Waiheke Island events and activities and attractions

There are sandy beaches on the island that are great for swimming or just relaxing and Waiheke’s walkways are some of the best in New Zealand. But if you are looking for something more to do there is everything from sea kayaking, horse riding, art and craft galleries to musical experiences and 4WD Jeep hire.  Also there are special events on the island or close by at various times during the year such as the Waiheke Island Jazz Festival held at Easter. Click here to see for the current events calendar published in the Waiheke Marketplace, the island’s free newspaper.


ART AND CRAFT, ARTISTS, SCULPTORS AND GALLERIES


Green Gallery – Exhibitions and displays offering top quality Japanese ceramics together with the best in New Zealand ceramics, glass, textiles and wood.


Marion Towns  A sought after artist specialising in pastels many of Waiheke Island, view galleries of her work and purchase online.


Waiheke Sculpture Studio  An open air studio and gallery where visitors can watch the creation of sandstone and ceramic sculptures.


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EVENT ORGANISERS


Waiheke Events and Weddings Contact us for all your events, weddings, social or corporate functions.


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HORSE RIDING


Club Waiheke  We specialise in scenic horse riding and horse trekking. We can put together a package for you.


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KAYAKING


The Kayak Company  Explore the Spectacular Coastline of Waiheke with the specialists in Guided Sea Kayaking and Quality Freedom Rentals.


Waiheke Kayak Adventures Ltd. Waiheke’s first licensed operator (est 1978) Wilderness sea Kayaking around Waiheke Island.


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MUSEUMS


Waiheke Island Historic Village Including a woolshed museum and restored cottage presented as a typical 1930’s Waiheke dwelling.









Whittaker’s Musical Experience.
Artworks, Korora Road, Oneroa,
Waiheke Island. Ph 09 372 5573
Your hosts: Lloyd (A.T.C.L) and Joan Whittaker
Experience the magic of yesteryear with unique live performances daily at 1.00pm. Tuesdays by appointment only. Enjoy 1 1/2 spellbound hours, as Lloyd and Joan present a range of music performed on a variety of antique organs, pianos, concertinas, pianolas, accordions, mouth organs to name a few. Learn about the history of each instrument and the musical period it was built for.


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MUSIC AND JAZZ


The Waiheke Island Jazz FestivalHeld over the Easter weekend, zappy, happy, cruisey, bluesy, trad, rad, swing, avant garde, jump and jive, and of course, Crescent City too – welcome to the wonderfully varied sounds of the Montana Waiheke Island of Jazz Festival.


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SAILING AND YACHT CHARTER


Arcturus Yacht ChartersOffering romance and elegance, with transfers to or from the island and extended cruises of the Hauraki Gulf.


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TOURS


Ananda Wine and Art Tours  Visit the island’s most respected vineyards and artists or we can tailor a tour to take in your special interests.


Drive the Loop  A one day self drive tour of Waiheke Island, have a fantastic day of exploration awesome coastal scenery on exciting Waiheke Island.


Waiheke Art and Vineyard Tours and Kayak AdventuresPersonalised tours – matching the interests of your group into the time frame you have available.


Waiheke Island Mystery Trail  Looking for a fun activity ? Then look at our 4-wheel drive Mystery Trail ideal for businesses, sports teams, guys or girls days out, or a group of friends.


Waiheke Wild Olive Oil Tours  Come and enjoy a tour with a difference. Learn all about olive oil and taste some of Waiheke’s famous virgin olive oils.


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Also
Mountain Biking
Fishing Trips
Gulf Cruises
Swimming
Golf


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Waiheke IslandAuckland   New Zealand

Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island New Zealand is the place to discover the nature-loving side of your character so take your tramping boots and your fishing gear. Great Barrier Island offers a natural beauty and close to nature experience which is just waiting for you to explore. Renowned for its remoteness and rugged beauty, the island is an increasingly popular holiday destination from Auckland. It also has a strong community spirit, focused on communities at Port Fitzroy, Whangaparapara, Claris, Okupu and Tryphena.


Accessible by sea or air, Great Barrier Island, also known as Aotea, has a permanent population of around 500. Only two hours from Auckland by ferry it has the kind of rugged, untouched beauty that is getting harder and harder to find on our planet. The magnificent Kauri Forests are laced with walking tracks, which lead to secluded natural hot springs and historic Kauri dams.


On this site you will find information about accommodation ranging from Bed and Breakfast, Lodges, Camping, Homestay and Cottages. The food and wine section covers cafes, restaurants, vineyards and liquor supplies.


Getting to the island can be by sea or air and once you are there transport and tours on the island include taxis, rental cars, mountain bikes, kayak tours and tour operators. The major towns and villages are Claris, Tryphena, Medlands Beach and Port FitzRoy.


There are plenty activities such as fishing, horse riding, tennis and golf. Our business and shopping section covers automotive and marine supplies, real estate, chemist, general store, gift shops and video hire


Great Barrier is one of the last great wilderness areas of the Auckland region. In the island’s centre, spectacular bluffs and ridges rise to the highest peak Hirakimata, at 621metres. To the west, forest covered ranges meet the coast, a maze of bays, islands and indented fiords. The eastern coastline has sweeping white sands and surf beaches, often backed by tidal creeks and wetlands.


Spectacular pa and other archaeological sites survive throughout the island, evidence of its long Maori history. Maori named the island Aotea (white cloud). When Europeans arrived, they found a rich bounty of resources to exploit: whales which migrated along the coast were hunted for their meat and oil; copper, gold, and silver ore were mined from the island’s rocks; the huge kauri trees which covered the island were felled for their superb timber and then raided for their valuable gum; other trees were logged for the firewood trade. Relics of all these exploitive industries can be seen today, including impressive timber dams once used to drive kauri logs down the Kaiarara River. Some of the above information courtesy of the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC)

Great Barrier Island activities and things to do

Great Barrier Island has acres of long, white sandy beaches on its eastern shore, deep-water sheltered inlets on its western shore, and a rugged spine of steep ridges running down the centre. The 80,000 hectare reserve has a number of walking tracks that combine old logging trails and tramways. Natural hot springs, towering kauri forests and a serene aura make ‘The Barrier’ a perfect escape.


There are a variety of walks on the island that will let you explore the natural beauty and wonderful environment. These can range from short day walks to full day and overnight tramps. Because of the rugged nature of parts of the island a reasonable standard of fitness and some previous experience is required for some walks. For non walker there are many other activities on the island some of which are listed below. Most bush walks, hot pools, fishing, mountain biking and kayaking are within easy access of your accommodation.


Barrier Adventures, Great Barrier Island.


Bonaventure Blue Water Safaris, Great Barrier Island.


GBI Adventure Horse Treks, Claris, Great Barrier Island.


Golf Course, Whangaparapara Road, Claris, Great Barrier Island.


Great Barrier Island Golf Club Inc. Great Barrier Island.


Tennis Courts, Barrier Social Club, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island.


Great Barrier Island Sports and Social Club, Claris, Great Barrier Island.


Vitamin C Fishing Charters, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island.


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Queenstown Tours and Tour Operators

Queenstown Adventure Tours:


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Queenstown Food and Wine Tours:
Gourmet Wine Tour
Experience the unmatched beauty of Central Otago with its thyme and tussock clad hills, rich gold history and welcoming people. You will journey into the heart of region to taste some of New Zealand’s finest wines, in surroundings of unmatched scenic beauty and historical interest. The tour takes in five outstanding vineyards from the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Alexandra areas, includes wine tastings, a tour of New Zealand’s largest wine cave and a tasting of excellent local cheeses – a fascinating insight into the region…..


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Queenstown Day Tours:
Discover Milford Sound
This is your chance to discover Milford Sound, frequently referred to as the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World! Travel along the edge of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged Remarkables, to Te Anau for a morning tea break (own expense). Then enter the Fiordland National Park pausing at the Mirror Lakes before passing through the Hollyford Valley. The road climbs to enter the Homer Tunnel and emerge above the Cleddau Valley before descending down to Milford Sound. Here you will take an unforgettable Red Boat cruise on the majestic Milford Sound. Milford Sound is a fiord carved by a massive glacier in the last ice age and, with its bishop’s hat-shaped Mitre Peak…..


Discover Milford Sound and Fly Back
Depart Queenstown and travel by luxury coach along the edge of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged Remarkables mountain range on the road to Te Anau, the ‘Gateway to Fiordland’. After a brief morning tea break in Te Anau, enter the Fiordland National Park and prepare to be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region. As you pass through the Eglington Valley, you will see ancient alpine beech forest, stunning waterfalls, and the famous Mirror Lakes where the coach pauses for photo opportunities……


Milford Sound BBQ Bus
Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand. Located in 3 million acres of the Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is a ‘must-see’ for any traveler. Magnificent untouched native forests and bush, pristine waterways and lakes, glacier and high peaks. As the tour departs Queenstown, you’ll learn the early history of the area which was dominated by gold mining. Driving toward Te Anau you’ll see the most intensive sheep farming area in New Zealand and view where deer farming originated…..


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Queenstown One Way Tours:
Queenstown to Mount Cook and Christchurch
Depart Queenstown and travel through the rugged and beautiful landscape of Otago. Cross the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country to visit Mount Cook Village at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki (Mount Cook). Here there is time to experience an optional scenic helicopter or skiplane flight with a snow landing (weather permitting). Continue your journey with a stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo, before continuing to your destination of Christchurch.


Queenstown to Milford Sound and Te Anau
Depart Queenstown and travel by luxury coach along the edge of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged Remarkables mountain range on the road to Te Anau, the ‘Gateway to Fiordland’. After a brief morning tea break in Te Anau, enter the Fiordland National Park and prepare to be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region. As you pass through the Eglington Valley, you will see ancient alpine beech forest, stunning waterfalls, and the famous Mirror Lakes where the coach pauses for photo opportunities…..


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Waiheke Island events and activities and attractions


Waiheke Island Events and Activities


There are sandy beaches on the island that are great for swimming or just relaxing. If you are looking for something more to do check out the list below. Also there are special events on the island or close by at various times during the year. Click HERE to see for the current events calendar published in the Waiheke Marketplace.


Ananda Tours  Visit the island’s most respected vineyards and artists or we can tailor a tour to take in your special interests. 


Arcturus Yacht ChartersOffering romance and elegance, with transfers to or from the island and extended cruises of the Hauraki Gulf.


Painting Holidays and Workshops Take the opportunity to try your hand at painting and drawing for a day, or stay for a two or four day painting holiday. Beginners and those who want to further their existing skills are welcome.


Sea Kayaking with Ross Adventures Sea Kayaking and night kayaking adventures, for some of the best kayaking you can imagine.


Waiheke Sculpture Studio  An open air studio and gallery where visitors can watch the creation of sculptures.


Waiheke Tours and Kayak AdventuresPersonalised tours – matching the interests of your group into the time frame you have available.







Whittaker’s Musical Museum.
Artworks, Korora Road, Oneroa,
Waiheke Island. Ph 09 372 5573
Your hosts: Lloyd (A.T.C.L) and Joan Whittaker
Experience the magic of yesteryear with unique live performances daily at 1.00pm. Tuesdays by appointment only. Enjoy 1 1/2 spellbound hours, as Lloyd and Joan present a range of music performed on a variety of antique organs, pianos, concertinas, pianolas, accordions, mouth organs to name a few. Learn about the history of each instrument and the musical period it was built for.

The Waiheke Island Jazz FestivalHeld over the Easter weekend, Zappy, happy, cruisey, bluesy, trad, rad, swing, avant garde, jump and jive, and of course, Crescent City too – welcome to the wonderfully varied sounds of the Montana Waiheke Island of Jazz Festival


The America’s Cup
All over New Zealand won 5-0
Next series to be held in the Hauraki Gulf over the Spring and Summer of 2002-2003 Book your Waiheke Island accommodation early to avoid disappointment.


Also
Mountain Biking
Horse Riding
Fishing Trips
Gulf Cruises
Swimming
Golf

Queenstown Shopping and Business

There is everything you need in Queenstown as a visitor or a local. Many shops and businesses are open 7 days a week particularly at peak holiday times.


AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS
Alpine Auto Specialists Limited 53 Industrial Pl Queenstown 409 0820


BANKS
ASB Bank Limited 24 Camp St Queenstown 441 0180


BEAUTY THERAPY
Aspects Of Beauty & Health 34 F Shotover St Queenstown 442 7389


BOOK SHOPS
Whitcoulls 7 Beach St Queenstown 442 9739


CHILDRENS WEAR
Hopscotch For Childrens Wear 19 Beach St Queenstown 442 8153


DAIRIES
Night ‘n Day Foodstores 24 Rees St Queenstown 442 8289


DELICATESSENS
The Wine Deli 40 Shotover St Queenstown 442 4482


DENTISTS
Wallace Don General Dental Practitioner 23 McBride St  442 3531


DEPARTMENT STORES
The Warehouse Ltd Hawthorne Dve, Remarkables Park Queenstown 441 4400


DRY CLEANERS
Butlers Queenstown Ltd Gorge Rd Queenstown 442 8621


FOOTWEAR
The Shoe 1 Shotover St Queenstown 441 2353


FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Interforex Pty Ltd Steamer Wharf Bldg Beach St Queenstown 442 5778


HAIRDRESSERS
Loose Ends Hairdressing O’Connells Shopping Centre Queenstown 442 7844


JEWELLERS AND WATCHMAKERS
Michael Hill Jeweller 23 Rees St Queenstown 442 5880


LIQUOR OUTLETS
Cow Lane Liquor 26 Camp St Queenstown 442 4064


LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Queenstown Lakes District Council The Civic Centre 10 Gorge Road 441 0499


MASSAGE
Clinical Massage Therapy Queenstown Medical Centre 9 Isle St Queenstown 441 0588


MEDICAL CLINICS
Queenstown Medical Centre 9 Isle St Queenstown 441 0500


NEWSPAPERS
Otago Daily Times 9 Athol St Queenstown 442 6157


OPTOMETRISTS
Queenstown Eye Care O’Connell’s Shopping Centre Camp St. 442 9412


OSTEOPATHS
Queenstown Osteopathic Clinic 27 Rees St Queenstown 441 1105


PHARMACIES
Queenstown Pharmacy Open 7 Days cnr Brecon & Isle Streets 441 0590


PHOTOGRAPHIC DEVELOPING
Kodak Express Lower Beach St Queenstown 442 8572


PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
Camera House 39 Beach Rd Queenstown 441 0173


SKI AND SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT
Quest 27 Shotover St Queenstown 442 4884


SUPERMARKETS
Alpine Supermarket corner Stanley & Shotover Streets Queenstown 442 8961


TRAVEL AGENTS
Southern Travelnet Ltd O’Connells Shopping Centre 442 7160


TYRES
Beaurepaires for Tyres Otago Queenstown Call Free 0800 489 737


WOMAN’S FASHIONS
Classic Clothing Gorge Road Retail Village Queenstown 441 1488


Have we missed your business from our listings? Click here.

Queenstown the year round alpine resort.

Queenstown is a place for new challenges, rest and relaxation at  any time of the year. Queenstown’s unique it enjoys four very distinct seasons. Summer burns hot under blue skies before cool autumn mornings bring fire to the hills as trees change to vivid reds and gentle gold’s. Cool crisp snowy winters keep ski and snowboard enthusiasts happy until nature bursts into colourful life during spring. Queenstown is an exhilarating, year round, alpine resort, perfect for adventurers and leisure seekers alike.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, overlooked by the majestic Southern Alps, the town was named because “…it was fit for Queen Victoria.” Queenstown is today recognised internationally as New Zealand’s premier visitor destination. Queenstown has more than just breathtaking scenery and a diverse range of attractions, it’s the people visitors find enchanting.


The resort boasts a range of activities second to none, all within easy reach of the compact town centre. The town centre is only one square kilometre in size and within easy walking distance of most major commercial accommodation.


Queenstown offers relaxation at its best. There is gold in them there hills, and trout in the streams, so try your hand with a gold pan or a fishing rod. Visit the Arrowtown Museum, one of the best boutique museums in the country then afterwards explore the Wakatipu Art Trail.


Join the Queenstown Wine Trail and discover award-winning wines from the World’s most southern vineyards. Return to town and sample the delights on offer in the many shops, cafes and restaurants. As night falls, get ready to experience the resort’s buzzing nightlife.


Queenstown’s reputation as the adventure capital of the world is well earned, you can choose to join in or watch the massive selection of safe, breath-taking activities. Earth, water or air, there is something to test and thrill all adventure seekers.


Bungy Jump from the world’s first commercial bungy site, swoop and soar in your own controllable “rocket”, whitewater raft or surf, jet boat down canyons, tandem hanglide or parapente…it simply doesn’t stop! Long walks, four wheel drive treks, or lunch on a majestic steamboat, you choose, it’s your holiday.


Take a short drive back in time to the historic goldmining settlement of Arrowtown, or drive the shores of Lake Wakatipu to discover the beautiful hamlet of Glenorchy, the gateway to the Paradise Valley and the famous Routeburn walking track.


Over the hill but not very far from Queenstown you will find the peace and tranquility of the small town of Wanaka with its crystal clear lake and dramatic mountain landscape.


Further abroad, discover the mysteries of stunning Fiordland.Enjoy a cruise on a spectacular sound, have a close encounter with seals and dolphins which often frequent the area.


Accommodation in Queenstown ranges from backpackers and B&B’s to apartments and international class hotels and lodges.


Whatever you decide don’t be rushed. Queenstown is a destination which delivers everything it promises… and probably much more.


Air New Zealand Queenstown Winter Festival
Queenstown come alive with this exciting winter festival from the 14 – 22 July 2001. If you missed it this year watch this space for the next great event.


Quality Resort Alpine Lodge
The closest hotel to New Zealand’s premier ski field, Coronet Peak and is within easy driving distance of three other international ski fields – The Remarkables, Cardona and Treble Cone, with heliski options available


Food and Wine on Waiheke Island

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Waiheke Island Food and Wine







At the end of the day relax and unwind over a glass of fine Waiheke wine and a meal at one of the island’s many restaurants and cafes, some of which are venues for live music. Or join a class at an international cooking school.

WAIHEKE WINE
Some of New Zealand’s best red wines come from Waiheke Island where the  ideal growing conditions of hot dry summers and stony soils combine with the skills of experienced vintners to produce world acclaimed vintages.
Many of the wines are produced in limited quantities and can only be bought on Waiheke or in selected restaurants around the world.


Kennedy Point Vineyard  Wine sales, tastings and tours. 
Established in 1996 on the south western side of Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf, the vineyard is on 2.5 acres situated on steep north facing slopes on a warm protected site at Kennedy Point. Planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Viognier, our goal is to grow quality red wines that have ageing potential and can be enjoyed a few years after bottling.


Stonyridge Vineyard was established in 1982 by Stephen White after extensive searching for a site and maritime climate similar to that of Bordeaux. The ideal property was found on Waiheke Island, famous for its low summer rainfall, high sunshine hours and beautiful white sand beaches. The vineyard, overlooked by an olive grove, is nestled beside a 100 metre high rocky ride, called Stonyridge on poor but free draining soil, just one kilometre from the sea. Our aim is to make the highest quality Cabernet blend wine in New Zealand and we firmly believe that it is possible to produce some of the finest wines on earth, in New Zealand.


Goldwater Estate is a small premium winegrower with an international reputation for the production of outstanding wines. Kim and Jeanette Goldwater pioneered winegrowing on Waiheke Island with the planting of the island’s first vinifera vineyard in 1978. They realised that the unique free draining soils, the warm dry summer, and the maritime influence would combine to give this magic island ideal fine winegrowing conditions.
The Goldwater Estate’s Waiheke Island’s vineyard extends over 30 acres of undulating hillside overlooking Putiki Bay; 20 acres are planted in the classical red Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and 10 acres in Chardonnay.


Miro Vineyardwas established in 1993 on a spectacularly steep hill in the Onetangi Basin of Waiheke Island. The site was chosen because of its 100% north facing slopes which give maximum exposure of every vine to the sun, and because of the outstanding “Bordeaux” qualities of the handful of existing Waiheke Island wines. The vineyard is managed as part of the first New Zealand trial of Sustainable Viticulture techniques, a system which produces high quality wines with the minimum impacts on the farming environment and the environment surrounding the vineyard.


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FOOD
Waiheke’s restaurants and cafes range from vineyard and a la carte restaurants to wine bar cafes and family cafes.
At some there is more than food on offer, many are sited with spectacular views over the sea or vineyards and most are fully licensed.
For more informal dining there are takeaway Chinese meals, pizza and fish and chips which are available in several villages. The list below is a sample only:


Molly Malones Irish Restaurant and Bar – Surfdale
Vino Vino – Oneroa
Salvage – Oneroa
Mudbrick Restaurant – Church Bay
Stonyridge Vineyard Cafe – Ostend
StJepan’s Pizza Bar & Grill – Oneroa
The Lazy Lounge Cafe – Oneroa
The Rocky Bay Cafe – Rocky Bay
Pizzeria and Cafe Da Stefano – Surfdale


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COOKING SCHOOL 


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Milford Sound things to Do

Milford Sound New Zealand

Nestled in the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is described as the ‘Eighth Natural Wonder of the World’. On an Adventurer Cruise, take in the magic of Milford Sound and then, (conditions permitting), head further out to the mighty Tasman Sea and the wild West Coast, before returning to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory to discover the myriad of life forms underneath the dark waters of the fiord. The incredible Mitre Peak, which at a height of 1,692 meters (5,560 feet), is one of the highest mountains in the world to rise directly from the ocean floor, as well as stunning waterfalls that crash down into the serene waters. Wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins are often seen in their natural environment.

Milford Sound BBQ Bus
Small group tour for travelers seeking a personalized trip to Milford Sound. The tour departs Te Anau early to avoid the crowds, offers special “off the beaten path” stops and provides a delicious BBQ lunch in the Fiordland National Park before joining the Milford Sound Cruise. There is also an opportunity for a bush or alpine walk while lunch is being prepared. Great value for money.
Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch
Towering peaks and cascading waterfalls – this has to be the spectacular Milford Sound. Described as the ‘Eighth Natural Wonder of the World’, this cruise will take you past the incredible Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point. See marine life in their natural environment as you discover the magic of this deep fiord.
Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau
An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.
Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau
Depart Te Anau, the “Gateway to Fiordland” and enter the Fiordland National Park, to be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region. As you pass through the Eglington Valley, you will see ancient alpine beech forest, stunning waterfalls, and the famous Mirror Lakes where the coach pauses for photo opportunities.
Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise
The Milford Mariner offers you a very special dinner, bed and breakfast experience. On board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove. With our nature guide you can go exploring in the tender craft and kayaks or simply relax on deck. After the days activities, enjoy a delicious evening buffet in the spacious saloon before retiring to your private cabin.
Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Te Anau
Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand. Located in 3 million acres of the Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is a must-see for any traveler. Magnificent untouched native forests and bush, pristine waterways and lakes, glacier and high peaks. After departing Te Anau the scenery really begins as you are driven along the lake. Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island.
Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau to Queenstown
Join the Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau and travel through the Fiordland National Park and be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region. Tour concludes in Queenstown.
 

The only
accommodation at Milford Sound is for the Milford Track walkers. The
Milford Track walk is from Te Anau to Milford Sound – a three and a half
day walk which has been described as “the most beautiful walk in the
world”. This requires a reasonable degree of fitness and needs to be
booked well in advance. If you want to do the guided walk it is much
more expensive than freedom walking, but everything for the trampers’
comfort is provided and they need carry only their personal belongings.


The best places for accommodation while visiting Milford sound are:

Te Anau – Te Anau is a
township of tranquil beauty nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Te
Anau.
It is
located close to the main southern walking tracks such as the Hollyford,
Routeburn and Greenstone Tracks, Kepler, being a circular track, starts
and finishes in Te Anau and is one of the newest tracks in Fiordland. At
the head of Lake Te Anau is Glade House – the starting point of the
Milford Track which traverses 34 miles (55 kilometres) of the Fiordland
National Park.

Queenstown

The resort boasts a range of activities second to none, all within easy
reach of the compact town centre. Queenstown town centre is only one
square kilometre in size and within easy walking distance of most major
commercial accommodation. Join a Wine Trail and discover award-winning
wines from the World’s most southern vineyards. Return to town and
sample the delights on offer in the many shops, cafes and restaurants.
As night falls, get ready to experience the resort’s buzzing nightlife.
Queenstown offers relaxation at its best.