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Preservation Inlet Discovery Expeditions

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

Departures & Availability

Below is a list of departure dates with availability status.  We try to keep this as up-to-date as possible.  These cruise are very popular and do book out.  When the departure shows "limited spaces",  please call us on 0800 656501 for the latest number of cabins available for booking. Private Single Occupancy rooms also available, please contact us for pricing.

DEPARTS - RETURNS DURATION DETAILS PRICING AVAILABILITY
2021 Departures        
16 - 22 May 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
22 - 28 May 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
1 - 7 Aug 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
7 - 13 Aug 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
15 - 21 Aug 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
21 - 27 Aug 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
29 Aug - 4 Sep 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
4 - 10 Sep 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
12 - 18 Sep 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
18 - 24 Sep 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
26 Sep - 2 Oct 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
2 - 8 Oct 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
24 - 30 Oct 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
30 Oct - 5 Nov 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
7 - 13 Nov 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
13 - 19 Nov 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
5 - 11 Dec 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
11 - 17 Dec 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
2022 departures        
23 - 29 Jan 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
29 Jan - 4 Feb 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
6 - 12 Feb 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
12 - 18 Feb 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
20 - 26 Feb 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
26 Feb - 4 Mar 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Limited Spaces
6 - 12 Mar 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Limited Spaces
12 - 18 Mar 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Limited Spaces
3 - 9 Apr 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
9 - 15 Apr 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
17 - 23 Apr 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
23 - 29 Apr 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
1 - 7 May 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
7 - 13 May 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
15 - 21 May 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
21 - 27 May 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
7 - 13 Aug 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
13 - 19 Aug 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
21 - 27 Aug 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
27 Aug - 2 Sep 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Available
4 - 10 Sep 22 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Available
10 - 16 Sep 22 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp 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.

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 shared 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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