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Address: Caswell Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 249 7081
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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We were picked up at our hotel by Ross our friendly driver then another group from the backpackers next door for a total of 6 to head down to Milford Sound for the cruise and walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were picked up at our hotel by Ross our friendly driver then another group from the backpackers next door for a total of 6 to head down to Milford Sound for the cruise and walk . Unfortunately Ross then was told the road to Milford was going to be closed at 12 due to the risk of avalanche .... More 

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

Wonderful you enjoyed your day! Our Milford experience is so much more than just Milford Sound what ever the weather. Ross has such knowledge of the area which he is always keen to share. We are so glad you embraced the day and made the most of it, despite the limitations. More 

Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We booked a full-day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau with Trips & Tramps. We had debated driving ourselves and taking a large coach tour from Queenstown as a day trip. All in all, we're glad we ended up staying in Te Anau for 2 nights to enjoy our full day in Milford Sound. We booked this excursion as... More 

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

Awesome review thank you! If you are going to do one day tour on your NZ holiday, Milford Sound is recommended, and ours is the best choice. The Milford Road and Fiord has so much to offer it is worth leaving your car in Te Anau and making the most of it. We take away all the hassles and let... More 

Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

It is always a pleasure to host families on our trips. With 4 children of our own we know what it is like traveling with children and happy to add the little touches to make the experience so much nicer for all! Our small and personal trips are exactly the way we like it, as love offering a professional but... More 

Hong Kong, China
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79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review, winter is a great time to travel. Milford Sound has some wonderful calm, clear blue sky days in winter, and with snow too the landscape is particularly scenic. The local specials on offer during this time too means you can get a great deal allowing you to do even more on holiday. 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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

We totally agree the journey to Milford Sound is just as spectacular as the cruise on the fiord. Glad Stephen was able to leave you with some knowledge of the area too, the ecology of the area is so fascinating! More 

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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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Yes our trip flexibility and guides knowledge of the area lets us tailor the day to our guests needs, while making the most of the weather and any seasonal highlights. More 

kuala lumpur, malaysia
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

A disappointing review, sorry our guide did not meet your expectations, or our usual high standards. We pride ourselves on providing a professional guiding service, employing great local people who have a real passion for Fiordland. More 

Epsom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Yes we agree, a small group where you can make friends with other passengers and really get the opportunity to learn about the area from your guide makes the experience so much better. Plus with the smaller coach and flexible itinerary we can get off the beaten track and show you the best places. More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review. Love to get happy customers who really enjoy what we have to offer! As a family run business totally committed to giving people the best experience possible this is the best reward. Glad you enjoyed Andrew's company as a guide and he was so accommodating with all your requests. More 

Leicester, England
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104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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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Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Great you had perfect weather at Milford Sound! Sounds like you had a wonderful day with Andrew and enjoyed our small group trip with plenty of walking opportunities. This is what we are all about. More 

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