Discover Travel are one of the few true specialists in New Zealand in arranging trips to the Arctic. “The Arctic” – from the Greek Arktikos – ‘Country of the Great Bear’ because it sits underneath the constellation Ursa Major. This is very apt, because the most famous resident of this… Read the rest

Expedition Cruising

Expedition (small ship cruising to ‘adventure’ destinations) is growing rapidly – in these places, it’s all about the destinations that are ‘hard to get to except by ship’! Expedition ships essentially used to be a floating expedition base for shore excursions by zodiac, but a great ship will certainly enhance… Read the rest


Discover Travel are one of the few true specialists in New Zealand in arranging trips to Antarctica. Antarctica truly is the ‘last great place on earth’. The stunning scenery, incredibly abundant and inquisitive wildlife and the pristine nature of the vast ice-covered plateaus are simply indescribable. You will spend your… Read the rest

A Circumnavigation of Iceland in Springtime by Ian Collier

Keflavik Airport in Iceland has come a long way since I first passed through it twenty years ago. It’s certainly a lot bigger and grander than I had remembered, which is perhaps explained by the recent incredible increase in popularity of this tiny island nation for overseas visitors. Iceland is… Read the rest

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Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast

From NZD $10,097 pp twinshare
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Exploring Ningaloo, Montebello & Abrolhos Islands 12 Nights | Departing Broome | Arriving Fremantle Departures: 27 October 2021 onboard Coral Geographer, and 7 February 2022 onboard Coral Adventurer. This expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea.… Read the rest

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Across the Great Australian Bight

From NZD $9,010 pp twinshare
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Explore Remote Islands & Iconic National Parks 13 Nights | Departing Fremantle 8 November 2021 | Arriving Adelaide 21 November 2021 | Onboard Coral Geographer Set sail onboard Coral Geographer on an all-new 13-night expedition immersion into the wild nature, rich history, and unique coastline of Australia’s southwest. A once-in-a-lifetime… Read the rest