Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands
15 Nov - 4 Dec
19 Nights
11 Ports
Lindblad Expeditions

Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

15 November - 4 December 2024
From £21,213 pp


19 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


11 Ports

16 November

Setting sail from Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Don't miss

It’s not all about the city; there is stunning natural beauty within easy reach, including black sand beaches, islands and extinct volcanic cones.

17-18 November

At sea

19 November

New Zealand: Gisborne

20 November

New Zealand: Napier

21-22 November

New Zealand: Abel Tasman National Park

23-24 November

New Zealand: Milford Sound

25 November

New Zealand: Snares Islands

26-27 November

New Zealand: Auckland Islands

28-30 November

Australia: Macquarie Island

1-2 December

New Zealand: Campbell Island

3 December

New Zealand: Stewart Island

4 December

Arriving in Dunedin

It's an odd concept - Edinburgh, but on New Zealand's South Island. Visitors are amazed by the extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian buildings dating back to the gold rush, which bring to mind the city's Scottish roots - not least when the sound of the pipes echoes through the streets. Of course the region was inhabited by Māori long prior to the European arrival, so a rich history abounds. Meanwhile outside the city, the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago peninsula are on hand, home to New Zealand fur seals, Hooker's sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins, and the only mainland royal albatross colony in the world.

Our tip

Rail buffs will love the Taieri Gorge railway, the perfect way to see the fantastic scenery.

The Ship

Your home from home

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Orion in Antarctica
Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Orion - Cabin
Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Orion - Deck

Lindblad’s most luxurious vessel, National Geographic Orion was designed specifically for expedition travel, with an ice-strengthened hull, and her small size enables her to manoeuvre close to shore.

What we love

The lovely public spaces, including a dramatic window-lined main lounge, help foster a sense of communal adventure, and the ship is equipped with a host of 'Tools for Exploration', including a glass-bottom zodiac. The comfortable rooms provide a sanctuary after a long day ashore, and some also boast private balconies.

Capacity 102 Guests
Crew 80 International Staff
Style Expedition cruising at its best, so expect relaxed informal evenings after adventurous days!
  • All meals on board
  • All non-alcoholic drinks
  • All park fees and permits
  • All shore activities
  • Expedition by landing craft
  • Kayaking and snorkelling including wetsuits
  • Expedition team lectures and guides
More about National Geographic Orion

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.

Pen-y-bryn Lodge, near Dunedin, New Zealand

Our favourite hotel near Dunedin

Up the coast at Oamaru, the charming Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a heritage homestead - and perfectly placed to visit the blue penguins!

Curio Bay, New Zealand

Explore the South Island

Visit the Catlins Coastal Rain Forest and Curio Bay – next stop Antarctica!


Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

15 November - 4 December 2024
From £21,213 pp


19 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


11 Ports


National Geographic Orion of Lindblad Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

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