3 Day New Zealand Adventure: add-on

Oceania> New Zealand

Highlights of this three day adventure add-on include sea kayaking in Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park and getting off the beaten track to explore remote valleys by bike.

 

This three day itinerary is designed to bolt on to either of our 7 day NZ Adrenalin or NZ Adventure tours and includes incredible wildlife opportunities whilst sea kayaking in Milford Sound, XC biking through remote backcountry valleys and time spent exploring the stunning Glenorchy region.

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Day 8: TE ANAU TO MILFORD SOUND TO TE ANAU

After an early breakfast you’ll depart on a full day return trip to Milford Sound which includes 4-5 hours of sea kayaking in this sheltered Fiord; a great opportunity to interact with seals, dolphins and penguins. With its sheer mountains rising straight up out of the ocean, huge waterfalls and its protected marine life, this incredible destination is a jewel in the crown of New Zealand tourism, and has been described as the eighth wonder of the world.

Overnight: Red Tussock Te Anau (Breakfast, Lunch included)

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Day 9: TE ANAU TO QUEENSTOWN

This morning you’ll have a leisurely breakfast before gearing up, grabbing a picnic lunch and driving to the starting point for the X Country mountain bike ride. This backcountry ride pedals through the remote and picturesque Vonn valley and alongside the sparkling Vonn River all the way to the Walter Peak homestead on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Here you’ll board the iconic TSS Earnslaw steamship for a 45 minute lake cruise back to Queenstown.

Overnight: Whistler Queenstown (Breakfast, Lunch included)

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Day 10: QUEENSTOWN

For your final day we will spend the morning on a scenic adventure at the head of Lake Wakatipu exploring the small township of Glenorchy and the surrounding Paradise and Dart Valleys. This area offers breathtaking scenery of glaciers, rivers, mountains and lakes, and is home to many filming locations including those from Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit and other Hollywood blockbusters.
There are hiking options here as well as horse riding and fly fishing for which the area is very well known. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring the Glenorchy region or to head back to Queenstown.

Overnight: Whistler Queenstown (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Activities

Accommodations

WHISTLER APARTMENTS

The Whistler apartments offer warm, 4* modern, private ensuite one bedroom apartments that are centrally located.
All apartments have a large balcony so you can enjoy the fresh clean air of Queenstown, and enjoy the warmth of the summer sun while enjoying the great views of the Skyline gondola, and the paragliders, who land on the sports fields just in front of the Whistler.

RED TUSSOCK MOTEL

Among the tussock grasslands of Te Anau and on the shores of the South Island’s largest lake, Red Tussock Motel offers true southern hospitality at the gateway to Fiordland.  This 4* accommodation offers modern, comfortable, well-appointed 1 bedroom apartments across from Lake Te Anau.

SOFITEL QUEENSTOWN HOTEL & SPA

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa invite you to celebrate the French art de vivre amidst the pure dramatic grandeur of New Zealand, conveniently located in the heart of New Zealand’s premier alpine resort.
The Prestige Suite is an elite offering, boasting a separate living area with a dining table for four, a plush couch, an armchair and coffee table, plus a private Juliette balcony.

DOCK BAY LODGE

This is a luxury lodge with its own sauna and spa, fabulous panoramic views, large superbly appointed suites and is only a stone’s throw from Lake Te Anau.  Dock Bay Lodge has established a reputation of excellence at the very top end of the accommodation market, impressing guests from all corners of the globe.

 

  • Professional guides
  • All transfers
  • All relevant National Park fees
  • All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Fully serviced mountain bikes & helmets
  • All activities as described in the itinerary
  • All required equipment and training in its use
  • International flights
  • Entry visas
  • Gratuities – there is a discretionary tipping culture in New Zealand
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alterations to this itinerary (i.e. if different accommodations and services are provided then the price will most likely vary up or down)
  • Laundry (unless stated by hotel)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical and evacuation costs – comprehensive health and travel insurance is required