5 Day Queenstown & Milford Sound Overnight Cruise Family Getaway
5 Day Queenstown & Milford Sound Overnight Cruise Family Getaway
Experience the best of the Southern Lakes region with your family on this short break taking in Queenstown and an overnight cruise on spectacular Milford Sound.
|Tour Name:||5 Day Queenstown & Milford Sound Overnight Cruise Family Getaway|
|From:||Queenstown to Queenstown|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $1300 per person
|3 nights self-contained apartment style accommodation at Garden Court Suites & Apartments|
|Complimentary continental breakfast daily - optional cooked breakfasts|
|Overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner in a private familiy cabin including 3 course evening buffet meal and cooked breakfast|
|Kayaking and tender craft (small boat) activities included|
|Specialist nature guide on board|
|Luxury coach transfers between and Milford Sound|
|Funyak Safari excursion including lunch|
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 May 2018 – March 2019. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Kia Ora. Welcome to Queenstown – a walking, bungee and hiking paradise. After making your way through the terminal, through customs and baggage collection, make your way to Garden Court Suites and Apartments, where you’ll be staying in a lakeview suite.
The rest of the day is yours to harness – what will you do first?
Early this morning you will be collected from your accommodation and taken to Milford Sound by coach for your overnight cruise. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.
The Milford Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove, where you can join the nature guide and explore in the vessel’s tender craft (small boat) and kayaks. Or, if you prefer, you can simply relax on deck.
As evening falls, enjoy a lavish carvery buffet in the dining saloon. Then relax in the company of fellow travellers or indulge in some star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin.
In the morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting) and exploring more of the fiord. Return to Queenstown by coach or upgrade to an optional scenic flight.
The rest of the day is yours to explore the alpine resort town of Queenstown. It 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!
Today enjoy the fun and thrills of the Dart River Funyak Safari. Your adventure begins with a jet boat ride on the crystal clear, glacial fed waters of the Dart River as you journey into the enchanted wilderness of the Mt Aspiring National Park, a World Heritage listed area.
Then it’s into your unique Funyak (inflatable canoe) for the fun downstream journey. Your specialist guide will point out sights and share stories of this awe-inspiring area as you explore the shimmering channels of the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms.
You’ll stop along the way and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch amidst spectacular surrounds before continuing downstream to ‘Paradise’. Return to Queenstown via a back-country route through the spectacular locations and scenery that formed some of the epic backdrops for the hit-movie, ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
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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The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
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Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
44-22 days prior to departure – 25%
21-10 days prior to departure – 35%
9 days or less prior to departure – 50%
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