Suggested Itineraries

To help you plan your time in the Queenstown and Fiordland regions we have put together some itineraries you may wish to consider. If you need more assistance with planning your trip to Queenstown, Fiordland or Stewart Island, please email us - info@realjourneys.co.nz

From Queenstown

Two days:

Day 1

TSS Earnslaw Cruise / Walter Peak Farm Excursion  (daytime or evening)

Day 2

Milford Sound Day Cruise  (coach, fly or self-drive) or
Doubtful Sound Day Cruise (coach or self drive)

Two days (summer only):

Day 1

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise or Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (coach or self-drive)

Day 2

Return from Overnight Cruise (Milford Sound fly out option) TSS Earnslaw Cruise / Walter Peak Evening Dining

Three days:

Day 1

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise (coach or self-drive), overnight in Te Anau
(Te Anau Glowworm Caves)

Day 2

Milford Sound Day Cruise (coach, fly or self-drive)

Day 3

TSS Earnslaw Cruise /Walter Peak Farm Excursion

 Three days (summer only):

Day 1

TSS Earnslaw Cruise /Walter Peak Farm Excursion

Day 2

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise or Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (coach or self-drive)

Day 3

Return from Overnight Cruise (coach, self-drive or Milford Sound fly out option)


From Te Anau

Two days:

Day 1

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise (coach or self-drive), Te Anau Glowworm Caves (evening)

Day 2

Milford Sound Day Cruise - Choose from a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise or Milford Sound Nature Cruise (coach or self-drive)

Two days (summer only):

Day 1

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise or Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (coach or self-drive)

Day 2

Return from Overnight Cruise -Te Anau Glowworm Caves (afternoon or evening)

Three days:

Day 1

Te Anau Glowworm Caves (afternoon or evening)

Day 2

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise (coach or self-drive)

Day 3

Milford Sound Day Cruise - Choose from a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise or Milford Sound Nature Cruise (coach or self-drive)

Three days (summer only):

Day 1

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise or Milford Track Day Walk

Day 2

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise or Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (coach or self-drive)

Day 3

Return from your Fiordland Overnight Cruise - Te Anau Glowworm Caves option (afternoon or evening)


Stewart Island - Day Excursion (Summer)

Option 1 (From Invercargill or Bluff)

9.30 am

Ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

11 am Village and Bays Tour around Stewart Island
 

Optional extras – Museum visit and lunch in Oban township

1 pm    Paterson Inlet Cruise including a guided walk on Ulva Island (Picnic lunches
available; must be pre-ordered)
  Optional extras - rent a car, scooter or mountain bike or enjoy a short forest walk
6.30 pm Ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff
Option 2 (To & From Bluff)
11 am Ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island
12 noon Optional extras - lunch in the Oban township - Stewart Island is renowned for its seafood: blue cod, mussels and crayfish are specialities
4 pm Village and Bays Tour
  Optional extras – go for a short walk or enjoy local hospitality
6.30 pm Ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff

 

Stewart Island - Overnight 2 Days / 1 Night 

Day 1  (From Queenstown, Te Anau, Invercargill or Bluff)

7am or 11am

Depart Queenstown/Te Anau by coach transfer OR self-drive to Bluff for ferry
departure to Stewart Island
12 noon Arrive at Stewart Island
  Optional extra – lunch in the Oban township
4 pm Village and Bays Tour 
Please note: Overnight accommodation on Stewart Island not included
Day 2  
8 am

Depart Stewart Island by ferry to Bluff

9.30 am

Coach transfer to Queenstown/Te Anau (coach or self-drive)

OR  
1 pm

Optional extra – Paterson Inlet Cruise including a guided walk on Ulva Island

OR  
10 am Optional extra – Explore independently by renting a car, scooter or mountain bike
6.30 pm Depart Stewart Island by ferry to Bluff

Stewart Island Explorer - 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1  (From Queenstown, Te Anau, Invercargill or Bluff)
7am or 11 am Depart Queenstown/Te Anau by coach transfer OR self-drive to Bluff for ferry
departure to Stewart Island
12 noon Arrive at Stewart Island
  Optional extra – lunch in the Oban township
4 pm Village and Bays Tour
Please note: Overnight accommodation on Stewart Island not included
Day 2  
1 pm Paterson Inlet Cruise including a guided walk on Ulva Island
  Optional extra – walk, bike or explore Stewart Island’s stunning coastline and secluded bays by renting a car, scooter or mountain bike or go fishing, diving or snorkelling.  Please note: Overnight accommodation on Stewart Island not included
Day 3

 

8 am Depart Stewart Island by ferry to Bluff (self-drive)
9.30 am Depart Bluff to Queenstown/Te Anau by coach transfer