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Overview
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 and a scenic picnic stop. An included boat cruise through a fjord and into the Tasman Sea offers yet another perspective.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Real Journeys Visitor Centre
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  • 1
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by Key Summit Track
  • 2
    Trips & Tramps
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
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  • 4
    Lake Te Anau
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Lake Marian Track
  • 6
    Homer Tunnel
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Real Journeys Visitor Centre
85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9640, New ZealandIf you have not selected your accommodation please meet us at the Te Anau Real Journeys Office, 85 Lakefront Drive.
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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 and a packed picnic lunch
Important Information
Departure Point
Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9640, New Zealand
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Afternoon or morning tea
  • Packed picnic lunch
  • 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)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
  • Entry/Admission - Trips & Tramps
  • Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • Entry/Admission - Mirror Lakes Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Homer Tunnel
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Queenstown pick ups - the tour departs from Te Anau
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian, Dairy free, Gluten free and other allergy lunch options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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**
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Russell M wrote a review Jun 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
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Being from Southland in New Zealand, I have been to Milford sound numerous times, taking friends and whanua there for a day trip when they come and visit us (being somewhat of an unofficial guide, driving and providing commentary). My partner and I were offered a day out with
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your great review Russell. It's wonderful to hear that we have Southland locals on our tours, supporting us. Yes, Steve is a walking encyclopedia on this area. And handing everything over to us for the day does make your life less stressful, especially for the driver. We really appreciate your recommendation.
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MandS_54 wrote a review Jun 2020
Fleet26 contributions14 helpful votes
Brilliant trip to Milford Sound we were picked up on time.. Andrew was very knowledgeable. The mini bus was very clean and as I feel travel sick I was allowed to sit in the front which was great. We had several short walks which broke up the journey.We were lucky the sun came
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Sounds like you had an amazing day, with all sorts of weather, including sun. Often the West Coast (where Milford Sound is located) has amazing settled weather and blue skies, while the eastern side from which we depart is grayer, so it is a awesome contrast. Thanks for your review.
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Deborah C wrote a review Jun 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand99 contributions16 helpful votes
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We are from New Zealand and it was great to go back into Milford Sound (after 30+ years) with my husband and teenage daughter who had never been before. We had a fantastic day. Douglas our driver was professional but friendly and very knowledgable about the area and its
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review. Yes winter in Fiordland is a tad cold, and some of the valleys won't see the sun at all. However there is still heaps to see and walks to be taken, it really is worth getting out and making the most of it.
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John S wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom6 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
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 31 Mar 2020
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.
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CecilK_13 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California2 contributions
Jeff was a great tour guide; provided us with background info on Milford Sound area and tea in the afternoon. Milford Sound scenery was beautiful!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed our billy style afternoon tea. We think Milford Sound is awesome too! Jeff is a great guide and it's great to hear you enjoyed your time with him.Take care, stay safe and healthy!
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harleylikely
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Milford Sound excursion
Good trip made superb by our host/driver/commentator, Jeff. He was very knowledgeable, great sense of humor, and in
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maddiecw98
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Awesome experience
Had an amazing day yesterday (27 June 2020) with my tour group and guide Douglas. Saw some awesome views and our gu
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juliecw2020
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Best trip to Milford Sound I have experienced
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Milford Sound with Trips n Tramps and by one of the best I have experienced, (inclu
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bopbond1980
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Stunning scenery and awesome van trip
Milford Sound did not disappoint with stunning vistas great waterfalls - Doug's guiding, driving and local knowledg
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harryjude
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Milford Sound
Great people to deal with. Bus was clean and modern. Driver had very good knowledge of area and history. Very helpf
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jesuisomnivore
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Coach Cruise and Walk from Te Anau to Milford Sound
Full day with terrific guide, Neil, who was possibly the most knowledgeable (history, flora, fauna, culture), most
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Karen D
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Customer Focused During COVID-19
This company went above and beyond during the pandemic. Jill answered innumerable calls from us and modified our r
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Evibejbi
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Milford Sound
What an adventure. I am so glad I booked the mini van it’s only 12 people - we had a great bunch of people and Jodi
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johna1414
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Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Walk from Te Anau
Great trip to an outstanding part of the world. I had to change my trip with T&T because of the terrible storms le
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Newvistasnow
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EXCELLENT
We booked three treks with Trips and Tramps in February 2020, two of which had to be changed at short notice as a r
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Linda B
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Bus, boat and walk of Milford Sound
Picked up at the hostel promptly and introduced to our guide Jen. She was lovely, chatty and Canadian. She made lo
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rudykube
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A wonderful day trip
Everything was perfect, highly recommend asking for Ross to be your guide. The smaller coach and boat made the expe
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ausbears
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Good Trip
The guide was informative and amiable. The trip was well organised and most entertaining. Even with the restriction
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jfcsmk
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Fjords of Fiordland New Zealand
We had wanted to do this Milford Sound trip for literally decades. We booked with a small local company Trips & Tra
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104davide
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Fantastic
We went to Milford Sound, where we had a cruise and a couple of walks. Our guide, Geoff, was amazing. He was humoro
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  • Duration: 10h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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