Welcome to the edge of the world. You’re standing on the shores of a glistening lake, where mighty fiords descend into pristine waterways, and majestic mountains rise above lush rainforest. The nearest sealed road is 35 kilometres away; access is by air or boat alone.Your nearest neighbours are a colony of fur seals and the only sounds are the distant crash of waves on the rugged coastline.Welcome to Martins Bay, Fiordland. This is one of the most remote and spectacular locations our region has to offer. Home to Fiordland National Park (of World Heritage status) and an abundance of legends of those who tried to tame this wild terrain long ago. Despite this remote location, a comfortable private lodge awaits you - complete with your attentive lodge hosts and delicious three-course dinner. Join us for an unforgettable journey into this untamed wilderness, where our world famous hospitality and guiding expertise meets a breath-taking landscape to create memories that will last a lifetime.
What You'll Get
Day 1 – 7km (4.3 miles)Upon your arrival into Milford, you’ll board your helicopter for a scenic flight - flying from the truly spectacular and dramatic Milford Sound along the rugged coast to Martins Bay. Enjoy lunch in a safari style tent, then set off on a walk into a tenacious coastal garden. Thunderous surf on the rugged West Coast is a prelude to a bay of boulders where the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin is a seasonal visitor. A little further on, Long Reef plays host to a rookery of native New Zealand Fur Seals where you’ll marvel at their nimble skills whether in the crashing surf or sunning themselves upon the rocky foreshore. You’ll return via jet boat to Martins Bay Lodge for a hot shower, before enjoying a gourmet food platter followed by a delicious two course dinner. Then, sit back and relax with a post dinner drink while reflecting on a great first day.
Day 2 – 7km (4.3 miles)Wake up to a hearty breakfast, then board your jet boat for a scenic transfer to historic Jamestown where you will learn the stories of the early pioneers of the region. From there you will walk through the beautiful Podocarp forest, learning all about these majestic giants and the flora and fauna that surrounds them. This will lead you back to the lodge in time for morning tea, before you board your helicopter for a final scenic flight back to Milford.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 8 years
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- Jetboat ride
- Overnight accommodation
- Professional guide
- Scenic Helicopter flights ex Milford airstrip
- Tour escort/host
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Dinner - 2-course dinner
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bannockburn, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island
Returns to original departure point
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