Activity packages the way to see Queenstown’s ‘must-dos'
8 November 2012
Activity packages the hassle-free way to see Queenstown’s ‘must-dos’
Two of Queenstown’s iconic tourism companies have joined forces this summer to offer visitors the hassle-free way to experience the best of Queenstown and Milford Sound.
Operators Southern Discoveries and KJet (recently re-branded from Kawarau Jet) are offering four ‘combo’ packages for visitors wanting to combine the ultimate Milford Sound cruise experience with the thrills of a KJet trip in Queenstown.
“A Jet boat trip and visiting Milford Sound are on the ‘must-do’ list of just about everyone who comes to the South Island,” said Southern Discoveries General Manager John Robson.
“By offering these combos, we’re making it supremely easy for guests to do the things they really want to do without the hassle of arranging the logistics.
“The combos are flexible, with the freedom to choose when you want to do either the KJet or the Milford trips. Best of all, as well as saving time, it saves money as well, up to $40 per trip.
“All KJet trips also include free access to KJet’s Queenstown Underwater Observatory, where visitors can check out the fascinating underwater inhabitants of Lake Wakatipu and feed the fish, something that’s great entertainment for all ages.”
The most recent combo package is a Milford Sound day tour (including return transport from Queenstown with awesomeNZ) and KJet trip.
“This package gives visitors the opportunity to hop on and off in Te Anau or Milford Sound, if they wish to explore more of what Fiordland has to offer,” said Mr Robson.
“It also takes the hassle out of driving the Milford Road, worrying if you’re going to get there on time, or organising a rental car. Visitors can soak up all that amazing scenery with photo stops along the way, without having to worry about keeping eyes on the road.
“Combined with the thrill of a high speed KJet ride along the Kawarau and Shotover rivers, it’s the perfect way to experience the best of the South Island.”
Other packages include a Southern Discoveries’ Scenic or Encounter Nature Cruise with KJet, another which combines the popular Discover More Cruise (Southern Discoveries’ longest cruise which includes a delicious Kiwi-style BBQ lunch and a visit to the Milford Discovery Centre) and KJet, and a Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak Combo and KJet which also includes entry to the Milford Discovery Centre and a stunning kayak trip in serene Harrisons Cove.
KJet and Southern Discoveries are two of Queenstown ‘original’ tourism operators, each delighting visitors to the region’s most stunning locations for more than 50 years.
Queenstown’s original Jet boat operator, KJet is renowned for the thrills and spins offered on its hour-long trip on Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau and Shotover rivers.
Southern Discoveries is one of the region’s most established tourism companies operating spectacular cruises in popular Milford Sound, as well as the Milford Discovery Centre and kayaking trips. The trips range from small intimate ecotours, to large extended trips, all offering access to the incredible flora and fauna of Milford Sound.
About the combos
• A Scenic or Encounter Nature Cruise and KJet Combo (transport to Milford Sound not included) is $175/adult and $85/child.
• A Discover More Cruise and KJet Combo (transport to Milford Sound not included) is $225/adult and $95/child
• A Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak Combo and KJet (transport to Milford Sound not included) is $275/adult.
• A Milford Sound day tour (including return transport from Queenstown with awesomeNZ) and KJet Combo is $258/adult and $175/child.
Child age for KJet and Milford combos is 5 – 15 years inclusive. Minimum age for kayaking is 14 years. For bookings visit www.southerndiscoveries.co.nz or any retail booking agents.
Milford Sound tours operate every day of the year. KJet does not operate on Christmas Day.