Fantastic Fiordland

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    Fiordland is one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand. Stay in Te Anau, nestled on the edge of Lake Te Anau, the gateway to the fiords. Then experience the majestic Doubtful Sound, sometimes called the ‘Sound of Silence’, on an overnight cruise.


    • 2 nights at Distinction Luxmore Hotel in a Standard Room including breakfast
    • 1 night accommodation on the Doubtful Sound overnight Cruise including 3 course dinner, full breakfast, and a Picnic Lunch
    • Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour


    Three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is known for its wilderness scenery and wildlife. Following a short cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over Wilmot Pass, you will board the Fiordland Navigator at Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound. There is plenty of time on your overnight cruise to enjoy the stunning views and to discover the hidden arms of Doubtful Sound. Fur seals and bottlenose dolphins are often seen and at times, rare penguins can be observed. There is also time for you to kayak around the shoreline or go exploring in the tender craft with our nature guide. As the shadows lengthen we’ll drop anchor at a favourite mooring for the night. After the days activities, enjoy a delicious evening meal in the spacious dining saloon. The Fiordland Navigator is purpose built for cruising in the fiords. The vessel offers spacious viewing decks, a comfortable dining saloon/fully licensed bar and observation lounge.

    Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms. Your trip begins with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau then a guided tour of the caves. By geological standards the caves are very young (12,000 years) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them. The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall. Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms, unique to New Zealand. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.

    Distinction Luxmore Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Te Anau’s town shopping centre and a short stroll from Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake and launching pad for many water-based activities.

    Travel: 01 Oct 20-31 Mar 21. Blackout periods may apply.

    Package code: ANZ204DFF