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
Arriving in Ushuaia with the anticipation of boarding The Greg Mortimer Ship the following day, I was buzzing with excitement. With a morning to spare before meeting my fellow passengers, I decided to explore on foot. It became obvious very quickly around the shore who my fellow passengers were. Everyone… Read the rest
For me, it’s the deep blue colour of the ice that draws me back, and the overwhelming sense of humility that you feel when confronted with the enormity of the continent.
It’s a cliché, but it really is ‘the trip of a lifetime’ and once you’ve been, you’ll come back… Read the rest
It’s not every day that you can claim to be standing at the End of the Earth (“El Fin del Mundo”) – but I love it so much I’ve now been there four times – each time passing through for a night en-route to my favourite destination – Antarctica! It’s… Read the rest
In 1998, I was fortunate to visit Antarctica for myself. It was my seventh (and final) continent, but that was soon forgotten as I quickly fell under the spell of the ‘Ice’, and the experience left me changed forever! Over the last ten years I’ve been back several times, and… Read the rest
10 Jan – 8 Feb 2022, 8 Feb-9 March 2022, 10 Feb – 11 March 2022 starts and ends in Invercargill,
Pricing from NZD$33,633 per person including landing fees
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most… Read the rest
You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula – and no Drake Passage crossings required! Included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the Seventh Continent with a spectacular aerial view before transferring to your ship in no time.
Keep your… Read the rest
You won’t find them mentioned in a travel brochure on your high street; you won’t find them in most guidebooks, you probably don’t know anyone that has ever been there and they don’t even appear on some maps of the South Pacific – these are the ‘forgotten islands’. Despite their… Read the rest
This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll experience a great diversity of environments and landscapes, which will provide unprecedented wildlife viewing opportunities. Join us for the quintessential Antarctic experience for… Read the rest
This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. You’ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll… Read the rest