short break icon 5 Day Short Break

Fiordland Experience

  • Milford Mariner

    Milford Mariner

  • Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

    Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

  • Milford Sound

    Milford Sound

  • Queenstown

    Queenstown

  • Milford Sound

    Milford Sound

  • Milford Mariner

    Milford Mariner

  • Fiordland

    Fiordland

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Tour codes: ZFE5R, ZFE5F

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Itinerary

On this Short Break you’ll travel with a different Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, for a more diverse experience.

Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown

On arrival at Queenstown Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (First Class), Queenstown.

Day 2: Queenstown – Doubtful Sound – Te Anau

Immerse yourself in the vast and untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound. It will take your breath away. Home to abundant wildlife you may see bottlenose dolphins and fur seals at play, or catch a glimpse of a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. Your excursion into the pristine fiord of Doubtful Sound begins with a cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Then join your coach to travel the sub-alpine road through the dense rainforest. Board the catamaran Patea Explorer for a cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery. When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence – a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. Later, return to Te Anau.

Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Standard) or Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas (First Class), Te Anau.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Te Anau – Milford Sound

Travel to Milford Sound for your overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner. Cruise the full length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea, accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and wildlife. Anchor in a sheltered cove and explore with your expert guide in kayaks. Or simply relax on deck.

Hotel: Milford Mariner (Standard or First Class), Milford Sound (Cruise).

Hotel during 17 May-19 Sep^: Luxmore Resort (Standard) or Distinction Hotel (First Class), Te Anau.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

^Milford Mariner does not operate 17 May-19 Sep. Alternative is scenic cruise on Milford Sound with night in Te Anau.

Day 4: Milford Sound – Queenstown

Today you’ll embark on your return journey to Queenstown. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you wish.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (First Class), Queenstown.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Farewell from Queenstown

You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Included Meals: Breakfast

Note: This itinerary is valid for departures after 1 October 2015.

5 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily from Queenstown

Returns

Morning of day 5 at Queenstown

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (4)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinner (1)
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Tour with Standard Accommodation (ZFE5R)

Standard Room Copthorne Resort Queenstown
Where you'll be staying
  • Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown  
  • Distinction Luxmore Hotel  
  • Milford Mariner  
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Tour with First Class Accommodation (ZFE5F)

Superior Room Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Where you'll be staying
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown  
  • Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas  
  • Milford Mariner  
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Prices above may vary according to your departure date.



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Standard (R)

  • Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown
    Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Queenstown 9300
    • Copthorne Hotel exterior at Lake Wakatipu
    • Standard Room at Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown
    • Lobby Area at Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown
    • Front Entrance of Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown
    • Courtyard area of Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown

    Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront is located on Frankton Road, just five minutes stroll to the heart of Queenstown.

    The hotel resort is close to many wonderful activities, from the town's world famous jet boat rides to radical white water rafting, bungee jumping, vineyards, international golf courses and ski fields.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Telephone - Voice Mail
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
  • Distinction Luxmore Hotel
    Corner Mokonui St & Main St, Te Anau 9460, South Island
    • Distinction Luxmore Resort - Lobby
    • Distinction Luxmore Resort - Exterior
    • Distinction Luxmore Resort - Room
    • Distinction Luxmore Resort - Exterior

    Escape to the serene surroundings of Lake Te Anau before heading out to explore the world-famous beauty of Fiordland National Park. The hotel is located in the heart of the visitor-friendly township of Te Anau, in the stunning and world-famous region of Fiordland.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Heater
    • Phone
    • TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Bathroom Amenities
  • Milford Mariner
    Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
    • Milford Mariner cruising the Milford Sound
    • Milford Mariner near the fjords on the Milford Sou
    • Milford Mariner - Room
    • Milford Mariner deck with scenic views
    • Milford Mariner - Restaurant
    • Milford Mariner - Dining

    Spend the night aboard the Milford Mariner waking up in one of the most beautiful places on earth. You’ll cruise the full length of Milford Sound accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.

    • Features
    • Private cabins with en suites
    • Use of Kayaks
  • Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
    32 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, South Island
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Superior Room
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior
    • Millennium Hotel Queenstown - Exterior

    Millennium Hotel Queenstown is only minutes from Queenstown shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and jet boating.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Colour TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Electric blankets
    • Broadband Internet access
  • Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
    64 Lakefront Terrace, Te Anau 9460, South Island
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Restaurant
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Lakeview Room
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Reception
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Lake
    • Distinction Te Anau Hotel - Pool

    Located on the Te Anau lake front, a short stroll from the Te Anau town centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. If you need an escape from everyday life and a chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.

    • Features
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • Individual heater control
    • Flat Screen TV
    • In-house movies
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Phone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Milford Mariner
    Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
    • Milford Mariner cruising the Milford Sound
    • Milford Mariner near the fjords on the Milford Sou
    • Milford Mariner - Room
    • Milford Mariner deck with scenic views
    • Milford Mariner - Restaurant
    • Milford Mariner - Dining

    Spend the night aboard the Milford Mariner waking up in one of the most beautiful places on earth. You’ll cruise the full length of Milford Sound accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.

    • Features
    • Private cabins with en suites
    • Use of Kayaks
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