Private Passenger Tour

 

MAVORA LAKES  |  FULL DAY PASSENGER ADVENTURES

 

Experience the Mavora Lakes with 4WD Expeditions. We offer an exciting back country road alternative to the Mavora Lakes from Queenstown. Cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard Southern Discoveries 'Spirit of Queenstown'. From Mt Nicholas sheep station explore the beautiful and remote Von Valley and Mavora Lakes in our comfortable 4WD vehicle. Enjoy taking your time to experience the majesty of this remote location - take a walk, enjoy numerous photographic opportunities or explore further by 4WD. Following this we can head back to Queenstown on the 1912 Steamship T.S.S. Earnslaw from Walter Peak sheep station, or head on to Te Anau and Milford Sound. A wonderful 1-3 day experience off the beaten track

 

 

ITINERARY ONE DAY TOUR

 

DAY ONE | Queenstown, Mavora Lakes, Queenstown

 

Clients check in at the Queenstown Southern Discoveries office for the 9:00 am ride across Lake Wakatipu to Mt Nicholas sheep station.

Our guide will meet you off the boat for the 4WD vehicle journey on the gravel road through the remote Von Valley to the Mavora Lakes.

Once at the Mavora Lakes there is plenty of time to soak in the stunning views, peace and quiet of the area. After a gourmet lunch options include -

 

  • Easy 1.5 hour (5km) lakeside & forest walk (unguided)
  • 4WD further up the shore of the North Mavora Lake
  • Walk along the North Mavora lakeshore and forest on 4WD track
  • Photography
  • Find the Lord of the Rings location site
  • or just relax with a cuppa

 

After leaving the Mavora Lakes, we head back to Lake Wakatipu and Walter Peak Sheep Station for the 4:45pm T.S.S Earnslaw steamship back to Queenstown.

 

 

ITINERARY THREE DAY TOUR

 

Includes T.S.S Earnslaw, Walter Peak sheep station, Von Valley, Mavora Lakes, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park

 

DAY ONE | Queenstown, Mavora Lakes, Te Anau

 

Clients check in at the Queenstown Real Journeys office at 9:30 am for the 10 am steamship ride across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak sheep station.

Our guide will meet you off the boat for the 4x4 vehicle journey on the gravel road through the remote Von Valley to the Mavora Lakes.

Once at the Mavora Lakes there is plenty of time to soak in the stunning views, peace and quiet of the area. After a gourmet lunch options include -

 

  • 1.5 hour lakeside & forest walk
  • 4x4 further up the shore of the North Mavora Lake
  • photography
  • find the Lord of the Rings location site
  • or just relax with a cuppa

 

After leaving the Mavora Lakes, we head to Te Anau for the night. Optional tour to the Te Anau glow worm caves can be arranged for this night.

 

 

DAY TWO | Te Anau, Milford Sound, Te Anau

 

From Te Anau we travel into Fiordland National Park, through the stunning Eglinton, Hollyford and Cleddau valleys. We will stop along the road at the famous Mirror Lakes, Hollyford Valley view point, Homer Tunnel and the Chasm. Once at Milford Sound, clients board the cruise boat for their journey out through the fiord. After the cruise options include -

 

  • returning back to Te Anau or Queenstown for the night by vehicle
  • fly back to Queenstown via plane or helicopter
  • add optional day three with off road driving back to Queenstown

 

 

DAY THREE | OPTIONAL  Queenstown via alternate 4x4 tracks

 

This day is optional and for those who want to experience another day of exploring through some very different South Island landscapes. This day requires clients to over night in Te Anau after their Milford Sound cruise.

From Te Anau we head by 4x4 back towards Queenstown via one of two routes

 

  • Nevis Valley road coming out at Cromwell
  • Waikaia Bush road coming out at Alexandra

 

Both roads are 4wd tracks following old 1860s gold mining routes with the Waikaia Bush road being the most challenging. Getting back to Queenstown will take 1 hour from Cromwell and 1.5 hours from Alexandra

 

Nevis Valley Road information click here

Waikaia Bush Road information click here

 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

 

    • Small private groups
    • Return to Queenstown or Te Anau
    • 1912 T.S.S. Earnslaw steamship
    • Southern Discoveries 'Spirit of Queenstown'
    • Mavora Lakes
    • Mirror Lakes
    • The Chasm
    • Milford Sound cruise
    • Optional 1.5 hour lakeside forest walk
    • Extremely comfortable vehicle
    • Remote Lord of the Rings location site
    • Exclusive and extremely private
    • Genuine kiwi experiences
    • Visit an area most tourists never see
    • Plenty of time allowed for photography

 

FULL DAY

 

Price $850 per vehicle / day (up to 4 pax)

 

Price includes guide plus vehicle, morning tea and lunch (lunch included on day one and day three). Additional costs include Steamship tickets, accommodation in Te Anau or Milford, breakfasts, Te Anau glow worm caves, Milford Sound boat cruise, helicopter or fixed wing aircraft back to Queenstown.

 

All our trips run on demand, please contact us to discuss dates.

 

 

 

CONTACT US

 

 

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4WD Expeditions Limited

PO Box 1046

Queenstown 9348

New Zealand

 

From New Zealand

Email  :  info@4WDexpeditions.nz

Freephone : 0800 4WD FUN (493 386)

Cell : 021 244 3920

 

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Phone : + 64 21 244 3920

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