5 Day Leisurely Queenstown and Fiordland
5 Day Leisurely Queenstown and Fiordland
Spectacular sights and stunning scenery awaits you on this 5 day tour of Queenstown and Fiordland. Relax, unwind in luxurious accommodation and visit the serene and isolated Doubtful Sound.
|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|
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, pick up your rental car and travel to your luxury lodge – Azur. 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.
The rest of the day is yours to harness – what will you do first?
It’s time to make memories in Queenstown. Pick and choose from a long list of adventures – from thrilling funyak tours along the Dart River and horse-riding in Glenorchy, to panning for gold in Arrowtown or taking a tour of Lake Wakatipu via the TSS Earnslaw, there is certainly something for every speed. Or a scenic walk may do the trick, exploring the diverse range of stunning trails the region delivers in troves.
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. 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.
Today you will join a Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Manapouri including picnic lunch. 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 as well as mountains all the way out to the Tasman Sea. It is home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and when in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguin.
An onboard 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’.
Drive back to Queenstown and return your rental car to the airport.
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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.
Once your deposit has been paid and you have received your deposit confirmation, we will organise your short break and when completed (normally within 48 hours) we will email you confirmation. When you pay your balance (45 days before the start date) we will email you a ‘Short Break Voucher’ shortly after along with your arrival information and everything else you need. Print this off and take it with you to NZ.
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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