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Address: Caswell Road | PO Box 69, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 249 7081
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Description: Operating from Lake Te Anau, Trips & Tramps offers small group (12 people...
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.
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Great great family owned tour operator.

If you are going to Milford sound plan it with trips and tramps. They are a family run tour operator managed by Steve and his wife. They are abolsutely WONDERFUL. It is a small 10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Austin, Texas
6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are going to Milford sound plan it with trips and tramps. They are a family run tour operator managed by Steve and his wife. They are abolsutely WONDERFUL. It is a small 10 - 12 seater van that picks you up from the hotel and drives to Milford. They take time to stop by all the scenic views... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We booked the winter special at $125 per person after reading great reviews about Trips & Tramps. We liked the idea of a small tour and the more personalised service and that's exactly what was delivered. Steve picked us up at our B&B at 9.15 am and we joined 6 others in a very comfortable and warm van. He shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

An informative and interesting day with Stephen who provided us with interesting information on the drive to Milford Sound about the topography, wildlife and the infrastructure. In many ways the trip to Milford Sound was equal to the boat tour around the sound. The small bus provides an opportunity to ask questions of the guide. Whilst we will not remember... More 

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Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Steve was an excellent host and full of interesting stories and good knowledge of the area. The trip is well structured with thought to the needs of photographers and walkers and yet flexible enough to allow last minute rescheduling to reflect the rapidly changing weather of the area. Highly recommend.

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kuala lumpur, malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I really don't know how to approach this review as I have mixed feelings about the day . My husband and I did a private charter for this and paid a very significant amount as it was a private tour. We customised it for a full day trip that focussed on the Milford Road drive, foreshore walk along with taking... More 

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Epsom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were booked in for the day with this company and our driver/guide was Stephen Martin. Being a small mini-bus, it was an intimate experience and we were able to make friends with the other passengers. Stephen was a safe driver, not only knowledgeable of the area but was familiar with all the various flora and fauna... More 

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Channel Islands, U.K.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Don't hesitate to book this local Company. They were professional, very organised, friendly and informative. We were 10 people in a modern minibus with our driver, Andrew, who looked after us for the day. We booked the day before by e mail and our booking was confirmed very quickly. We choose to take the tour from Te Anau as it... More 

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Leicester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Most of the other reviews have said what a great day this is, especially with a guide such as Andrew the best part for us is that as well as the excellent Milford Sound cruise which other people have described it also gave us the opportunity to walk some of the Routeborn track walking from the divide up to Key... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Well organized small excursions. Stephen was not only an excellent guide he delivered the mail as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the walks, even in the rain. Excellent and plentiful brown bag lunch provided for the boat tour of Milford Sound which was awesome. Captain and crew were great. Particularly liked the captains remark that in the event of an emergency, passengers... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your review. You made the right choice in clothing! Great that you could get out under the waterfall on the boat and still enjoy the walk even if it was a bit wet. Fiordland comes to life in the rain - with thousands of incredible waterfalls. I do hope you get some sunshine on the rest... More 

los angeles, ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Steve at Trips and Tramps is a terrific guide. We were not remotely interested in a large group nor being herded around in a bus. Steve gets this. His company is perfectly suited to those who want something a bit less structured, but with plenty of guidance and supervision. The Milford cruise was stunning. We opted for the routeburn hike... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your review, that is high praise indeed. Glad you enjoyed your time with Steve, he loves being able to share our amazing back yard with tourists, and what better way to do that than in a small group? Enjoy the rest of your trip and hopefully we'll see you again sometime. More 

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Address: Address: Caswell Road | PO Box 69, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 249 7081
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau

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