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We collect you from your Te Anau accommodation, then travel along the spectacular alpine Milford Road. Your local, experienced nature guides/drivers, are eager to share their stories, knowledge and passion for the area, bringing the mysteries of Fiordland to life - all while making sure you have a fun and safe day.

On reaching Milford Sound you will join a Nature Cruise 2 hours in duration. The cruise provides excellent indoor and outdoor viewing opportunities, with plenty of time to enjoy the waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife sightings (seals, penguins and dolphins) around the fiord.

A picnic lunch is included in the cost (if you have any dietary requirements please let us know prior to day of travel so these can be catered for).

A walk in Fiordland is a must, even if it is only short so discover more with our overland tour.

Short Walks and Photo Stops - Year round you can enjoy a series of short, guided walks, with your local guide. Our National Park concession allows us to access the Gertrude Valley, Lake Gunn, and Hollyford Valley, so you can get off the beaten track and explore a range of different environments in this World Heritage Area. Plentiful opportunities are made for you to experience the natural fauna and flora with all your senses and of course to get lots of great photos. Catering for all ages and abilities, stops are made to suit people's interests and weather on the day.

Routeburn Track Key Summit Option - In summer (October to April) for the more active this is walking, hiking or in New Zealand we say 'tramping' at it's best. Ascend up the Routeburn Track enroute to Key Summit through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment with panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush clad valleys. This option is unguided unless the whole group on the day takes this option.
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Milford Sound
Routeburn Track
Trips & Tramps
Discover one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand's spectacular South Island on this full day Milford Sound hiking tour with cruise. Travel along the Milford Road from Te Anau and enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful countryside. Enjoy a 2.5-hour boat cruise through the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, and gaze over soaring clifftops and plummeting waterfalls. Afterward, choose from a series of guided walks in the area or a 2.5-hour unguided hike of the Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Hotel pickup included
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knowledgeable Guide

Great, small group tour with a highly knowledgeable guide. My tour was on 3rd of August and I was only 1 of 3 people in the tour. Our guide was a retired National Parks Ranger who used to manage the walking tracks and huts in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience

We enjoyed a wonderful daytrip with Becs, a perfect driver and guide. She gave us information about the environment, animals, mountains etc. We stopped for photos, thea/coffee and a walk at beautiful places. Lunch was included and was good. We would highley recommend this small,...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018
Great tour guide!

Terrific experience with a wonderful Driver and Tour Guide Douglas! He is a local man who was so knowledgeable and clear and informative! Really lovely manner to ensure all people were catered for on the day. It was wet and icy and his driving was...More

Thank Helen H
Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi, glad you enjoyed your day with Douglas - we're lucky to have awesome guides like him! We think that good guides really do make the difference on any tour. Safe travels. Madeleine

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Tour with a local in one of the most beautiful places in the world

We visited at the very end of May and heard the Milford road was pretty icy, so decided to book a tour and leave the driving to an expert. It was the best decision because not only did we get a smooth and easy ride...More

Thank Fiona P
Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Fiona, thanks for your review. It is definitely best to leave the winter driving to the experts when it comes to going to Milford Sound (let us get cold, wet and muddy putting the chains on!). Douglas, and all our guides, love to share...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Perfect guide gave the tour a more personalized flair, making an incredible day with breathtaking scenery even better

During our honeymoon in New Zealand, my wife and I went on the Milford Sound day trip and cruise with Trips & Tramps. Afterwards, our experience left us feeling as though we had been privileged with an experience of the Milford Sound and Milford Road...More

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Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to write that review. So glad you had a wonderful experience with us (and of course Douglas!). Travelling during the winter months certainly has it's benefits - you may be the only ones, or one of few on the...More

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Response from biarritz99 | Reviewed this property |
You should contact them. I think they could accommodate your needs. You don’t have to do the Keye Sunmit hike, they might take you on a walk with photo ops.
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