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  • Walter Peak High Country Farm

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  • Queenstown

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  • Te Anau Glow Worm Cave

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  • TSS Earnslaw

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  • Doubtful Sound

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  • Walter Peak High Country Farm

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  • Milford Sound

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  • Lake Wakatipu

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  • Lake Te Anau

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  • Queenstown

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  • Milford Sound

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  • A fur seal in Doubtful Sound

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  • Doubtful Sound

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  • TSS Earnslaw

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  • Walter Peak High Country Farm

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  • Queenstown

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  • Te Anau Glow Worm Cave

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  • TSS Earnslaw

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  • Doubtful Sound

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  • Walter Peak High Country Farm

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  • Milford Sound

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  • Lake Wakatipu

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  • Lake Te Anau

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  • Queenstown

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  • Milford Sound

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  • A fur seal in Doubtful Sound

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  • Doubtful Sound

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  • TSS Earnslaw

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  • Enjoy free time in Queenstown, NZ's adventure capital

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6 Day Queenstown & The Sounds

  • Discover the best of Fiordland National Park
  • Cruise on beautiful Milford & Doubtful Sounds
Includes 4-star hotel accommodation & meals

There’s a reason Queenstown remains the South Island’s most popular destination. It’s not the skiing, it’s not the natural beauty either. It’s the vibe - that feeling you get the moment you step off the plane, when all your cares are gone and the possibilities of what to see, do, taste and discover are endless. It doesn’t hurt that Queenstown is brimming with mild to wild adventures at almost every turn too!

Want to experience the Queenstown vibe for yourself? This six day discovery package makes that easy, with 4-star hotel accommodation in Queenstown and Te Anau, day cruises on iconic Milford and Doubtful Sounds, a visit to the underground wonderland of Te Anau glow worm cave and more.

See the full list of inclusions below and start planning your getaway today.

ITINERARY

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Upon arrival into Queenstown, make your own way to your centrally located hotel. This afternoon experience stunning views as you cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the iconic TSS Earnslaw and discover one of Queenstown’s most popular dining destinations - Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once at the lakeside Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant, savour the delicious aromas as the chef uses the best of local produce for a barbecue dinner. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown's alpine scenery, the Colonel’s Homestead is the perfect place to spend a few hours with an entertaining farm demonstration also included or you can explore the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Please note: the TSS Earnslaw cruise departs at approx. 6:00pm and it is advisable to arrive in Queenstown no later than 3:00pm.

Overnight: Scenic Suites Queenstown, Copthorne Lakefront Queenstown, Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar
Meals included: Dinner

This morning, travel by coach from Queenstown along the Milford Road, which is one of the finest alpine drives in the world. The scenery is exceptional, ranging from broad grassy flats, dense rainforest, and towering mountains to glacial lakes and alpine herb fields. Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on a leisurely cruise of this spectacular fiord. From thundering waterfalls to sky-high mountains to lush rainforests, Milford has it all. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces. Informative, participative and relaxed, this is the perfect way to experience Milford Sound to the fullest.

After the cruise, transfer by coach to the charming town of Te Anau.

Overnight: Distinction Luxmore Hotel or similar
Meals included: Lunch

Experience a mysterious underground world with a guided cave tour past the rushing water of an underground stream before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms. Your trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau on one of the purpose-built scenic cruise vessels. Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by hundreds of glowworms, unique to New Zealand. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Overnight: Distinction Luxmore Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Doubtful Sound is a beautiful fiord; three times longer than Milford Sound, it has a surface area ten times larger with twisting arms. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away. There’s no direct road access, so the only way you can to get to Doubtful Sound is a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass - New Zealand's most expensive (and majestic) road.

Pause along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see. Once you arrive, you will board the Patea Explorer for a 3 hour (approximately) cruise on Doubtful Sound - a spectacular pristine fiord. During the cruise the knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region. They’re always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

Overnight: Distinction Luxmore Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After check-out this morning, you will transfer by coach back to Queenstown. Enjoy this afternoon and evening at your leisure to explore the vibrant town of Queenstown.

Overnight: Scenic Suites Queenstown, Copthorne Lakefront Queenstown, Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

After check-out this morning, please make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: None

Tour Inclusions

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  • Tick off the best of the Fiordland National Park ex Queenstown
  • Soak up the relaxed vibe of Queenstown at leisure
  • Cruise through the awe-inspiring Milford and Doubtful Sounds
  • Spot wildlife and waterfalls as you explore the sapphire waters
  • Relax on an afternoon cruise of Lake Wakatipu onboard TSS Earnslaw
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner at the renowned Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Explore the famous Glowworm Caves of Te Anau
  • 2 nights 4-star accommodation in Queenstown
  • 3 nights 4-star accommodation in Te Anau
  • 6 meals including daily breakfast in Te Anau
  • Transfer from Te Anau to Queenstown hotel

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 24th of April 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $650 applies. 
 
Departure Dates
2022
*January: 9, 16, 30
*February: 13, 20, 27
*March: 6, 13, 20, 27
April: 3, 24
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $100 per person.



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- Queenstown: Scenic Suites Queenstown, Copthorne Lakefront Queenstown, Milennium Hotel Queenstown or similar

- Te Anau: Distinction Luxmore Hotel or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



- International / Domestic flights
- Arrival & departure transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
November
Spring can be a bit unpredictable in Queenstown. One day can be bright and sunny, and the next can be rainy or cloudy. Temperatures are also erratic, ranging from 6℃ to 18℃.
 
December - February
The best time to visit Queenstown is the summer when the long, sunny days make outdoor excursions enjoyable. Temperature ranges from 8℃ to 21℃.
 
OTHER
Meals
6 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.