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Stewart Island

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,149

Experience the laid back atmosphere of Stewart Island. Enjoy the village before cruising the Paterson Inlet then board a ferry to Te Anau, the base for touring the scenic Fiordland region.


Exploring the southern tip of New Zealand, this 4 day escape takes you to Stewart Island, home to a teeming variety of bird life including Kaka, Parakeets, Bellbirds and the iconic Kiwi. You’ll return to Te Anau to explore the Fiordland region, including a day trip to Milford Sound, a breathtaking, 16km long fjord carved by glaciers out to the Tasman Sea.


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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,149

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Day 1

Wild Coast Explorer - Wild Catlins

An exclusive wildlife and scenic adventure on the southern coast of the South Island. The Wild Catlins tour is a trip into the areas Jurassic past. A region high in scenic and wildlife wonders and low in population. Glimpse the way New Zealand was, rich in flora and fauna. Tranquil rivers with waterfalls, petrified forest and native birdlife. Ocean beaches with sea lions, penguins, dolphins and seals. Here the unique wildlife reigns supreme.

Duration8 Hours

Balmoral Lodge Motel Invercargill

Close to shopping, swimming complex, botanic gardens, public transport, Southern Institute of Technology, Stadium Southland and the ILT Velodrome, golf course, museum, art gallery and visitor information centre, the Balmoral Lodge Motel is your ideal base for exploring Invercargill and the sights of the Southland and Fiordland region. Quiet and secure, Balmoral Lodge Motel features comfortably furnished self-contained units with kitchens, making the motel accommodation ideal for family holidays or a getaway location.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
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Balmoral Lodge Motel Invercargill

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    Balmoral Lodge Motel Invercargill



    Close to shopping, swimming complex, botanic gardens, public transport, Southern Institute of Technology, Stadium Southland and the ILT Velodrome, golf course, museum, art gallery and visitor information centre, the Balmoral Lodge Motel is your ideal base for exploring Invercargill and the sights of the Southland ...

    Close to shopping, swimming complex, botanic gardens, public transport, Southern Institute of Technology, Stadium Southland and the ILT Velodrome, golf course, museum, art gallery and visitor information centre, the Balmoral Lodge Motel is your ideal base for exploring Invercargill and the sights of the Southland and Fiordland region. Quiet and secure, Balmoral Lodge Motel features comfortably furnished self-contained units with kitchens, making the motel accommodation ideal for family holidays or a getaway location.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Invercargill to Bluff Transfer

Shuttle to Bluff connecting with Ferry departures.
Pick-up is approximately one hour prior to Ferry departure.

Duration0 Minutes

Bluff to Stewart Island Ferry

Duration1 Hour

Stewart Island Lodge

Nestled in native bush on a sunny hillside, Stewart Island Lodge offers a peaceful sanctuary from the modern world. Located just a five minute walk from the village centre, this Bed and Breakfast is private and secluded with commanding views of Halfmoon Bay and the surrounding ocean. Relax in the extensive gardens, or explore further afield and discover Stewart Island's beautiful scenery and fascinating native birdlife.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Stewart Island Lodge

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    Stewart Island Lodge



    Nestled in native bush on a sunny hillside, Stewart Island Lodge offers a peaceful sanctuary from the modern world. Located just a five minute walk from the village centre, this Bed and Breakfast is private and secluded with commanding views of Halfmoon Bay and the ...

    Nestled in native bush on a sunny hillside, Stewart Island Lodge offers a peaceful sanctuary from the modern world. Located just a five minute walk from the village centre, this Bed and Breakfast is private and secluded with commanding views of Halfmoon Bay and the surrounding ocean. Relax in the extensive gardens, or explore further afield and discover Stewart Island's beautiful scenery and fascinating native birdlife.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Lounge(s)

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Village and Bays Tour

Do the grand tour of Oban and the surrounding bays. Travelling in modern mid-size coaches, you receive an informative, comprehensive commentary by a local guide, providing an entertaining insight into Stewart Island's community, history and environment. Points of interest include Halfmoon Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Lee Bay; the gateway to Rakiura National Park. Guides enjoy sharing their local knowledge and there is plenty of time available for photo stops and short walks.

Duration1 Hour

Paterson Inlet Cruise

This cruise exploring beautiful Paterson Inlet also includes a guided walk on Ulva Island. The cruise takes in the site of the historic Whalers' Base in Paterson Inlet prior to visiting Ulva Island which is an internationally acclaimed open sanctuary. Many rare and endangered native species of birdlife and plants flourish in a predator-free protected environment. During the easy guided walk you will see and hear a wide range of native birds. Though now rare on the mainland, the inquisitive flightless weka thrives on Ulva Island, and is usually encountered. The tracks are well-formed and suitable for most ages and fitness levels. This guided walk through the native podocarp forest is comprehensive and informative and small group sizes make it highly personalised.

Duration2 Hours
Day 3

Stewart Island to Te Anau Transfer

Shuttle to Te Anau connecting with Ferry arrival.

Duration5 Hours

Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

The Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is situated amidst lush gardens, and offers enviable views over the mountains and lakes. Guest rooms are comforting and modern, while an excellent range of amenities are provided. With an on-site restaurant and bar, you needn't look far for entertainment during your stay. The hotel boasts 94 guest rooms, with twin, double and adjoining rooms for families.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
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Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

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    Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau



    The Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is situated amidst lush gardens, and offers enviable views over the mountains and lakes. Guest rooms are comforting and modern, while an excellent range of amenities are provided. With an on-site restaurant and bar, you needn't look far for entertainment ...

    The Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is situated amidst lush gardens, and offers enviable views over the mountains and lakes. Guest rooms are comforting and modern, while an excellent range of amenities are provided. With an on-site restaurant and bar, you needn't look far for entertainment during your stay. The hotel boasts 94 guest rooms, with twin, double and adjoining rooms for families.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Secretarial Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Te Anau to Milford to Queenstown incl Buffet Lunch

Join the coach at Te Anau and travel through the Fiordland National Park, a region rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Pass through the Eglinton Valley to see ancient beech forest, stunning waterfalls and the famous Mirror Lakes, where the coach pauses for photo opportunities. From here, the tour progresses through the Upper Hollyford Valley and past the stunning Christie Falls. As you exit the 1.2km long Homer Tunnel (drilled through the solid rock of a mountain) prepare yourself for the breath-taking impact of the Cleddau Valley and the descent into Milford Sound where you’ll board a spectacular Milford Sound luxury catamaran Cruise. After your cruise, reboard your coach for your return journey to Queenstown.

Duration8 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.  From Oct 9 to Apr 28.

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 nights accommodation, transfers, touring Stewart Island, and a Milford Sound cruise. 

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18 Mar 2018
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