Opua to the Kermadec Islands to Minerva Reef to Fiji / 1260 Nm
14 Days / Cat 0 Expedition
The Category 0 ocean expedition from Opua, New Zealand, to Raoul Island in the Kermadec Island Group to Minerva Reef and finally onto Tonga is a genuine adventurers expedition. We depart Opua in the Bay of Islands and head 540 Nm northeast to the Kermadec Islands. The islands are uninhabited, except for the permanently manned Raoul Island Station, the northernmost outpost of New Zealand. However, they have been used as stopover points since early as the 10th century.
We’ll anchor and go ashore to explore Raoul Island before setting off for the next stop 330 Nm further north to anchor for a stopover at the stunning Minerva Reefs. These two submerged atolls have been the subject of many shipwrecks over the centuries, with some still visible inside the reefs. We’ll anchor inside the reefs and go on a night time hunt for fresh crayfish before continuing on the final 280nm leg to Pangaimotu Island in Tonga.
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