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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
TillGill
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Epsom
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Epsom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Toronto
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257 reviews 257 reviews
20 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Torquay, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Picked up from accommodation and travelled with a small group and a knowledgable guide. Plenty of stops and sights to see on the way for photos. Cruise awesome then option of a hike or more photo stops via bus.A well organised day, this company has all bases covered A top day!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

if you want someone to pick you up at your hotel, travel with a small group, learn all about the area, stop at all the photo stops, arrive at Milford and step right onto your boat with no hassle and be looked after all day just book with T & T! No one does it better.

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

Hi, thanks for your review! Glad to hear you had such an easy day - that's what holidays should be about. Enjoy the rest of it! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We must thank Steve, the driver of our guide with trio and tramps for a lovely day trip to Milford Sound yesterday. Steve was so friendly and knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of the area. We were in a small mini bus with 7 other people. We had chosen this trip because of reviews we had read on trip... More 

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

Hi Gary and Alison. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate hearing people's feedback. We think the tour we offer is ideal for those who want to be part of a smaller more intimate group where you get the guides full attention all of the time. Hopefully we will see you back in these parts sometime. More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

helicopter gave us a tramp up to Luxor Hut. Our guide was Ross, a retired ranger. We went down all the way to Broad Bay. Ross was awesome. Knowledgeable. Warm. Friendly. Beautiful walk near the hut and than 12 Km descending from above the tree line, into the bush and out to the lake. We asked for lunch bag which... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your day. Ross is certainly a great guide with his wealth of knowledge and experience in the area. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and maybe we'll see you again sometime. More 

Melbourne
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136 reviews 136 reviews
48 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our family of 4 (2 teenage boys 13 & 16) did the full day trip out to Milford Sound, with me hoping it would be interesting enough to keep my sons engaged for the duration. Absolutely no problem on that score, we all very much enjoyed the day. We were picked up from our accommodation at Blue Thistle Cottages by... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your feedback. We agree that a rainy day can be very spectacular with the amazing waterfalls and moody mountains that you just wouldn't see on a clear day. We try and provide a family friendly experience by ensuring that children and teenagers got the most out of the day also. Safe travels and we hope to... More 

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