5 Day Discover Milford and Doubtful Sounds

5 Day Discover Milford and Doubtful Sounds

Escape into the Fiordland National Park and discover the tranquillity and majestic beauty of the spectacular, untouched areas of Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 5 Day Discover Milford and Doubtful Sounds
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $1300 per person
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Code: SBZQN5T

Inclusions

2 nights superior hotel accommodation at Novotel Lakeside, Queenstown
2 nights superior hotel accommodation at the Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau
Optional cooked breakfasts daily
Picnic lunches included on both Milford & Doubtful Sound
Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Tour
Day tour and cruise of the remote Doubtful Sound Wilderness area

Conditions

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

Day 1
Queenstown

On arrival, make your way to the Novotel Lakeside, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights of Queenstown.

Day 2
Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau

This morning, depart Queenstown by coach to travel to the awe-inspiring Milford Sound. Leaving Queenstown, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. Continue along the spectacular Milford Road and through the hand-strewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound.

Join your vessel for a leisurely Nature Cruise of this breathtaking fjord, cruising its full length to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora and fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins and albatross when in season. A truly memorable experience.

After your nature cruise of the fiord, return to Te Anau.

Day 3
Te Anau - Doubtful Sound - Te Anau

Enjoy a day in the spectacular wilderness of Doubtful Sound. Doubtful Sound is a massive wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets. Known for its pristine beauty and wildlife, Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park and is three times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound.

The day excursion into this pristine area begins with a cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri to West Arm. You will then board a coach and travel over Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound. On arrival, board the Patea Explorer for a three-hour cruise through some of the National Park’s most stunning scenery.

Throughout the cruise, a specialist nature guide provides commentary and points out highlights. Wildlife sightings are common in Doubtful Sound. It is home to bottlenose dolphins and fur seals – both of which are often seen. In season, you may also catch a glimpse of the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. A visit to Manapouri Underground Power Station, one of New Zealand’s major sources of sustainable hydro-power, is also included.

Day 4
Te Anau - Queenstown

High country landscapes and trout fishing rivers are features of the road to Queenstown. The latter part of your drive clings scenically to the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Take a break when you reach the small town of Kingston – there are a couple of short walks that will give you great views of Lake Wakatipu.

The rest of the day is yours to explore on of New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. This magnificent alpine resort town offers a wide variety of adventure and leisure activities from extreme to relaxed exploration. Local activities include jetboating, white water rafting, bungy-jumping, flying foxes, wine tours, 4WD adventures, scenic flights, golfing, skiing, fishing plus much, much more. Be sure to stay longer if time allows … you won’t be disappointed!

Day 5
Queenstown

Free time for some last minute sightseeing before making your way to Queenstown airport for your onward flight.

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18/01/2015
We had such an awesome time. (Ed. Succinct but appreciated!)
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13/01/2014
Friendly efficient but laid-back quiet organisation made the experience of doing the two tours so enjoyable and hassle-free. Excellent coach and cruise commentaries. Fabulous.
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