The Fiordland Navigator (operated by Real Journeys) offers a wonderful experience. I was travelling as part of a group and we occupied the least expensive option - quads, with access to excellent hot showers. I particularly enjoyed going out on the tender with the naturalist who pointed out orchids, plants, trees, birds and fish but do cover up - the sandflies have voracious appetites! Afternoon tea and a good soup was followed by a plentiful buffet. Do leave room for the dessert! I was up early to see the sunrise - stunning scenery in very good weather - and enjoyed a hot breakfast before we arrived back at Deep Cover to take the 45 minute bus ride over Wilmots Pass and the 45 minute ride across Lake Manapouri.
An experience not to be forgotten and a highlight of my time in NZ.More