From modest beginnings Real Journeys continues to grow and today they offer a range of quality tourism, sightseeing and adventure excursions for visitors to Fiordland National Park and Queenstown. At the same time the company remains a privately owned family business under the leadership of Dave Hawkey (CEO) and guided by a board of directors. The company has operational bases in Te Anau, Milford, Manapouri, Queenstown, Bluff and Stewart Island.
The company's excursions in Fiordland include daytime and overnight cruises in Milford and Doubtful Sounds and visits to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves. There are daily coach connections to these locations from Queenstown and Te Anau. In the winter months we offer longer Discovery Cruises (5-7 days) along the Fiordland and Stewart Island coastlines.
In Queenstown, they offer cruises on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and visits to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a taste of New Zealand's rural life (farm tours, horse treks, heritage tours, barbecue lunches and evening dining). From Queenstown we offer flightseeing options to and from Milford to link up with our daytime and overnight cruises.
The range of excursions is further enhanced through Real Journeys' alliances with other tourism operators, including Queenstown Rafting (50% joint ownership).
Stewart Island Experience is a wholly owned subsidiary of Real Journeys Ltd with operational bases at Bluff and Stewart Island. In addition to the ferry service between Bluff and Stewart Island, the company operates coach connections to and from Bluff, and a range of island excursions. These include Paterson Inlet Cruises that visit the renowned wildlife sanctuary of Ulva Island, Village and Bays Tours and Underwater Explorer Cruises on the Mollymawk, a semi-submersible. Rental cars, motor scooters and mountain bikes are also available for hire.
Real Journeys is privileged to operate in a spectacular part of New Zealand where the company is also engaged in a number of initiatives to safeguard the environment.