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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

2020 Departures

       
28 Nov - 4 Dec 2020 7 days Heli + Cruise $3850 pp SOLD OUT
6 - 12 Dec 2020 7 days Cruise + Heli $3850 pp SOLD OUT
12 - 18 Dec 2020 7 days Heli + Cruise $3850 pp SOLD OUT
DEPARTS - RETURNS DURATION DETAILS PRICING AVAILABILITY


2021 
Departures

       
10 - 16 Jan 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $3850 pp SOLD OUT
16 - 22 Jan 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $3850 pp SOLD OUT
24 - 30 Jan 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $3850 pp SOLD OUT
30 Jan - 5 Feb 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $3850 pp SOLD OUT
4 - 10 Apr 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
10 - 16 Apr 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
18 - 24 Apr 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
24 - 30 Apr 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
2 - 8 May 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
8 - 14 May 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp SOLD OUT
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 Limited Spaces
29 Aug - 4 Sep 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp SOLD OUT
4 - 10 Sep 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Limited Spaces
12 - 18 Sep 2021 7 days Cruise + Heli $4100 pp Limited Spaces
18 - 24 Sep 2021 7 days Heli + Cruise $4100 pp Limited Spaces
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

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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