Fiordland Friends Retreat
This three night all-inclusive package is perfect for a friends getaway, celebration, or family reunion, providing exclusive use of Cabot Lodge to relax in seclusion and privacy while exploring the picturesque surrounds of Fiordland.
Nights: Three night stay
Maximum number of guests: Ten guests
- Three nights’ exclusive use accommodation;
- Arrival drink and cheese platter;
- Evening drink and canapés;
- Multi-course dinner each night;
- Cooked breakfast each morning;
- Daily fresh fruit, baking and complimentary minibar;
- Complimentary laundry service.
- Milford Sound Coach and Cruise with packed lunch; and
- Kepler Track hike with a picnic lunch.
Cost: $1,590 NZD per person for ten persons.
Day One - Guests will enjoy a drink and delicious cheese platter on arrival, with the afternoon free to explore the Lodge and estate at leisure. In the evening guests will relax over cocktail hour and canapés, followed by a multi-course evening meal, enjoying Cabot Lodge and the spectacular mountain and lake views in complete privacy and serenity.
Day Two - Guests will wake to a hearty cooked breakfast before experiencing the jewel in Fiordland's crown, with a guided tour of Milford Sound. Guests will be driven from Te Anau along the spectacular Milford Road in a small coach (maximum 16 passengers) with over 15 scenic stops to enjoy the breathtaking surrounds. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photographs, experience the varied landscapes and enjoy some of the hidden short walks through the National Park. Upon arrival into Milford Sound, guests will enjoy a two-hour cruise through the fiords with a picnic lunch. Canapés, drinks and divine New Zealand cuisine will be awaiting guests on their return for their second evening in paradise.
Day Three - Guests will again wake to a hearty 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. Guests will 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! Guests will return home after their day of exploring Fiordland's unique wilderness to canapés, drinks and their final evening meal, showcasing the best of the region's farm to plate cuisine.
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Lance & Naomi, California, U.S.A
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Andy and Diana, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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Tracy and Phil, Wellington, New Zealand
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