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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 30 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had Stephen as our guide for Milford Sound, and he was brimming with information about the flora and fauna. I learnt so much in that one day. Our group was small, only 6 adults, and it felt very tailored to us despite our diverse backgrounds. Stephen never failed to draw relevance to our home countries/towns and previous experiences that... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your feedback. It is our aim to cater for smaller groups and to offer personalized tours that meet the needs of our guests individually - not en mass! We are a small, locally owned family company and we employ staff who know the area personally and who can share in-depth information with you. Safe travels, the Trips... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We did the Milford Track half-day walk in the morning and the Milford Sound cruise in the afternoon, and this was one of our best days in New Zealand. The trail was mostly flat and easy, and there was plenty of time for our guide to explain things as we went along, so we never felt hurried. We stopped for... More 

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

Hi, great to hear that you enjoyed the trip so much! We do think this is a great way to have a taste of Milford Sound and the "Finest Walk in the World, Milford Track. Thanks for traveling with us, we hope to see you again. More 

Sausalito
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were hesitant to sign up for a guided hike on a relative flat and easy portion of the Milford Track, but in order to get access to the track, you must sign up with an outfit like Trips & Tramps. We were SO glad we did! Aaron was our guide, and he delighted us with stories about the history... More 

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

Hi, yes you're right if you don't have the time or energy for a full Milford Track experience booking with another company for a day trip is a great option. Trips and Tramps are the only company that offer the trip from Sandfly Point to Giants Gate Falls - which is the last 5 1/2 km of the Milford Track... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The highlight of our trip to the South Island of NZ was the day trip with Trips & Tramps from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Our guide Stephen was an absolute delight and kept our kids aged 11 and 9 engaged and interested throughout the day. A great way to see the area leading into Milford and much more accessible... More 

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

HI, wow it sounds like you really enjoyed your trip with us! We're stoked to hear that. We make sure that we look after all our guests including children - we know that there is so much for them to learn and enjoy also. Stephen is great as are all our staff. We look forward to seeing you again and... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our experience with Trips and Tramps was excellent. They provided a very personalized service by tailoring the experience to our small group. We were picked up in a small van accommodating a group of 11 people. Douglas, our guide, was extremely informative and very friendly. His explanations during our trip from Te Anau to Milford, punctuated by stops along the... More 

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

Hi, we're glad to hear you had such a good day with us. Douglas is one of our awesome team, and we like to be able to offer our guests a different experience to the standard bus trip into Milford, including a good cup of tea and a cookie in a lovely location! Safe travels, the Trips & Tramps team More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Steve was an absolute delight. We walked the Milford and Routeburn tracks and he went out of his way to help us with leaving some luggage and food with him between tramps. he is incredibly knowledgeable about the biology, geology and history of the area. couldn't recommend him more highly.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

New Year's Day morning cruise and walk with trips and tramps was great fun. Our guide Andrew had an excellent balance of historical knowledge and local legend to make the day interesting and entertaining. We visited numerous spots, some not accessible to large buses and had a great experience. The picnic lunch was fresh and just right. This is the... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your feedback! Yes Andrew is a pretty amazing driver - as are all our staff! We aim to give every a comprehensive tour for our guests. We hope to see you again sometime. Kind Regards the Trips & Tramps team More 

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

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

Hi thanks for your feedback. We're glad you could take a helicopter ride - it really is an amazing way to to see part of Fiordland! Safe travels, Stephen and the Trips & Tramps team. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Katiepai, Manager at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Hi, we're glad you enjoyed your trip with us. Thanks for your feedback, we hope to see you again sometime! More 

Fairway, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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