NZD 349 per person*
*Travel dates: now – 11 October 2020
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Location: Queenstown & Fiordland
2 nights/3 days
Accommodation in 5* hotel
Doubtful Sound day cruise from Manapouri
Cruise Doubtful Sound
Did you know Doubtful Sound is three times longer than its famous sibling Milford Sound and much harder to reach? The isolation of Doubtful Sound adds to its mystical charm and ruggedness.
Your tour with Real Journeys starts in the small town of Manapouri with a cruise over Lake Manapouri to one of the most remote roads in New Zealand. From Wilmont Pass, you’ll get a first glimpse into the Sound. Having arrived at the shores of the sound, you’ll board your boat MV. Sindbad and cruise Doubtful Sound for about 3 hours.
During the cruise, your guide will tell you all about Doubtful Sound and introduce you the local wildlife. With a bit of luck, you’ll see dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Cruising Doubtful Sound is an experience you’ll always remember.
Please note: All Doubtful Sound Tours start from Manapouri, there are currently no coaches from Queenstown. Please let us know if you need to hire a car, we’re happy to help.
Your Queenstown accommodation
You’re staying at the 5* Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. The hotel is beautifully located on Lake Wakatipu on Frankton Arm. It will take you about 15 minutes to Queenstown town centre both by taxi and water taxi. It’s one of the closest hotels to The Remarkables. And the shuttle bus will pick you up from the bus stop at the Hilton, saving you the trip to town.
The Guest Rooms are enormous and come with a king-size bed or two twin beds. In the seating area, relax in front of a cosy gas fireplace. Moving on to the bathroom, you’ll find a separate shower and bathtub.
The wellness area will have you relaxed at no time! Swim laps in the pool, soak in the spa pool or sweat in the sauna and steam rooms. And for the ultimate relaxation, best book one of the treatments at efoera: spa!
Eating and drinking at Hilton Queenstown
You will love to wine and dine at Wakatipu Grill; a luxurious and romantic experience right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. After dinner, round off your evening with a glass of regional wine at the Pinot Pit, an outdoor gas fireplace.
In the morning, enjoy a lush breakfast buffet that will offer everything to your heart’s content.
For more casual dining, there’s a cafe, an Asian restaurant and a pub on the premises.
- 2 nights at 5* Hilton Queenstown in a Guest Room incl breakfast buffet
- 7h Doubtful Sound Day Cruise from Manapouri
- Tea and coffee on the cruise
- Other meals (as Doubtful Sound is a 7h tour, we recommend you bring a packed lunch)
- Entry fee to other attractions or activities