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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
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With Seafood LunchMost Popular
Milford Sound Extraordinaire with Seafood Lunch includes: Smoked Salmon, shrimps, mussels, salad greens, tomato, cheese & seafood sauce. Muffin, Seasonal Fruit, Chocolate Bar, Fruit Juice and Mint.
USD 125.92
Milford Sound Extraordinaire
This is the signature tour, an extended day trip to Milford Sound from Te Anau that ensures you see all the best bits that this place has on offer.
USD 112.60
With Chicken Lunch
Milford Sound Extraordinaire with Chicken Lunch includes: Grilled chicken, salad greens, tomato, cheese & garlic aioli, Muffin, Seasonal Fruit, Chocolate Bar, Fruit Juice and Mint.
USD 125.92
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Travel along the spectacular Milford Road on a full-day Milford Sound tour from Te Anau. Have the chance to see native wildlife like the endangered kea (an alpine parrot), seals, dolphins, and the Fiordland crested penguin. Visit Gunns Camp, take short walks to beautiful sights including the Chasm and Marian Cascade, and take a 2-hour sightseeing cruise on the Milford Sound. Includes entrance fees, boat cruise with live commentary, morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

What to Expect

Your tour begins with morning pickup in Te Anau or Manapour and a scenic drive to Milford Sound.

Stop first at Te Anau Downs and view the sheltered harbor, Bluegum Bay, which sits opposite the Middle Fiord, the starting point for the Milford Track. Then, take in views of the Earl and Livingston Mountains at Eglinton Valley.

Take a short stroll along a boardwalk at Mirror Lakes to see beech forest and wetland pools. The 45th South Parallel marks the halfway point between the equator and the South Pole. 

Stop next at Cascade Creek, then the Hollyford Lookout, which overlooks the Hollyford Valley and Darren Mountains. Have the option to do the 20-minute return walk to Marian Cascade, which tumbles from Lake Marian before pulling into Gunn’s Camp for morning tea, followed by the historic museum and gift shop.

Get photo ops at Fall’s Creek and Monkey Creek, and if time allows, a 5-minute walk leads to a point with views of the Gertrude Valley. Look for kea sightings at the east portal of the 4,166 foot (1,270 meter) long Homer Tunnel and pass through the scenic Cleddau Valley. During the last part of the journey to Milford Sound, take a 10-minute walk to The Chasm, rock formations that make up a 72 foot (22 meter) deep and narrow ravine cut by the Cleddau River.

Snap photos of Mt Tutoko, the highest mountain in Fiordland, Tutoko Bridge, and Mt Tutoko as a backdrop. Then arrive at the departure point for your cruise. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Milford Sound, keeping an eye out for dolphins, seals, and the Fiordland crested penguin.

Your tour ends with return to your accommodation after 10 hours.

Reviews (256)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly recommended

We had a great day on this tour, Jonathan was a fantastic tour guide & driver, He tailored the trip to the weather conditions and our interests. We managed to avoid the big tour buses and got on the water before the big boats did....More

1  Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Tour

Our trip to the magnificent Milford sound was wonderful. Being a small group tour meant that jono our brilliant guide could move stops around to optimise the conditions- this meant we got there earlier when it was less crowded etc- the ride on Milford sound...More

1  Thank alysia r
fiordlandtours, Manager at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank ou for the amazing review. We are delighted to hear you had a great day out with Jono and the crew on the Cruise Milford boat. We pride ourselves on the small group tour where we can organise the tour to suit the customers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Educational, Informative, Stunning.

This tour is design to give you a personal insight into Milford Sound. Jono our tour driver had impeccable customer service and was incredibly knowledgeable. The day was fun and ran incredibly efficiently.

Thank Trail819757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent day tour

The day tour was simply amazing. Our tour guide and driver Ray was funny, knowledgeable and passionate about his job. We would have missed out on so much history and knowledge had we not joined this tour. We got to stop at various sights and...More

1  Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful Milford Sound

The trip to Milford sound was really enjoyable and it was made all the better for Ray the drivers hospitality and informative commentary. His sense of humour and local knowledge added to the enjoyment. Travelling in a small coach with limited number of people also...More

1  Thank Discerningofbucks
fiordlandtours, Manager at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you had a great day out and seen plenty of wildlife.

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Response from Keithl1234 | Reviewed this property |
I think this tour runs most days of the year. Just go ahead and book it on their website. My wife and I did and it's a small bus tour (so not the crowded big bus) and was excellent value for money with great and attentive... More