Queenstown & Fiordland Wilderness Getaway

Escape the gateway of New Zealand’s breathtaking Fiordland on this wilderness getaway. Revel in scenic luxury of Fiordland Lodge, and drink in the region’s kaleidoscope of natural wonders from every angle.

Journey Overview

Escape the gateway of New Zealand’s breathtaking Fiordland on this wilderness getaway. Revel in scenic luxury of Fiordland Lodge, and drink in the region’s kaleidoscope of natural wonders from every angle, on exhilarating airborne and jetboat adventures.

Journey Highlights

  • Revel in lake view luxury with a stay at Fiordland Lodge
  • Cruise the iconic Dart River on an exhilarating jetboat experience
  • Admire the spectacular Southern Alps on an alpine helicopter adventure

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Queenstown - Te Anau

Start your adventure in the picturesque township of Te Anau, the gateway for the glacier-carved wilderness that is Fiordland National Park. Collect your rental car from Queenstown airport and drive at your own pace to this serene locale. Arrive and settle into your first luxury haven, Fiordland Lodge. A peaceful escape, Fiordland Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the rugged beauty of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, and the stunning wilderness of the Fiordland National Park. Relax after your drive with a soak in the hot tub, and freshen up before you enjoy pre-dinner canapés, drinking in the spectacular views of the mountains and lakes that surround you.

Fiordland Lodge

Day 2: Te Anau

Today is yours to enjoy the many natural wonders that surround your quaint base. Known as the gateway to the Fiordland, experience Milford Sound on a leisurely cruise, or take a scenic flight over the waterfalls, mountains and fiords, or perhaps explore equally majestic Doubtful Sound. Take a trip to the Te Anau glow worm caves and explore the magical landscapes within. Or if you’re feeling active, Lake Te Anau is the largest on the South Island, and is perfect for swimming, kayaking or fishing. 
Fiordland Lodge | Meals: B

Day 3: Te Anau – Glenorchy

Enjoy breakfast before making your way to Queenstown airport for an aerial adventure, embarking on a shared 30-minute helicopter experience, enjoying spectacular views of the stunning Southern Alps. Revel in a high landing amongst mountain peaks, where even in the summer, you may have the chance to touch snow.

Returning to terra firma, make your way to your eco-accommodation in Glenorchy. Located amidst the spectacular mountains and the headwaters of Lake Wakatipu, Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat has been created from the ground up for those looking for adventure and relaxation. Camp Glenorchy's Premium Eco Cabins offer the ultimate in rustic elegance and charm, and you’ll be welcomed with a bottle of local wine and delectable cheeseboard on arrival, the perfect way to settle into your stay.
Camp Glenorchy | Meals: B

Day 4: Glenorchy

After breakfast, enjoy a thrilling jet boat adventure across the iconic Dart River. Embark on an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, cruising the braided, glacier-fed rivers led by passionate local guides. Disembark and enjoy walking amongst ancient beech forest unchanged for 80 million years and admiring the scenic backgrounds for many Middle Earth movie scenes. Experience an untouched natural haven sure to leave you in awe.

Afterwards, return to your lodge for the evening at your own pace.
Camp Glenorchy | Meals: B

Day 4: Depart Glenorchy - Queenstown

After breakfast, enjoy the surrounding natural serenity at your leisure, before returning your rental vehicle to Queenstown Airport.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Fiordland Lodge, Te Anau

Queenstown & Fiordland Wilderness Getaway

A member of Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, Fiordland Lodge is set in the World Heritage Fiordland, renowned home of the famous Milford and ... Read more

Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat

Queenstown & Fiordland Wilderness Getaway

A short drive from the adventure hot spot of Queenstown is Camp Glenorchy: the country’s first energy net-zero hotel and campground. Pict ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

From NZD$2,069 per person*.

*This special price is only valid until 30 April 2021. Please contact us for prices outside of this date range.

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.