Cruising Fiordland

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5 Nights/ 6 Days
Departures : Departures from October 2022 to April 2023
Start: Queenstown
End: Queenstown

1 night cruise on Doubtful Sound & 1 night cruise on Milford Sound

Explore our stunning Fiordland National Park by water. Take in the breath-taking scenery of Doubtful Sound deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park and the majesty of the famous Milford Sound. Reconnect with  nature, beautiful in any weather, and enjoy the sound of the sounds. Two overnight cruises on the fiords is a great way to experience some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery plus some great activities in Te Anau & Queenstown

Package Highlights/Inclusions
  • Car rental, 6 days (Toyota Corolla or similar), Standard Insurance and unlimited kilometers
  • 1-night accommodation at Heritage Hotel Queenstown including breakfast
  • TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner
  • Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, onboard Fiordland Navigator including ferry transfer across lake Manapouri and bus transfer across Wilmot Pass
    • Private cabin double/twin with ensuite onboard
    • Buffet Breakfast and dinner (no beverages) onboard cruise
    • Complimentary tea & coffee onboard
    • Onboard specialist nature guide
    • Kayak & Tender boat excursions
  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves, (evening)
  • 2-nights accommodation at Blue Ridge Te Anau including breakfast
  • Fiordland Jet Pure Wilderness Jet boat tour
  • Scenic Cruise on Lake Te Anau
  • Milford Sound overnight cruise onboard Milford Mariner double/twin share cabin with ensuite
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary. B (breakfast), D (dinner)

Start & Finish Location

Queenstown Return

Departure & Arrival Info

Own arrangements to/from Queenstown


Day 1Queenstown Airport – Queenstown City (D)

  • Collect your vehicle hire and make your way to Queenstown City Center
  • Evening Dinner cruise on TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm. It’s New Zealand’s most iconic boat and one of Queenstown’s most historic destinations. For a dining experience like no other, cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the iconic TSS Earnslaw and discover Queenstown’s incomparable fine dining destination
  • Overnight at Heritage Queenstown, Deluxe Room

Day 2Queenstown City – Manapouri/Doubtful Sound (B,D)

  • From Queenstown make your way to Te Anau/Manapouri for your cruise on Doubtful Sound.
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight cruise onboard Fiordland Navigator, twin/double with ensuite cabins

Your Doubtful Sound cruise adventure begins with a short cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over Wilmot Pass. You will then descend to Doubtful Sound to meet the crew of the Fiordland Navigator awaiting you in Deep Cove. The Fiordland Navigator is designed along the lines of a traditional sailing vessel, combining the charm of a bygone era with all modern comforts including spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar and an observation lounge. During the afternoon, you will cruise the full length of the fiord, weaving through hidden coves and waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals bask on the rocks and, at times, rare penguins can be seen. As evening draws near, the crew will drop anchor in a sheltered cove, allowing you to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender craft (small boat) with a nature guide. For the more adventurous, there’s even a chance to go swimming. In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the onboard chef and relax in the saloon before retiring to your cosy bed

Day 3Manapouri/Doubtful Sound – Te Anau (B)

  • Doubtful Sound – The Ship awakes, and after breakfast you have a leisurely cruise back towards Deep Cove and from there end the journey with a trip back across the Wilmot Pass and Lake Manapouri. – End of the cruise at approximately 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Glowworm Cave tour
  • Overnight at Blue Ridge B&B, Te Anau

Day 4Te Anau (B,D)

  • Morning Fiordland Jet Pure Wilderness Tour – Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the majestic trout-filled Waiau River, to serene Lake Manapouri. Step foot into the ancient forests of Fiordland National Park for a short walk while learning about the ancient beech forest and native fauna & flora.
  • Afternoon Cruise on Lake Te Anau There’s good reason that Fiordland is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Area. Aboard Faith you sail across the deep waters of Lake Te Anau, between untouched mountains, and into South Fiord. A short, guided walk reveals to you the mystique of Hidden Lakes.
  • Overnight at Blue Ridge B&B, Te Anau


Day 5Milford Sound – Queenstown Airport (B)

  • Spend the day exploring Te Anau and make your way to Milford Sound. Head north on SH94 towards Milford Sound, check in for your Milford Sound overnight cruise is 4pm so you will have ample time to stop and take in the spectacular scenery that Fiordland National Park has to offer.  Drive duration approx. 1.5hrs


    An overnight cruise is the ultimate way to experience Milford Sound. Onboard the Milford Mariner, it is the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers.

    After boarding the Milford Mariner, guests enjoy a full length cruise of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea. The flexible nature of the cruise means there is ample time to look out for wildlife such as seals, penguins and dolphins. The Nature Guide ensures an immersive experience as guests learn all about the history and natural environment of the fiord. Activities are included, which means that guests can choose a paddle in a kayak, or hop on board a tender craft to explore the fiord up close. The boat will anchor in the shelter of Harrison Cove overnight.

Day 6Milford Sound - Te Anau - Queenstown Airport

  • 9.30am return to Milford Sound wharf and disembark.  End of the cruise.

  • Return to Te Anau then drive to Lumsden on SH94 and SH6 to Queenstown. Drop off your car at the airport by 4.30pm



Package Terms and Conditions

Sales by 30 April 2023

  • Contact New Zealand Traveller for full details of this specific itinerary, inclusions and area highlights.
  • Package fares are NZD, per person, share twin, based on current promotional fares which are subject to change without notice, based on two people travelling together and share accommodations.
  • Package fares are made up of individual components from multiple suppliers and each component is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Deposit required: $250 per person at time of booking
  • Final payment: Due 35 days prior to departure
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  • Cancellation:
  1. Deposit is refundable less a $50 per person admin fee up to 35 days prior to departure.
  2. Final payment is due 35 days prior to departure all monies paid are non-refundable
  • Passenger information form to be completed.

Covid 19 policy

Where cancellation is due to NZ Government restriction on travel because of Covid-19 outbreaks either nationally or regionally, the following cancellation policy applies: 

If Covid-19 is present within the NZ community, and NZ Government travel restrictions result in the guest being unable to travel, the booking will be postponed and rescheduled where possible. Refunds are subject to approval from the suppliers with a handling fee of $50 per person for the booking.  NB: Covid-19 policy does not apply for voluntary cancellations by individuals.