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From Te Anau: Milford Cruise, Nature Walk, Lunch & Return Transfers

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Milford Sound on a full-day tour from Te Anau. Enjoy a scenic coach ride, a cruise, and guided walks in Fiordland National Park.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided coach journey from Te Anau, heading to Eglinton Valley. Don't miss the chance to snap photos of Mirror Lakes' identical reflections.

  • Set sail on a leisurely 2-hour cruise. Look out for seals, dolphins, and maybe even penguins while enjoying the views from the outer deck.

  • The short walks and photo ops at sights like Pops Lookout, and Christie Falls best highlight Milford Sound’s geology and unique ecosystems.

  • Savor a picnic lunch along with tea and coffee while marveling at glacier-carved landscapes and Milford Sound's beauty.

  • Upgrade to explore Gertrude Valley, Lake Gunn, and Homer Tunnel on extended guided walks. Hike to the sandy foreshore for iconic views of Mitre Peak.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip coach drive between Te Anau & Milford Sound

  • Milford Sound cruise

  • Local driver/guide

  • Picnic lunch

  • Complimentary tea & coffee on-board

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off (based on option selected)

  • Guided nature walks (based on option selected)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

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Guests from Australia, United Kingdom, Germany and over 15 countries have loved this experience
Anja Brockmann

Anja

5/5

Apr, 2024

The guide was funny, informative and relaxed. We did a lot of stops to take photos and enjoy the landscape. It was a fantastic day, thanks!
Chantal Côte

Chantal

5/5

Mar, 2024

Excellent Driver with lots of knowledge and explanations of surroundings, plants and animals and stopping for views and photos!👌👏👏👏 Very confortable Coach!👍👍 Excellent Cruise on Milford Sounds with à very good lunch and nice choice of local wine!😋🥂 Wonderful Day!👌👌
Lee Kian Lynn

Lee

3/5

Mar, 2024

There were some work roads that made the whole trip delayed by an hour. Not the driver's fault. Ended up, the one house delay was not compensated to us in other forms. It was like, no one was responsible for that. Overall, the bus driver was good, multi skilled and hillarious.
Lewis Cameron Johnson

Lewis

4/5

Mar, 2024

Very good bus driver/commentator. Ticketing was fine. Unfortunately the bus was full when my husband and I boarded in Te Amou so we were not able to sit together. Very friendly staff on the cruise. We rode up in the wheelhouse and enjoyed the commentary from the staff.
Kenneth S Evans

Kenneth

4/5

Mar, 2024

Everything went to plan ticketing etc well organised. Loved all the goodies in the bag for lunch. Enjoyed the waterfall experience though did not stay on deck to get wet. Staff were very efficient.

Convenient arrival

Begin your adventure in Te Anau, where you'll meet your guide and fellow travelers. Here, you'll board a comfortable, glass-roof coach equipped with free Wi-Fi, setting the stage for a day filled with stunning views and insightful commentary.

From Te Anau to Milford Sound

As you travel towards Milford Sound, your journey takes you along the edge of Lake Te Anau, entering the breathtaking Fiordland National Park. Witness the transition from beech forests to the Eglinton Valley, a spectacular glacier-carved valley. The drive includes stops at scenic spots like the Mirror Lakes, where, on calm days, the surrounding mountains are mirrored in the water. The route also takes you through the impressive Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km passage through solid rock.

Cruise

Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board a luxurious vessel for a 2-hour cruise of the sound that Rudyard Kipling once hailed as the eighth wonder of the world. The cruise offers both indoor and outdoor viewing experiences, ensuring you don't miss the majestic sights, including the iconic Mitre Peak. Witness glacier-scarred rock walls, towering waterfalls, and diverse marine life, including seals, penguins, and dolphins.

Optional guided nature trails

Explore hidden gems like Gertrude Valley, Lake Gunn, Marian Gantry, and Humboldt Falls on guided nature walks. These trails offer a chance to encounter local wildlife and flora, such as the Kea bird and Mt. Cook lilies, in their natural habitat.

Return to Te Anau

After your cruise, relax as you are transported back to Te Anau in a comfortable coach.

What to bring

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, hat, insect repellant, power bank, and car seat.

Additional note

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and outdoor active wear.

  • The stops along Milford Road including Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, and Monkey Creek, are accessible depending on the weather and road conditions.

  • The tour departs daily, year-round excluding Christmas Day, 25 December.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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