4 Day Queenstown & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (Mid Range)
4 Day Queenstown & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (Mid Range)
Discover the remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound, the deepest of New Zealand’s fiords with an overnight cruise as well as experiencing some of the adventure activities in Queenstown.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Queenstown & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (Mid Range)|
|From:||Queenstown to Queenstown|
|Valid:||Jan 2020 - March 2021|
|Price:||From (NZD) $1215 per person||Duration:||4 Days|
|2 nights’ accommodation at the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Queenstown|
|Optional breakfasts at the hotel|
|Luxury coach transfers between Queenstown and Manapouri|
|Lake Manapouri catamaran cruise|
|Coach across Wilmot Pass|
|Doubtful sound overnight cruise on the Fiordland Navigator. Accommodation in private cabins with ensuite bathrooms|
|Kayaking and tender craft/small boat activities|
|Three course buffet dinner with a selection of mains including a vegetarian option|
|Choice of cooked and continental breakfast|
|Specialist nature guide on board|
Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel January 2020 – March 2021. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking.
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
On arrival make your way to the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. The alpine resort town of Queenstown is exciting, sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Perhaps the most famous of all South Island cities, Queenstown’s pulse thumps to the beat of action, adrenalin and visual wonder.
Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu with the towering peaks of the Southern Alps in the background, this is the place that is often referred to as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. Alive with activity all year round, there is enough activity to keep you entertained all day and all night!
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation and taken to Manapouri by coach for your overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. First, enjoy a cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri on a purpose built high speed aluminium cruising Catamaran, to West Arm before boarding a coach and crossing the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through some of Fiordland’s most dense rainforest.
Board the overnight cruise vessel at Deep Cove for a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound. The vessel has spacious deck areas offering stunning views of waterfalls, abundant wildlife, rainforest and mountains. It is home to bottlenose dolphins and fur seals and when in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguin.
An on board nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region’s history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone. Activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels to explore the coastline. The vessel then anchors overnight in one of Doubtful Sound’s hidden arms.
Following a cooked or continental breakfast, there is time for further cruising before returning to Deep Cove and retracing your steps back to Manapouri. From there you will return to Queenstown by coach.
The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Queenstown and the surrounding areas. Adventure activities include snow sports, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting. Indulgent experiences include exceptional food and wine, lake cruises, spa treatments, boutique shopping and leisurely games of golf.
At leisure for last minute shopping or sightseeing before making your way to Queenstown airport and departing for your next destination
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