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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise provided by Trips & Tramps

Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Explore the Milford Sound with outdoor guides and a small group limited to 15
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
28
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Trek through some of the South Island’s most inspiring landscapes on a day trip from Te Anau to the Milford Sound. The remote mountains and lakes can be intimidating to navigate on your own, but expert nature guides show you the best trails, views, and waterfalls all in one day on a well-paced series of walks and a scenic picnic stop. An included boat cruise through a fjord and into the Tasman Sea offers yet another perspective.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See Mirror Lake at its stillest and most reflective in the morning
  • Get amazing views on a boat cruise and guided or independent hikes
  • All-inclusive tour features pickup from Te Anau
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Mirror Lake at its stillest and most reflective in the morning
  • Get amazing views on a boat cruise and guided or independent hikes
  • All-inclusive tour features pickup from Te Anau
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10245P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Afternoon or morning tea
  • Local driver/guide
  • Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop-off (if advised)
  • Sightseeing boat cruise
  • Guided and Self-Guided Walking tours
  • Modern air conditioned minivan (max 15)
  • A picnic lunch is included in your day, please let us know of any dietary requirements prior to travel (e.g. vegetarian, gluten free), as we cannot cater for these on the day.
Exclusions
  • Queenstown pick ups - the tour departs from Te Anau
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can collect from any address in the Te Anau township. If you wish to be collected from an address not listed please provide the address, thank you.
  • Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20/22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand If you have not selected your accommodation please meet us at the Event Center, there is plenty of free all day parking here for any vehicle. Please wait on the steps of the facility, or where we can see you, thank you.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Please come dressed for all weather the tour operates in all weather conditions! A good rain coat and practical shoes are a must when traveling in Fiordland.
  • Please bring any medication you may require during they day.
  • **Please note this tour departs from Te Anau, not Queenstown. Allow 2.5 hours to drive safely from Queenstown to Te Anau, find a park and meet at the central meeting point**
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 28 travelers
Inclusions
  • Afternoon or morning tea
  • Local driver/guide
  • Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop-off (if advised)
  • Sightseeing boat cruise
  • Guided and Self-Guided Walking tours
  • Modern air conditioned minivan (max 15)
  • A picnic lunch is included in your day, please let us know of any dietary requirements prior to travel (e.g. vegetarian, gluten free), as we cannot cater for these on the day.
Exclusions
  • Queenstown pick ups - the tour departs from Te Anau
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can collect from any address in the Te Anau township. If you wish to be collected from an address not listed please provide the address, thank you.
  • Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20/22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand If you have not selected your accommodation please meet us at the Event Center, there is plenty of free all day parking here for any vehicle. Please wait on the steps of the facility, or where we can see you, thank you.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Please come dressed for all weather the tour operates in all weather conditions! A good rain coat and practical shoes are a must when traveling in Fiordland.
  • Please bring any medication you may require during they day.
  • **Please note this tour departs from Te Anau, not Queenstown. Allow 2.5 hours to drive safely from Queenstown to Te Anau, find a park and meet at the central meeting point**
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 28 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Robert
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Apr 2022
The day of this hike was the only wet day in our 3 day package. When Geoff told us it was imperative to enjoy the rain we were not too sure. Wow! What a beautiful surprise! The waterfalls appeared out of nowhere and were everywhere. Wet feet, yes but all part of the experience. .... he pointed out the native plants and told local anecdotes from the area.
On the boat cruise the dolphins appeared and stayed alongside the boat for around half an hour, the seals were basking (if that word can be used ) on the rocks, unperturbed by our presence. The vistas were amazing.
The helicopter ride up to the Luxmore Hut was a treat before the uphill walk began.
And, the 8kms downhill were hard work but Geoff moved amongst the group to encourage us all on.
Rohann took over for the 3rd day of the package on the Routeburn and encouraged us all up that steep track, showing us the native foliage, tasting snowberries and allowing us a breather!
All in all, a great experience . Everyone was very professional and we would recommend Trips and Tramps to anyone wanting to have a taste of the wonder of Fiordland
Written April 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Katiepai
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Sounds like you had a great time in Fiordland on the Great Walk Package! Yes we have to agree we have some pretty amazing sights here and sounds like you saw heaps of them!
Written April 11, 2022
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Kirsty S
Havelock North, New Zealand3 contributions
Apr 2022
As a family ( 2 adults and 3 children 14, 12, 11 years) we did the Fiordland Great Walk package, 3 great walks in 3 days. It was absolutely incredible, for the entire family, teenager and pre-teens included! We all loved it and would do it again. Our guides were exceptional. They were friendly, welcoming, and full of knowledge which was delivered in a way that was interesting and entertaining. They lead the tramps at the perfect speed for all involved and made the days full of fun and enjoyment and device free! The full t three days were extremely well organized and it was a wonderful experience for all of us with many happy memories. I would highly recommend booking with Trips and Tramps for any option they offer. They are outstanding!
Written April 24, 2022
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Katiepai
Thank you so much for your review and generous recommendation! It has been our pleasure to host kiwi families this summer, and it is good to hear that you found the days suitable for everyone. Safe travels and hopefully see you again sometime.
Written May 4, 2022
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Russell M
10 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Being from Southland in New Zealand, I have been to Milford sound numerous times, taking friends and whanua there for a day trip when they come and visit us (being somewhat of an unofficial guide, driving and providing commentary). My partner and I were offered a day out with trips and tramps to Milford sound, and I can safely say that it was by far the most enjoyable trip we have had to the 8th wonder of the world. Even if you are locals like us, I can not recommend using trips and tramps to go to Milford enough. Steve is the owner of the business, and was also our guide for the day. The great experience is thanks to him. I got to take in the views so much more being a passenger. I know a fair bit about the place, having read history books about the area, but Steve is honestly the Wikipedia of Fiordland. I thoroughly enjoyed his commentary. We had regular stops both to and from Milford (including dropping off the mail to Te Anau Downs Station, a nice rural kiwi touch). Steve knew the best short walks and photo spots (much appreciated by my partner who is a photographer). Getting to Milford itself and getting on the boat is sooooo much less stressful with Trips and Tramps than if you drive there yourself. He parked right outside the door, and got the tickets for us himself. A lot better than frantically trying to find a park in the public area down the road and finding your ticket booth. The cruise itself was fantastic. We were lucky enough to have a cloudless day. I honestly don’t have a bad word to say about the experience or service. Steve is a top bloke who obviously has a fair bit of mana in Te Anau. He seemed to know everybody and everybody seemed to know him. He’s solely reliant on domestic tourism at the moment, and it’s important that us kiwi’s support other kiwi’s like Steve during these times. So get the gorse out of your pocket, and use trips and tramps to see one of the most beautiful places in the world. You won’t regret it.
Written June 21, 2020
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Katiepai
Thanks for your great review Russell. It's wonderful to hear that we have Southland locals on our tours, supporting us. Yes, Steve is a walking encyclopedia on this area. And handing everything over to us for the day does make your life less stressful, especially for the driver. We really appreciate your recommendation.
Written July 1, 2020
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Els Grace
Porirua, New Zealand2 contributions
If you’re thinking about driving yourself to Milford you are missing out on the best part of the experience - which is actually the journey to get there! We are so glad we chose to do this tour instead of driving ourselves. Our tour guide, Geoff, was the best guide we could have asked for. We laughed and we learned a lot about the local area, wildlife and things to do while in Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park. Particularly loved the short walk to Lake Gunn. It was a slightly smaller group (about 10) which made it more special and easier to manage. We got picked up and dropped off at our accomodation in Te Anau which made it that much easier. We also thoroughly enjoyed staying in Te Anau, such a beautiful little town. Geoff also managed to get us up in a helicopter that landed on a snowy mountain! This had an additional cost but he organised it all while we were on the cruise. Highly recommend this trip to truly enjoy the journey, because that’s what it’s all about!
Written September 13, 2020
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Totally agree, the best part is the journey to Milford Sound! Through stunning alpine scenery and magnificent forests. Sounds like you had a fabulous day. Thanks for choosing to travel with us.
Written October 19, 2020
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slowjocrow
Auckland, New Zealand117 contributions
May 2021
From being picked up at the front door of our holiday accommodation to being dropped off at the end the day this trip was brilliant. Andrew our guide for the day was informative and kept us all entertained along the way. It was a very rainy day which apparently is the best day to see Milford Sound and it was spectacular!!
We ordered lunch from Trips and Tramps too and it was delicious. We would so recommend this trip, it is way better than driving yourself as you get Andrew's 2000 + trip experience. He knows all the spots to stop!!
Written May 18, 2021
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Katiepai
Thanks for your recommendation. We love rainy days for Milford. Andrew has a lot of knowledge about Fiordland and we are pleased to hear you loved it.
Written May 18, 2021
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Paul G
8 contributions
I have been to Milford a few times over the years but due to the Icy conditions, Suzy at the Te Anau lodge suggest this option with someone who knows the road. Worth every penny, there was only three of us with Geoff as the guide and driver, a very knowledgeable local with a great sense humour. In a way the road trip was better than the cruise except we were in luck with very calm conditions and dolphins escorting the boat. Great day
Written August 21, 2020
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Katiepai
Thanks for your great review! It certainly is better to have someone drive you, that knows the road and all the best stops. Geoff is awesome and we are so lucky to have him onboard.
Written August 26, 2020
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John S
London, UK6 contributions
Kate and co were fantastically helpful over several months of planning, booking, challenges with the weather closing travis and last of all the Coronavirus problems that meant we couldn’t actually complete our trips. Always flexible and offered 100% refund at every point the was an issue outside of their control. We have to cut our NZ trip short but will be back to pick up the threads as soon as it’s possible and will definitely use Trips & Tramps. Highly recommended.
Written March 23, 2020
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Katiepai
Hi John, I will pass on your review to Kate, who is a business owner. She will be happy to see a review about her, as the office staff don't often get a mention. It's great to hear that our service was impressive due a trying time with the extreme storm in February and then the Coronavirus. Sorry to hear you had to cut your tour short and did not get down to Fiordland. We hope you got home and you are safe and healthy. We would love to see you in Fiordland another time.
Written March 31, 2020
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Jean
1 contribution
Excellent day with Jeff , from pickup at our hotel, through his knowledgeable commentary on the trip to Milford Sound and back. Cruise was great, friendly and informative. Jeff stopped numerous times to show us places of interest and take us on short walks to see great vistas. Highly recommended.
Written May 3, 2022
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Katiepai
Hi, thanks for your review and recommendation. We're glad you had a good day out - we are lucky to have great guides who know the area personally. Safe travels.
Written May 4, 2022
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helen p
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Jan 2021
An amazing day in an amazing place with our very informative and friendly guide Geoff. He has a wealth of local knowledge and engaged with the group with great kindness, inclusion and good humour.
The boat cruise was spectacular with an added bonus of dolphin alongside the boat. Sadly due to the weather we were unable to take the summit walk, but he made sure the day was filled other options for a great experience.
Would definitely recommend this tour
Written January 10, 2021
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Katiepai
Thanks for your wonderful review and recommendation. We love having Geoff as one of our guides as being a local he has a wealth of knowledge. Always good to hear you enjoyed his humour. Do come back to do the Key Summit Walk :-)
Written January 15, 2021
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KeithJoan O
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Trips and tramps were fantastic to deal with right from the start.
Our guide Geoff was outstanding, so informative going out of his way to make our experience very special.
Thoroughly recommend Trips and tramps as an excellent way to explore Fiordland.
A plus to Geoff our guide.
Many thanks
Keith, Joan and Anna Osborn
Written June 28, 2022
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Katiepai
Hi Keith, Joan and Anna, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're stoked that you had such a great trip with us, we're lucky to have awesome guides like Geoff. Safe travels and we hope to see you again sometime.
Written June 29, 2022
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The forest primeval
A beautiful walk through pristine woods an the raod to Milford Sound. No mammals lived in New Zealand [except bats]
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Excellent Trip
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Fiordland at its best.
Thank you to Steve and especially Geoff Barnes for a fantastic 3 days. We did a ultimate hiking package, where you
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Fiordland Great Walk Package with 4 nights hotel accomodation
Fiordland Great Walk Package A great concept allowing a sample of 3 great walks. In town accommodation very conveni
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A fabulous package deal
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Amazing trip
We did the 3 day trip (Kepler, Milford and Routeburn). It was amazing. The guides were fantastic (Helen, Michelle,
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Wonderful 3 day tramp
Did the 3 day walk package. One day each of the Kepler, Routeburn and the Milford. Got to stay at the wonderful Fio
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Great kiwi company offering the best walks in the region.
We did the three day option, experiencing all three of the great tracks (Milford, Kepler & Routeburn) The helicopte
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Great company to spend time on te mountains with
Great experience - feels like getting to the top of the world! We did 3 guided tramps one after another on the K
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Highly Recommend!
Did 3-day Great Walk package - so worth doing! Friendly & knowledgeable guide, fantastic scenery, great food - the
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Delightful experience. Will try again in another season with Trips and Tramps.
Highlight was the water taxi ride from Milford Sound to Sandfly Point that only took 5-7 mins. The cruise was as ex
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Excellent Tramping Guide Company
We utilised this company for 3 seperate tramps on successive days, Kepler, Milford, and Routeburn tracks. Each tram
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Phenomenal hiking experience - Highly recommended
I had a personalised 1:1 guided hike with my lovely and patient guide Madeleine. She's also the driver and my photo
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