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From Te Anau: Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour

4.8 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Altitude Tours

From Te Anau: Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
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From US$ 151.33 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the majestic Milford Sound on a small-group tour limited to 19 participants. Enjoy a breathtaking nature cruise, and plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Get the chance to enjoy true kiwi hospitality.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enjoy a stunning 2-hour cruise on the fjord with an onboard nature guide and large viewing windows
  • Relax during the journey in Mercedes touring vehicles designed for long-distance comfort
  • Benefit from a small-group tour for up to 16 participants
  • Escape the crowds on native forest walks past waterfalls and endemic wildlife
Full description

Get away from the overcrowded buses, long lines, and obstructed views, and enjoy a small-group tour to discover New Zealand's renowned Milford Sound. 

Combining premium travel in a Mercedes with a fantastic scenic nature cruise, a picnic lunch (optional), and loads of off-the-beaten-track visits to stunning locations is a great way to discover Milford Sound. 

Travel to Milford in style in a luxury Mercedes van fully equipped with Wi-Fi, bottled water, and large viewing windows for taking in the amazing sights. Enjoy plenty of stops along the way.

 Upon arrival to Milford, take a scenic 2-hour nature cruise along the fjord, where you can lap up the spectacular sights and go under waterfalls. 

Allow your local guide to provide informative commentary while you absorb the lush surrounding scenery and spectacular views. You'll see everything from cascading waterfalls, mirrored lakes, and awe-inspiring mountains to fascinating fur seals and dolphins. There is even a stop at a native beech forest where you can take a stroll. This experience is topped off with a delicious picnic lunch, which can be enjoyed on the cruise while soaking up the views before traveling back to Te Anau.

  • Full-day small group guided tour
  • Transportation in a Mercedes van
  • Sightseeing stops on Milford Road
  • Guide and commentary
  • 2-hour nature cruise on Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound postcard
  • Lunch and water

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    Meeting point

    Kiwi Country, Miro Street, Te Anau.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Snacks
    • Hiking shoes
    • Jacket
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Cash

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Please note that this is a full-day tour and can be up to 9 hours long from Te Anau
    • This activity requires a minimum of six participants to operate; you will be offered alternative dates or a full refund in the event that minimum numbers aren't met
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 70 reviews

    Review summary

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    We started the trip from Te Anau, our guide Rich was very informative and kept our family entertained for the 2hr journey from Te Anau to Milford Sound. We also had a couple of photo stops to take beautiful photos. Cruise was pleasant and Milford Sound is really awesome. Would definitely recommend it!

    December 25, 2022

    This was well organised and the driver entertaining. There were plenty of stops on the way there. The lunch provided was very nice. The cruise is good with a good commentary. The views were spectacular as expected. We were only a smaller boat which was full but still had plenty of space to move around. The transport was good but a bit bouncy on that road but better then a large coach I think.

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    November 17, 2022

    We were picked up promptly by Tania, and had an enjoyable van ride to Milford. She made the trip memorable with lots of interesting facts and the photo breaks along the way made the trip go so much faster. The boat trip was great, and it was nice to be able to move freely around and still managing to keep a good distance from others. Ibiza trip I will definitely recommend to friends and family

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    April 19, 2022

    Product ID: 111979