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From Te Anau: Milford Track, Cruise & Return Transfers

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Head to Milford Sound's glacier-sculpted fiord from Te Anau. Hike the Milford Track to Giant Gate Waterfall, and cruise past Mitre Peak, Lady Bowen Falls, and Seal Colonies.

Highlights

  • Experience the beauty of Milford Sound in 2 ways – a guided nature walk and a scenic cruise on the fjord which goes out toward the Tasman Sea.

  • Explore the Milford Track, one of the world's finest walks, with a small group and expert guide. Trek 5.5 km one way through ancient rainforest and alpine scenery.

  • Board a spacious vessel and cruise along the Milford Sound, admiring the views of Mitre Peak, Pembroke Glacier, and waterfalls from the observation deck.

  • Spot wildlife such as seals and dolphins along the way and listen to informative commentary from the onboard crew.

  • Travel with ease on this Milford Sound adventure, which includes convenient return transfers and takes care of all the details for you.

Inclusions

  • Guided walk along the Milford Track

  • Cruise along Milford Sound with live commentary

  • Water taxi to Sandfly Point

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Te Anau

  • Small group of up to 12 guests

  • Tea break at Giant Gate Waterfall

  • Complimentary tea & coffee on the cruise

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Hassle-free pick-up from Te Anau

Start with an early pickup from your Te Anau lodging. Board a coach for a scenic drive to Milford Sound, where your guided walk begins.

Walk Underneath Ancient Tree Canopies

At Deepwater Basin, take a boat to Sandfly Point to start the Milford Track. Your guide will lead a 5.5 km walk along the Arthur River, showcasing ancient rainforests, mountains, and waterfalls. Learn about the UNESCO-listed national park's history and wildlife. Reach the Great Gate, a cascading waterfall that plunges into the river below. Cross the large swing bridge and enjoy the views of the fiord and the surrounding peaks.

Back to Milford

Return to Sandfly Point by boat and board the coach back to Milford. Relax and enjoy the scenery along the way, or take a nap after your walk.

Cruising on Milford Sound

At Milford, hop on a nature cruise that will take you to the full length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea. Experience the beauty of Milford Sound from both indoor and outdoor observation areas. See the iconic Mitre Peak, the Stirling Falls, the Bowen Falls, and the Seal Point. Watch out for wildlife such as dolphins, seals, and penguins. Listen to the informative commentary from the onboard naturalist and learn more about the ecology of this natural wonder.

Drop off at Te Anau

After the cruise, board the coach again and head back to Te Anau. Enjoy the views of the evening light on the mountains and lakes. Arrive back at your accommodation around 7:30 PM, concluding the tour.

What to bring

  • Day pack with a warm top (synthetic or wool)

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Warm hat and gloves

  • Insect repellent

  • Snack food

  • Camera

  • Suitable outdoor, active wear (avoid jeans and streetwear)

  • Change of clothes and dry shoes for wet days

Additional note

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the hike.

  • Rain jacket available upon request (prior to the travel day).

  • Bring your lunch or pre-order a packed lunch.

  • The hike is not suitable for children under 8 years old.

  • This hike requires some fitness, as the track covers an 11 km distance and typically takes around 3.5 hours to complete.

  • The average walking speed is approximately 3 km per hour, and there's a modest 50-meter elevation gain.

  • The trail can be uneven and rocky at times, and wet weather might add some extra difficulty.

  • Please note that infants and young children cannot participate in the excursion due to safety concerns related to weather conditions and the pace of the hike.

  • Young children may not be able to stay warm in wet weather, and infants would be in backpacks for up to 4 hours, potentially getting wet and cold without the ability to warm up or keep up with the guide's pace (approximately 3 km - 3.5 km per hour).

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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