Lyttelton's Joanne Laing, New Zealand's first woman maritime pilot and southern seafarer; her enthusiasm and understanding of the sea has connected her with her father's experiences on New Zealand's sub-Antarctic Campbell Island and Antarctica, whilst forging her own story.

As a ship's pilot, she guides ships into and out of Lyttelton Harbour and has carved out an impressive career traversing the world's oceans as Captain on bulk carriers and container ships.

Connecting our Antarctic city with all mariners who steam across the Southern Ocean to the sub-Antarctic Islands and down to the Ross Sea, location of the historic huts of Scott, Shackleton and Borchgrevink, Lyttelton Port has a rich Antarctic history which lives on today through ship visits from international programmes, fishing and tourism.

Transport provided from Te Ana Marina into Port.

Prior registration essential: email Shirley Russ, Heritage Expeditions, NZ Antarctic Society at