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Full-Day Milford Sound Tour with Cruise and Walks from Te Anau
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Full-Day Milford Sound Tour with Cruise and Walks from Te Anau

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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. An included boat cruise through a fjord and into the Tasman Sea offers yet another perspective.
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Ages 0-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 9h
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Highlights
  • Explore the Milford Sound with outdoor guides and a small group limited to 15
  • 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

  • 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.
What's not included
  • Queenstown pick ups - the tour departs from Te Anau


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 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.
Pickup details
  • 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.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      • Stroller accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10245P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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**
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      • Trips & Tramps
        1,109
        Te Anau, New Zealand
        Joined in December 2007
      • 119donnag
        0 contributions
        Our first great hike in NZ in perfect weather!
        Learned that the great walks/holes are well established routes with paths that are maintained. Geoff and Jake were wonderful and knowledgeable guides; funny and very personable as well. Hike up to the summit is a manageable walk and our group of 12 all walked at our own comfortable pace. Lunch was good and plentiful; the cup of hot tea at the top was perfect. Scenery along the way and at the top is incredible. Used our walking poles - a few steep areas with loose stones. On time and true to description. Loved it!
        Written 21 February 2024
      • clairebale1
        0 contributions
        Trips and tramps 3 day tramp
        I completed a three day trip with trips and tramps including a Heli walk along the Kepla Track, the Milford Track and cruise and Routeburn. The whole trip was organised like clockwork. The guides were fantastic, knowledgeable, interesting and made the whole day fun. The small group allowed everyone to be included and accommodated. A fantastic three days which is highly recommended.
        Written 8 February 2024
      • davidrS743YK
        0 contributions
        Amazing day, superb experience, would strongly recommend
        Trips & Tramps gave us arguably the best day of our NZ journey so far. From the outset, our guide Jeff was welcoming, informative, accomodating and really good company! Very knowledgeable about all aspects of Fiordland, and a great sense of humour. With regular stops along the journey to and from Milford Sound, it felt as though we were learning constantly. The boat trip was awesome, made all the more so by the fact that it was timed deliberately to miss the crowds. So glad we didn’t just drive to Milford ourselves, we would have missed out on so much. Many thanks Jeff, you’ve given us some fabulous memories!! So much better to visit Milford from Te Anau - a 4 hour bus trip from Queenstown would have been a very different experience
        Written 3 February 2024
      • MarijkeK50
        0 contributions
        We had a blast!
        We had a great time during our guided walk to Lake Marian the one day and to Key Summit the other day. It was so much fun and the hikes were absolutely amazing. We really had two wonderful days 🤩
        Written 2 February 2024
      • Paul O
        0 contributions
        Great Tour, Great Guide - Highly Recomended!
        This tour was great and Ro was a great guide. We loved the smaller group size (14), which helped it feel more personal. The boat was smaller too (Mitre Peak), which was also nice. The stops along the way (going and returning) were interesting and well timed. It seemed like we were always beating the crowds. Staying in Te Anau got us to Milford Sound ahead of the crowd while still allowing time for stops. Ro was both informative and funny, and very attentive to everyone in the group.
        Written 31 January 2024
      • Ursula G
        0 contributions
        Great day trip to Milford Sound
        Fantastic day trip with Tamara, our guide. The two hour drive in the minibus from Te Anau to Milford Sound was broken up by lots of interesting facts about the local area and a few stops along the way. The two hour boat trip from Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea was spectacular, including close up views of waterfalls and fur seals. Again the commentary from the skipper was good, so we got to hear about the area and local history. The return trip on the minibus included stops to walk through areas of rain forest and learn about local wildlife and plants. Tamara’s knowledge is incredible! Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our day!
        Written 26 January 2024
      • andregauvreau
        0 contributions
        Excellent company offering small groups and service of quality.
        This is an excellent company offering small groups and quality service. Our guide Jeff was excellent, giving lots of informations, being extremely friendly and giving individual attention to each guest. The tour boat was excellent and we appreciated that the boat was smaller than the others offering us the possibility to go closer and more possibilities to move around freely. The stops along the route were interesting.
        Written 25 January 2024
      • rushpeter
        0 contributions
        Fantastic experience
        Trips and tramps did a fantastic job, well organised and accommodating a range of people in our small group. We had a wonderful experience.
        Written 19 January 2024
      • MichMar08
        0 contributions
        Lovey trip to Milford Sound
        Fabulous day out with a small group tour to Milford sound. Included lots of stops along the way and some short interesting walks. John was an excellent guide and nothing was too much trouble. Two hour cruise on Milford Sound on a boat with only 75 (max) people also made it a memorable trip. Would highly recommend
        Written 12 January 2024
      • K2488LPjoep
        0 contributions
        >verything you'd want in guided experience.
        Our guide, Andre, was super. Knowlegable, articulate, repsonsive to requests -- with a happy, friendly disposition. (And the women thought he was handsome.) The overall service from the company was also friendly and competent. The Mercedes coach was very comfortable.
        Written 9 January 2024
      • jenniferlZ5991MN
        0 contributions
        Boring and miserable
        Honestly it was disappointing. The whole experience was pretty boring and miserable. The heavy rainfall and freezing temperature aside, there's just not much to see and experience in the rainforest. Just ferns and moss and extremely annoying sandflies that won't leave your face. No wildlife. The guide was just walking ahead of us the whole time and only stopped to introduce maybe 4 kinds of fern. That's about it. There's just one stoned path. Not sure what's the point of the guide. The hike was not challenging either. The booking said 11km but we hiked about 6km in total. If you want to go for a walk in the rainforest not expecting to see anything at all and if you don't mind getting constantly harassed by these tiny flies that somehow flies fine in heavy rain, then go for it. For me the experience is not worth the money and time.
        Written 29 December 2023
      • DrSwest
        0 contributions
        3 Day Great Walks Tour was exceptional
        We did the three day Great Walks Tour Package. Incredible. Guides were exceptional. Everything was perfectly coordinated and well-planned. Spectacular scenery. Wildlife. Challenging but fun hikes and each was very different.
        Written 17 December 2023
      • 522sook
        0 contributions
        The very best of Milford
        We were picked up at the exact time of our pick-up time. Anna, our guide, was an amazing tour guide as well as a great story teller and would make every conversation interesting. So from the history of Milford Sound to small bits of information about ferns, birds, water of Milford, etc. were all in our heads at the end of the day. She knew the exact timing and place of breaks, so we could take some breath and keep going. If you haven't walked thru Milford sound, you haven't been here. This is such a beautiful place full of life and color. We just loved it and I could say this was the best decision we've made during this trip. 200% recommend it!!
        Written 12 December 2023
      • johna_oz9
        0 contributions
        Milford with a local.
        Jeff judged the weather to coincide with the trip extremely well. Would have liked to hear his knowledge during a walk but rain set in. Just a great relaxed day from pickup to finish. Great 2 hr bus ride into Milford to get an early 11am Mitre Peake cruise. Milford was dark, gloomy and wonderful all at the same time!!
        Written 6 December 2023
      • LoveTravel522656
        0 contributions
        A fantastic guided walk
        A wonderful and educational beautiful hike along this amazing trail, guided by the very knowledgeable and engaging “PC”. Followed this with the Mitre Peak Milford Sound boat trip. A really great combination. Highly recommended.
        Written 30 November 2023
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      Colinhod1965
      1 contribution
      Jan 2021 • Family
      We had a great day traveling over to Milford Sound which included a series of small walks and a two hour cruise of Milford Sound. Our land tour guide Andrew, stopped at some great locations, including the Mirror Lakes and the beech forest beside Lake Gunn (such a wonderful and enchanting place). Andrew stopped for morning tea where four young Kea flew above us and landed in the tree-tops. Andrew was able to make the journey come alive with a wide range of stories and tales. The cruise went the full length of Milford Sound and into the Tasman Sea. Such stunning scenery and massively high peaks.
      Written 31 January 2021
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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 13 September 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 19 October 2020
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      John S
      London, UK9 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 23 March 2020
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      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 31 March 2020
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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 21 August 2020
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      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 26 August 2020
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      Cliff D
      United Kingdom22 contributions
      Mar 2023
      In a trip packed with great experiences this one is sublime.

      We were collected from our holiday park and started the approximately 2 hour drive in a very comfortable minibus to Milford Sound. We stopped at some viewpoints on the way and the guide gave a running commentary on the history and geology of the area.

      We boarded our boat on arrival (after collecting the included packed lunch) and then began the two hour cruise around Milford Sound. Despite the beautiful scenery the highlight of the tour had to be a small pod of dolphins riding the bow wave of the boat and leaping from the water.

      Our return trip was interrupted by a number of short stops so that we could get out and walk around some of the places we stopped to see.

      We got back to our holiday village around. 5:00PM so it was a full day out. Plenty of photo opportunities along the way in both directions.
      Written 7 March 2023
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      Awesome! Yes it is one action packed day with plenty of stops and walks suitable for all abilities. Sounds like you had a wonderful day out.
      Written 8 March 2023
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      SHV
      3 contributions
      Feb 2019
      We did the trip with Becky. She was really an enthusiastic person, gave lots of information during the drive to Milford sound. Also gave in good stops for pictures and lookouts. The cruise through Milford sound was amazing. Post that our group opted for the short hikes and both the Beech forest and River walk were fantastic. Becky also made us nice coffee and tea during the break after the hikes. She drove pretty well and safely and was a wonderful guide.
      Written 6 January 2020
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      Awesomeness! Thank you for your review. The guided short walk option is a wonderful way to really have a good look around this area and get off the beaten track.
      Written 9 January 2020
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      slowjocrow
      Auckland, New Zealand119 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 18 May 2021
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      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 18 May 2021
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      silvana c
      Asuncion, Paraguay11 contributions
      Oct 2022 • Family
      Trips and tramps

      From the first minute to the last one, our Guide John exceded our expectations, answered all our questions and even Looked excited when we asked him every time with knowledge and experience. The lunch provided was great and the fact it was such a small group gave us the chance to Connect. Milford Sound is just the most beautiful place on earth! We recommend this tour 100% !
      Written 17 October 2022
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      Awesomeness! So wonderful to hear you had a great day to Milford Sound. John is such a great guide, thank you for your review. We reckon Milford Sound is very special too.
      Written 18 October 2022
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      Siobhan M
      2 contributions
      This tour was worth every penny. Even though we had our rental car we decided to take this tour from Te Anau to Milford Sounds and our host was great, we stopped at Gunn Lake in the morning when it was a mirror lake rather than the afternoon when is was windy, pointing out the different bird calls when we were doing the strolls, anecdotes and the pure love lf the scenery from our tour guide made the trip so much better. Could not wish for any more. Also as a carsick and anxious passenger when driving through hills I felt safe the whole way.
      Written 11 January 2023
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      Awesomeness, wonderful to hear you felt safe and the trip was perfect for you! There are so many wonderful places to stop, so going with a small local company we ensure you see as much as possible.
      Written 12 January 2023
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      James L
      2 contributions
      Dec 2022
      What a marvellous day! Reece, our guide, was super friendly, engaging and knowledgeable - with his commentary at various points on the road the bus journey was fascinating and a joy. Reece allowed us time and space to see a number of beautiful sights and places as we travelled to and from Milford Sound, and arranged the day so that we saw the things at their best - for example stopping at lakes when there were stunning reflections. The food provided was also great, and we'd love to be able to join Trips and Tramps on another occasion. Thank-you Reece and thank you Trips and Tramps :)
      Written 12 February 2023
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      Lovely to hear you had a great day out with Reece, and enjoyed all aspects of the day! I'll let him know, thanks for the review.
      Written 13 February 2023
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