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Adventurer Peter Hillary, renowned tour hosts Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry, and documentary creator Damon Gameau are set to lead an extraordinary expedition to Antarctica in March 2024.


This once-in-a-lifetime journey offers a unique focus on stewardship and aims to deepen participants' understanding of the challenges posed by climate change.


Antarctica, one of the most pristine and remote environments on Earth, is under significant threat due to climate change. Glacial melt and rising sea levels impact coastal communities and ecosystems worldwide. By experiencing Antarctica first-hand, participants will gain a profound appreciation for the immediate need for action.


Embarking on the state-of-the-art World Navigator, renowned for its cutting-edge technology, guests will get closer than ever to the awe-inspiring wonders of Antarctica. The ship's clean-burning hybrid electric-hydro propulsion and anchorless positioning systems make it one of the most environmentally friendly vessels at sea.

Exclusively chartered for New Zealanders and Australians, this expedition aligns with the peak whale watching season, offering abundant wildlife sightings and a remarkable encounter with nature.


Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry are eagerly anticipating this unique opportunity to explore one of the planet's most extraordinary environments alongside fellow Kiwis.

Sir Graham Henry expressed his excitement, stating, "A trip to Antarctica is unlike anything we have experienced before. The breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife promise to be mesmerising, but more importantly, serve as a timely reminder of our planet's vulnerability and the crucial need to protect and sustain it for the future. With knowledgeable and like-minded individuals, we can enhance our understanding of one of the world's greatest challenges."


For Peter Hillary, this expedition marks a significant milestone, being his 43rd visit to Antarctica. After a busy year honouring his father's legacy on the 70th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic Mt Everest ascent, Peter is thrilled to embark on this unforgettable journey.


“In my experience, when people see Antarctica they become fierce ambassadors for not just Antarctica, but for wildlife, regeneration and sustainability,” he says.


Damon Gameau is an Australian actor, director, and producer, known for his documentaries That Sugar Film and 2040. 2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. Damon is delighted to be part of this world-changing conversation.

The March voyage emphasises immersive and purpose-led travel, offering more than just superficial experiences. It aims to be transformational, allowing participants to see the world through a new lens and inspire behaviour change. The expedition's pillars revolve around the ideas of immersion, transformation, and learning while travelling.


The expedition is organised by Wonder & Wander and Insider Expeditions in partnership with Fortis Events.


Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore one of the most remote and magical places on the planet in the company of some of New Zealand & Australia’s finest legends, and learn more about the need for climate change action.


Contact or phone 09 979 5080 for more information. 

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Fortis Events appointed as
Rugby World Cup 2023 Sub-Agent

Fortis Events is proud to announce that it has been appointed as an Official Travel Authorised Sub-Agent in New Zealand for Rugby World Cup France 2023. 


As a Sub-Agent of All Blacks Tours, Fortis Events has the ability to create, market and sell official Rugby World Cup packages within World Rugby guidelines.


Managing Director Joelle Talbot says Fortis Events is looking forward to helping Kiwi fans experience the 10thRugby World Cup which will be taking place in France.


“As well as world-class rugby, Kiwi fans will be able to enjoy the best France has to offer, from fantastic food to world-class wines, and a country steeped in style, sophistication, beauty, romance and history.”


Fortis Events will have a number of escorted tours on offer for fans wanting to have the ultimate Rugby World Cup 2023 experience.


“We know from past events that Kiwis love to travel in a group with friends old and new, and share these experiences together,” says Miss Talbot.


Fortis Events will also be working with New Zealand companies looking to host clients or staff at Rugby World Cup 2023.


“If your company is interested in creating a Rugby World Cup 2023 incentive programme, with our previous experience of the tournament we will work in partnership with you to create a special trip and deliver an experience your clients or staff will never forget.” 


Fortis Events was an official Sub-Agent for the 2019 tournament in Japan, and won an award in the Japan National Tourism Organisation's Best Incentive Travel Awards 2020 for an incentive trip they organised for a New Zealand client to Rugby World Cup 2019.


For more information about Fortis Events Rugby World Cup 2023 hosted tours or to discuss options for your corporate incentive, please visit or email


Fortis Events launches new experience

Kiwi tenor Geoff Sewell to perform inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

One of NZ's most spectacular natural attractions will host a unique dining and music experience next February.

The new event, Waitomo Glowworm Caves Underground Sounds, will be held on Saturday 13 February 2021.

The highlight will be an intimate performance by celebrated NZ tenor Geoff Sewell, the co-founder of the world's first opera band, Amici Forever, inside the majestic glowworm cave known as the Cathedral, famous for its acoustics.

Geoff will add that special sparkle for those wanting to celebrate Valentine's weekend. He will perform a range of classes Nessun Dorma, O Sole Mio, How Great Thou Art and You'll Never Walk Alone.

The Underground Sounds experience includes one night's accommodation at the Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel, with guests transported by coach to Waitomo. On arrival enjoy canapés and drinks and a private tour of the caves, before the musical showcase inside the stunning Cathedral.

Geoff's performance will be followed by dinner and selected beverages in the Visitor Centre, an innovative building that compliments the beautiful surrounding landscape and was awarded NZ architecture's most coveted prize, The New Zealand Architecture Medal, in 2011.

This unique experience is limited to 100 people. Packages are on sale now through Fortis Events. For more information or to book visit

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Underground Sounds is presented by Fortis Events and ESP Ventures, in partnership with Discover Waitomo and THL.

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