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Discovery Expeditions Book Now Stewart Island
Discovery Expeditions Stewart Island Book Now Stewart Island
Discovery Expeditions Book Now Stewart Island

Stewart Island Discovery Expeditions

Discover the magic of New Zealand's third island on a 6 day expedition of Stewart Island

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:        
15 - 19 Feb 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp Limited Spaces 
19 - 23 Feb 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp SOLD OUT
25 Feb - 1 Mar 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp Available
1 - 5 Mar 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp Available
7 - 11 Mar 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp SOLD OUT
11 - 15 Mar 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp Available
17 - 21 Mar 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp SOLD OUT
21 - 25 Mar 2021 5 days Cruise $2450 pp Available
9 - 14 Jul 2021 6 days Cruise $2900 pp SOLD OUT
16 - 21 Jul 2021 6 days Cruise $2900 pp SOLD OUT
21 - 26 Jul 2021 6 days Cruise $2900 pp SOLD OUT

Departure Location

Stewart Island Discovery Expeditions depart from Bluff Visitor Terminal.

Getting to Bluff

Bluff is around 25 minutes from Invercargill, 3.5 hours from Dunedin and around 3 hours from Queenstown by road. Coach connections are available from Invercargill (extra cost).

Milford Wanderer

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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