Doubtful Sound and South Island tour, New Zealand
Up to 18 people
Your tour price is all-inclusive with all breakfasts, lunches and dinners included, entrance fees, activities, sightseeing, accommodation and domestic airfares, transport and of course your friendly Kiwi guide.
Description of Doubtful Sound and South Island tour, New Zealand
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Accessible tourism overview:
As a small group tour specialist we have carried thousands of New Zealand travellers who have limited mobility, many who have decided our style of touring is right for them and tour with us many times over. We are now able to offer this same experience to our international travellers.
We offer door to door service. Wherever possible accomodation with lifts is chosen or ground floor accommodation is utiilised. We also book rooms designed specifically for limited mobility where available (e.g. with handrails, level flooring throughout etc.). There is no need for the traveller to handle their own luggage as this is taken care of by your friendly Kiwi guide and porterage assistance at the hotels.
Deaf or limited hearing:
All of our tour commentaries that the Kiwi guide utilises throughout the tour are available to be read online. Tours should be suitable for people with hearing limitations, but being accompanied by a hearing friend would be advised.
'Free from' food:
All dietary requirements are catered for. We have excellent communication with our meal providers and are used to requesting dietary requirements.
We have had many LGBT travellers. New Zealand is a progressive country and we provide the same travel experience for all our travellers.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are committed to operating environmentally sustainable tours. By nature small group touring using one vehicle to transport multiple clients is more environmentally friendly than usual modes of travel including rental car or campervan. We have monitoring systems in place to ensure our vehicles are serviced and driven in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines making the running of the fleet as efficient as possible.
We are a Qualmark Approved Visitor Service which means we have been independently reviewed and deemed to operate in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way. Wherever possible we select suppliers that are also Qualmark approved and therefore deemed to operate in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way.
We pay an annual licence and have official accreditation to operate on Department of Conservation land which demonstrates our commitment to the environment and sustainability. Payment of the license fee funds the protection of New Zealand’s national parks.
Office: We work from several home offices saving on travel time and fossil fuel consumption. All printer cartridges and paper is recycled. Both home offices water supply is supplied by rain water.
PeopleThis tour explores the beauty of remote Doubtful Sound and plethora of local birdlife and marine life. We cruise the sheltered arms of the beautiful Doubtful Sound out to the Tasman Sea. The ship's nature guide keeps a lookout for marine and bird life. Seals bask on the islands at the entrance to the Sound, and we enjoy wild mountain scenery, rivers and cascading waterfalls.
On this tour we also support the local history of the townships, and in Arrowtown visit the Chinese miners’ settlement at the end of the town. We explore the history of Arrowtown where harsh conditions were endured by the miners in their search for gold.
As well as supporting the local birdlife and marine life & history of the local townships, we also where possible visit local craftsmen, markets and restaurants further helping to support the local community. On this tour we visit we support a variety of local establishments such as the TSS “Earnslaw” and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station for dinner at Colonel’s Homestead. We lunch at historic Kinloch Lodge, around the lake from Glenorchy, and meet the locals and relax over a private lunch at Dunrobin Farm.
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