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Milford Track Guided Day Walk - Real Journeys

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Address: Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-249 6000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Our one-day small-group guided walk of the first section of the...

Our one-day small-group guided walk of the first section of the internationally-acclaimed Milford Track starts with a short coach drive, then a one-hour scenic cruise of Lake Te Anau. The walk sets off to historic Glade House, then crosses a swing bridge over the Clinton River into ancient beech forest. Your nature guide will explain the track's history and point out native birds and plants. Easy walking track (4 - 5hrs, approx. 9 - 11kms return). Lunch and hot drinks provided. Departs: Te Anau

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"Day Walk" is misleading

We did Milford Track Guided Day Walk with Will, tiny group of 6 with Will. From Te Anau we took a small bus, Will was also the driver, that took us to Te Anau Downs, from where we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2016
WiolaKK
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We did Milford Track Guided Day Walk with Will, tiny group of 6 with Will. From Te Anau we took a small bus, Will was also the driver, that took us to Te Anau Downs, from where we cruised across the Lake Te Anau about an hour to the start of the Milford Track, did some walk, lunch, walk and... More 

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Real_Journeys, Manager at Milford Track Guided Day Walk - Real Journeys, responded to this review

WiolaKK,Thank you for taking the time to post a review. The section of the walk along the Clinton River is delightful but unfortunately there is no alternative loop track, so you do have to return using the same route. Other customers have found that they often see something they didn’t the first time – another one of Will’s sculptures maybe?... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the Real Journeys visitor centre to get the bus to Milford Sound. They stowed our bags (one small wheelie one allowed due to space restrictions on board) and we were off - the driver was very well informed and delivered an interesting commentary on all the areas we drove through,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We were short on time so instead of a four day trek along the entire Milford Track we di a one day trip with Real Journeys. Will was our guide and took us to our boat for an hour ride across the lake then we embarked on a bush hike for an hour and a half. We then had a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Our group of 8 was driven by our guide Erin from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs, a 25 minute drive. Once there we took a boat across Lake Milford to the start of the Milford Track. We then took a 20 minute hike as Erin told us some interesting facts about the wildlife and plants. We then had a... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Worst experience ever. As soon as we started the track, we were told that the name "the finest walk" was a mistake, that it was meant to be described as a fine walk, nice way to start the day. We were told we would hike for 5 hours when we booked, and we ended up WALKING for 5 km, stoping... More 

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Track Guided Day Walk - Real Journeys, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your trip, however it would seem the rest of your group as our Nature Guide clearly remembered them and appreciated the completely unexpected tip she was given. The walk is most certainly a fine walk, and we would have to disagree that it is boring. It's a... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Having spent a lot of time driving in New Zealand,my wife and I wanted to spend some time walking on the Milford Track so we decided to book the one day guided tour offered by Real journeys.The trip began by a bus and then boat trip to get us to our starting point for walking.Our guide Neil was superb,very knowledgeable... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is an excellent trip, well organised with plenty to see and do. The team are all great and very knowledgeable. Opportunities for swimming and getting of the boat onto tenders are also good. I would thoroughly recommend this trip as there are some near magical moments. The crew all work very hard but still have time for guests.

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Thank Lynn T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

This was such an awe inspiring tour. We had a beautiful calm day on the way to cross the lake and our guide (Young Michael ) was polite and knowledgeable in showing us the caves. Great to see a young person loving their job and doing it well.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Spectacular day. The boats used were first class - large, comfortable and great amenities. We travelled the full length of Doubtful Sound out to the mouth with the Tasman Sea. This provides a great perspective of the area. Stunning views, informative commentary and great photo opportunities. Highly recommend.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We have just come back from a one night cruise on Milford Sound. It was extremely well organised. Staff worked really hard at making the trip as memorable as possible. The boat isn't overly large so it's quite intermit. The room has a double bed en-suite, great views & hairdryer. You leave at 4.30 stop about half hour into the... More 

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