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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

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Te Anau, New Zealand
Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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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 relaxing boat cruise through the fjord 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 take an unguided hike on the Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Hotel pickup included
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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)
Queenstown pick ups - the tour departs from Te Anau
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
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.

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This activity will end right where it started.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.
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Trips & Tramps
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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No regret in picking these guys
, Jun 2022
Amazing bus driver tour guide, is extremely knowledgeable and has extensive understanding of the history, people and landscape. Would go again.
, Apr 2022
The rain- the wind- the waterfalls!!! Great commentary, and the Trips & Tramps bus driver was a great source of information, and the packed lunches were great value!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Jane, thanks for taking the time to do a review. You're so lucky to have got the rain and waterfalls! We've had such a dry summer there have been hardly any waterfalls. Safe travels and we hope to see you again sometime :)
Fantastic day
, Dec 2020
We loved the boat trip in the sound and really enjoyed the bush walk. The guide was also very informative.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thanks for your great review.
Milford Sound
, Oct 2020
I believe the van that took us was Trails and Tramps and our guide, Jeff/Geff was excellent. We had a rainy day and saw a lot of waterfalls...more than we knew existed. The lunch was good; there were only four of us on the tour, which was nice as well. A great day and I hope now I've completed my 100 characters.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
We love Milford in the rain too! So many waterfalls and a moody/misty feel! Geoff loves sharing his knowledge and being a local he sure knows his stuff. Thank you! ps: looks like you completed your 100 characters :-)
Fantastic experience
, Mar 2020
It was a fantastic experience! Our guide was great and very knowledgeable. We couldn’t do the long hike due to the weather damage on the track so he took us to two shorter hikes that were fenomenal. The tour is small and it’s the perfect size to explore the region.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Carlos, thanks for your review. Yes, the stormy damage did mean we had to change our walking options. Pleased to hear you though the two shorter hikes were phenomenal. We like to think our small group tours offer so much more! Take care, be safe and healthy.
Great Sites
, Nov 2019
Milford Sound is gorgeous and the weather was excellent. Our tour guide Jeff was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this outing.
A great day out
, May 2019
We had such a great day with Douglas as our guide. Wonderful indights and plenty of opportunities to take photos. He also saved the day by rescuing the phone that I dropped undee the seat
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Thanks for your review. Douglas is great, alright, and a whizz with the camera. Pleased to hear you had a great day out.
Our full-day trip was absolutely...
, Feb 2018
Our full-day trip was absolutely FANTASTIC! Our guide - Doug Thorne, was extremely knowledgeable, and since he grew up in this area and calls this gorgeous landscape his 'backyard', he was even able to throw in so many delightful personal stories and anecdotes while sharing some commentary. Doug took enough breaks to let us have opportunities to take photos, and was very good humored. Lunch was provided and according to our preferences vegetarian vs. non, and then the boat ride... the boat ride was magical and at some point I stopped taking pictures with my camera, and instead just tried to take it ALL IN. BEAUTIFUL. We also stopped to do a semi-difficult hike up to Key Summit, which was one of my favorite walks/hikes we did while in the Te Anau area. My mom whose knee was somewhat hurting on our way back took a bit longer, so my brother and I and her were lagging about 20 minutes behind the rest of the gang - and so Doug and one of our other fellow-tourists came looking for us... This experience was perfect and I highly highly recommend it for families and anyone else. If when I go back, I'll be sure to do this all over again! :
The number of people on the trip is...
Kevin B
, Jan 2018
The number of people on the trip is smaller than many of the larger tour operators so the experience was more customized for the group and allowed for more questions. The guide was very knowledgable and we would not hesitate to book again with the tour operator.
We took this amazing tour to Milford...
Shiran C
, Nov 2017
We took this amazing tour to Milford Sound. Our tour guide, Doug, was very knowledgeable and funny. I am so glad we did Milford with Trips and Tramps. We were a small group so it felt personalized and we got there before most of the other tours arrived and beat the crowds. The day was perfect.
Full day Milford Sound Hiking Tour...
, May 2017
Full day Milford Sound Hiking Tour started around 730am and retuning around 530pm to and from Te Anau. Excellent day out even though it rained , so did not do Key Summit Track so alternative plans kicked in walking some other short tracks and visiting other interesting sites. Also stopped to see the cheeky Kea birds. The boat trip was fantastic -on board the very large Real Journeys over night boat which was not crowded so provided excellent views of the multiple water falls together with excellent on board commentary plus free tea-coffee aboard. Would recommend this tour to all who are interested in a more personal intimate small group tour best for those staying in Te Anau so you get to Milford Sound and cruise early so beating the big crowds and multiple bus loads from Queenstown which arrive as you leave your cruise.
This tour was excellent. The tour...
, Mar 2017
This tour was excellent. The tour size is small, the tour guide incredibly knowledgeable about the area, wildlife, and history, and the tour of the Sound is just spectacular. All in all an excellent way to spend the day. One note about the hikes/walks. The hike up to Key Summit is an amazing hike, but it is seriously uphill the entire way. You'll be on the clock as well since obviously the tour is on a schedule. I'm in reasonable shape for 56, and it was a struggle for me to get up there, enjoy the view, and get back down in time. So do take all this into consideration before signing up for that hike. It's definitely worth the climb if you're up to it!
The perfect day from start to...
Peter D
, Apr 2016
The perfect day from start to finish. Steve , who owns the business, gave us the best day. The drive out was great starting with fog in town to sunshine as we got to the Sound. The cruise on Sinbad was just fantastic. An absolute must do. One of the best trips ever. Then we did the Heli tour up to the glacier, 8000 feet up so quickly it was so exhilarating and then the walk on the glacier. Every bit of the day was perfect. Thanks Steve.
Great tour guide resulting in...
Mehul S
, Apr 2016
Great tour guide resulting in awesome hiking tour. And the cruise was always going to be good.
Great day ..tour guide Douglass very...
Elizabeth E
, Feb 2016
Great day ..tour guide Douglass very knowledgable and pfriendly guide ..enjoyed the Xperience muchly
The guide was excellent she knew her...
Veronica C
, Feb 2016
The guide was excellent she knew her stuff and was keen to impart her knowledge to us. She made the 2 hour trip to Milford Sound very interesting. The weather, unfortunately, was not good for the Milford Sound trip but we went for a tremendous walk to Key Summit in the afternoon when the weather was wonderful and the scenery spectacular. Lunch was ok and afternoon tea comprised a cup of tea or instant coffee with a biscuit. The food let down the tour otherwise i would have rated it 5 stars.

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