Day trip

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk

Activity provider: Fiordland Trips and Tramps

From US$ 103 per person

Take part in an exciting day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau. Travel by coach, cruise, and on foot to explore spectacular alpine scenery. Take part in this walking experience to capture views of native forest and untamed wildlife.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Te Anau accommodation pick-up available, please advise at time of booking or reconfirmation. 1 May – 31 October: Pick-up will be between 8:30 - 8:40 AM. Please be ready at 8:30 AM. 1 November – 30 April: Pick-up will be between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM, please ensure that you are ready at 7:45 AM.

Experience

Highlights
  • See Milford Sound in small groups with experienced, local guides
  • Take a boat cruise to the Tasman Sea with excellent viewing opportunities
  • Discover all the special places and get off the beaten track with the tour group's special National Park license
  • Experience the natural fauna and flora of this World Heritage area
  • Stay with your nature guide and enjoy a series of short walks and scenic stops of 5-30 minutes in length
Full description

Enjoy a leisurely day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau, with an extended nature cruise along the full length of the fiord. Your tour includes all the best scenic stops, including short walks. From Te Anau, travel along the spectacular Milford Road with local, experienced nature guides who are eager to share their stories, knowledge, and passion for the area. Upon reaching Milford Sound, you will join a nature cruise traveling out to the Tasman Sea. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to view waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and wildlife. On completion of the cruise, passengers will board a small coach and begin their journey overland. If you prefer shorter walks, stay with the nature guide and enjoy a series of walks in a range of different environments within the National Park.

Take a wilderness tea break and regain your strength with hot drinks and home-baked biscuits. Enjoy access to the Hollyford Valley, Lake Gunn, and the Marian Gantry. Step into the ancient native forest, and witness this World Heritage area and its untamed wilderness at its best.

Finally, enjoy short walks and scenic stops on a 2-hour nature cruise on Milford Sound before returning to Te Anau.

Includes
  • Professional nature guide
  • All transport from Te Anau, with walking and photo opportunities
  • Pickup from all central Te Anau accommodation
  • A Milford Sound small-boat cruise to the Tasman Sea
  • Wilderness tea break including hot drinks and home baked biscuits.
  • Scenic stops and short walks of 5-30 minutes in length (suitable for the seasons)
  • Packed picnic lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Water
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • Please be suitably prepared for all weather conditions, as Fiordland can be unpredictable at any time of the year
    • From May 1 - October 31 pickup will be at 8:30 AM from Te Anau. You will return to Te Anau at 4:30 PM.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 309 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Andrew,our friendly,informative guide at Trips and Tramps made sure everything went seamlessly, personalising our trip to make the most of the day. This included a walk up to Key Summit on the way back which was a highlight for us both, and we really appreciated being able to benefit from his local knowledge and enthusiasm throughout the day. The well organised Mitre Peak Cruise on Milford Sound included interesting commentary and personalised service. A great value, memorable day!

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    May 2, 2021

    Wonderful day with a small group (yey for not being on a coach with 80 people) exploring various stunning spots on the long Milford Road. Excellent guiding by Neil - thank you. Small boat tour in clear blue sky. I highly recommend a smaller, more intimate group experience and being able to make the most of the wonderful short walks along the route. Neat to be inside the Homer Tunnel as well. Great value for money.

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    March 23, 2021

    Wonderful guide who feed us so much local geographical and historical information, as well as Maori mythology, flora, fauna, bird life, plus weather patterns and effects etc. Descriptions of the different walks were accurately explained so that the correct choice of a tramp could be made based upon one's physical ability. Obviously Milford itself lived up to all our hopes and expectations. Would highly recommend exploring with Trips and Tramps.

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    January 12, 2021

    Product ID: 26499