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;
- - Daily cooked breakfast;
- - Daily lunch;
- - Daily set-menu evening meal;
- - An on-farm activity;
- - Privately guided hike on the Milford Track;
- - Privately guided trout fishing on the Waiau River; and
- - A serene Doubtful Sound experience.
Cost: $7,095 NZD for two persons
Usually $9,200 NZD, Cabot Lodge is offering this special rate until 31 December 2021. Simply quote 'ULTIMATE SPECIAL' when making a booking enquiry to receive this fantastic deal.
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 and transferred to Lake Te Anau for a scenic cruise across to New Zealand’s most renowned Great Walk, the Milford Track. Guests will have access to the track before any other day hikers, experiencing the area's true isolation and beauty. 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. Guests will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch surrounded by thriving bird life and crystal clear waters.
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 before reaching the Manapouri Hydro Station. Following a brief stop at the Hydro Station, guests will 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.