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Cruise Antarctica and the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia with Taprobane Travel on our authentic, small-ship expedition cruises.

Each authentic, small-ship expedition cruise is meticulously planned and led ensuring expeditioners maximise every opportunity they have to learn and experience as much as possible about the region, while at the same time minimising the impact of their visit.

New Zealand

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline New Zealand's awe-inspiring fiords, gold sand beaches, hidden coves, tranquil waterways, native forests and marine reserves are perfect for small ship expedition cruising and travel.

Bordering the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand comprises three main islands including the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island with numerous smaller islands and outcrops lying, many of which are havens for rare, endemic wildlife and flora.

New Zealand Expeditions

  • All of the Fiords: The Ultimate Fiordland Experience
  • All of the Fiords: The Ultimate Fiordland Experience with Rod Morris and NZ Geo
  • Discover Marlborough Sounds: An In-Depth Exploration of the Marlborough Sounds
  • Doubtful and Dusky Sounds: Exploring Fiordland's Finest
  • Islands of the Hauraki Gulf: Expedition Cruising the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Islands
  • Islands of the Hauraki Gulf and The Coromandel: Expedition Cruising the Hauraki Gulf and the Coromandel
  • New Zealand Coastal Odyssey: The Ultimate Expedition Cruise of the New Zealand Coast
  • Northern Fiords Explorer: Expedition Cruising Fiordland's Northern Fiords
  • Southern Fiords Discovery: A Deep Exploration of Fiordland's Southern Fiords
  • The Best of New Zealand: An Intimate Exploration Cruise of New Zealand's Islands
  • The Top of the South: Explorations Beyond Marlborough Sounds
  • Unseen Fiordland and Stewart Island: Exploring New Zealand's Remote Backyard
  • Unseen Fiordland, Stewart Island and The Snares: Exploring New Zealand's Remote Backyard
  • Unseen Stewart Island: Pristine Wilderness and Wildlife Adventure

South Pacific

Cruise the South Pacific by expedition ship, visiting Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Indonesia.


‘The heart of Antarctica’, the Ross Sea region is the last great unspoiled part of the world’s oceans.  The East Antarctic coastline is some of the most remote in the world and is locked under ice for most of the year. The rest of the time it is buffeted by strong katabatic winds coming off the polar ice cap. Wildlife is abundant during these brief summer months and includes Adélie and Emperor penguins, South Polar Skuas, Snow Petrels, Southern Fulmars and many more species of bird. Both whales and seals abound here at this time and can be found feeding in the rich waters around the ice edge.

Subantarctic Islands

The Subantarctic Islands are tiny havens for some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on the planet. They lie in the cool temperate or Subantarctic Zone to the south and east of New Zealand in the great southern ocean that encircles Antarctica. This is a windswept and at times forbidding swath of sea, surprising in its fecundity.

The Subantarctic Islands are comprised of six groups: the Bounty Islands, the Antipodes, the Snares, the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and Macquarie Island. Flora and fauna are densely concentrated in the Subantarctic Islands: the number of indigenous plants and seabirds found in the Subantarctic Islands is far greater than that found on similar groups in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.


With the world's sixth longest coastline, more than 6,800 islands and islets, Japan and its seamless blend of ancient customs, ultramodern living, neon-lit cities, temples, rich culture and wildlife-filled national parks is perfect for exploring by expedition ship.

Surrounded by the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and the East China Sea, Japan's archipelago of volcanic islands stretches along a northeast/southwest axis located on the Pacific Ring of Fire resulting in a dramatic landscape best explored by sea.