Dusky sound and Helicopter - DSP

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Mike and Stephie
May 10, 2021

Experience the majesty of New Zealand’s Fiordland as we cruise Doubtful and Dusky Sounds on the Milford Wanderer, a modern motorised vessel purpose built for southern New Zealand, combining old world charm with modern facilities and the latest safety equipment.

Maximum 32 passengers per departure. This itinerary is also available in reverse.

Inclusions

  • Warm, comfortable twin share accommodation. 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the onboard chef are all included. 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the cruise. 
  • Open bridge policy - chat with the skipper during the voyage
  • Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the cruise.
  • Open bridge policy - chat with the skipper during the voyage
  • Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use.

There is an licensed bar on board the Milford Wanderer and drinks are available for purchase on-board.

Dates

  • Available monthly on request - $4,345.00

Itinerary

Cruise across Lake Manapouri, coach over stunning Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound. Board the Milford Wanderer and cruise out of Doubtful Sound with a 3-hour sea passage to Breaksea Sound to conclude the day. D

Cruise through Acheron passage to Dusky Sound and visit the Shag Islands and Sportsman Cove. In the afternoon visit Luncheon Cove, the site of New Zealand’s first European and sealers settlement. Optional guided walk (2.5km) over predator free Anchor Island. B, L, D

This morning we visit early conservationist Richard Henry’s house site on Pigeon Island. Cruise Facile harbour, site of NZ’s first known European ship wreck. Cruise Earshell Cove and the narrow channels of Resolution Island to The Basin for a walk or kayaking. B, L, D

Visit Pickersgill Harbour and Astronomers Pt - named and used by Cook during his five week stay in 1773. Three hour sea passage to Chalky Inlet. Walk on the beach at South Port visiting the old saw mill site. Anchor at North Port near the rusting hulk of the 1800s government steam ship “Stella”. B, L, D

In the morning visit the town site of Cromarty and the mining relics of Te Oneroa with the option of a 5km return walk to Puysegur Point Light House in afternoon. B, L, D

Visit Tarawera smelter’s reclining brick chimney and the site of NZ’s first operational whaling station at Cuttle Cove. Take in the golden beaches of Spit Island. B, L, D

Helicopter from Weka Island Barge to West Arm of Manapouri – flights commencing from 11am. Visit the underground power station* then cruise across Lake Manapouri to complete your journey at the Real Journeys Manapouri Visitor Centre. B

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