One of the few operators allowed to travel the far-flung isles of the Southern Ocean, join us on a journey through the Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand, as well as Macquarie Island. Observe several albatross species, huge colonies of penguins, and island endemics including melodious bellbirds and red-crowned parakeets.
Lloyd Esler is a teacher, tour guide, writer, and historian based in Invercargill, the southernmost city in New Zealand. He has explored much of southern New Zealand, including Fiordland and Stewart Island, and has written extensively on local history. His most recent book is on the history of the rabbit pest in New Zealand; his current research project is regarding the story of Foveaux Strait, the passage that separates Stewart Island from the South Island. As a city councilor, he takes a special interest in natural heritage and environmental issues. As a teacher, he has been responsible for introducing thousands of young Southlanders to the great outdoors.