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Milford Sound: Full Day Guided Hike and Nature Cruise

Product ID: 109054
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Enjoy the best of Milford Sound on this combination package. Take a morning walk along Milford Track with your guide, through lush, green forest to the Giant Gate Waterfall. Complete the day with an afternoon boat cruise on magnificent Milford Sound.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the natural wonders of Milford Sound on land and water
  • Enjoy a guided hike along the Milford Track with a local guide
  • Admire picturesque Mitre Peak and watch for playful dolphins and lazy seals on a scenic boat cruise
Full description
Your full-day Milford Sound package begins with a morning walk along the Milford Track. A short boat ride will take you across Milford Sound’s Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point for the start of a guided hike.

The walk will take you alongside the cascading Arthur River and then on to Lake Ada. Stop at Giant's Gate Waterfall, a stunning and much-photographed site that is best viewed from the large swing bridge.

In the afternoon you’ll enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of the Milford Sound from the comfort of a modern, spacious boat. With outstanding viewing opportunities, you’ll take in the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls and more.

Be on the lookout for wildlife, such as seals basking on the rocks or dolphins playing near the boat.
  • 4.5-hour guided walk
  • Professional hiking guide (1 guide to 12 participants)
  • Water taxi from Milford Sound to the Milford Track and return
  • Safety gear
  • Hot drinks
  • Milford Sound scenic boat cruise (1 hour 40 minutes)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food (unless option is chosen)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Main Boat Terminal, Milford Sound. Note Milford Sound is a recommended 2-hour drive from Te Anau. So please depart no later than 6.20 am if driving from Te Anau. You will meet your guide at the vending machines in the Visitor Terminal, just inside the main doors. Free all-day parking is available in the main car parks at Milford Sound, please allow yourself 15 minutes to park and walk to the visitor terminal.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Water
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
Some fitness is required to enjoy this walk, but generally it is considered easy. The track is well maintained, with little elevation gain. The distance covered is 11 km (6.8 miles). It is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.

It is recommended that you bring the following on the Milford Track guided walk: comfortable shoes, day pack containing warm sweater/fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, insect repellent, drinking water, snacks and a camera. You should also bring a change of clothing and shoes in case of a wet day. Milford Sound is known for rainfall so you should be prepared.
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Product ID: 109054