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Queenstown Southern Loop

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Queenstown Southern Loop

Explore the rugged reaches of the South Island on this six-day trip with Intrepid, beginning and ending in Queenstown. Make your way to the shores of the South Island’s biggest lake and sail the silent waters of glacier-carved Fiordland National Park with an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound. Cross to the sometimes forgotten corner of Otago – the rugged cliffs of the Catlins – to hike to coastal caves, then span the gap to untouched Stewart Island to explore the wilderness, listening out for the call of the kiwi. Crafted to give the right amount of active adventure and time to relax, this is the perfect southern getaway.

Activities
  • Milford Sound - Nature Boat Cruise
  • Milford Sound - Leader-led walk to Milford Lookout
  • Milford Sound - Walk to Mirror Lakes & Lake Gunn
  • The Catlins - Leader-led walk to Nugget Point & McLean Falls
  • Stewart Island - Scenic Ferry Crossing
  • Stewart Island - Leader-led Dark Sky Briefing & Star Gazing
  • Stewart Island - Scenic Ferry Crossing
Highlights
  • Soak up the silence of Milford Sound on a cruise across its waters – you’ll be left speechless by the hundreds of tumbling cascades and deeply forested mountains.
  • Explore the Cathedral Caves of the Catlins, an untamed coastal wilderness home to rugged cliffs, dense forest, and spectacular hidden waterfalls.
  • Cross the Foveaux Strait to unspoilt Stewart Island, a haven for hikers and birdwatches and the place to spot a wild kiwi.
  • Enjoy two nights and one full day to explore the wilderness of Stewart Island, cruising the bays and inlets to spot penguins and seabirds and walking along its forested coastal tracks.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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Nov 05, 2022 through
Nov 10, 2022
Nov 1, 2022 7:00 PM
5 Nights from
$1,810.00 (USD)
Per Person
7465374
Oct 29, 2022 through
Nov 03, 2022
Oct 25, 2022 7:00 PM
5 Nights from
$1,970.00 (USD)
Per Person
7486903
Nov 12, 2022 through
Nov 26, 2022
Nov 22, 2022 7:00 PM
5 Nights from
$1,860.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7593054
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Queenstown / Te Anau
2 Milford Sound / Te Anau
3 The Catlins
4 Stewart Island
5 Stewart Island
6 Stewart Island / Queenstown
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.