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Coach, Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise and Coach from Queenstown

Days
2

Pricing From
$380

South Island
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Overview

Travel by luxury coach to Te Anau and Manapouri on a Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise from Queenstown. Experience the powerful solitude and immensity of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.

Your journey into the serene landscape of Doubtful Sound starts in Manapouri with a cruise across the crystal clear waters of postcard-perfect Lake Manapouri. Then take the coach across New Zealand's most expensive road, the Wilmot Pass, as it traverses the rainforest of the Fiordland and leads you to Deep Cove where the Fiordland Navigator and its crew await.

Your vessel for this cruise is designed along the lines of a traditional scow but outfitted with modern comforts and conveniences. Watch the scenery glide by from a custom-built observation lounge and spacious viewing decks. Dig into hearty meals in the dining saloon, and order drinks from the fully license bar on board.

Benefit from our specialist nature guide's knowledge and passion of the region as you listen to informative commentaries during the cruise and follow their cue to help you spot fur seals basking on rocks, dolphins cavorting in the waters, and Fiordland crested penguins making their rare appearance.

You will have time to explore the fjord in a kayak or tendercraft (small boat) with a nature guide in late afternoon after the Fiordland Navigator drops anchor in a sheltered cove. If you're feeling up to the challenge, there's even a chance to go swimming in the fjord’s pristine, but cold, waters.

As night falls, enjoy a three-course meal prepared fresh by our on-board chefs and served in the cosy dining saloon. Swap adventure stories with like-minded travellers over drinks from our licensed bar before heading out to the upper deck for a night of stargazing under the Fiordland's inky black skies. Retire to a comfortable cabin afterwards.

Wake up to a hearty cooked breakfast before spending the rest of the morning discovering other parts of the fjord. Then make your way to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri; where you will connect with your coach back to Queenstown. For those wanting to stay in Te Anau, there is an option to be dropped here as well.

Deluxe Picnic Lunch*

  • Fresh filled wrap
  • ham & cheese croissant
  • chopped fruit with yogurt
  • cheese and crackers
  • muesli slice
  • nuts
  • chocolate
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and water.

Picnic Lunch*

  • Fresh filled wrap
  • chopped fruit
  • muesli slice
  • nuts
  • chocolate
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and water.

*Vegetarian option available

Special Dietary Requirements

Please order your lunch when you make your booking. Lunches to be picked up at the Manapouri Visitor Centre prior to boarding the vessel. Lunch menus are indicative only.

Milford Sound Coach

Milford Sound Coach

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Cost per person

20 Dec 2019  - March 2020
Quad (Multi-Share) Double/Twin Share Single
Adult: NZ$565
Child: NZ$283
Adult: NZ$849
Child: NZ$425
Adult: NZ$1,516
April - 18 May 2020; Sep 2020
Quad (Multi-Share) Double/Twin Share Single
Adult: NZ$380
Child: NZ$190
Adult: NZ$560
Child: NZ$280
Adult: NZ$984
October - 19 December 2020
Quad (Multi-Share) Double/Twin Share Single
Adult: NZ$551
Child: NZ$276
Adult: NZ$823
Child: NZ$412
Adult: NZ$1,466

- Suitable for most ages though not recommended for infants or babies. 

- Not suitable for wheelchair passengers due to steep stairs.
- Child (5-14 years) sharing with one adult is charged at child rate. Please advise child’s age when booking
quad-share
- Infant (1-4 years) is charged at child rate and must share with one adult
- Baby (0-12 months) travel free if sleeping in a cot and may travel in twin-share cabins only

 

Meal Options (Must be pre-ordered)

October 2019 - September 2020

  • Deluxe Picnic Lunch: NZ$28
  • Picnic Lunch: NZ$21

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