Enderby Island NZ (New Zealand) is one of the Auckland Islands and located in close proximity (2 mi / 3 km) to Auckland Island's northeastern coast (Port Ross / natural harbour). Enderby is the largest in the Auckland archipelago (subantarctic island group). In the strait between Auckland and Enderby are located several smaller isles, including Rose and Ewing.
Enderby Island NZ is not to be confused with Enderby Island WA (in Western Australia's Dampier Archipelago). The island's scenery is marked by a rocky coastline with high cliffs and bog and wetland interior with with numerous streams, Teal Lake (southeastern part). Cruise ships anchor at Sandy Bay (southwestern coast) which is Enderby's only landing point. The area is best known for the New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos) breeding colony.
Enderby Island is a designated Important Bird Area as a breeding site for several seabird species, among which are the endemic Auckland shag (cormorant), Auckland teal (dabbling duck), Auckland rail (flightless bird) and Auckland snipe (sandpiper/shorebird). Besides New Zealand sea lions, on the island live brown skuas (Antarctic skua), New Zealand pipits (passerine birds), northern giant petrels (large predatory seabird), yellow-eyed penguins (aka hoiho / tarakaka).
|Date / Time||Port|
|04 Jan||Departing from Hobart, Tasmania|
|08-09 Jan||Macquarie Island, Tasmania|
|11 Jan||Campbell Island, New Zealand|
|12 Jan||Enderby Island, New Zealand|
|13 Jan||Auckland Island, New Zealand|
|14 Jan||Snares Islands, New Zealand|
|15-16 Jan||Milford Sound (Fiordland NP), New Zealand|
|17 Jan||Arriving in Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand|
Prices started from ~USD 8800 per person (double-occupancy cabin rates).
In 2021, Enderby Island was included in the schedule of Lindblad Expeditions with the company's newest ship National Geographic Endurance (2020-inaugurated). Next table shows the unique 32-day Antarctic itinerary as call ports and dates.
|Date / Time||Port|
|29 Dec||Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina|
|30 Dec||Drake Passage, Antarctica|
|31 Dec - 11 Jan||Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica|
|24 Jan - 25 Jan||Macquarie Island, Tasmania Australia|
|27 Jan||Enderby Island, New Zealand|
|29 Jan||Snares Islands, New Zealand|
|30 Jan||Arriving in Port Chalmers-Dunedin, New Zealand|
The Transpacific ocean-crossing voyage was priced from ~USD 48800 per person ()double-occupancy cabin rates).
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