Luxury Cruise & Lodge Adventure Package

Otago and Milford Sound, Includes Dunstan Cycle Trail

Deal Details

Travel Dates

01 February to 31 March 2022

Sale Ends

Sep 30, 2021

Priced From

$4,599 per person

Highlights and Inclusions

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This is a luxury adventure which will thrill and delight, immersing you in two of New Zealand most beautiful regions – Otago and Fiordland. Stay in unique Lodges, and onboard the luxury 18 passenger Fiordland Jewel for an overnight cruise on Milford Sound. Combined with some fantastic activities including cycling the new Dunstan Trail, kayaking on Milford Sound, a guided walk on the Milford Track, an extraordinary scenic flight over Dusky and Doubtful Sounds – this package is ideal for independent and active travellers who like to travel well!


• Car rental, 6 days, Toyota CHR (or similar) Queenstown Return
• 2 nights accommodation at The Lord Clyde
• Lake Dunstan Trail Cycle tour
• Scenic flight over Dusky & Doubtful Sound by Seaplane
• 1 night accommodation at Milford Sound Lodge
• Half day Milford Track, guided walk
• Milford Sound overnight cruise onboard the Fiordland Jewel
• 1 night accommodation at Azur Luxury Lodge, Queenstown

Itinerary

Day 1:  Queenstown Airport – Clyde

The rental company will pick you up at the airport. and sign the rental contract.

From Queenstown Airport follow SH6 to Cromwell and then continue on SH8 to Clyde. Duration 1hour

 NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

NASEBY, known for its international curling (sport on ice where granite stones must be placed as close as possible to the target) which we recommend you to try even if you have never done it, ask us to book in advance to secure your seats.

WEDDERBURN, take a break at the tavern built in 1885.

ST BATHANS, a micro-village with incredible cachet. The Vulcan hotel bar is to be photographed from the inside and the inside. Then cross the road to get to the Blue Lake of rare beauty.

OPHIR, a charming and peaceful village, you will see many historic buildings there. Stop in front of the Post Office (1886) or go to the stone suspension bridge at the entrance to the city.

BANNOCKBURN, in the direction of Cromwell, this is the cradle of the best New Zealand Pinot Noir that awaits you. Among some favourite wineries Bald Hills and Mt Difficulty.

 The Lord Clyde, Superior Room: 

Included: Car rental, cooked breakfast, accommodation

 

Day 2:  Clyde – Cromwell – Clyde (B,L)

Included: Lake Dunstan Cycling Trail from Queenstown: This 1-day cycle tour has you cycling the new Lake Dunstan Trail which flaunts the best of Central Otago’s beauty and begins from Cromwell Smiths Way following the shores of Lake Dunstan. The trail is vehicle-free and has a moderate gradient (grade 2-3).

Your adventure starts a with transfer from Clyde to the Cromwell depot based at Highlands Motorsport Park. Here we will go through your day’s itinerary and bike fitting. From here you will be transferred to the start point at Smiths Way for your adventure to down to Clyde. The trail follows Lake Dunstan from Smiths Way Pisa Moorings to Bannockburn then through the Dunstan Gorge to Clyde. Picnic lunch included.

The Lord Clyde, Superior Room: 

Included: Cycle tour including lunch, cooked breakfast, accommodation

Day 3:  Clyde – Te Anau – Milford Sound (B,D)

From Clyde, take SH8 North until you arrive at Cromwell and then continue on SH6 to Queenstown. At Queenstown Junction turn left and Continue on SH6 to Lumsden where you turn right towards Te Anau on SH94. Duration 3hr

Included: Scenic flight over Dusky and Doubtful Sound by seaplane - Duration: 1 ¼ hours

Combine famous Doubtful Sound with the untouched beauty of Dusky Sound. An exhilarating flight of endless peaks, glacial calved landscape, waterfalls, and over 350 islands scattered throughout the coastal region.

Milford Sound Lodge, riverside chalets, private facilities.

Included: scenic flight, continental breakfast, bedroom, 3 course dinner (no beverages)

Day 4:  Milford Sound (B,D)

Included: Milford Track, Giant Gate guided walk, Half Day
Departing Milford Sound, the walk begins with a short boat ride to Sandfly Point. An easy 5.5 km walk (11 km return) alongside the cascading Arthur River, then Lake Ada, on a well maintained track takes you to your destination, Giant Gate. This scenic waterfall is best viewed from the large swing bridge. At this point we return, walking under ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses and lichens in vibrant shades of green.
What to Bring: Comfortable walking boots/shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing including hat and gloves, sun hat, hiking snacks, water bottle, day pack and insect repellent. Walking poles are optional.

Included: Milford Sound overnight Cruise onboard the luxurious Fiordland Jewel; Captain Cook Cabin 

The Fiordland Jewel is a luxury 24m, three-deck catamaran with a high quality 5-star marine fit-out. Climate-controlled cabins that accommodate up to 18 guests, each with their own ensuite bathroom, and a top-deck hot tub this is the most luxurious option for cruising in Fiordland.

Overnight onboard the Fiordland Jewel: Captain Cook Cabin

Includes: Overnight cruise, 3 course dinner, breakfast, accommodation

Day 5:  Milford Sound – Queenstown City (B)

Watch the sunrise over a continental breakfast, which is served between 7am-8am, before returning to the cruise terminal at 9.00am. Head back to Te Anau via the scenic Milford Road and continue to Lumsden on SH94 and then take SH6 to Queenstown.

QUEENSTOWN ATTRACTIONS:

·        ONSEN HOT POOLS- Natural hot water pools are very intimate and have great views on the valley and the Shotover River.

·        CENTRAL OTAGO WINES - From the world's southernmost wine-producing region. You’ll find acclaimed Pinot Noir, as well as Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and bubbles. There are 75 wineries in the region serving 177 vineyards. 

·        BUNGY JUMPING - Will you have the courage to jump from Kawarau Bridge, 43 meters above the river? You can choose to touch the water or even to get partially dunked.

·        SKY DIVING - tandem jumping with a qualified instructor, you’ll get views over the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu. We guarantee it'll be one of your best memories!

·        JET BOAT - Not the most environmentally friendly way to see the regions beautiful Kawarau & Shotover gorges but jet boats were invented in NZ.

·        RAFTING - Is another way to see either the Kawarau or Shotover River.

·        Ziptrek Eco Tours - offers a spectacular and fun zipline eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill, situated a few minutes’ walk from the CBD.

Azur Luxury Lodge, villa:

Included: cruise, Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, continental breakfast, accommodation

 

Day 6:  Queenstown City – Queenstown Airport

Cooked breakfast at the Azur Luxury lodge

Drop off your vehicle at Queenstown Airport by 4:30pm.

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