Explore the best of New Zealand’s South Island natural heritage on this 7-night luxury expedition on board Le Lapérouse.
You will set sail from Wellington, famous for its inventive and sophisticated food scene and picturesque harbour, before reaching Kaikoura and Akaroa renowned for their wildlife encounters.
You will follow your voyage towards Fiordland National Park, which is part of Te Wähipounamu, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, home to the majestic Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. A zodiac excursion will take you to find Fiordland crested penguins, get up close to spectacular waterfalls and allow you to enjoy the vistas of the ship’s outer decks.
The last stop on your itinerary, Ulva Island in Paterson Inlet, is famous as a bird and plant sanctuary and provides an opportunity to spot some of the rarest bird species in the world alongside our team of naturalists and destination experts. Your disembarkation port is Dunedin, along the stunning Otago Peninsula, which is rich in wildlife and picturesque hinterland.