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    Stewart Island
  • Discovery Expeditions Stewart Island
    Stewart Island

Stewart Island Discovery Expeditions

Discover the magic of New Zealand's third island on a 6 day expedition of Stewart Island

Absolutely stunning food

Absolutely stunning food.  Joss has done a wonderful job feeding us vegans.  Keep her on!  All of the crew were friendly and helpful and contributed to a wonderful week.  Thanks for a wonderful trip.

Doreen, via customer feedback

Well done

I am so impressed by the way the crew support each other and work together as a team.  I feel so caref for by this crew.  Well done.

Marion, via customer feedback

Compliments to the chef and staff

Compliments to the chef and staff - a very enjoyable trip.  Thank you for all the extra tender trips for the less able.

Paige, via customer feedback

Had a wonderful time

Had a wonderful time.  Fab crew, great food.

Michelle, via customer feedback

We had a fantastic trip

We had a fantastic trip, fantastic weather, fantastic crew.  The crew on this boat couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and prepared to take time to pass on information etc.  You are lucky to have such an exceptional cook in Joss - the food was amazing.

Rob, via customer feedback

Thanks for a wonderful trip - the facilities were really good

Thanks for a wonderful trip - the facilities were really good.  We enjoyed the company of the guides on the walks.  Their knowledge made everything very interesting.  The ship's skippers were thoroughly professional in making sure passengers had a pleasant and safe journey.  Joss' food was fabulous and I appreciated the variety of gluten free goodies she produced.

Pat & John, via customer feedback

This has been a wonderful trip and I will certainly be recommending it to friends

This has been a wonderful trip and I will certainly be recommending it to friends.  Things that have impressed me are: the food, tasty fish, was great variety and excellent catering for a vegetarian diet.  Joss was really good at checking in with us about her meals (and we loved sharing the recipes). Great balance of activities: walks, kayaking and different levels of challenge.  Nature guides had excellent knowledge and were passionate about the area and about sharing their knowledge.  They were really approachable and always willing to answer questions.

Beth, via customer feedback

20 October 2015

Awesome journey

I wanted to give a review for Real Journeys Stewart Island Discovery Expedition but can't find that particular trip on Trip Advisor. The entire journey, from Sun, 11 October 2015 through Friday, 16th October 2015 was the most awesome ever. Regardless of high winds and some rain the amazing crew kept us busy exploring. Walks for all levels of ability, from tough to ambling . Nothing was too difficult for this crew. For me it was an amazing spiritual journey and even if you can't walk much, take this trip! The scenery, the crew, and the most awesome, yummy food (and way to much of it) would be worth the trip alone. Skipper Chris, Chrissy, the trained chef, intrepid staff members Keran, Richard, Mike and Felix are a encyclopaedia of information and if by chance they didn't know the answers we looked it up in a book. Every place we explored was a different experience, loved Ulva Island although there wasn't a huge amount of bird life to be seen on our day as we had just gone through a week of high winds and rain but we saw amazing things anyway. The crew pointed out tiny orchids and other things we would have never seen on our own. I can't say enough about this trip - every single moment was "beyond perfection"!! Thank you so much Milford Wanderer!!
Anyone reading this is more than welcome to contact me with questions or wanting more information. BTW, I am 73 if that info helps for others considering this trip!
Visited October 2015

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