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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour provided by Trips & Tramps

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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 09/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular hiking trails, running for 33 miles (53 kilometers) through the Fiordland National Park. On this tour, discover some of the most scenic sections of the trail on a guided day hike. Cruise across Milford Sound to reach the starting point, hike through glacial valleys and towering cliffs, and enjoy stunning views of natural wonders such as Giant's Gate waterfall, Lake Ada, and the Arthur River.
  • Guided hike along part of the Milford Track
  • Magnificent views as you cruise across Milford Sound
  • Walk the swing bridge looking out over Giant's Gate waterfall
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people
Important Information
Departure Point
Milford Sound, Southland 9679, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hot drink + snack
  • Return water taxi
  • Rain jackets available, but must be organised the day prior if required.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals + water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended minimum age is 8 years
  • The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip. We recommend a moderate amount of fitness - distance walked is 11km/6 miles return.
  • Track is well maintained however can be uneven and rocky in places, this is not suitable for wheelchairs or those who have difficulty with walking.
  • Operates in all weather conditions (including rain) unless the operator deems it to be unsafe. Please carry a good, waterproof rain jacket, drinking water, any medication that you may require and wear practical, sturdy shoes for walking in (heels, slip on shoes, jandals/flip flops/thongs are not suitable). Do not wear jeans as they become cold and heavy when wet. The operator can provide a good rain coat, please contact them in advance to have this arranged.
  • The operator may refuse participation if clients are not dressed suitably.
  • Have a change of clothes and footwear for after the walk incase it is a wet day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andrea wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California46 contributions4 helpful votes
I took my three kids (age 14, 11 and 11) on the combo trip with Trips & Tramps. First we walked on the Milford Track and then we did the cruise on the Milford Sound with Real Journeys. Overall it was a good day. It was nice not to drive - be sure to bring motion sickness
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded Apr 2, 2020
Thanks for your review. We pleased to hear you had a good day with us and enjoy both the Milford Track and boat cruise on the Sound. Those sandflies sure do get under your skin! We employ a lot of different guides with different attributes and this means some guides appeal more to some people, while they don't to others. Take care, stay safe and healthy!
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JakeGedal wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a tree down on the road on our way to Milford sound so did not get to do the hike. There is no cell service between Te Anau and Milford sounds so we couldn’t contact them for two days. When we got back to town I had an email saying they heard about the tree issue and that
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Glad we were easy to deal with, even if we didn't get to host you. Fiordland is a wild and unpredictable place so sometimes you just have to roll with it all! Maybe we can take you for a walk another time.
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Stephen & Sue wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia1,580 contribution269 helpful votes
This was simply a wonderful day out experiencing this amazing part of New Zealand. It's a great way to get a taste of the world famous Milford Track, without having to walk for three days, climb mountains or camp. There's a short cruise across the Sound and up one tributary to
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Thank you for your honest review, yes travel to Milford Sound comes with a number of challenges with no communication and limited parking. But on the Milford Track it is a world of it's own, and few people too. Which at the end of the day is magical!
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Vacation225058 wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions
Fabulous walk in beautiful scenery. Neil is so knowledgeable and helpful. Wonderful guide. All that you need is a good pair of boots
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded Jan 9, 2020
Yes the Milford Track guided walk (from the Milford Sound end) has some spectacular scenery amongst the lush forest! Thanks for you review. I’ll be sure to let Neil know his guiding was awesome!
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Dona_M8450 wrote a review Mar 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin37 contributions8 helpful votes
Kate was an amazing guide for my half day tour. She knew so much about the flora and was willing to stop and show me the various native plants. I could have gone on the hike but without Kate I would have not known what plants I was seeing.
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded Mar 29, 2019
A guide makes all the difference as you learn so much more. Kate is an amazing guide and we are so lucky to have her.
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About the operator

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Best way to see Milford Sound
We had the best tour with Geoff at Trips and Tramps which we would highly recommend. We were deciding on whether
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Outdoors with Geoff
If you’re thinking about driving yourself to Milford you are missing out on the best part of the experience - which
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Stunning Milford
We chose Trips and Tramps for our Milford Trip. Expert tip: choose Te Anau for your jumping off point- you'll be ho
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Beautiful Fiordland
Our Trips and Tramps experience was outstanding and could not fault any part of our trip to Milford Sound.
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Fabulous Day Tour
My husband and I experienced the magic of Milford Sound with our amazing tour guide Geoff. Privileged to have him t
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Cold but beautiful
A trip to see our country during COVID 19 world epidemic. From being picked up to being dropped off we were treated
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The ultimate Milford Sound guided tour
Spent an awesome day with the extremely knowledgeable Geoff on our recent camper van trip around Fiordland and Sout
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Totally recommended😊
We felt incredibly comfortable since the moment Douglas picked us up. He gave us a lot of interesting information a
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Coach/cruise Milford Sound
The drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound was spectacular with very informative and entertaining commentary from our
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An excellent way to experience Milford Sound
Superb trip with Geoff today! He tailored the trip to the weather conditions and the desires of our group. I don't
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Your perfect guide to Milford Sound
From the moment we started the trip, it was a fantastic experience. Douglas was a phenomenal tour guide. He told us
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A memorable day
I have been to Milford a few times over the years but due to the Icy conditions, Suzy at the Te Anau lodge suggest
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Great trip
Awesome way to see Milford sound and enjoy the scenery . Get to see things you may miss if driving yourself.tour gu
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Day Trip to Milford sound
Douglas from Trips and Tramps punctually picked us up from our hotel in his very smart and comfortable mini bus as
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Just great!
I loved the tour this company provides. It all went smoothly and as planned, Jeff the tour guide has a lot of knowl
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Key Details
  • Milford Sound, Trips & Tramps, and 2 more
  • Duration: 5h
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