Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise
- Duration: 1.5 hours
The 6 hour trip was brilliantly organised. We ere picked up from our hotel and taken on a tour with an interesting commentary to the Penguin Rehabilitation Centre where penguins from the wild, who were suffering from an illness, or had been bitten by a shark, for example, were brought to be cured. Having seen the penguins in the various stages of recovery before being put back into the wild, we were taken to the coast to see the penguins and fur seals in their natural environment. We were then taken to a beautifully converted fishing boat at a jetty near the entrance on the south side of Otago Bay. From there we went out through the heads to view the magnificent abundance of bird and marine life. The albatrosses, with their 3 metre wing span were in full flight that day and were the highlight of the sea-bird activity. There were shags, shearwaters, penguins and baby seals climbing up the rocks. The commentary was excellent as was the trip back to the port of Dunedin.
Our group of 6 people experienced the Milford Sound Coach Tour & Lunch Cruise from Queenstown. This journey was a 12.5 hour journey, which we all enjoyed our journey by bus coach and our driver who had a lot of knowledge providing information about the scenery areas while traveling to the Milford Sounds. The two hour boat cruise was an enjoyable experience to explore the Milford Sounds. Traveling by boat cruise, to capture the beautiful scenery views of the lake, water falls, sea lions and dolphin's. I would recommend this day trip to everyone, to book the Milford sound Coach tour & Lunch Cruise from Queenstown. Because you can sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery views while traveling. It is a long day journey to travel, if you drive yourself there to Milford Sound.
Enjoyable cruise enjoyed looking around the steam engine, great views and then the Walter Peak station BBQ was fantastic well worth the money would recommend as a must do when visiting Queenstown
Experience was a big fun! Ethan, our driver, told us all about the area we were riding in and made sure we didn't miss a bit in terms of photos and information.
This is a fabulous option for those wanting to do Milford sound without having to spend hours in a coach..very professional..fabulous pilot..great experience.