Best of Fiordland - Four Tracks, Milford Sound Cruise & Heli Hike 4D3N, Fully Guided

From A$3,330.00 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Lake Marian Tracks, Heli-hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise. This walking tour truly offers the very best of hiking in Fiordland in a manageable 4-day itinerary. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.

Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features, exceptional beauty and critical role in demonstrating the Earth's evolutionary history. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home to Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Encounter incredible mountain, lake, fiord and rainforest environments offering extraordinary scenic beauty.

Known as the 'Walking Capital of the World', ...

Trip Highlights

  • Hike the famous Kepler Track
  • Walk the Routeburn Track offers spectacular alpine views and flowers
  • Hike the Milford Track, described as "the Finest Walk in the World" - a must when visiting the region.
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • Enjoy great New Zealand food and wine during the walking tour
  • Elegant accommodation each night at Te Anau is Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

What's Included

  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • Helicopter flight for Kepler Track hiking
  • Water taxis for all hikes
  • Return transport to/from Queenstown and Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Guided walks each day with experienced local guides
  • All inclusive pricing
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners plus hot drinks and trail snacks. Gourmet fine-dining dinner (three course). Meal only, alcohol and drinks are not included
  • 3 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expenses).
  • Small group of 12 or less
 

Itinerary

DAY 1 Queenstown - Arrive - Te Anau - Kepler Track Heli-hike
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
Lunch, Dinner, plus hot drinks/energy snacks
DAY 2 Te Anau - Routeburn Track Walk
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Three Course), plus hot drinks and energy snacks on the tracks
DAY 3 Te Anau - Milford Track Walk & Milford Sound Cruise
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, plus hot drinks and energy snacks on the tracks
DAY 4 Te Anau - Lake Marian - Depart
None
Breakfast, Lunch, plus hot drinks and energy snacks on the tracks

Accommodation

Dates & Prices

Daily departure on request. Please contact us for group bookings.

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How To Get There

- The departure point is Queenstown
- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Queenstown

We provide private car or helicopter transfer service. Please contact us to quote and arrange private transfer. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

Walking Distance

Day 1: Approximately 8 km, 3 - 6 hours
Day 2: Approximately 7 - 10 km, 5 hours
Day 3: Approximately 11 km, 4 hours
Day 4: Approximately 11 - 15 km, 4 - 6 hours

Total: Approximately 37 - 44 km

Weather & Climate

In New Zealand, January and February are the warmest months of the year (summer), and July is the coldest (winter). Fiordland in the south is generally colder than the north, but weather varies throughout the region and can change rapidly within a day.

Summer in Fiordland offers the warmest days (e.g. between 10 - 18°C. Winter temperatures (between May and November) can be between 1 - 9°C (example from July), however cold weather can occur at any time of year.

Mintaro Hut, Milford Track, Fiordland
12 Apostle walk temperature

Mackenzie Hut, Routeburn Track, Fiordland
12 Apostle walk temperature

Luxmore Hut, Kepler Track, Fiordland
12 Apostle walk temperature

(Data sourced from climate-data.org , Units = °C)

Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

Liability
The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

Evacuations
In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

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