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Address: Caswell Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-249 7081
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Operating from Lake Te Anau, Trips & Tramps offers small group Milford...

Operating from Lake Te Anau, Trips & Tramps offers small group Milford Sound cruise and walking tours, guided day hikes on the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Great Walks plus track transport. Our guides are friendly and down-to-earth, you'll love their fascinating commentary and entertaining kiwi stories.

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$129.80*
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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
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$91.15*
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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
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$134.90*
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Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau

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Milford sound tour : excellent guide

Just completed the mini bus tour & Milford sound cruise . Well worth doing the bus tour & getting the 'low down' on the Local way of life rather than drive yourself. From Te Anau... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
honeydylan
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Minety, United Kingdom
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Minety, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just completed the mini bus tour & Milford sound cruise . Well worth doing the bus tour & getting the 'low down' on the Local way of life rather than drive yourself. From Te Anau area is best (2 HR drive each way) Anja was so informative on the the fauna /flora & wildlife & showed us some interesting &... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took the 3 hours guided tour from the end of the Milford Track to the Giant Gate Waterfall. Our guided were Heather and Sacha (sorry we didn't get to say goodbye Sacha!), and we found them very pleasant to talk to and showed us things we would not have seen on our own. If you get... More 

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

Hi! Thanks for your review - sounds like you had a wonderful time with Heather and Sacha, aren't they great! You make a good point that going with a guided tour means you will see things you wouldn't see if you went by yourself. As for the helicopter...wouldn't that be marvelous! Will need to start some crowd-funding to get that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the half day walk around the end of Lake Te Anau with Trips and Tramps. Anja met us with a big smile and we were off to water taxi to get to the other side of the lake. Anja was the best! For not being a NZ native she knew a TON. We couldn't stump her and she... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wholeheartedly endorse all the positive comments in other reviews here about the Trips and Tramps service and on Anja as a guide. We were picked up at 8.10 at our lodge for the Milford Sound trip imcluding cruise on the Milford Wanderer (operated by Real Journeys). The whole organisation of the trip and Anja's commentary were excellent. The small... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your review! It is heartening to know that we are consistently delivering products which exceed expectations. All our guides are wonderful and bring something different to the experience - Anja has such a passion for guiding and so much international experience we almost get a bit sick of the rave reviews!! Safe travels and hopefully we will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the 3 Great Walks trek with Trips and Tramps and they were truly great. Each trek was different and memorable in its own way. T&T run a very professional outfit with excellent guides. The guides are intelligent, personable and very knowledgeable people who genuinely care for and love the environment and natural world of NZ. Each trek uncovers... More 

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

Hi Frankie; Thanks for your review. It was great having you with us, we are glad we were able to accommodate you as you were traveling on your own. You make a good point about all three tracks being different - hard to believe as they are all in the same National Park, but different they are! Safe travels and... More 

Leven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met up with the tour group after the cruise on Milford Sound and were taken back by bus over the Milford Road with a couple of stopovers for short walks in a nature reserve. Our guide had worked for the DOC for 40 years so was very knowledgable about the area and gave us great information about the conservation... More 

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

Hello, thanks for your feedback. Sounds like you had Ross as your guide, no doubt that 40 years working for DOC makes for a very knowledgeable guide! We are lucky to have such wonderful guides. Local and small group are our points of difference. Hopefully we will see you again sometime. Kate More 

Baltimore
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anja and Nigel picked us up at our B &B in a nice small bus (maybe 15 passenger) and we ended up with a total of 11. Anja's knowledge and passion for the area were soon clear and Nigel's insight to the agricultural workings (especially after the postal delivery to the sheep farm!) made for a fascinating trip. The boat... More 

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Thank Mike F
Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Wow!! A whale and calf, how lucky! We pride ourselves on having excellent local guides - local makes a difference. Thanks for traveling with us, hopefully we will see you again sometime. Kate More 

Cobram, Australia
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

A really well arranged tour to Milford Sound for a cruise. Liked the pick up from Te Anau accommodation, that's a nice touch & makes it easy. Neil & Anja were excellent guides, a wealth of knowledge about the area, wildlife, plant life which added to the experience. The boat trip on the sound was beautiful, stunning (there are not... More 

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Thank Jan M
Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this review

Hi Jan, thanks for your feedback. You make a good point about Milford being a little chaotic at times! It certainly makes it easier being on a small tour like ours and having the guide navigate you through the throngs of people to the right place. It sounds like you made the most of the options we offer on our... More 

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Our two guides, Anya and Neil expertly drove and told the story of this beautiful part of New Zealand. From the history to the animal and bird life we learned a lot. Also we cruised the Milford Sound with amazing views amplified by the clear weather. We even saw seals and dolfins. On the drive back to Te Anu we... More 

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

Hi Anita, thanks for your review. Glad you had such a great day with Anja and Neil :) There really is so much to see and do on our Milford Sound Coach Cruise and Walk. Great that you saw so much wildlife! Safe travels. Kate More 

Pacifica, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My husband and I just enjoyed a 4 hour hike on the Milford Sound Track led by Anya. What a delight! Yes we had some rain, and we had to walk through some water - but the waterfalls, the birds, the beauty of the area will be some of my favorite memories. Anya was so knowledgeable and she was able... More 

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

Hi Valerie, thanks for your review! You captured the rain and water perfectly! Nothing like a bit of a splash to take you back to your childhood, and you dry out quick enough afterwards. Thanks for recommending us :) Kate More 

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