a total land area of just two sq.km., and their highest point is 130m. North East Island is bounded by steep coastal cliffs. Read more about Snares Islands, New Zealand

    15 Monday, March 21, 2022 Stewart Island, New Zealand
    View of Stewart Island, New Zealand

    Stewart Island/Rakiura (pop. c. 380) is the third largest island of New Zealand and lies just 30 km S of the South Island, across Foveaux Strait from the port of Bluff. It was charted by Lt. Read more about Stewart Island, New Zealand

    16 Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Dusky Sound, New Zealand
    View of Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    Dusky Sound is a fjord on the SW corner of New Zealand, in Fjordland National Park. In 1770 it was given its name by Captain Cook and his crew as that was the time of night when they found it. They encountered groups of shy Maoris, but nowadays the area is almost uninhabited. However, seal numbers have increased since the ban on seal hunting. Read more about Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    17 Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Dusky Sound, New Zealand
    View of Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    Dusky Sound is a fjord on the SW corner of New Zealand, in Fjordland National Park. In 1770 it was given its name by Captain Cook and his crew as that was the time of night when they found it. They encountered groups of shy Maoris, but nowadays the area is almost uninhabited. However, seal numbers have increased since the ban on seal hunting. Read more about Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    18 Thursday, March 24, 2022 Bluff, New Zealand

    Bluff is a town and seaport on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is dominated by Bluff Hill, an extinct volcanic cone that provides some shelter from the prevailing westerly winds. The Bluff History Group's Heritage Trail will help visitors appreciate some of the unique history of New Zealand's oldest continuously occupied European settlement. It has a lot to offer with attractions such as Bluff Maritime Museum with its displays on whaling, oystering and shipwrecks, and (photographers note) Stirling Point with its signpost that indicates the distance to the South Pole and other parts of the world. Read more about Bluff, New Zealand

  • Ship

    Greg Mortimer Overview

    Greg Mortimer

    With centuries of collective experience in expedition cruising, the state-of-the-art Greg Mortimer has been revolutionised to be purposed built to reach the most remote places on earth. The first ship designed with the distinctive Ulstein X-BOW® allows the ship to sail the expansive oceans more comfortably and efficiently. Designed with adventure at heart, the sweeping observation decks bring you closer to nature while offering inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials. Guests can enjoy intimate voyages with only 132 expeditioners per cruise with 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The Greg Mortimer features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.

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