Megaherb field of Pleurophyllum speciosum, Campbell Island

Image: Stephen Jaquiery | Otago Daily Times | ©


You can visit this amazing collection of islands as part of a guided trip. Far off the south coast of New Zealand, the islands offer rich biodiversity, stunning scenery and unique human history.


  • World heritage site - 30 species of endemic birds
  • Leads the world in conservation action through eradication of pests
  • Important location for biodiversity research
  • Site of many shipwrecks
  • 2 day boat journey from Bluff

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

Place overview


  • Bird and wildlife watching

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Find things to do and places to stay Subantarctic islands

About this place

Getting there

You can visit the islands as part of a guided trip.

Know before you go

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.


Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
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