Acclaimed author, scientist and explorer Professor Tim Flannery will be escorting this year’s Melanesia Discoverer expedition through the remote islands of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Described by Sir David Attenborough as being 'in the league of the world's all-time great explorers,' Tim was awarded Australian of the Year in 2007 and is one of Australia’s leading science writers and climate change activists.
Author of bestselling The Future Eaters as well as thirty other books including Here on Earth and The Weather Makers, Tim has a knack for communicating scientific theory and environmental issue s in an accessible way.
He has held various academic positions including as the Director of the South Australian Museum. In his work as a mammalogist and palaeontologist he discovered a number of previously unknown species. His field work in Papua New Guinea has provided inspiration for a number of his books and he is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for this remarkable region with you.
Tim has presented a number of television programmes and his informal and educational style will ensure a packed lecture room aboard the Spirit of Enderby. In addition, expeditioners will join him on landings where he will interpret the natural world around us and revisit some of his favourite islands of Melanesia.
Book now aboard Melanesia Discoverer and receive a free copy of Tim’s Among the Islands or Throwim Way Leg, both of which recount his adventures in Papua New Guinea. With only 50 places available this expedition is sure to book out!
Contact us on + 64 3 365 3500, 0800 262 8873 (NZ) or 1800 143 585 (NZ) to request your spot today!