Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet cruise with helicopter experience - DSP

Number of Days: 7
Destination: New Zealand
Available Dates
  • Experience the majesty of New Zealand’s Fiordland as we cruise Doubtful and Dusky Sounds on the Milford Wanderer, a modern motorised vessel purpose built for southern New Zealand, combining old world charm with modern facilities and the latest safety equipment. 

    Maximum 32 passengers per departure.

    This itinerary is also available in reverse.

  • Day 1: Manapouri to Breaksea Sound
    Cruise across Lake Manapouri, coach over stunning Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound. Board the Milford Wanderer and cruise out of Doubtful Sound with a 3-hour sea passage to Breaksea Sound to conclude the day. D

    Day 2: Breaksea Sound to Dusky Sound
    Cruise through Acheron passage to Dusky Sound and visit the Shag Islands and Sportsman Cove. In the afternoon visit Luncheon Cove, the site of New Zealand’s first European and sealers settlement. Optional guided walk (2.5km) over predator free Anchor Island. B, L, D

    Day 3: Explore Dusky Sound
    This morning we visit early conservationist Richard Henry’s house site on Pigeon Island. Cruise Facile harbour, site of NZ’s first known European ship wreck. Cruise Earshell Cove and the narrow channels of Resolution Island to The Basin for a walk or kayaking. B, L, D

    Day 4: Dusky Sound to Chalky Inlet
    Visit Pickersgill Harbour and Astronomers Pt - named and used by Cook during his five week stay in 1773. Three hour sea passage to Chalky Inlet. Walk on the beach at South Port visiting the old saw mill site. Anchor at North Port near the rusting hulk of the 1800s government steam ship “Stella”. B, L, D

    Day 5: Chalky Inlet to Preservation Inlet
    In the morning visit the town site of Cromarty and the mining relics of Te Oneroa with the option of a 5km return walk to Puysegur Point Light House in afternoon. B, L, D

    Day 6: Preservation Inlet
    Visit Tarawera smelter’s reclining brick chimney and the site of NZ’s first operational whaling station at Cuttle Cove. Take in the golden beaches of Spit Island. B, L, D

    Day 7: Preservation Inlet to Manapouri
    Helicopter from Weka Island Barge to West Arm of Manapouri – flights commencing from 11am. Visit the underground power station* then cruise across Lake Manapouri to complete your journey at the Real Journeys Manapouri Visitor Centre. B

  • Includes:

    • Warm, comfortable twin share accommodation. 
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the onboard chef are all included. 
    • Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the cruise. 
    • Open bridge policy - chat with the skipper during the voyage
    • Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use.
    • Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the cruise.
    • Open bridge policy - chat with the skipper during the voyage
    • Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use.


     There is an licensed bar on board the Milford Wanderer and drinks are available for purchase on-board.

  • Available Dates

    • From $4,145 per person bsed on twin share

    Ref: DSP

    02-Oct-2021 08-Oct-2021

    Twin Share | Single Supplement + $3,485

    $4,145.00 Book Now

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