Preservation Inlet Discovery Cruise

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Preservation Inlet Discovery Cruise -

From Manapouri enjoy all the highlights of the Dusky Sound Discovery Cruise and then travel further south to Chalky and Preservation Inlets. This cruise includes a spectacular one-way scenic helicopter flight between Lake Manapouri and Preservation Inlet to increase our exploration time.

The wind-swept coastlines and grand sweeping beaches of New Zealand’s southernmost fiords are remote and seldom visited. In the past, the natural harbours in this area attracted early whalers and miners. Only a few traces of their attempts to tame the landscape still remain.

The "Milford Wanderer" -

Just because you’re escaping civilisation doesn’t mean you have to go without its comforts. The Milford Wanderer is a modern motorised vessel that has been purpose built for navigating southern New Zealand.

Designed along the lines of a traditional sailing scow, it has old-world charm combined with modern facilities and the latest in safety equipment. The Milford Wanderer offers -

  • Specialist nature guides
  • Open bridge policy - chat with the skipper during the voyage
  • Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use

Our passengers -

The cruises attract people of all ages. All you need is an average level of fitness, a love of the outdoors and a sense of adventure. As a rough guide, you need to be physically fit enough to comfortably climb a flight of steep stairs.

“New friendships are made quickly on board. There’s a sense of eager anticipation – of sharing a real adventure. Everyone has chosen to cruise the southern latitudes rather than the South Pacific.”

Photos courtesy Real Journeys    

Contact us
Itrek Customer Service
Tel: +64 21 268 8879
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Key information

Location: Western South Island in Fiordland

Dates: May, 6,12,27. June 2. July 22,28.

Aug 5,11,19,25.

Duration: 7 days

Group Size: Max 32 people per departure

Accommodation: Warm comfortable accomodation, 2 people per sleeping compartment, shared showers

Meals: Hearty meals prepared by chef

Price NZD $2450 per person