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Stewart Island

The Southern ocean provides incredible habitat for all sorts of amazing marine wildlife and birdlife. Explore the Deep South on this expedition discovery cruise of stunning and remote Stewart Island. From the comfort of the Milford Wanderer, this bespoke experience is unique, boutique and very special. The package includes pre and post arrangements in Queenstown..

Stewart Island Discovery Cruise 6 nights/7 days,
on board Milford Wanderer
departing Queenstown 06 March 2021
New Release! Exclusive Offer!
From NZ$4,219 per person, share twin
Single Supplement: NZ$3,490ppMaximum 32 guests onboard

Unseen Fiordland and Stewart Island: Exploring New Zealand’s Remote Backyard
Discover the time-forgot rawness of wildlife-rich Stewart Island / Rakiura and the primordial majesty of Fiordland, where clouds scud the ragged peaks of glacier-cleaved mountains streaked with waterfalls, areas only accessible by expedition ship.HIGHLIGHTS:
Experience two iconic kiwi destinations together
Fall in love with the scenery of NZ’s largest national park
Visit destinations including: Stewart and Ulva Islands, Fiordland, Dusky Sound, Luncheon Cove, Archeron Passage, & more…
Cruise on board the expedition ship Spirit of Enderby with just 50 passengers
Zodiac cruise glittering waterways between podocarp forests looking for penguins and dolphins
Enjoy a wealth of birding highlights on predator-free Ulva Island Date: 30 December, 2020
Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Price From: NZ$4,995 pp twin share
LIMITED AVAILABILITY
 

Stewart Island
7 day/6 night cruise
onboard “Fiordland Jewel”
Departs Oban Stewart Island
26 February and 16 October 2021
from $4,000 per person twin share
Maximum 20 guests on board

Fiordland

A Fiordland Summer Wander—Doubtful Sound Package 
4 nights/5 days – Queenstown return
18, 26, 28, 30 December 2020 01, 03, 05 January 2021
(28 Dec departure —New Years eve is in Te Anau, and 30 Dec—New Years eve is on Doubtful Sound)
From NZ$1319 per person, share twin Single Supplement: NZ$789 pp
Maximum 32 guests on board


Doubtful Sound to Preservation Inlet or vvFiordland Discovery  offer small group scenic boat expeditions on board the Fiordland Jewel in Fiordland National Park, which is a major part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.The expeditions are tailored specifically for people who are interested in scenery, history and nature and there are some opportunities to fish to catch a feed.Departures
03, 09 & 17 Jan., 18, 24 April, 02 & 22 May, 05 & 13 June, 08 August & 11 Sept.21
from $4,400 per person twin share
Maximum 18 guests on board

Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru & Pelorus Sounds

Discover the wonders of New Zealand’s Premier cruising destinations aboard our comfy vessel “Affinity”. A unique nautical experience in a relaxed atmosphere that you can only experience with small ship cruising.7 day cruise from Picton
from $2,000 per person
Departing 02 April 2021
(09 February cruise sold out)
Maximum of 16 people in 8 cabins
 

Hauraki Gulf


3 night cruises on the Hauraki GulfNZ$5499 per person share twin/double. *
Based on 6 guests travelling together and sharing accommodations.during October and November 2020. The offer is based on 6 guests travelling together– so whether it is a celebration birthday, a boys fishing weekend, a girls relaxation mini-break, or friends sharing time together – for great wine, food, service and activities.  

Around trip cruise of New Zealand departing 20 Jan.2022


16 night Round trip cruise from Auckland

No International flights requiredAuckland to Bay of Islands, Kingston, Norfolk Island, New Plymouth, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Nelson, Picton, Napier, Tauranga to Auckland
Overnight stay in Tauranga
Departs 20 January 2022
from $8,720 per person
with a FREE upgrade from Interior to Veranda Club Stateroom
(book by 18 November 2020)
Includes
Complimentary selected standard spirits, international beers and wines, bottle water, soft drinks and specialty coffees and tesa
Gratuities

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Chatham Islands


Discover Chatham IslandsThe Chatham Islands is New Zealand’s last frontier. 800km east of New Zealand mainland Chatham Islands is the first place in the world to see the sunrise each day.5 nights ex Wellington from $2,630
7 nights ex Auckland from $3,230
per person twin share
Departures from Sept.20 to April 21

Southern Odyssey: Stewart Island & the Catlins tour

For many Stewart Island is a place they have dreamt about visiting for a long time.
Highlights:
2 night stay Bay Motel Oban Stewart Island,
Cruising on Paterson Inlet to explore Ulva Island bird sanctuary, Rakiura National Park.
Dining on fresh seafood at the South Sea Hotel, Oban
Bill Richardson’s Transport Museum in Invercargill and Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust Museum where there’s the chance to take a spin in a Tiger Moth around Mandeville airfield.
Hokonui Moonshine Museum, curator Jim Geddes hosts the group with a wee dram of scotch.
Driving leisurely up the Catlins Coast to Waipapa Point lighthouse, and the petrified forest at Curio Bay.
Overnight at Kaka Point and a visit to the Nugget Point lighthouse.
Taiaroa Head to the Royal Albatross Centre. Two night stay in Dunedin.The Southern Odyssey: Stewart Island & the Catlins tour is fully inclusive; $4390pp twin or $4990pp single.
Departures 31 Oct.2020, 22 Feb.2021 and 22 Nov.21
(November, December and January departures sold out)
 

The Spirit of the South
6 distilleries – 6 flights – 5 days – 4 nights – charter plane

Discover the South Island’s award winning distilleries…6 DISTILLERIES – 5 DAYS – 1 CHARTERED PLANE. MARLBOROUGH, WEST COAST, WANAKA & NELSONExperience New Zealand’s best craft distilleries plus exceptional food & wine on this exclusive 5 day hosted tour.
Visit six boutique distilleries tasting gin, whiskey, vodka and more
 Meet the owners and creators with guided distillery tours
 Enjoy locally inspired cuisine each night
 Fly to your destinations enjoying the beautiful scenery of the South
A fully inclusive tour – food, accommodation and tastings where mentioned in itinerary
Roundtrip flights from Auckland
Departs 26 November 2020
$5,995 per person twin share



 

Lindis Luxury Lodge

The Lindis. Nestled almost imperceptibly on the valley floor, with an elegant slatted roof mimicking the contours of the earth below. Designed for the utmost in luxury — with superlative interior furnishing, a veritable plethora of activities on our doorstep, unmistakably warm high-country hospitality, and a refined restaurant that pays direct homage to the flora and fauna of our surrounds, the experience of staying with us is truly unique.
By night, the unique location also surpasses expectation. The sky is so clear and vast that millions of stars seem to appear right before your eyes. The clear skies found in this part of the world have earned the area world acclaim and lack of light pollution makes star gazing here something that indeed needs to be seen to be believed. 
from $3,080 for two people for two nights
(based on a stay in November 2020)
Includes
• Luxury accommodation
• Daily pre-dinner drinks & canapes
• Daily multi course dinner
• Daily breakfast
• Mini bar
• Self-guided activities

As a fourth generation New Zealander, born and bred on the West Coast of the South Island. I can give you suggestions on the unforgettable places to visit; be it cycling or walking the trails, water skiing on lakes or skiing down the numerous ski-fields or down the Tasman Glacier, I have been there and done  that…..Robert Schroder

Prices are in NZ$ per person twin share. Subject to availability and subject to change at anytime before confirmation. Terms and Conditions of each cruise or tour company apply. We recommend Domestic Travel Insurance

email me for more details and itineraries of your preferred cruise or tour.
robert@cruisecompany.co.nz