Island Escape Cruises Limited

Environment Southland has received an application from Island Escape Cruises Limited (APP-20169132) for a Coastal Permit to undertake commercial surface water activities in the coastal marine area (CMA) adjacent to Fiordland National Park, for: one vessel up to 49 metres in length, with up to 34 passengers and 12 crew, for backcountry trips; two tender vessels up to 8 metres in length for safety purposes; and kayaking activities with up to 3 kayaks. The proposal is a discretionary activity under Rule 16.2.1(7) of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland.

Purpose - Commercial Surface Water Activity

Location - within the coastal marine area adjacent to Fiordland National Park, from Febrero Point (NZTM 2000 1116997E 4967872N) to Puysegur Point (NZTM 2000 1106462E 4868632N).

Legal Description of Property - Marine and Coastal Area

Address for Service - Chisholm Associates, c/- Bill Chisholm, 67 Selwyn Street, Leeston 7632.

Full details of this application are also available for inspection at Environment Southland, corner of Price Street and North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill during working hours (8.00 am to 5.00 pm). Enquiries may be directed to Matt Hoffman by phone to (03) 211 5115 or by email to

Submissions on the above application must be received by Environment Southland no later than the end of working hours on Friday, 15 July 2016. A submission form is available from Environment Southland. Submissions may also be forwarded by email to

Submissions must be dated and signed (unless submitted electronically) and must include the following information:

  • your name, postal address and telephone number (and fax number if applicable);
  • details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission;
  • whether it is in support of, or in opposition to the application, or is neutral;
  • your submissions, with reasons;
  • the decision that you wish Council to make; and
  • whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission

and you must serve a copy of your submission on the applicant as soon as reasonably practicable.

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