Located in the Southland region
The Subantarctic islands are:
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.
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 are among the world’s least modified environments and home to diverse and abundant animals and plants.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.