Few places on the planet can compare to the natural wonders that Kaikōura has to bring, both on land and at sea. There aren't many places where you can spend the morning on top of a snow-capped mountain, the afternoon whale watching or dolphin / seal swimming, and the evening feasting on fresh seafood.

Top Things to do in Kaikōura
- Seek the giants of sea on a whale watching excursion, amid one of the only places in the world where you can easily spot sperm whales, whether it be by land, sea or air

- Swim with dolphins and seals ...


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  1. South Coast to Fiordland (Wellington - Milford) 9D8N

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    Discover the captivating coastline of New Zealand’s South Island on this breathtaking 9-day expedition cruise from Wellington to Milford.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, shimmering lakes, lush rainforests, fast-moving glaciers and more. The South Island is especially breathtaking as the home of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area. This 26,000 square kilometre (10,039sqmi) encompasses several national parks in southwest New Zealand including the fairytale-like Fiordland.

    Commencing in Wellington, this immersive cruise aboard the Coral Geographer explores the South Island’s spectacular coastline, vibrant and charming east coast towns, and the deep and quiet fiords of Southland. You’ll retrace the path of Captain James Cook in the Marlborough Sounds, discover the history of Ship Cove and walk a section of the famous Queen Charlotte Track. You’ll spend time on Stewart and Ulva Island, with opportunities for endemic bird watching and a chance to hike the Rakiura Track. Your journey culminates with an exploration of Fiordland’s most beautiful Sounds – the astonishing and rarely-visited Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Thomson Sound and the majestic Milford Sound. 

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 8-nights aboard the Coral Geographer on a twin share basis. Catering to 99 passengers, this luxurious vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of New Zealand’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessels enable you to venture even further. She even has 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Observe the wildlife, discover the history and be immersed in the stillness of unforgettable Southland on this 9-day expedition cruise aboard the Coral Geographer. This cruise is perfect for those wanting to experience New Zealand’s dramatic landscape from the deck of a small ship.

    Vessel & Cabin Type Please refer to the 'Vessel, Cabin & Fares' section below.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Discover the captivating coastline of New Zealand’s South Island on this breathtaking 9-day expedition cruise from Wellington to Milford. Tucked away at the ...
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  2. "Coral Expeditions" East Coast Explorer (Auckland - Milford) 13D12N

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    Explore over 7,000-kilometres of New Zealand’s spectacular East Coast on this breathtaking 13-day expedition cruise from Auckland to Milford.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. Whether you’re into nature and hiking or indulging in fine food and wine, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Luckily for you, this thrilling cruise leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south. 

    Commencing in Auckland, this immersive cruise aboard the Coral Geographer explores New Zealand’s spectacular coastline, vibrant and charming east coast towns, and the deep and quiet fiords of Southland. You’ll receive a warm Maori welcome at a traditional Marae, and sample some of the country’s best food and wine in the Art Deco capital of Hawke’s Bay. You’ll retrace the path of Captain James Cook in the Marlborough Sounds, discover the history of Ship Cove and walk a section of the famous Queen Charlotte Track. You’ll also spend time on Stewart and Ulva Island, with opportunities for endemic bird watching and a chance to hike the Rakiura Track. Your journey culminates with an exploration of Fiordland’s most beautiful Sounds – the astonishing and rarely-visited Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Thomson Sound and the majestic Milford Sound. 

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 12-nights aboard the Coral Geographer on a twin share basis. Catering to 99 passengers, this luxurious vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of New Zealand’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessels enable you to venture even further. She even has 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this immersive 13-day expedition cruise from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.  

    Vessel & Cabin Type Please refer to the 'Vessel, Cabin & Fares' section below.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Explore over 7,000-kilometres of New Zealand’s spectacular East Coast on this breathtaking 13-day expedition cruise from Auckland to Milford. Tucked away at the ...
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    From €6,417.72 Per Person, Twin Share
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  3. Ultimate South Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 14D13N

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    Uncover the purest landscapes of South Island on this exhilarating 14 days adventure. Hike, bike and kayak into New Zealand’s natural beauty journeying through legendary icons Milford Sounds, Aoraki Mount Cook, Queenstown, Nelson Lake National Park, Franz Josef Glacier, the Alps to Ocean Trail and walking New Zealand's Great Walks including Routeburn and Kelper Track.

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road and immerse the splendour of majestic snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes and mighty glaciers that define the natural wonderland of South Island. From drinking in unforgettable wildlife encounters to drinking in world class wineries to glacial valleys and star-filled skies, South Island will keep you on your feet of bucket list adventures in all its forms. Lace up your hiking boots in Mount Cook and Nelson Lakes National Parks, giving a glimpse of high mountain peaks across icy blue water of Lake Pukaki before trekking great walks of Routeburn and Hooker Valley Tracks. Kayak the majestic Milford Sounds, hike mighty glaciers descending through the rainforest into the sea at Franz Josef Glacier and cycle the renowned Alps to Ocean Trail. Filled with surprises at every turn, it will ignite your imagination. Discover the Adventure Capital of Queenstown to your heart’s desire and at your own pace. Hike mountain summits and stay in mountain huts absorbing New Zealand’s backcountry wilderness in all its glory. Along the way, find your connection with the Māori culture with ample opportunity of up-close moments with wildlife including seals, native birds and if you’re lucky dolphins, penguins and a migrating whale.

    Unwind each adventure filled day in carefully handpicked accommodations from lodges, chalets, mountain huts and hotels. Each stay embraces the quiet sanctuaries of New Zealand’s most stunning settings. This adventure includes 13 night’s accommodations with meals included as specified. You will be supported by two guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the trails to life, ensuring you are well fuelled and hydrated.

    An authentic escape keeping you connected with nature while exploring South Island’s treasures where some are legendary and others a well-kept secret. Embark on a true kiwi adventure of a lifetime leaving you inspired and wanting more!

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?

    We specialise in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Uncover the purest landscapes of South Island on this exhilarating 14 days adventure. Hike, bike and kayak into New Zealand’s natural beauty journeying through ...
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    From €5,174.94 Per Person, Twin Share
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