This three night all-inclusive package showcases the most remote and spectacular corners of Fiordland with an overnight cruise in the serene Doubtful Sound, a hike on one of New Zealand's premier Great Walks and two nights of luxury at Cabot Lodge.
Nights: Three night stay
Maximum number of guests: Two guests
- Two nights’ accommodation at Cabot Lodge;
- One nights’ accommodation aboard the Southern Secret overnight vessel on Doubtful Sound;
- Hike on the Kepler Track with picnic lunch;
- An arrival drink at Cabot Lodge;
- Daily cooked breakfast;
- Daily lunch;
- Cocktail hour and canapés at Cabot Lodge;
- Daily set-menu evening meal.
- Daily fresh fruit, baking and complimentary minibar; and
- Complimentary laundry service at Cabot Lodge.
Cost: From $4,970 NZD for two persons
Please note that this package books out quickly due to limited space on the overnight boat.
This package provides a peaceful escape to recharge in complete serenity, with an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound, a day hike on one of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Kepler Track, and the opportunity to experience an iconic New Zealand sheep and deer station, while enjoying all of the luxuries of a five-star Lodge.
Day One - Arrive at Cabot Lodge and enjoy a complimentary cocktail, before exploring the Lodge and its 2000 acre estate. Guests can hike to the highest peak of the property, or down to a secluded jetty overlooking the National Park. While out exploring, guests will meet the sheep, deer, cattle and horses that call this property home. In the evening relax over cocktail hour and canapes, followed by a set-menu evening meal, enjoying the spectacular mountain and lake views.
Day Two - Wake to a cooked breakfast, before enjoying one of New Zealand's Great Walks. Fiordland is known as the Walking Capital of the World, so what better way to enjoy this World Heritage Area than to set out on foot and experience the incredible scenery of the renowned Kepler Track. Take on a three hour section of the track, stopping at a secluded beach on the shores of Lake Manapouri for a picnic lunch provided by Cabot Lodge, and possibly a dip in the lake for those brave enough! Returning to the Lodge after day of exploring Fiordland's unique wilderness, enjoy canapes, drinks and a set-menu evening meal, showcasing the best of the region's farm to plate cuisine.
Day Three - Wake again to an extensive cooked breakfast, before taking the five-minute journey to the Doubtful Sound boat terminal for an unforgettable overnight cruise. Each spacious cabin offers views out into the Sound with a private ensuite. Chartering a maximum of 12 guests, this is an unmatched way to explore the areas most remote fiords. While on board all meals are prepared fresh from ocean to plate, with plenty of opportunities to catch fish and crayfish from the Sounds. Experience the silence of the expansive fiords from the front deck or get amongst the wilderness and kayak, fish and swim alongside the towering mountains, inky blue waters and surrounding wildlife. Your captain and crew will share stories of the area's rich history, so that all aboard leave relaxed, enriched and recharged.
Day Four - Waking in the complete serenity and silence of the Sounds, enjoy a cooked breakfast, before slowly cruising back to Lake Manapouri and returning to the boat terminal at midday, concluding the premier Fiordland escape.
Taking the long twisting driveway from the main road you know immediately this is going to be a special place. Coming round the last bend in the drive you...
Docklander, London, United Kingdom
Don’t leave home till you have seen the Cabot Lodge. Simply exceptional in all areas no more so than the family customised approach by a go ahead...
Alan L, Bangkok, Thailand
Spent 4 nights at Cabot Lodge. It’s a magical place. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Stunning location. Wonderfully gracious hosts.
We’ve stayed here twice now. Brad and Breidi are awesome hosts! The location is stunning, the rooms are great, with epic views and the food cooked by...
Andy and Diana, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
My wife and I spent 2 weeks in NZ on the South Island (in the Mt Cook, Wanaka, Queensland, and Fiordland areas). All of our accommodations were at highly...
Soutine A, Texas, USA
Your lodge is exceptional In its hospitality, location, beauty and décor.
Kimberley, Sydney, Australia
Words fail - So I will just say thank you so much for one of the highlights of our trip - we will definitely be seeing you again
Lance & Naomi, California, U.S.A
This is truly an amazing place in an amazing part of the country. The scenery is stunning, the accommodation luxury and the kiwi hospitality of Brad and...
Deanna C, Auckland, New Zealand
This is a place that you need to put on your bucket list. The exclusive 4 bedroom lodge sits on a private hill high above Lake Manapouri and the snow...
Tracy and Phil, Wellington, New Zealand
Everything was exceptional, from the food to the luscious bathrobes, to the insane views, to the crazy cute lambs.
Ashley & Mike, San Francisco