There’s no shortage of brilliant ways to get around the deep south, whether you’d prefer to glide through the breathtaking mountains of Fiordland, cruise to an inlet teeming with wildlife, or explore Southland’s scenic backcountry on two wheels.
This week, you can also save on an all-inclusive self-drive tour of Fiordland with a bonus Milford Sound cruise and Doubtful Sound flight.
Read on for more.
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Fly cruise fly
See the remote Doubtful Sound from the sky and water with Air Milford. The airline’s ‘Fly/Cruise/Fly’ package departs from Queenstown and includes a cruise on Lake Manapouri, coach journey across the Wilmot Pass, and another cruise on Doubtful Sound. Save $131 when using the “TNZ Doubtful Deal” promo code. Valid from October 1 to April 20.
To book: airmilford.co.nz
Cycling round the mountain
Set aside three days and experience the dramatic backcountry of Southland on two wheels. Between pedalling, Bike Fiordland’s ‘Around the Mountains’ cycle trail package includes a scenic boat trip, lunch in Mossburn, and a history lesson in Athol and Garston. From $980 including accommodation, transfers and bike hire.
To book: bikefiordland.nz
Island of wildlife
Save $15 per person on a Paterson Inlet/Whaka a Te Wera wildlife cruise and evening kiwi spotting experience with Ruggerdy Range on Stewart Island/Rakiura. The combined activities run across four hours for $245 adults and $165 children. Redeem until December 31, 2022.
To book: ruggedyrange.com
Four days in Fiordland
Head out on your own self-drive tour of Fiordland with a bonus Dusky and Doubtful Sound flight. From $1979, the package includes four-day car rental, three nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast, a Milford Sound cruise and the scenic helicopter ride with a gourmet picnic. Redeem until March 24, 2023.
To book: travel-booking.stuff.co.nz
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