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 with an overnight cruise from Queenstown including accommodation at the Novotel Lakeside and coach transport.

TOUR OVERVIEW
The alpine resort 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. Most visits to Queenstown will involve some form of outdoor adventure, as well as simply relaxing and taking in the scenery from one of the many cafés. And then as night falls it’s time to discover the town’s energetic nightlife!

The Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise offers a very special dinner, bed and breakfast wilderness experience. 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.
The Doubtful Sound overnight vessel, the Fiordland Navigator, is designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage. The vessel is purpose built for these waters to accommodate passengers either in private cabins with ensuite bathrooms or in quad-share bunk style compartments with shared bathroom facilities.

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.

The overnight cruise includes a three-course buffet evening meal and beverages are sold at the licensed onboard bar. The next morning, following a cooked or continental breakfast, there is time for further cruising before returning to Deep Cove and retracing the steps back to Manapouri.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Queenstown & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (Mid Range)
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $781 per person
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBZQN4D

Inclusions

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

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Queenstown

On arrival make your way to the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside.

Day 2
Queenstown - Doubtful Sound

This morning you will be collected from your accommodation and taken to Manapouri by coach for your overnight cruise

Day 3
Doubtful Sound - Queenstown

Return to Queenstown by coach.

Day 4
Queenstown

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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Every aspect of this tour was superb from the booking through to execution. The staff were unfailingly friendly and competent and the facilities were excellent.
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4 Day Queenstown & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (Mid Range)
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Tour Code: SBZQN4D
From (NZD) $781 per person
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Departures: May 18 - Mar 19
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