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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise provided by Trips & Tramps

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Extra precautions taken at level 2 as required by the NZ Government. This includes social distancing in the vehicles, plus face masks are available on request.
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Updated 20/09/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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
Important Information
Departure Point
Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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)
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
  • 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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helen p wrote a review 10 Jan
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
An amazing day in an amazing place with our very informative and friendly guide Geoff. He has a wealth of local knowledge and engaged with the group with great kindness, inclusion and good humour. The boat cruise was spectacular with an added bonus of dolphin alongside the boat.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Paul H wrote a review 03 Jan
Tamahere, New Zealand12 contributions
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We did this trip today and had the best time with Geoff. He was full on information, anecdotes and knowledge. We had lots of laughs and learnt lots. We saw dolphins, a shark and seals on the cruise. On the half day tramp we made it to Giants Gate and there were so many photo
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your recommendation and it's wonderful to hear you had such a great day out with Geoff. Sounds like you also were lucky enough to enjoy a range of marine life on the cruise as well, such a treat. We reappreciate your recommendation.
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Scott wrote a review Nov 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
Don't really have enough adjectives to describe the beauty we saw on this day but to put it simply it was spectacular on all levels. Blessed by the weather as well. My wife & I had an incredible day which was helped along by our fantastic guide Geoff who kept a fascinating
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Spectacular sure sums up Milford! And we love hearing you had an incredible day. We are very luck to have Geoff guiding for us as that local knowledge and passion sure comes through. Thanks so much for the recommendation!
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Mario R wrote a review Nov 2020
Guadalajara, Mexico5 contributions
Such an amazing tour. Our guide Jeff was simply the best. He gives you interesting information about everything: fauna, vegetation, history, food, etc. You can see he truly loves nature and his job. The road to Milford Sound is beautiful and the sound itself is just
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Wonderful to hear you had an amazing day with Geoff! He sure knows his stuff being local and has a real passion for Fiordland! Thanks for choosing us to show off Milford. And lucky you to see penguins (very hard to sight).
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Judith wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
We just had the most amazing day with Geoff from Trip & Tramps. Right from the start Geoff was a great host and we felt he went the extra mile to make the day special with his extensive knowledge of the area, along with the history and legends. An wonderful bush walk was also
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Thanks so much for the recommendation! We like to get you out of the coach and experience all there is to see along the road, including those wonderful bush walks. Geoff loves this area and it sure shows!
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DamonNZ
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Fantastic - Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
This small group tour was one of the highlights of our holiday. Our guide Doug took us on some excellent short walk
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Three day guide tours
We did the three one day guided walks, Routeburn, Milford and Kepler, we rate our guides, Douglas, Helen, and Miche
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Fiona W
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Fiordland Great Walks
We did the 3 hikes in 3 days and it was a fantastic experience. From the helicopter ride on the first morning to th
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ajithmit
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Fiordland Great Walk Package
This package gives a glimpse of all 3 great walks. We enjoyed every bit of it even though it was raining on the fir
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Curious58342168476
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Milford Sound Guided Walk
We took a morning walk down the Milford Sound track, just 5.5. km one way from the Sandfly point to get a taste of
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jeffmL4793DL
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Absolutely incredible package
My mother and I purchased a guided three day walk package with Trips and Tramps in early December 2020. The service
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lyndalgodsall
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An unexpected journey!!
What an amazing day. Ross was an absolute treasure. So informative and really enjoyed his commentary and knowledg
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guybradybuilder
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What an experience on our back door
This is a small group of passionate kiwis putting their heart and soul into their job, We have done various group c
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fritzandlily
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Fiordland Great Walk Package
An overall excellent experience made more so by the great people at Trips and Tramps. Andrew (on the first day) and
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CORTI12
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Coach, Cruise, Walk - Milford Sound
Steve our guide was excellent. Picked us up from our accommodation and drove us to the cruise in Milford Sound. Gav
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VanDuivenTraveller
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Extraordinary opportunity to discover the best of NZ scenery
Our 3 days with Trips and Tramps gave us the best insight into 3 of the Great Walks in Fiordland. Every detail is t
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brendelsmith
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3 day trips on 3 great walks
Absolutely amazing. 1 day weather not so great for views but wonderful guides made it so enjoyable. A great way to
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thex4kings
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Fiordland x3 day package
An amazing tramp, challenging & enjoyable with x3 contrasting landscapes. Our tour guides had abundant local knowl
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debra797
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Recommended
Three very different guides but all very knowledgeable and flexible. Great lunches, good transport and stunning sce
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shanstevekelly
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Fiordland Great Walk Package
Exceeded our expectations in all areas. Our guides were experienced, knowledgeable and professional. Very impressed
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Key Details
  • Milford Sound, Key Summit Track, and 8 more
  • Duration: 10h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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