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Trips & Tramps

Caswell Road | PO Box 69, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
+64 3 249 7081
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Ranked #2 of 24 Activities in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Operating from Lake Te Anau, Trips & Tramps offers small group (12 people max.) Milford Sound coach, cruise and walk tours, guided day walks in... more » Owner description: Operating from Lake Te Anau, Trips & Tramps offers small group (12 people max.) Milford Sound coach, cruise and walk tours, guided day walks in Fiordland and track transport. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There are two ways to experience Milford Sound: you can spend eight hours on a large tour bus from Queenstown, or you can spend the night in beautiful Te Anau and then go on a small tour with a local guide with time to get out and walk around en route to the boat ride on the Sound. We opted... More

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Toowoomba
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

This small tour was recommended as being run locally so we decided to go with tour guide, Steve, who doubles as the postman for everyone on the way to Milford. We did not regret it. There was plenty of time to stop for photos and interesting facts and the small bus meant we could stop in places that the big... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went with Trips & Tramps for my Milford Sound excursion and it far exceeded my expectations. Steve picked me up from my accommodation and was a fantastic tour guide - highly personable, and full of knowledge. Rather than simply driving us out to Milford Sound and putting us on a boat like many other companies do, we took our... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We recently went on a day tour from Te Anau to Milford Sound with Trips and Tramps. We were so glad we chose a small tour group over the big coach tours. There was just six of us on our tour (my husband and I and a family of four). Our guides Steve and Ross were fantastic. They were very... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our tour started off in a less than usual manner when our driver stopped to assist a family who's car had hit black ice and gone off the road. Our driver/guide, Steve, was very kind and helpful and made them feel welcome on our trip. He was very knowledgable of the area and gave us lots of opportunity to stop... More

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Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We all really enjoyed our day with Steve from Trips and Tramps. Everything went smoothly from the on time pick up to drop off late afternoon at our accommodation (even though we were several kilometres out of town). Steve was a great guide - we grabbed the best coffee in town before heading off to Milford and stopped several times... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to MIlford Sound, which was one of the highlights of our trip. We had an enjoyable morning stopping off at different spots for pretty walks on the way, and an interesting commentary as we drove. We then had an enjoyable 2 hour cruise around Milford Sound, which was beautiful and good fun. Since we went... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We ( 6 of us) had a charter tour organized with Trips and Tramps to Milford sound. Our guide Andrew was just great, very informative and enthusiastic. We were given enough opportunities for photo stops and short walks along the way to Milford sound. We did the short walks to the Mirror lakes, Lake Gunn walk and also the walk... More

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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Firstly, wow a whale - what an awesome experience! Glad you had a great day out with Andrew and had plenty of time to capture your day on camera. More

Brighton, England
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Excellent day out and one of the highlights of our NZ tour. Modern minibus with extra high sided windows meant it let the light in and maximised the views. Stephen, our guide for the day was bright, informative and adaptable to what we wanted to do. At 8am the road to Milford Sound was not particularly difficult driving but it... More

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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed the many aspects of our Milford Sound Tour. A small l group, with a flexible itinerary for the day is what makes it unique and just a bit more special! More

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Had a great tour with our driver Andrew. He was very knowledgeable, considerate and happily answered all the questions I and others threw at him. They let some people hike up to Key Summit, and those that didn't want to went off and did something easier with him. The snack at the end in the parking lot was a pleasant... More

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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Glad Andrew was asked lots of questions, these two way conversations ensures you get the most out of your day with a local guide. The hot drink and tasty cookie at the end of the walk is just one of the extras to make the day just a bit more special. More

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