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    Discovery Expeditions

    Preservation Inlet

    Preservation Inlet

Preservation Inlet Discovery Expeditions

The ultimate voyage of discovery - explore 5 of New Zealand's most isolated fiords on 7 day cruise

Departures & Availability

DEPARTS - RETURNS DURATION DETAILS AVAILABILITY
2017 Departures      
9 - 15 Apr 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
23 - 29 Apr 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
29 Apr - 5 May 2017 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
7  - 13 May 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
13 - 19 May 2017 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
21  - 27 May 2017 7 days Cruise no Heli Limited Spaces
23 - 29 July 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli Limited Spaces
29 Jul - 4 Aug 2017 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
6 - 12 Aug 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
12 - 18 Aug 2017 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
20 - 26 Aug 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
26 Aug - 1 Sep 2017 7 days Heli + Cruise Limited Spaces
3 - 9 Sep 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
9 - 15 Sep 2017 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
1 - 7 Oct 2017 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
7 - 13 Oct 2017 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
DEPARTS - RETURNS DURATION DETAILS AVAILABILITY
2018 Departures      
8 - 18 Apr 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
14 -20 Apr 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
22 - 28 Apr 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
28 Apr - 4 May 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
6 -12 May 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
12 -18  May 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise  Limited Spaces
20 -26 May 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli SOLD OUT
26 May - 1 Jun 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise Space Available
22 - 28 Jul 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli Space Available
28 Jul - 3 Aug 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise Space Available
5 - 11 Aug 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli Space Available
11 - 17 Aug 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise Space Available
19 - 25 Aug 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli Space Available
25 - 31 Aug 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise Space Available
2 - 8 Sep 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli Space Available
8 - 14 Sep 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise SOLD OUT
16 - 22 Sep 2018 7 days Cruise + Heli Space Available
22 - 28 Sep 2018 7 days Heli + Cruise Space Available

Departure Location

Preservation Inlet Discovery Expeditions depart from the Real Journeys Visitor Centre in Manapouri. 

Getting to Manapouri

Manapouri is about 3 hours from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Te Anau by road. You can self drive or if you prefer, let us do the driving for you and get you there by coach. 

Milford Wanderer - your home in the fiords

Just because you’re escaping civilisation doesn’t mean you have to go without its comforts. Our vessel, the Milford Wanderer, is a modern motorised vessel that has been purpose built for navigating southern New Zealand.

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The Milford Wanderer​

Designed along the lines of a traditional sailing scow, it has old world charm combined with modern facilities and the latest in safety equipment.  After recent refurbishment the Milford Wanderer offers "twin-share" compartments and shared bathroom facilities. 

  • 32 passengers per departure
  • Warm, comfortable accommodation (two passengers per sleeping compartment)  
  • Duvets, sheets and towels provided
  • Modern bathroom facilities with hot showers 
  • Delicious meals prepared by onboard chef  
  • Open bridge policy - chat with the skipper during the voyage
  • Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use
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