Stewart Island Discovery Expedition

  • Otago & Alpine Region
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Off the beaten track
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Tour Description

Explore magical and off the beaten track Stewart Island. Enjoy cruising on onboard the Milford Wanderer, a small ship full of old world charm!

Join a small group of 32 passengers, discovering New Zealand’s third and southernmost island, Stewart Island.  From Bluff, cross Foveaux Strait by ferry where the Milford Wanderer is waiting to take you to exciting and remote destinations like Port Adventure, Port William, Paterson Inlet and quaint Oban village. Cruise through the waters on tender crafts, kayak, land on deserted beaches, join guided walks through lush rainforest, witness the local flora and fauna.

On this adventure in the deep south, each day brings something different to discover!

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What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Twin share cabin with bedding, shared bathroom
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by onboard chef
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Included Copy 31 Licensed bar on board (drinks additional charge)
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Expedition cruise with expert guides
  • Included Copy 20 Guided nature walks
  • Included Copy 20 Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use
  • Included Copy 7 Transfer to Bluff to join the expedition
The Milford Wanderer​


  • Included Expedition small ship cruise exploring remote and wild Stewart Island
  • Included Spot marine wildlife, and birds including weka, robins and the kiwi!
  • Included Explore forests and beaches with guided walks
  • Included Learn about the early Maori and European history of the region
  • Included Sunning vistas - visit Observation Rock
  • Included Bespoke experience, tailored to suit guests and the weather
  • Included Opportunity to explore by kayak or tender craft
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5 days

Price from

$1,592 USD

Per person, sharing

including G.S.T