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Auckland Islands

The Auckland Islands are a group of five main islands located in the Southern Ocean, approximately 460 kilometres south of New Zealand. The main islands are Auckland Island, Adams Island, Enderby Island, Disappointment Island, and Ewing Island. The islands are part of the Auckland Islands archipelago, which also includes numerous smaller islets.

The Auckland Islands are of volcanic origin and have an area of approximately 620 square kilometres. The highest point on the islands is Mount Raynal, which stands at 746 metres above sea level. The islands are surrounded by a wide variety of marine life, including penguins, seals, and sea lions.

The Auckland Islands have a long history of human occupation. The first known inhabitants of the islands were the Maori, who settled the islands in the 13th century. Europeans first visited the islands in 1806, and the islands were later claimed by the British in 1841.

In 1887, the islands were declared a nature reserve, and in 1988, the islands were declared a World Heritage Site. The islands are now managed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and are home to a variety of flora and fauna.

The Auckland Islands are also home to a number of historical sites, including the remains of a whaling station, a shipwreck, and a lighthouse. The islands are also home to a number of scientific research stations, including the Auckland Islands Research Centre, which is dedicated to the study of the islands' unique environment.

Excursion tips for a day in Auckland Islands

Auckland Islands is a remote archipelago located off the south coast of New Zealand and is a great place to explore nature and take in the stunning scenery. Here are some ideas for activities to do in Auckland Islands on a day trip:

1. Visit Enderby Island and explore the diverse wildlife, including the endangered Auckland Island pigmy-weevil, the world’s rarest insect.
2. Go bird watching and look out for the endemic Auckland Island shag, the white-capped mollymawk, and other seabirds.
3. Take a guided tour of the islands’ historic sites, such as the abandoned whaling station at Carnley Harbour.
4. Go snorkeling and discover the colorful marine life in the surrounding waters.
5. Hike through the lush native forest and look out for the rare yellow-eyed penguins and the endemic Auckland Island snipe.
6. Climb up to the summit of Mt. Dick and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding islands.
7. Go sea kayaking and explore the sheltered bays and coves.
8. Spot dolphins, seals, and other marine mammals on a boat tour.
9. Visit the Auckland Island Heritage Centre and learn about the islands’ unique history and culture.
10. Enjoy a picnic on the beach and take in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

Experience Auckland Islands with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Auckland Islands. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Auckland Islands

The climate in Auckland Islands in New Zealand is temperate and mild, with warm summers and cool winters. In summer (December-February), temperatures range from 10-17°C, and in winter (June-August) temperatures range from 5-10°C. Rainfall is highest in winter, with an average of 200mm per month, and lowest in summer, with an average of 50mm per month. Spring (September-November) and autumn (March-May) are transitional seasons, with temperatures ranging from 7-14°C and rainfall averaging around 100mm per month.

Cruise weather for Auckland Islands

Our weather forecast for Auckland Islands helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: 7.5 °C
min: 6.5 °C
55.4 m/s
62.3 m/s
65.8 %
23.6 m
62.0 %
1,011 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: 9.5 °C
min: 7.4 °C
37.8 m/s
46.8 m/s
89.5 %
24.0 m
75.1 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: 10.4 °C
min: 9.7 °C
54.4 m/s
78.1 m/s
99.6 %
20.3 m
92.2 %
1,000 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 9.7 °C
min: 8.5 °C
46.8 m/s
54.7 m/s
88.8 %
23.5 m
83.5 %
999 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 10.5 °C
min: 9.1 °C
47.2 m/s
61.2 m/s
99.7 %
24.1 m
88.2 %
1,006 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 11.0 °C
min: 9.2 °C
52.9 m/s
79.2 m/s
98.7 %
22.7 m
91.4 %
999 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 9.3 °C
min: 7.7 °C
47.2 m/s
56.3 m/s
96.4 %
24.1 m
72.0 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 9.6 °C
min: 8.5 °C
60.1 m/s
75.2 m/s
84.9 %
21.2 m
81.3 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 9.8 °C
min: 7.9 °C
59.0 m/s
78.1 m/s
85.3 %
23.2 m
82.5 %
1,004 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 8.7 °C
min: 6.2 °C
71.3 m/s
86.0 m/s
78.3 %
22.4 m
76.0 %
1,001 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 9.7 °C
min: 6.6 °C
62.4 m/s
70.7 m/s
91.0 %
23.9 m
73.7 %
1,011 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 10.3 °C
min: 9.6 °C
52.9 m/s
73.8 m/s
79.0 %
23.6 m
89.3 %
1,006 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 9.1 °C
min: 6.8 °C
32.4 m/s
38.3 m/s
99.7 %
22.3 m
72.8 %
1,008 hPa
Dec. 17th 2023 Dec. 17th 2023 max: 7.5 °C
min: 7.1 °C
32.0 m/s
33.8 m/s
35.5 %
24.1 m
59.1 %
1,017 hPa

Cruises to Auckland Islands

Would you like to travel to Auckland Islands on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Auckland Islands.

Scheduled ship calls in Auckland Islands, New Zealand
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 28th 2023 Thursday, 28th of Dec. 2023 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 11th 2024 Thursday, 11th of Jan. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Mar. 2024 SH Minerva 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Feb. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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