5 Day Leisurely Queenstown and Fiordland
5 Day Leisurely Queenstown and Fiordland
Relax and unwind in luxurious accommodation and visit Doubtful Sound.
Perhaps the most famous of all South Island cities, Queenstown’s pulse thumps to the beat of action, adrenaline 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.
Your stay at Azur is sure to exceed your expectations. From the moment you arrive, you will know you are somewhere special. With breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, each of the 9 luxury villas are beautifully appointed and offer 75 square metres of open-plan living area together with a large private sun deck. Large floor to ceiling picture windows frame the spectacular scenery and its splendour is accentuated by the welcoming, friendly, and impeccable service by the staff. An on-demand courtesy vehicle will take you into the village just 5 minutes away should you wish to dine there but Azur also has a selection of menus from leading local restaurants from which you can order. They will then set up your villa for dinner & collect your meals at the desired time before delivering them to your room.
Te Anau township sits on the shores of Lake Te Anau. From here, the delights of the Fiordland National Park are within easy reach, including the start of the Milford Track. Cruise on the lakes, walk the tracks and visit the Department of Conservation wildlife centre. The Te Anau Caves are an excellent adventure.
Set in a World Heritage Area, Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning traveller comfort and privacy, and is the perfect base from where to explore Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, and the surrounding Fiordland National Park. The elegance and splendour of the Lodge is mirrored in the breathtaking views of Lake Te Anau and Fiordland. Private and serene, the lodge is perfect for relaxation, or as a base for your Fiordland experience.
The Lodge’s comfortable dining area serves excellent food coupled with superb wine from the cellar. Food is a focal point at you’ll be hard pressed to find something on the menu that isn’t homemade or locally grown. Large solid timber tables are fitted out in the dining area where local cuisine is a feature of the menu. The dining area is complimented by the wine cellar from where the evenings wine can be chosen.
Cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach and crossing the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through some of Fiordland and Doubtful Sound’s most dense rainforest.
On reaching Deep Cove, board a modern catamaran vessel, the Patea Explorer for a three hour cruise exploring the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view the spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and mountains all the way out to the Tasman Sea. 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. On the return cruise, the vessel’s engines are turned off and visitors are treated to the ‘sound of silence’.
|Tour Name:||5 Day Leisurely Queenstown and Fiordland|
|From:||Queenstown to Queenstown|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $3586 per person
|2 nights’ luxury villa accommodation at Azur|
|A la carte breakfasts daily, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks & canapés|
|Complimentary Wi-Fi and full use of lodge facilities|
|2 nights’ luxury accommodation at Fiordland Lodge|
|4 course dinner both nights at Fiordland Lodge|
|5 days rental of 1.8L Toyota or similar (other car categories available on request)|
|GPS Navigation unit|
|Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies )|
|Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise|
|Deluxe picnic lunch on cruise|
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
On arrival at Queenstown airport, collect your rental car and make your way to your luxury lodge – Azur
Day at leisure to enjoy your surroundings or explore the area. Your hosts will be happy to provide first hand recommendations for activities and dining.
A leisurely drive takes you to Fiordland Lodge, your exclusive retreat on the hills overlooking Te Anau
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Manapouri including picnic lunch
Drive back to Queenstown and return your rental car to the airport
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