Carved by ancient glaciers, Fiordland – tucked in to the south-west corner of New Zealand – is a place where time stands still. Once described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, it’s a region famous first and foremost for its soaring fiords – 14 of them to be exact – as well as spectacular, otherworldly waterfalls, rainforests and rivers.
Our Fiordland Experience offers full immersion in this beautiful corner of the world. A half day, take in the jaw-dropping grandeur of Fiordland National Park, and end with a meal of the finest and freshest seafood mother nature has to offer.
Board your helicopter in Queenstown and soak up the stunning views of Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Traverse pristine lakes, rushing alpine rivers and wilderness forests; remote and spectacular. At Milford Sound, rugged peaks rise up to 2,000 metres above the deep fiord. Amongst this Jurassic-like landscape, spot thunderous blue-green waterfalls including the famous 1900-foot Sutherland Falls.
Land on Mount Tutoko and take the opportunity to capture once in a lifetime photographs of its ancient, awe-inspiring glacier. Afterwards, your pilot will land at a remote West Coast Beach. Marvel at this spectacular land of contrasts – from powdery snow to sandy beach in just minutes! – as our guide dons his diving gear and heads out to hunt your lunch. Fresh New Zealand crayfish is one of New Zealand’s finest luxuries. Their hefty price tag make them a luxury out of reach for many New Zealanders, but their abundance in Fiordland means they’re easy pickings for anyone with a mask and snorkel!
After the crayfish dive, board the chopper and continue on to an alpine landing where a chef is waiting to prepare your fresh crayfish for lunch. Savour it with some of Central Otago’s best wine, before flying back to Queenstown. The route home runs via Mt Aspiring National Park, over the famous Moonlight and Shotover Canyons, rich in gold mining history.
At a glance
- Transfers to Queenstown Airport from your accommodation
- Private scenic flight via helicopter
- Landing on Mount Tutoko
- Landing on a remote West Coast beach
- Witness your pilot dive – and catch! – crayfish
- Fly to a remote alpine landing where a chef prepares a delicious lunch
- Fly back to Queenstown via Mt Aspiring National Park