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;
- - A beekeeping or 4WD farm tour experience;
- - Daily cooked breakfast;
- - Daily lunch;
- - Cocktail hour and canapes; and
- - Daily set-menu evening meal.
Cost: $3,250 NZD for two persons
Cabot Lodge is offering this special rate until 25 December 2021. Simply quote 'SPECIAL ESCAPE' when making a booking enquiry to receive this fantastic deal. 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 the beekeeping and farming operations on 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 heading out onto the Lodge's 2000 acre estate to learn the art of beekeeping or take a 4WD farm tour visiting the highest peak of the property, a secluded jetty overlooking the National Park, and meeting the sheep, deer, cattle and horses that call this property home. In the evening relax over cocktail hour and canapes, followed by a multi-course 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.