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Trips & Tramps

Address: Caswell Road | PO Box 69, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 249 7081
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Ranked #3 of 26 Activities in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Operating from Lake Te Anau, Trips & Tramps offers small group (12 people max.) Milford Sound...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children

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Auburn, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Stephen was our driver to Milford Sound and back...good safe driving. Well versed in the history and terrain of the area, Stephen answered everyone's questions with ease. While we were on our cruise, he arranged a thirty minute helicopter ride for us and another couple...what a thrill! On the way back to Te Anau, Stephen took us on a couple... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had 2 other couples in our van and were picked up at our hotels. We were told interesting stories on the way and stopped at some very nice places for short walks through the woods on the way back. This was SO much nicer than the big bus experience.

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Fairway, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our family was 3 of 11 passengers in a small bus tour conducted by Albert. We drove from Te Anau to Milford Sound, joined a boat for a tour of the Sound and then regrouped for the trip back. On the trip back, my son and I went on a self-guided tour to Key Summit and the start of the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When booking our trip to Milford Sound we were given the option of going on the big boat with the large company Real Journeys, or with the smaller Cruise Milford. The tour agent in Queenstown recommended the smaller company and we were so glad we took his advice. The sound generally does not have much swell so the ride in... More 

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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Trips and Tramps transports you in a smaller van (rather than a large bus) through the Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Our guide, Albert, was extremely knowledgeable about the park and New Zealand in general. Numerous opportunities for short hikes and one opportunity for a longer hike (2.5 hours). The boat trip in the Milford Sound was gorgeous. Highly... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We're proud to employ guides who have good local knowledge and experience, that way our customers get more for their money. We hope to see you again sometime. More 

Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Was deciding between Real Journeys and Trips and Tramps. Decided on the latter as we preferred a smaller group and we will also like to take some short hikes around Milford instead of just a bus journey to and fro. But I noticed that one of the reviewers for real journey commented that she also took some short walks, so... More 

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

Thanks so much for your post you certainly raise some good points - and questions that others may ask. Firstly the delay you experienced at the tunnel was very unfortunate and we were so disappointed that this impacted on the trip for our customers. This has only happened the once and seems to be because of having to close the... More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This trip is absolutely worth every cent, travelling on a small bus with an amazing guide made the experience sooo much better than on the larger buses. There were plenty of stops and although the aim of the day was to experience Milford Sound it was a toss up as to whether the trip of the sound was the high... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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274 reviews 274 reviews
123 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our Trips & Tramps guide was named Andrew, and he was, without a doubt, a fantastic tour guide! A Welshman that had been living and working in Te Anau for 6 years (last December, when we visited), he was very professional, knowledgeable, humorous and personable! The fact that he was a real outdoorsman only helped to lend credibility and authenticity... More 

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

Hi! What a great write up! You've described the trip so well, really glad you had such a good day. We employ local people who have personal experience in the area and who really know their stuff. This helps ensure that our guests get REAL value for money, Andrew is a good example of this! Safe travels and we hope... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Hi, yes we agree - staying in Te Anau is a really great option to avoid an extra 4-5 hours on a bus! And it is a great little town away from the hustle and bustle but still with everything you need. We work hard to make sure that our tours are unique and memorable, so we're glad to hear... More 

Toowoomba
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Hi! Yes the mail run is a bit of a bonus isn't it?! Sounds like you had a great day, especially with that helicopter ride as well, really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for posting your feedback. Kind Regards Kate Norris More 

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