Features Doubtful Sound overnight cruise plus Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau
Options to Stewart Island, Catlins, Dunedin.
7 days/6 nights.
Commence Queenstown every tuesday 05 October, 2021 - 26 April, 2022 (Minimum 2 passengers). Surcharge of $200 per person applies 21 December - 10 January. Tours can be extended to Dunedin, Catlins, Stewart Island, Milford Track, Routeburn Walk, etc.
Day 1. Tuesday ARRIVE QUEENSTOWN
Arrive Queenstown and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2. Wednesday QUEENSTOWN (B)
Free day with many options available . Cruise across Lake Wakatipu for lunch at the Colonels Homestead ($120), try an exciting jet boat ride ($129), ride the Skyline gondola for a panoramic view over Queenstown, or explore Glenorchy or Arrowtown. The time is yours. No admissions included.
Day 3. Thursday QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU (BL)
A day of fabulous scenery as we drive to Te Anau then on through the Eglinton and Hollyford Valleys and through the Homer tunnel to magnificent Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise to the head of the Sound under majestic Mitre Peak with picnic lunch included and see the Bowen Waterfall before returning to Te Anau for accommodation at Luxmore Hotel.
Day 4. Friday. TE ANAU (B)
Free day to explore Te Anau. Cruise across the lake to the Te Ana-au glowworms cave, walk the first part of the Milford Track, enjoy a scenic flight by float plane over Fiordland, or just relax.
Day 5. Saturday TE ANAU - DOUBTFUL SOUND (BD) Late morning we transfer to Manapouri and cruise across the bush clad lake to the West Arm. Drive across Wilmot Pass, and join our cruise ship "Fiordland Navigator." Sail mid afternoon. Doubtful Sound is much more extensive then Milford Sound. Explore the fiords and travel to the entrance with the Tasman Sea. See the seals and often dolphins and other wildlife are to be seen. This evening you will have the opportunity to explore up close to the massive cliffs by kayak or in the ships tender. Dinner included on board. Anchor overnight in a quiet bay.
Day 6. Sunday. DOUBTFUL SOUND - QUEENSTOWN (B)
We retrace our steps to Manapouri and return to Queenstown arriving mid afternoon.
Day 7. Monday QUEENSTOWN DEPART (B)
You will be transferred to the airport for departure.
You are welcome to stayover in Queenstown and explore further if you wish..
Tour cost per person.
2 per room/cabin $1,990. Single $2,680
Tour cost includes:
** Return transfers from Queenstown airport to your hotel.
** 5 nights accommodation and breakfast at hotels,
** 1 night aboard "Fiordland Navigator" including dinner and breakfast.and picnic lunch while cruising Lake Manapouri.
** Full day tour to Milford Sound including cruise and picnic lunch.
DISCOVER STEWART ISLAND
Travel on our FABULOUS FIORDLAND tour and on returning to Manapouri sunday transfer to Invercargill via the scenic route via Tuatapere and Riverton for one night. Cruise to Stewart Island monday morning and enjoy a tour of Oban and cruise to Ulva Island bird Sanctuary. Overnight on Stewart Island and cruise back to Invercargill tuesday and transfer to Queenstown for 2 night ending thursday.
Total cost 9 days/ 8 nights $$2,650 share twin
The ending is flexible. Stay longer on Stewart island, fly back from Invercargill, or join our 3 day/2 night tour departing Queenstown thursday for 1 night at Franz Josef Glacier, 1 night at Hokitika, then on to Punakaiki finishing in Christchurch saturday afternoon.
MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS AND FABULOUS FIORDLAND. 13 days 3,900
For a more complete experience of the South Island depart Christchurch Monday morning on our MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS driver escorted mini bus tour for the Tekapo Dark Skies centre, 1 night at the Hermitage, Mt Cook, 2 nights in Queenstown then on to Wanaka, Lake Matheson and Franz Josef for 1 night, returning to Christchurch over Arthurs Pass arriivng saturday afternoon.
Total cost 2 per room $3,900... Single room $4,700