Bon Voyage Lux - Fly-Cruises Fiordland Feb-Mar 2022 V2 - Flipbook - Page 3
NORTHERN FIORDLAND / TE WAHIPOUNAMU
9 NIGHT / 10 DAY – FLY CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 – Friday 18 February 2022
Midday flight with Air New Zealand Auckland to
Queenstown. On arrival early afternoon transfer to our
lodge for the next two nights. Afternoon free.
Gibbston Valley Lodge
– Lodge Villa
Breakfast included for two days and dinner on night one.
Day 4 – Monday 21 February 2022
Nancy Sound + Charles Sound
Evening: This evening we will meet in the main lodge for
pre-dinner drinks followed by a special degustation winematched dinner in the cellar.
Today we are introduced to the beauty of Nancy Sound
with trips to explore the shoreline of the fiord, where just a
mere few have walked before you. There may be the
opportunity to gather crayfish with The First Officer or try
your luck at fishing at the head of the sound.
We move north to Charles Sound for more exploring. This is
one of our favourite fiords, with two beautiful arms. The
Second Officer conducts a landing craft trip to push up the
Irene River off the Emelius Arm. The natural beauty is
amazing and we spend the evening at the top of the sound
and enjoy the spectacular views and discuss the fascinating
Day 2 – Saturday 19 February 2022
Day 5 – Tuesday 22 February 2022
Today you have the option of a round of golf at nearby
Millbrook Resort or take an e-bike excursion around
Gibbston Valley or even a bit further to Arrowtown. This
afternoon we will offer an option to head into Queenstown
for a spot of retail therapy.
This morning we say goodbye to Charles Sound and make
our way north. Bligh Sound is a Z-shaped fiord and named
after William Bligh, the then Governor of New South Wales.
We usually lunch and go ashore at beautiful Amazon Cove
and hear the fascinating history and stories of the lost tribe
and the Wild Natives River.
Day 3 - 9: ISLAND ESCAPE NORTHERN FIORDS CRUISE
Day 3 – Sunday 20 February 2022
This morning we will leave Gibbston Valley for a two hour
drive to the heliport at Te Anau. From here we will fly with
Southern Lakes Helicopters across Lake Manapouri over to
our ship at Deep Cove and land directly on the helideck.
The crew will acquaint you with the ship and safety systems
before starting our cruise through the world-famous
Doubtful Sound and to Nancy Sound where we anchor for