Discover the majestic Milford Sound on a small-group tour limited to 19 participants. Enjoy a breathtaking nature cruise, and plenty of amazing photo…
Day Trips from Te Anau
Journey to the spectacular Milford Sound on a day trip from Te Anau to enjoy an extended nature cruise along the fiord to the Tasman Sea.
Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the trout-filled Waiau River to the serene Lake Manapouri. Take a short stroll among the unique wilderness of…
What people are saying about Te Anau
We were picked up from our hotel (Mercure). The coach was quite comfy. The commentary was quite slow but informative too. There were a good number of stops for some gorgeous photos. The refreshment stop was quite cool and there were decent vegetarian options and there were friendly alpacas around too. The cruise was pretty straightforward and we spent most of the time on the deck. The commentary on the cruise is not as audible on the deck but the views are spectacular (we had sunny weather all through - saw a few juvenile seals lazing around on the rocks, no dolphins though). There are some basic meals available on board for vegetarians but you can't pay by cards that don't have details embossed (I paid later at the counter). They offer an optional helicopter or plane ride back to Queenstown provided weather is good. Perfect all round for romance and photography since the entire journey is quite breathtaking
The best tour we have ever been on. From the moment we were picked up by our guide Andrew (spot on time!) We knew we were in for a treat. A mixed age group of 11 people, Andrew gave us really interesting commentary on our ride to Milford Sound. A good packaged lunch was provided and we sailed on the majestic schooner Milford Wanderer. Great and interesting commentary was provided by the guide on board. Back on our mini bus we set off, stopping at various points of interest, to the dropping off the hardy walkers for a 2.5 hr climb/hike to the top of Key Summit. For those of us left Andrew took us to several places and finally to a lovely lake and short walk thru the forest. Andrew was a mine of information, both on the history of the area and the flora/fauna. Just so interesting. I really reccommend this tour and company.
From start to the end of the trip, it was well guided by Russell. The journey was filled with many scenic landscapes and ideal stops for quick wefies. It was pleasant that Russell giving us some historic facts and tales about the various places we were driving along. Importantly, the cruise experience was pleasing and the lunch buffet was decent. Milford Sound is definitely a multi photo worthy place.
We would highly recommend taking this activity. Our Trips & Tramps guide Ross shared his local knowledge with us and gave us a wonderful experience in the Milford Sound National Park in the extreme weather conditions we had on the day. The locations for our morning tea and lunch stops were great and our boat trip out on the sound was exhilarating. It was truly a day we will cherish.
I especially appreciated our guide Sam who was informed and entertaining throughout the trip. He is a safe and careful driver too, which really helped for those of us not used to driving on high mountain roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Queenstown, as it has been a high point of my trip here. Thanks again to our guide and driver Sam, who did an amazing job.