Stewart Island, located 30 kilometres south of the South Island across the Foveaux Strait, is New Zealand's third largest island. The island consists of over 85% national park, attracting hikers and bird watchers alike. There are a number of walking tracks where you can expect to see a myriad of bird species. The island is particularly known for its large population of brown kiwi, outnumbering humans on the island. Just off-shore you can find the predator-free bird sanctuary of Ulva Island.

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  1. Stewart Island Immersion 7D6N

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    Explore New Zealand’s Stewart Island at your own pace on a luxury 7-day cruise, showcasing the best of its pristine coastal wilderness. Stay onboard the luxury Fiordland Jewel and uncover the haven of wildlife on an island where brown kiwi or Tokoeka, outnumber humans.

    Begin your journey in Queenstown where you will be transferred to Bluff to catch the express catamaran to Stewart island before boarding the Fiordland Jewel. Cruise to Paterson Inlet and visit Ulva Island bird sanctuary with the chance to explore its myriad of birdlife on the predator-free island. Head to the historic Norwegian whaling station in Prices Inlet and kayak Kaipipi Bay. Continue on to Port Adventure Bay, a popular place for fishing, diving and hunting and uncover its inlets, coves and bays. Discover the beaches and rocky coastlines on your way to Port Pegasus where you can enjoy a walk-through nature or kayak the waters before commencing your journey back to Oban to disembark the Fiordland Jewel and catching the express Catamaran back to Bluff. Here you will take a private transfer back to Queenstown.

    You’ll be lulled to sleep by the gentle waves each night on board the Fiordland Jewel. This luxury, 24-metre, three-deck catamaran caters to just 18 guests in nine climate-controlled cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms. Soak in the top deck hot tub. Get up close and personal to Stewart Island and its picturesque waters using the onboard kayaks and tender boat. View underwater film footage captured with the Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV) and, indulge in a mouth-watering 3-course dinner and full cooked and continental breakfast prepared by the onboard chef.

    This luxury package includes return transfers from/to Queenstown, all nights aboard the Fiordland Jewel on a twin share basis and all meals as mentioned. Kayaking, tender and walking activities are all included including the express catamaran between Stewart island and Bluff.

    Why not compliment your travels and continue onto Te Anau, where you can journey to the beautiful Milford Sound or embark on one of the Great Walks of Fiordland. Please contact us for your tailor-made itinerary.

    Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty and wildlife filled Stewart Island in luxury as you cruise for 7 days onboard the luxury Fiordland Jewel on a unique, ‘at your own pace’ journey.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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    Explore New Zealand’s Stewart Island at your own pace on a luxury 7-day cruise, showcasing the best of its pristine coastal wilderness. Stay ...
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  2. Ben Lomond, Fiordland, Stewart-Island & Hollyford Heli-Hike 7D6N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Queenstown, discover the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, Hollyford Valley and unspoiled natural beauty of the wildlife-rich Stewart Island on foot over seven days. Ben Lomond Track, Stewart Island, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Routeburn Track, Kepler track and Hollyford Heli-hike are all on show in this incredible trip.

    Kick off your trip in the 'adventure capital' Queenstown where you hike the lower slopes of Ben Lomond for extensive panoramic views over Lake Wakitipu. Crossing over to Stewart Island you will enjoy some short walks as well as a free day to explore this remote island on foot, kayak or even try to sight New Zealand's iconic flightless bird ‐ the Kiwi.

    Stewart Island is one of the few places in the country with the greatest chance of seeing this very shy creature. Returning to the mainland, journey into Fiordland National Park for the Kepler track and Milford Sound walks. Then you'll take a breathtaking helicopter flight over dramatic peaks into uninhabited Martins Bay in the heart of the Hollyford region. Explore this amazing landscape on foot with a walk through lush forest and coastal heath to a rocky bay, which is frequented by penguins and seals in season. Jet boat to the Hollyford River and walk along the Hollyford Valley, following the footsteps of early explorers through native beech forest speckled with elegantly flowing waterfalls. Hike the Routeburn Track up to Key Summit for sweeping views over the beautiful Hollyford Valley before heading back to Queenstown.

    Accommodation is included each night and has been carefully selected to provide comfort and value in the best locations possible. On this trip, you'll stay at an Homestead Villa Motel, South Sea Hotel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel, and Martin's Bay Lodge.

    All meals are included for the duration of the walk. Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances).

    All transfers to and from Queenstown as well as guiding are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides.

    The walk is graded easy to moderate and fully supported. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is easy graded and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This seven-day-six-night hiking tour takes you to discover some of the country's most pristine and spectacular landscapes in the deep south of New Zealand.

    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

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    Departing from Queenstown, discover the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, Hollyford Valley and unspoiled natural beauty of the wildlife-rich Stewart Island on foot over seven days. ...
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    From $2,765.70 Per Person, Twin Share
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