This four night package showcases the very best of Fiordland and has been designed with complete privacy in mind, for guests who want to enjoy this world renowned area away from the crowds in complete serenity.
Nights: Four night stay
Maximum number of guests: Two guests
- Four nights’ accommodation in our Deluxe Suite;
- An arrival drink;
- Daily cooked breakfast;
- Daily canapés and evening drink;
- Daily set-menu evening meal;
- Daily fresh fruit, baking and complimentary minibar;
- Complimentary laundry service;
- Privately guided hike on the Milford Track;
- Cruise and picnic lunch in Milford Sound;
- Privately guided trout fishing on the Waiau River with a gourmet beach BBQ lunch; and
- A serene Doubtful Sound experience with picnic lunch.
Cost: From $9,720 NZD for two persons
This package offers the 'highlights reel' of Fiordland, with a full day of privately guided hiking on the Milford Track, followed by a day out on the Waiau River capturing prized trout, and concluding with a full day Doubtful Sound experience.
Day One - Guests will be collected from the Lodge by their private guide to experience New Zealand's most beautiful drive, the Milford Road, leading to New Zealand’s most renowned Great Walk, the Milford Track. Led by our incredibly knowledgeable local guide, guests will learn about the rich history of the area while exploring the lush beech forests, glacier-carved valleys and waterfalls along the nine mile hike. Departing the Milford Track, guests will be able to enjoy a two-hour boat cruise through Milford Sound to spot local wildlife, including seals, dolphins and penguins and get up close and personal with their surroundings, cruising under waterfalls and marveling at the sheer granite cliffs that tower above the water.Guests will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch aboard their cruise, before returning to the Lodge in the late afternoon.
Day Two - Guests will be collected from the Lodge by their private guide and transferred to the Waiau River, where their boat will await them to venture deep into the Fiordland National Park. Fishing on the Waiau River provides breathtaking scenery, as well as the thrill of the hunt for the prized Fiordland trout. Guests will enjoy lunch on a secluded beach in the National Park, before returning to the water and listening to nothing but the sound of flowing water underneath and the call of birds’ overhead. All licenses and equipment are provided with options for both fly and spin reel fishing of all abilities.
Day Three - Guests will depart the Lodge after breakfast for their full day Doubtful Sound experience. The day begins with a cruise across the stunning Lake Manapouri, weaving between the lake's 33 islands. Guests will then head over the Wilmot Pass, through lush Beech forest, before emerging in Doubtful Sound. Once in the Sound, guests will enjoy a three-hour cruise through the fiords. Doubtful Sound is ten times larger than Milford Sound and is much more remote, ensuring guests can enjoy complete serenity in 'the place of silence'. Guests will be able to spot local wildlife, including seals, dolphins and penguins. While out on the water, guests can savour their picnic lunch and get up close and personal with their surroundings, cruising under waterfalls and marveling at the sheer granite cliffs that tower above the inky blue waters.
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