Megaherb field of Pleurophyllum speciosum, Campbell IslandPHOTO: Stephen Jaquiery | Otago Daily Times ©
the Southland region
There are five island groups:
Antipodes Islands | Auckland Islands | Bounty Islands | Campbell Island | Snares Islands
And four marine reserves:
Antipodes Island/Moutere Mahue | Auckland Islands – Motu Maha | Bounty Islands/Moutere Hauriri | Campbell Island/Moutere Ihupuku
Each of New Zealand's subantarctic island groups boast a unique collection of plants and animals, many of which are endemic, meaning they are not found anywhere else in the world. The location of the islands, together with their isolation, have contributed to their diverse and distinctive flora and fauna.
Get more information about wildlife in the subantarctic islands.
You can visit the islands as part of a guided trip.
Entry to the islands requires an entry permit which is obtained through a consultation process with DOC. Permit applications are available from the Invercargill Office.
Get more information about visiting the subantarctic islands.
Visiting the subantarctic islands is a privilege and a responsibility. To enter these islands and surrounding waters you need to consult with DOC and obtain the relevant permits.
Help us protect the subantarctic islands. Follow these guidelines to minimise the impact of your visit on
this outstanding environment.
New Zealand's subantarctic islands have World Heritage status. They are among the world’s least modified environments and are home to diverse and abundant animals and plants.