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From Te Anau: Milford Sound Tour with Cruise and Lunch

1. From Te Anau: Milford Sound Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Take a guided tour by comfortable minibus to explore the natural beauty of Milford Sound and the surrounding area. Your tour includes a sightseeing cruise, a picnic lunch, and plenty of scenic stops along the way. Meet your guide in Te Anau and drive along the lakeside, making a stop at Te Anau Downs to soak in the scenery. Enter the Fiordland National Park and visit Eglinton Valley, to admire the landscape carved by an ancient glacier. Continue to Mirror Lakes and see the Earl Mountains reflected in these clear waters. Relax and take photos by Lake Gunn, before continuing towards Hollyford River. Pass the waterfall at Falls Creek as you head higher into the Darran Mountains, stopping at viewpoints along the way. Keep a look out for local wildlife, including kea, the world’s largest alpine parrot. Enter Homer Tunnel and learn this history of this hand-built tunnel, before arriving at Milford Sound. Board the boat for a sightseeing cruise and see impressive views of Mitre Peak. Back on dry land, take a bush walk through The Chasm and snap photos at Pop's View Lookout, on the return journey to Te Anau.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 213 reviews

Great trip. Very friendly staff who were on hand at all times to make sure we got the most enjoyable experience. Staff are passionate and informative about Milford Sound. It was good to hear the skipper use Te Reo Maori when he introduced himself and greeted us.

Relaxing bus ride with stunning views and plenty of stops for sightseeing and photos. Milford Sound was amazing and all the cruise staff were very friendly and informative. My partner and I were more than happy.

Highly recommend this cruise . Best experience. Top class facilities , service and one of the best commentaries. If you are planning a cruise of the sound you can’t bet this.

Definitely a must if you're in Milford Sound! The views were stunning and the staff were friendly and enthusiastic which made the experience much more enjoyable.

Amazing! Kiert was an absolutely amazing guide and we had so much fun! Thanks!!