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Great Walks Discovery Tour includes 4 nights accommodation, activities, meals, guides, transport & more

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From NZ$3,279.00

Up to NZ$4,099.00

All Inclusions:
  • Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Guiding Services
  • Activities - Hiking, kayaking, cruising & more
  • 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Transport

From NZ$3,279.00

Up to NZ$4,099.00

If you're short on time but big on adventure, this 5 day/4 night walking trip is for you.


All of the scenic walks you will embark on are located in the Fiordland National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage area. To start things off you will head out on a boat across Lake Manapouri before boarding the Fiordland Navigator for an overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound. Marvel at the lush forest of the Milford Track, stand at the top of the Great Divide on the Routeburn Track and meander through ancient Beech forest on the Kepler Track on this exciting walking adventure.


Package Inclusions:

  • All Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner. (Except where indicated on the itinerary. Alcohol not included).
  • All Guiding Services – 2 experienced New Zealand guides per trip.
  • All Activities – Hiking, kayaking, cruising, more.
  • All Accommodation – 4 nights. (A range of hotels, lodges, chalets, and overnight boat cruises).
  • All Transportation for the trip from start to finish. (Includes airport transfer on the first and last day).


Itinerary:

Day 1: Overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound

For the first day of your trip, you’ll meet in Queenstown and head to Lake Manapouri where your journey into Doubtful Sound begins. You’ll board a boat for the cruise across Lake Manapouri, before a drive over Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove where you’ll board the Fiordland Navigator for an overnight cruise. You’ll have the opportunity to take a kayak out on the water or hop aboard the tender craft for a guided exploration of the fiord, and in the right season, you may catch a glimpse of the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Tonight you'll stay in a quad-share room aboard the Fiordland Navigator, though there is the option to upgrade to a private ensuite room.

Stay: Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 2: Cruise in Doubtful Sound, hike Routeburn Track

You’ll wake in the middle of Doubtful Sound and after breakfast, retrace the journey back to Manapouri. From there you’ll drive to the Divide, where you will hike through beech forest, subalpine shrubland and picturesque alpine tarns on part of the Routeburn Track, before reaching Key Summit. Here, you’ll be standing at the head of three different valleys (the Hollyford, Eglinton and Greenstone), with stunning views over the Great Divide. You'll then take a short drive through the Homer Tunnel and emerge at the top of a spectacular glacier-carved valley for a memorable descent to the shore of Milford Sound.

Stay: Milford Lodge Chalets, Milford Sound

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Hike Milford Track, cruise Milford Sound

It’s worth getting up early today to take a photo of Mitre Peak, quite possibly the most photographed mountain in New Zealand. After breakfast, you’ll take a short boat ride across Milford Sound to hike from Sandfly Point to the Giant Gates waterfall, a spectacular section of the famed Milford Track. Once you return to the Milford wharf, you’ll board a boat for a two-hour nature cruise to the head of this spectacular fiord. You’ll then leave Milford Sound behind to hike some lesser-known tracks in eastern Fiordland before returning to Te Anau.

Stay: Te Anau lodgings, Te Anau

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Takahe Bird Park, hike Kepler Track

Today you'll head to a Department of Conservation birdlife park in Te Anau. The centre takes care of injured or ageing birds which would struggle to survive in the wild - it’s a great opportunity to see some of our rarest birds up close, so don’t forget your camera! Afterwards, you’ll tick off your third Great Walk in three days - the Kepler Track, where you'll walk through ancient beech and podocarp forest.

Stay: Te Anau lodgings, Te Anau

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Gondola ride, hike Ben Lomond

Today you’ll drive back along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, and take a ride on the gondola to the top of a tree-covered rocky crag, known as Bob’s Peak, to start the alpine hike. Pass through open alpine tussock-land to the Ben Lomond saddle and will be rewarded with panoramic views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by the often snow-covered Southern Alps. For those keen to press on to the top, Ben Lomond’s summit reveals views of Mt Earnslaw and Mt Aspiring - two of New Zealand’s highest peaks - and even a glimpse of Aoraki/Mt Cook on a clear day. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Voucher is valid for travel until 31 March 2022

Peace of mind guarantee:

If your preferred dates cannot be confirmed and you are within 7 days of purchase, we will provide you with a full refund.

Standard Fine Print:

  • All bookings are subject to our Standard Refund Policy.
  • Vouchers for this offer are limited and the voucher is not valid with any other offer.
  • Bookings are subject to availability and we suggest you book early to secure your desired dates.
  • Maximum number of vouchers per booking is 4.
  • Flights are not included.
  • Trips are for adults 18 years & above.
  • Price based on twin share. Single supplement is available with an additional fee, payable directly to the tour operator (Active Adventures).
  • Maximum 14 guests per trip.

Pick Up & Drop Off

  • On the first day, pick up from Crowne Plaza Hotel in Queenstown - meet at 7:30AM for breakfast and a trip briefing
  • On the end of the trip, drop off at Queenstown airport or anywhere in central Queenstown at about 5PM.

Extra Night at Hotel:

  • Additional night at Crowne Plaza Hotel NZ $439/pax for a double room. Payable directly to the tour operator (Active Adventures).

Departure Dates:

  • 21 March 2021 
  • 4 & 18 April 4 2021 
  • 31 October 2021 
  • 28 November 2021 
  • 12 December 2021 
  • 2, 9, 16 & 23 January 2022
  • 13 & 27 February 2022 

Once you make your booking simply email hello@travel-booking.stuff.co.nz with your preferred dates of stay & unique voucher code which will be emailed to you after purchasing.

All bookings come with a 7-day peace of mind guarantee where if we don't have your dates available and we can't make it work for you, we will give you a full refund!

Starts from

NZ$3,279.00

Redeem until 31 Mar 2022

Deal Inclusions

  • Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Guiding Services
  • Activities - Hiking, kayaking, cruising & more
  • 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Transport

Great Walks Discovery - Active Adventures

14-16 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

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