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Until 31 Aug 21 by 4pm, or sold out
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per person share twinSAVE $594 per person
Discover the best of the South Island on this 8 day self drive. Explore the natural world of bush and beach on Stewart Island, stay in Te Anau and experience the incredible beauty of both Milford and Doubtful Sounds, and enjoy everything that Queenstown has to offer, from great restaurants to a range of fantastic activities.
✔ 2 nights’ accommodation Stewart Island at Stewart Island Lodge including Breakfast
✔ Return Ferry Bluff to Stewart Island
✔ Wild Kiwi Encounter
✔ Ulva Island Explorer Tour
✔ Village and Bays Tour
✔ 3 nights’ accommodation Te Anau at Distinction Luxmore Hotel in a Standard Room including Breakfast and free upgrade to a Deluxe Room
✔ Milford Sound Cruise ex Milford
✔ Te Anau Glow Worm Caves tour ex Te Anau
✔ Doubtful Sound Cruise ex Manapouri
✔ 2 nights’ accommodation Queenstown at Garden Court Suites & Apartments in a One Bedroom Courtyard Apartment
✔ Iconic steamship TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak BBQ Lunch
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From $1649 per person share twin – save $594 per person
Travel: 09 Jul-30 Sep 21
Day 1 - Bluff to Stewart Island
Arrive into Bluff in time to check in for your 10am ferry across the Foveaux Strait. This sailing will take approximately an hour to reach your destination of Stewart Island. On arrival into Oban you’ll be met by a representative from Stewart Island Lodge, they will transfer you the short distance to your accommodation for the next 2 nights.
Once settled in take the afternoon to relax and unwind. Tonight you’ll head out in search of Kiwi, the bird kind that is. The Wild Kiwi Encounter offers a unique opportunity to see kiwi in the wild. A short boat ride across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove sees you disembark and led by your nature guide through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded sandy beach. Here in the darkness you will get to see the Southern Brown Kiwi (Rakiura Tokoeka) - often searching for food.
Day 2 - At Stewart Island
Today join the Village and Bays tour that highlights the village of Oban and key landmarks of this historic region. This afternoon discover Stewart Island from the water and enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet viewing hidden coves and unspoilt beaches. Learn about the early Maori history and European settlement including whaling. Once on Ulva island, a renowned wildlife sanctuary there is an abundance of rare plants and rich birdlife, including Weka and the Stewart Island Robin.
Day 3 - Stewart Island to Te Anau
After a relaxed start to the day you’ll farewell Stewart Island and board the ferry back to the mainland. Travelling from Bluff via Invercargill through to Te Anau for the next 3 nights. Tonight venture across Lake Te Anau to experience a mysterious underground world with a guided cave tour past the rushing water of an underground stream before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms. This tour highlights the local geological formations carved out by the force of the river that flows through. Passed the roar of the water, you’ll be taken by small boat into the silent of a hidden grotto inhabited by hundreds of glowworms.
Day 4 - Milford Sound
This morning drive to Milford Sound. The road leading into the Fiordland is almost as spectacular as the Sounds. There are many photo opportunities along the way with the Mirror Lakes and the Chasm being some. Once you arrive in Milford take a few moments to appreciate the stunning beauty of the Sounds with Mitre Peak towering over the gateway to this natural wonder. On board your cruise you will come close to thundering waterfalls, sky high mountains and lush rainforest. Keep your eye out for the locals; dolphin, seals and Fiordland penguins are call Milford Sound home.
Day 5 - Doubtful Sound
A short distance from Te Anau is the lakeside village of Manapouri. From here you’ll cruise across Lake Manapouri to the transverse over Willmot Pass before arriving in the stunning Doubtful Sounds. This is a must-do for nature lovers and explorers alike. During the cruise the onboard nature guides will share the history and local legends of the region, imparting their passion of the fiord.
Day 6 - Te Anau to Queenstown
Enjoy a leisurely morning before checking out of your accommodation and heading to Queenstown. Arriving into this alpine village take sometime to explore the town, walk around Lake Wakatipu, through the botanical gardens, visit Ferg Burger, check out the view from the top of Bob’s Peak up the Skyline Gondola or relax with a drink in one of the many bars or restaurants.
Day 7 - Queenstown
Today will see you crossing Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw steamship. This iconic beauty has been sailing the lake for 100 years. A 45 minute trip will land you at Walter Peak Station. This stunning homestead is your venue for a kiwi style BBQ lunch. Indulge in a delicious selection of local produce in a beautiful setting. You’ll journey back to Queenstown on the steamship with the afternoon yours to explore this area more or relax; the choice is yours.
Day 8 - Depart Queenstown
Check out of your accommodation today and farewell Queenstown and begin your journey back home.
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* $50pp non-refundable deposit due at time of booking.
• Package price is based on share twin and is correct at the time of submission and is subject to change without notice.
• Valid for sales until 31 August 21.
• Valid for travel as specified. Blackout periods may apply.
• Valid for travel as specified. Stewart Island Lodge available for Friday & Sunday arrivals only.
• Room upgrade subject to availability at time of booking.
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities.
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply
• Airfares are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs.
Quote Package Code: ANZ217NBSUC
HOT Code: CMPTNZ0521