The Dusky Sound Experience
Far to the south, over rain forests, mountains and deep glaciated valleys lies beautiful Dusky Sound in Fiordland.
Here you will land on our custom-built floating helipad and transfer to our day boat to enjoy a day of fishing, discovery and wildlife watching. At Dusky Sound, it’s possible to explore the pristine shoreline of this World Heritage Area and retrace the steps of explorer Captain Cook.
The archaeological evidence of Cook’s visit can still be seen in the tree stumps cut by his crew for timber used to repair the vessel, Resolution in 1773. This is a spectacular region of Fiordland National Park that is only experienced by a few lucky visitors who take away indelible memories.
Very few people visit Dusky Sound. It’s isolated location at the South-Western tip of Fiordland makes it inaccessible to all but ocean-going vessels and helicopters. Consequently, the environment here is as pristine as it is possible to be.
Private return helicopter transfers
Private boat cruise
Fishing (if requested)
Gourmet lunch with beverages
Time Required: Full Day
Departure Point: Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, Wanaka or Queenstown
Equipment Required: Warm jacket, comfortable shoes/hiking boots, sunglasses
Private Charter Price:
(Maximum of 4 guests / helicopter)
$ 11,950 NZD - Ex Wanaka or Queenstown
$13,950 NZD - Ex Minaret Station Alpine Lodge