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MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey

Float amid the untouched beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise. Stay in stunning Queenstown and Wanaka, see Arrowtown and stay at the historic Cardrona Hotel. Tour up the West Coast to Franz Josef before returning over Arthur’s Pass.

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New Zealand small group tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$4,590 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Christchurch

7 days/6 nights

Hotel 4 star

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6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

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Brief itinerary - MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey

Day 1: Arrive in Queenstown and explore Arrowtown. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Day 2: Queenstown Sightseeing. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Day 3: The Incredible Doubtful Sound. Accommodation: Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

Day 4: Stay at the historic Cardrona Hotel. Accommodation: Cardrona Hotel

Day 5: Enjoy a day in Wanaka. Accommodation: Edgewater (or similar)

Day 6: Travel up the West Coast to Franz Josef. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Day 7: From Franz Josef to Christchurch.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Queenstown and explore Arrowtown

MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - Day 1
Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey

From Queenstown Airport drive over to  Arrowtown where we lunch at Provisions Café in a tree-lined street famous for its autumn colours. Visit the Chinese miners’ settlement alongside the Arrow River and check out the shopping street. Stay two nights in this resort town.

Your accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is located on Frankton Road, the main arterial route into Queenstown - with the centre of town only a short 10 minute stroll away.

Meals included: Dinner

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Day 2 - Queenstown Sightseeing

MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - Day 2
Queenstown sightseeing

You have the day to explore Queenstown. Take the Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak and enjoy the magnificent views and drive beside the lake to Glenorchy. This afternoon board the coal-fired steamship TSS Earnslaw to cruise on Lake Wakatipu returning to stroll the shops and the Botanic Gardens.

Your accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is located on Frankton Road, the main arterial route into Queenstown - with the centre of town only a short 10 minute stroll away.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3 - The Incredible Doubtful Sound

MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - Day 3
Queenstown to Doubtful Sound

Drive to Manapouri to cruise by launch to the head of the lake and travel over Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound where the “Fiordland Navigator” awaits. Cruise the sheltered arms of this beautiful fiord out to the Tasman Sea where seals bask on the islands. Stay overnight on “Fiordland Navigator” in a peaceful cove.

Your accommodation: Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

The Fiordland Navigator is purpose built for cruising in the fiords. The vessel offers spacious viewing decks, a comfortable dining saloon and observation lounge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4 - Stay at the historic Cardrona Hotel

MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - Day 4
Doubtful Sound – Manapouri – Crown Range – Cardrona

Wake up to the perfect stillness and mirror reflections of this remote wilderness. Disembark at Deep Cove and return over Wilmot Pass and across the lake to Manapouri. Later, lunch with Paula and Roger on the farm at Five Rivers Retreat and drive over the Crown Range to dine and stay the night at the historic Cardrona Hotel.

Your accommodation: Cardrona Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5 - Enjoy a day in Wanaka

MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - Day 5
Wanaka sightseeing

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day with breakfast at Cardrona Hotel before visiting the artisan, family owned Cardrona Distillery & Museum for a tour and tasting. This afternoon sightsee around Wanaka and stay and dine in at the Edgewater Hotel on the lakefront, not far from that famous willow tree growing in the lake.

Your accommodation: Edgewater (or similar)

Edgewater is Wanaka's leading hotel located right on the edge of Lake Wanaka. A short stroll to the town centres shops, cafes and restaurants and close to many walking trails the resort is ideal to explore this wonderful Alpine setting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6 - Travel up the West Coast to Franz Josef

MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - Day 6
Wanaka to Franz Josef

The pristine Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park has well-maintained short tracks leading to cascading waterfalls and clear blue pools. Discover the beauty of Westland Tai Poutini World Heritage Park’s wild West Coast beaches and lush, primaeval rainforest and stop at Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson before we reach Franz Josef.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Located in the heart of Franz Josef Village the hotel offers all the amenities you would expect and is close to the shops, restaurants and activities on offer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7 - From Franz Josef to Christchurch

MoaTours - Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - Day 7
Franz Josef to Christchurch

The Coast scenery is stunning – mirror lakes, boulder–laden rivers and glimpses of the Alps as you head north to visit Hokitika’s craft galleries. Drive up the Otira gorge on the cantilevered highway to the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass. Continue through magnificent scenery across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch Airport.

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