Cruises from Antipodes Islands
The Antipodes Islands lie 860 km SE of New Zealand, of which it is a part. These inhospitable subantarctic islands are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The island group is a nature reserve and there is no general public access. These isolated, windswept, beautiful and fragile islands were so named because they are very close to the antipodes, the point on the earth's opposite London; and indeed they are opposite the English Channel near France.
The volcanic islands - the highest point is Mt Galloway at 366m - consist the main island, Antipodes Island, smaller Bollons Island, and numerous islets. The sub-Antarctic group is a nature reserve and on the UNESCO World Heritage List.