Our professional guide will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation. Tour times are 8.30pm till 10.30pm from 1 October till 30 march and 5.30pm till 7.30pm from 1 April till 30 September.
We travel straight into the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park to Ronny creek to begin our exploration of the area, weather permitting we will leave the bus with our hand held torches and spot lights and quietly and slowly walk into Mount Kate hut area hoping to view some animals that have popped out early for their night time feed. .
We hit the local area boardwalks of the Cradle Valley Walk and perhaps even the Overland Track where there is a good chance to view some wombats amongst other animals.
We leave the excitement of the animal viewing at Ronny Creek and we travel to Waldheim Chalet.
From Waldheim Chalet we will spotlight from the mini bus along the road and into the forest hoping to spot any elusive animals. Don’t forget to look up in the trees too!
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Experience the scenic south in style, travelling aboard our exclusive charter train- the refurbished ‘Silver Fern.’ This tour will be a wonderful New Zealand experience. We resume the scenic rail section from Picton and along the Kaikoura coastline to Christchurch after the 2016 earthquake- a credit to the outstanding work that has gone on since.
We traverse the Southern alps in both directions, plus ride the historic Taieri Gorge Train through spectacular Central Otago hinterland. No South Island tour would be complete without including Central Otago, Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound and we take you to these special places. Our tour escorts and hosts ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and memorable.
Departing everyday between 1 October and 31 March this tour visits the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park for you to experience the spectacular views, diverse flora an fauna along with guided tours.
Spectacular Cradle Mountain and a 6 hour Guided Walking Tour
Waldheim Chalet and ancient King Billy Rainforest
Animal Night Spotting or Star Gazing
Accommodation is not included in the tour