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Milford Sound Coach, Cruise, and Walk from Te Anau

Product ID: 26499
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Take part in an exciting day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau. Travel by coach, cruise, and on foot to explore spectacular alpine scenery. Take part in this walking experience to capture views of native forest and untamed wildlife.
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Te Anau accommodation pick-up available, please advise at time of booking or reconfirmation. 1 May – 31 October: Pick-up will be between 8:30 - 8:40 AM. Please be ready at 8:30 AM. 1 November – 30 April: Pick-up will be between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM, please ensure that you are ready at 7:45 AM.

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  • See Milford Sound in small groups with experienced, local guides
  • Take a boat cruise to the Tasman Sea with excellent viewing opportunities
  • The tour group's special National Park license allows them to show you all the special places and get off the beaten track
  • Experience the natural fauna and flora of the area
  • Choose to stay with your nature guide and enjoy short walks, or select a walk on the Routeburn Track
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Enjoy a leisurely small-group day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau, with an extended nature cruise along the full length of the fiord. Your tour includes all the best scenic stops, including short walks. In the summer (1 November - 30 April) you can also select a 2.5 hour self-guided hike to key summit on the renowned Routeburn Track.

From Te Anau, travel along the spectacular Milford Road with local, experienced nature guides who are eager to share their stories, knowledge, and passion for the area.

Upon reaching Milford Sound, you will join a nature cruise traveling out to the Tasman Sea. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to view waterfalls, rainforest, mountains, and wildlife.

On completion of the cruise, passengers will board a small coach and begin their journey overland. If you prefer shorter walks, stay with the nature guide and enjoy a series of walks in a range of different environments within the National Park. Enjoy access to the Hollyford Valley, Lake Gunn and the Marian Gantry. Experience the powerful, tumbling waters, step into the ancient native forest and witness this World Heritage area and its untamed wilderness at its best.

Alternatively, passengers seeking a longer hike can take part in a 2.5-hour unguided walk to Key Summit via the renowned Routeburn Track. Walk the track ascending up through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment. Admire the panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes, and deep bush clad valleys.

The groups will then reunite before continuing along the Milford Road back to Te Anau. Note this option is not available on our winter timetable from 1 May to 31 October.

Note: 1 May - 31 October: pick-up will be at 8:30 AM from Te Anau, short walks and scenic stops en-route to Milford Sound, 2-hour nature cruise on Milford Sound, before return to Te Anau at 5:00 PM.
  • Professional nature guide
  • All transport from Te Anau, with walking and photo opportunities
  • pick-up from all central Te Anau accommodation
  • A Milford Sound small-boat cruise to the Tasman Sea
  • Wilderness tea break including hot drinks and home baked biscuits.
  • 1 November - 30 April: on return from Milford a guided nature tour in Hollyford Valley or a 2.5-hour (self-guided) walk to Key summit on the Routeburn Track
  • 1 May - 30 October: scenic stops and short walks on the way into Milford.
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• On this tour weather conditions will alter the walking options. Your experienced nature guide will offer a series of walks suitable for the season. In summer, from 1 November to 30 April, you can choose from either a 2.5-hour (unguided) walk up Key Summit on the Routeburn Track, or a guided nature tour with a series of short walks
• Note from 1 May to 31 October, only the guided nature tour is available due to winter conditions

From US$ 99.25 per person

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Product ID: 26499