Some of New Zealand’s most astounding natural feats are best explored by cruise or yacht. Cruise the Doubtful and Milford Sounds and observe the geological wonders of sheer cliffs, cascading waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest whether its a scenic day trip or delightful overnight journey. Experience the stunning Marlborough Sounds in style and comfort on a private luxury cruise, a perfect addition to your Queen Charlotte Track journey. Enjoy immersive activities such as kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and onshore adventures. Delve under water and discover the incredible marine wildlife from a plethora of fish to ...

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  1. Subantarctic and Chatham Islands (Milford - Wellington) 15D14N

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    Embark on an adventure like no other to New Zealand’s most remote islands on this unforgettable 15-day expedition cruise to the Subantarctic and Chatham Islands.

    Located south of New Zealand in the remote Southern Ocean, the wild and beautiful Subantarctic Islands are a forgotten paradise. They are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on earth, with many species of birds, plants and invertebrates found nowhere else in the world. These remote islands have UNESCO World Heritage status and the highest protection of any nature reserves in New Zealand.

    Commencing in Queenstown, this immersive cruise aboard the Coral Geographer explores a region of wild landscapes, unique wildlife and forgotten beauty. Each wilderness experience is guided by a knowledgeable expedition team, as you spot rare birds, hike through fields of mega herbs and encounter numerous species of extraordinary albatross. Ten of the world’s albatross species breed in this region, as well as the most diverse range of seabird species anywhere in the world. You will also meet some of the world’s rarest penguins including the iconic Yellow-eyed.

    You will also spend 2 days discovering the remote Chatham Islands, first settled by the Moriori people and now home to small communities that are the first to see the dawn of each new day. Here, we will meet the local people and learn about the astonishing history and nature of these special islands.

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 14-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.

    Step into a pristine natural world without human intervention on this 15-day expedition cruise aboard the Coral Geographer. This cruise is perfect for those seeking to venture far beyond the beaten track.

    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

    Milford, New Zealand
    Embark on an adventure like no other to New Zealand’s most remote islands on this unforgettable 15-day expedition cruise to the Subantarctic and ...
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  2. Doubtful Sound Immersion 4D3N

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    Explore Doubtful Sound - one of the world’s most breathtaking regions on this incredible 4-day luxury cruise. Experience serenity in splendid waterfalls cascading down dramatic peaks, and discover untouched landscapes thriving with an abundance of wildlife. Cruise the inlets and waterways onboard the luxury Fiordland Jewel before reminiscing on fond memories made at the luxury Fiordland Lodge in Te Anau.

    You begin your journey in Queenstown, here you will be transferred to Manapouri where you will enjoy a scenic boat transfer over Lake Manapouri. Jump on a bus and cross the undeniably beautiful Wilmot Pass to board the Fiordland Jewel. Over the next few days, kayak and cruise the incredible inlets and waterways of the Doubtful Sound. Enjoy delicious meals and watch out for the myriad of wildlife from seals and whales to dolphins and birds/ At the end of the cruise head to Te Anau where you can relax at Fiordland Lodge, a luxury lodge of New Zealand before returning to Queenstown the following day.

    On water, 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 Fiordland 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.  On land, you will be staying at the luxury Fiordland Lodge.

    This luxury package includes return transfers from/to Queenstown, transfer from Manapouri to Te Anau, 2 nights aboard the Fiordland Jewel on a twin share basis and all meals and activities while onboard. The tour also includes 1 night's stay at the luxury Fiordland Lodge, bus over Wilmot Pass and Boat ride across Lake Manapouri.

    Immerse yourself in the all-encompassing beauty of the Doubtful sound in absolute luxury onboard the Fiordland Jewel before delving into opulence at Fiordland lodge on this incredible 4-day journey you won't soon forget.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Explore Doubtful Sound - one of the world’s most breathtaking regions on this incredible 4-day luxury cruise. Experience serenity in splendid waterfalls cascading ...
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    From $2,742.84 Per Person, Twin Share
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  3. Ultimate Luxury South Island Road Trip 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous Milford Sound.

    Departing from Christchurch, set out in your included compact SUV to discover majestic landscapes that offer awe and adventure in equal measure. Over eight days, be blown away by lush peninsulas, turquoise lakes, sparkling glaciers, snowcapped mountains and more. Step back in time in Oamaru and explore the country’s oldest public gardens, renowned Victorian architecture and two penguin colonies. Ride horses through the Ahuriri Valley, a dramatic landscape of rugged mountain country, wetlands, tussock lands and beech forest. Get your heart pumping in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Or, sample world-famous wines in the nearby Gibbston Valley. Cap off your adventure with a 5-star cruise through the breath-taking Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attraction. This highly adaptable, self-paced itinerary is sure to leave you spellbound!

    At the end of each action-packed day, rest and relax in some of New Zealand’s best super lodges. These ultra-luxe accommodations have been handpicked for their outstanding location, impeccable design, gourmet cuisine and one-of-a-kind activities and experiences. They are owned and operated by people who share a deep love and knowledge of their surroundings and a dedication to ensuring you have the holiday experience of a lifetime

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    This ultra-luxe package includes accommodation and exclusive experiences at New Zealand’s famous super lodges in Oamaru, the Ahuriri Valley and Queenstown, as well as a 5-star cruise in the famous Milford Sound.

    Treat yourself to the ultimate South Island experience on this ultra-luxe, 8-day self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown. You deserve the very best!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, NZ
    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous ...
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  4. South Island Nature Trail 10D9N, Self-Drive

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    Follow the path of the kiwi on this immersive 10-day self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s best nature and wildlife experiences including Stewart Island and Doubtful Sound.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of natural spectacles and unique wildlife encounters. It is one of the few places in the world where, within the space of one day, you can experience mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline – all while spotting wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. The South Island is especially breathtaking as the home of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area. Located in the South Island’s southwest, this 2.6-million-hectare area is one of the greatest natural areas in the world, containing rocks, plants and animals dating back 80 million years to a time when New Zealand was part of the ancient super continent Gondwana.

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to tick off the South Island’s best natural and wildlife experiences. Drive one of the top 10 drives in the world, the Southern Scenic Route. Tour the Otago Peninsula and see the world’s rarest penguin, the Yellow-eyed Penguin, in its natural habitat. Venture over to Stewart Island and Ulva Island and hunt for the elusive kiwi. Spend a night on Doubtful Sound and discover a haven for dolphins, fur seals and even larger whales. You will also have ample time to explore diverse cities and towns including Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown.

    This breathtaking 10-day nature- and wildlife-focused self-drive package includes 9-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Ten days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Embrace the great outdoors on this unforgettable 10-day self-drive road trip of the South Island. The natural beauty and wildlife will inspire you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Follow the path of the kiwi on this immersive 10-day self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s best nature and wildlife experiences including ...
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  5. Ultimate Luxury Bay Of Islands Sail & Kayak 5D4N

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    Experience ultimate luxury in New Zealand’s “Winterless North” with this 5-day, sailing and kayaking escape to the Bay of Islands. This all-inclusive holiday features two of the Bay of Island’s most luxurious, 5-star hotels.

    Known as the birthplace of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is the country’s ultimate warm weather escape with 144 islands, glorious unspoilt beaches and ancient Kauri forests. With return transfers included from Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) Airport, settle into your 5-star accommodation and feel the stress of ever day life disappear as you gaze out over the breathtaking bay. Over the next 4 days, enjoy the best local activities and pastimes. Set sail on a private yacht and take in spectacular views of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and lush green islands. Immerse yourself in Northland’s fascinating archaeology, history and wild foods on a guided tour. Sea kayak Whangaroa Harbour, a real-life Jurassic Park.

    In the afternoon and evening, relax and unwind at Donkey Bay Inn and the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, two of the Bay of Island’s best 5-star accommodations. Both hotels feature king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms, premium fittings and bedding and some of the region’s best views.

    This ultimate luxury 5-day, sailing and kayaking escape includes 4-nights’ accommodation in 5-star hotels on a twin share basis. All activities and experiences are included as listed as are most meals.

    Treat yourself to the very best of the Bay of Islands on this ultimate luxury sailing and kayaking escape. The beautiful landscape and 5-star hospitality will leave refreshed and recharged.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    Experience ultimate luxury in New Zealand’s “Winterless North” with this 5-day, sailing and kayaking escape to the Bay of Islands. This all-inclusive holiday ...
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    From $6,323.77 Per Person, Twin Share
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Ultimate Fiordland Expedition 9D8N

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    Cruise the best of Fiordland’s waterways and walk the famous Kepler track on a 9-day ultimate Fiordland expedition. Uncover the pristine natural environment of the Dusky and Doubtful Sounds filled to the brim with breathtaking waterfalls and a myriad of thriving wildlife. Stay in luxury accommodation as you uncover the magic of this world class sightseeing destination.

    You begin your journey in Queenstown, here you will be transferred to Te Anau where you will embark on a section of the Kepler track, one of the ‘Great Walks of New Zealand’. Take a scenic helicopter flight to land on your home for the next few days, the luxury Fiordland Jewel. Cruise the incredible waterways of Fiordland from Preservation Inlet to Doubtful Sound or reverse, exploring historic landing sites and shipwrecks, bird sanctuaries, pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls and more. Enjoy the opportunity to kayak the crisp waters or view the fascinating underwater marine habitat with the boats very own ROV. Disembark in Doubtful Sound and take a bus over Wilmot Pass for a short boat ride over Lake Manapouri before returning to Te Anau to relax at your 5-star accommodation. The final days sees you returning to Queenstown by private transfer.

    On land, you will be staying at the luxury Fiordland Lodge. On water, 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 Fiordland 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, transfer from Manapouri to Te Anau, half-day guided Kepler Track walk, all nights aboard the Fiordland on a twin share basis and all meals and activities. It also includes helicopter transfer from Te Anau to the Fiordland Jewel, bus over Wilmot Pass and Boat ride across Lake Manapouri.

    Immerse yourself in the best of Fiordland and hike the Kepler Track, one of the ‘Great Walks of New Zealand’ and cruise the pristine natural beauty of Fiordland’s waterways creating memories for a lifetime.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

     

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Cruise the best of Fiordland’s waterways and walk the famous Kepler track on a 9-day ultimate Fiordland expedition. Uncover the pristine natural environment ...
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  9. 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.

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
    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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  10. Great Walks Discovery - Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks, and enjoy Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound cruises. This walking tour offers the very best of hikes in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.

    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. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.

    Known as the 'Walking Capital of the World', Fiordland is the location of multiple iconic walking tracks. This package incorporates the very best hikes of the region, offering an ultimate Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound experience to its spectacular scenery, wildlife and history over 5 days.

    A range of 4-5 star hotels, lodges, chalets and overnight boat cruise are included in the tour. All rooms have enusite.

    This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided walks, water taxis for all hikes, a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown as well as all meals mentioned in the itinerary.

    This is a bucket list hiking trip where you need not forgo any creature comforts.

    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

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks, and enjoy Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound cruises. This walking tour offers the very best ...
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    From $3,580.17 Per Person, Twin Share
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