Preservation Inlet Discovery - New Zealand Small Ship Adventure Cruise

   
 

Preservation Inlet Discovery - New Zealand Small Ship Adventure Cruise

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DURATION

7 Days

SEASON

April - May & August - October

RATES

USD 2,000.00 per person

EXPIRES

Oct 31, 2018
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DESCRIPTION

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Preservation Inlet Discovery is a 7-day expedition of Doubtful, Breaksea and Dusky Sounds as well as Preservation and Chalky Inlets in Southern New Zealand’s Fiordland region. A 1-way helicopter transfer is included, a truly incredible way to make your Fiordland cruise entrance or exit!

Your home is aboard the purpose-built, 32-guest Milford Wanderer. Trace the route Captain Cook took during his historic 1773 voyage to seek out the hypothetical Terra Australis. During your cruise, you will land on beautiful beaches and spend time exploring the coastline via tender craft and kayak. Memories of an environment where nature rules and pioneers struggled to survive, will linger long after your return.

On-board specialist nature guides informative commentary and evening talks, guided walks take you through rainforest and along beautiful deserted shorelines, and you’ll visit historic sites and abandoned settlements from whalers and miners.

Cruising in the remote southwest of Fiordland is a unique combination of adventure, history, natural beauty and good company. This voyage visits 5 of New Zealand’s remote fiords, and here you’ll experience the extreme isolation of this inspirational wilderness, along with its beauty, wildlife and fascinating history.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates vary by cabin starting at $2000 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.

Prices are based off of exchange rates from New Zealand dollars and may vary based on the exchange rate at the time of payment. Please contact AdventureSmith for current prices.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Manapouri To Breaksea Sound
Manapouri, South Island, New Zealand
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Cruise across Lake Manapouri, then 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Milford Wanderer

MEALS: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Breaksea Sound To Dusky Sound
Doubtful Sound, South Island, New Zealand
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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. There is an optional guided 1.5-mile walk over predator-free Anchor Island.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Milford Wanderer

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Explore Dusky Sound
Dusky Fjord, South Island, New Zealand
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Start the day with a visit to early conservationist Richard Henry’s house site on Pigeon Island. Cruise Facile Harbour, site of New Zealand’s first known European shipwreck. Cruise through Earshell Cove and the narrow channels of Resolution Island to the Basin for a walk or some kayaking.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Milford Wanderer

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Dusky Sound To Chalky Inlet
Dusky Fjord, South Island, New Zealand
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Visit Pickersgill Harbour and Astronomers Point, named and used by Cook during his five-week stay in 1773. After a 3-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.”

ACCOMMODATIONS: Milford Wanderer

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Chalky Inlet To Preservation Inlet
Preservation Inlet, South Island, New Zealand
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In the morning visit the town site of Cromarty and the mining relics of Te Oneroa, with the option of a 3-mile return walk to Puysegur Point Light House in the afternoon.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Milford Wanderer

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Preservation Inlet
Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand
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Visit Tarawera smelter’s reclining brick chimney and the site of New Zealand’s first operational whaling station at Cuttle Cove. Take in the golden beaches of Spit Island.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Milford Wanderer

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Preservation Inlet To Manapouri Via Helicopter
Manapouri, South Island, New Zealand
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Disembark and enjoy a helicopter ride from Weka Island Barge to the West Arm of Manapouri, flights commencing from 11:00am. Visit the underground power station, then cruise across Lake Manapouri to complete your journey at the Real Journeys Manapouri Visitor Center.

ACCOMMODATIONS: n/a

MEALS: breakfast and lunch

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Accommodation onboard
  • All meals and all activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Shared bathroom facilities on board
  • One-way helicopter flight
  • Transfers to and from Te Anau and Manapouri on the day of travel, 8.30am pick-up, and at the conclusion of your Discovery Expedition
  • *If you are travelling from Queenstown, coach connections to and from Manapouri are available at extra cost

NOTES

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Itinerary Notes: Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Alternative Itinerary: The itinerary also operates in reverse, with an inbound helicopter flight instead of outbound, from Manapouri to Preservation Inlet on Day 1.


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