Cruising the Fiordland Coast and discovering spectacular fiords such as Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet is high on the bucket list for many Kiwis. There really is no better way to disconnect and reconnect with friends and loved ones whilst sharing a hearty adventure in the wild corners of the best place in the world - Fiordland, Aotearoa.
A multi day cruise on the Fiordland Coast allows you to soak up the pure goodness of what it is to be a true blue Kiwi. A wonder in the bush, sail, kayak, snorkel or free dive are just some elements of a legendary holiday you'll be beaming about for decades to come. I mean there's simply nothing more Kiwi than cracking into a hot buttery Crayfish with your fingers and feeling around for the delicious treasures hidden inside, who needs knives and forks!
We reckon a week aboard the Breaksea Girl is ideal, although if you're pushed for time, our epic set adventure Slice of the Wild is mint. If you're keen to sneak in some hiking on the local walking tracks in Fiordland (cause let's face it, tramping is part of every Kiwi's DNA) we have some ideas to help curate the ultimate week long Fiordland Adventure.
Get a group of like minded friends, or extended family, together to charter the Breaksea Girl for a few days and add on one of our beaut hand picked hiking options below, for a trip of a lifetime in Fiordland. Grab your calendar and get crafting!
Trips and Tramps, another family owned business based in Te Anau offer a three day 'Great Walks Package' with fully guided day trips on the Kepler Track, Routeburn and the Milford Tracks. This is a great taste of the phenomenal and diverse walking terrain on offer in this region. The guides are local, patient and professional. Team this up with a 3 day charter on the Breaksea Girl with your friends or family for a truely epic adventure in Fiordland.
Duration 3 days walk + 3 day Charter aboard the Breaksea Girl
If you're more adventurous, why not get some mates together and walk the George Sound Track. This three day tramp into the remote George Sound Fiord is a challenging tramp and not for the faint hearted. You'll need good fitness and back country skills. The best part is that once you get to the end of the track, the charming Breaksea Girl will be ready with hot showers, delicious local delicacies and comfy beds. The Breaksea Girl is the perfect refuge to sit back and relax with your favourite bottle of Pinot or bubbles and get a taste of coastal life away from the sandflies. Stay for a couple of nights for a hint of kayaking, snorkelling, free diving or paddle board and (of course a well deserved relax session) before we fly you home or elect to do the four hour coastal journey up to Milford Sound. Local, family owned operator Fiordland Outdoors can transport you across to the start of the George Sound Track on the Te Anau side to start your epic trip.
Duration 3 days walk + 3/4 day charter aboard the Breaksea Girl
Another slightly newer track on the radar worth discovering is the Humpridge Track. The three day walk sitting on the edge of Fiordland National Park which touches the South Coast with striking vistas as far as the eye can see. You can go lux styles or freedom walk. Lovely, well equiped backcountry lodges/huts for your night stays are a fitting complement with spending time exploring the extensive waterways of Dusky Sound whilst relaxing aboard the Breaksea Girl. You cant beat it!
Duration 3 day walk + 3/4 day charter aboard the Breaksea Girl.
There really are so many options worth exploring when planning a trip to Fiordland. Te Anau is a fantastic base and has plenty of eateries, a bespoke cinema, excellent cycle trails, great bars and accommodation to suit every budget.
Get in touch and let us help you craft the ultimate Fiordland adventure worthy of bucket list material. #WildFiordland