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Explore New Zealand by air and by water on a small-ship cruise

Explore New Zealand by air and by water on a small-ship cruise
Island Passage, built to cruise New Zealand waters, has a helicopter to take guests to locales that can be reached only by air. (AdventureSmith Explorations)

Explore Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest, by airplane, helicopter, ship and motorcoach on AdventureSmith Explorations' eight-day excursion.

Four days are spent aboard the 24-passenger Island Passage, which is designed to cruise through Milford Sound, deep within the park, and other remote fiords. A six-seat helicopter on its top deck will fly guests to areas accessible only by air. Additional activities include hiking, kayaking and fishing.

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Dates: Departures in February, March and April.

Price: From $4,555 per person, double occupancy. Includes two nights in Queenstown, flight transfers from Queenstown to the ship in Milford Sound, five nights and all meals on the Island Passage, shore tours and water sport activities. International airfare not included.

Info: AdventureSmith Explorations, (800) 728-2875

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