Heritage Expeditions

Ambassadors for conservation, pioneers of discovery, and leaders in small ship expedition travel to the world’s best-kept secrets.

For the past 35 years, Heritage Expeditions has pioneered conservation-driven voyages to some of the most wild, least-explored and biologically rich regions on the planet.

Whether you’re a birder, photographer, wildlife enthusiast, conservationist, or simply an adventurous spirit, these expeditions offer an unparalleled travel experience. They look forward to welcoming you on board.

For a complete list of upcoming voyages, please view our Expedition Calendar.


Major Prize Sponsors 2019

Uncover the hidden gems and remote islands of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands with pioneering expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions and acclaimed author, scientist and explorer Professor Tim Flannery.

For birders the South Pacific: Melanesia Discoverer cruise offers the opportunity to see once in a lifetime species on remote islands where few have been before. The birding potential is exceptional with many highlights including the Manus Friarbird, Mussau Monarch and the Paradise Drongo. We will be on the lookout for the Roviana Rail and Solomon Sea Eagle, both endemic to the Solomon Island.  Allowing birders to maximise the opportunities available to them there will be an optional specialised birding programme with customised excursions.

Be among the first to re-discover Bougainville and experience thrilling cultural encounters at villages where people still live traditional lifestyles. Throughout Melanesia there are spectacular reefs, which are home to masses of fish and coral gardens of every colour. These waters also offer some of the greatest marine diversity in the world and everybody will have the opportunity to snorkel and appreciate the beauty beneath the waves.

10-23 October, 2020 valued at $8,000

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The Lake Cowal Foundation is a not-for-profit environmental trust that formed in 2000 to protect the birds and habitats of Lake Cowal, NSW. The Foundation works with multiple partners and the local community to deliver habitat restoration and environmental projects. Over 270 bird species occur in this ephemeral lake system, some of which are spotted during the annual wildfowl walk/ birds and binos day hosted by the team.



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