Te Anau, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound,Mavora Lakes and Walter Peak Station


Ex Tauranga & Waikato-Door to Door Pickup, All Transport, Accommodation, Activities, Travel Insurance and Meals as listed  


DAY ONE                          D 

Flying south, we skip over snow-covered mountains to land in spectacular Queenstown. This is the time to visit, to enjoy the intense autumn colours. We will meet our tour guide and travel the edge of Lake Wakatipu, making our way through to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland, enjoying the scenery and a local's perspective of the area. Once checked into our lakeside accommodation, we will meet for dinner and discuss the day's events and plan for the next.   

DAY TWO                          B, L, D 

Enjoy breakfast whilst taking in the lake and mountain views before boarding our courtesy tour bus to deliver us to the jetty. The second-largest fiord in the National Park, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away with its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets. Home to abundant wildlife, you may see bottlenose dolphins and fur seals at play or catch a glimpse of a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. Getting to Doubtful Sound is an adventure. With no direct road access, the only way you can get to Doubtful Sound is by a cruise across Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over Wilmot Pass. This isolation makes the fiord an extraordinary place, a place only those in the know get to see. Snacks and sandwiches are available for purchase onboard. We will arrive back at our accommodation, freshen up then enjoy another lovely dinner, feeling uplifted and inspired.  

DAY THREE                          B, L, D 

We have got a great day ahead of ourselves a Coach-Cruise-Coach to Milford Sound. Boarding the Coach mid-morning, you can sit back and enjoy reclining seats, a glass roof and expansive windows for fantastic mountain viewing. Experienced guides will give you informative commentary on your journey, an excellent opportunity to experience the sheer magnificence of this region. We will stop for many photo opportunities at the best places along "Milford Road". Upon reaching the iconic Sound we will have a brief time to further stretch the legs before boarding our vessel leaving for a scenic cruise of Milford Sound. Exploring the length of the fiord, we will learn about the region's history and benefit from the knowledge of your onboard specialist nature guide. Experience the cool spray of a waterfall as you move in close to sheer rock faces, or watch out for dolphins, seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins. We will travel out to the entrance of the Tasman Sea.  

DAY FOUR                            B, MT, D  

This morning, we head up the Mararoa River, following its braided path until reaching Mavora Lakes, one of the treasures of Southland and part of South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area. They are situated amongst an impressive landscape of mountains, lakes, beech forest and tussock grassland. We will enjoy our picnic morning tea in this beautiful spot, before continuing our journey. Upon arrival in Queenstown, we enjoy some free time to wander and have some lunch before we head to our hotel to freshen up for our next adventure. This evening, we board our vessel for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station where we will enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and a walk around the beautiful homestead gardens and buildings, enjoying our final evening together as a group. 

Please note If the TSS Earnslaw is not available due to maintenance, a substitute vessel will be provided.

DAY FIVE                             B 

Today we will take some time to look around the shops of Queenstown, take a drive up Coronet Peak and then head off to Millbrook Estate along the way for a look. After a stop for lunch, we make our way to the Airport for our flights home after our wonderful southern experience. 



Ex -Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.


5 Days

Regular Price


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Mandatory booking fee


Single supplement fee


Next Tour Date

Sat, 05th of Apr 2025

Important Notes for this tour

Moderate Fitness Required.

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