Satisfy your birdwatching and marine mammal passions, when you choose from three south pacific wildlife cruise adventures onboard the Heritage Adventurer!

Your choice could see you search for rare and elusive seabirds and mammals, visit historic sites, discover remote beaches, snorkel pristine coral reefs, experience forgotten cultures and incredible wildlife encounters and more.

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*NEW* Seabirds & Cetaceans of Australasia:
An Epic East Coast Pelagic

15th November 2024 | 9 Days | From NZ $6,150

Specially designed with birders, whale, dolphin and cruise enthusiasts and adventurers in mind, this wildlife adventure will sail remote, uncharted waters in the search for rare and elusive seabirds and marine mammals.

The 9-day sea journey begins in Port Vila, Vanuatu, crossing to the north of New Caledonia, past the remote Chesterfield Reefs and then towards Australian waters, far offshore, all the way to Hobart, Tasmania.

→View the full itinerary in the expedition dossier

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With much of the voyage being in rarely explored Australian waters this expedition is a must-do for any birders and naturalists wishing to visit some of the most far-flung and rarely visited areas of Australia. With such a diversity of species possible, including many rarely seen ones, it is sure to have wider appeal among anyone with an interest in pelagic birding or cetacean watching.

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Western Pacific Odyssey + Extension: The Ultimate Birding Voyage from New Zealand, via Papua New Guinea, to Japan

13th March 2025 | 15 Days From NZ $15,475 | 25 Days From NZ$18,075

This wildlife expedition is considered a ‘must do’ experience for any birder, with its opportunities to sight some of the rarest seabirds in the world. It’s not just for ‘birders’ though, on this leisurely cruise you will witness majestic marine animals, visit remote beaches, view glowing tropical sunsets, flying fish, towering tropical rainforests and wild and remote oceans.

You have the option to disembark in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, or to continue on a specially priced extension through to Japan.

Set sail on a 15-25 day journey from Auckland to Norfolk Island, then cross to New Caledonia, and the New Britain Trench. Explore the coasts of Bougainville and New Ireland, pausing in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. For those continuing, the adventure extends to the Bonin Islands south of Japan before concluding in Osaka.

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Grand Pacific Odyssey – Extension: The Ultimate Tropical Pacific Island Cruise from New Zealand, via Papua New Guinea, to Japan

13th March 2025 | 15 Days From NZ $15,475 | 25 Days From NZ$18,075

Set sail on a true adventure as you cruise from New Zealand to Japan. This journey has been designed with cruise enthusiasts and adventurers in mind, carefully balancing the excitement of visiting remote islands, snorkelling pristine coral reefs, enjoying thrilling cultural exchanges at isolated villages, observing wildlife and Zodiac cruising tropical isles with languorous sea days spent poolside, in the Observation Lounge or whale watching in the bridge with the captain.

You have the option to disembark in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, or to continue on a specially priced extension through to Japan.

Highlights include exploring former penal colony now UNESCO World Heritage Site Norfolk Island, discovering the French-infused charms of New Caledonia and visiting idyllic islands and isolated villages where unique time-honoured traditions and elaborately costumed dancers welcome you with unforgettable cultural encounters.

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About the Heritage Adventurer

Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel with an impressive history of Polar exploration. She welcomes just 140 expeditioners on each voyage, ensuring spacious, stylish and comfortable journeys, with a fleet of 14 Zodiacs to ensure all guests can maximise their expedition adventure.

Choose your wildlife cruising adventure

and get in touch with us to secure your spot today!

Call us to chat about it on 09 426 1490

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