Day trip

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walks

Day trip

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walks

Activity provider: Fiordland Trips and Tramps
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From US$ 114.99 per person

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Take part in an exciting day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau with a local guide. Travel by coach, cruise, and on foot to explore spectacular scenery from mountains to sea.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
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.


  • See Milford Sound in small groups with experienced, local guides
  • Take a boat cruise to the Tasman Sea with excellent viewing opportunities
  • Discover all the special places and get off the beaten track with the tour group's special National Park license
  • Experience the natural fauna and flora of this World Heritage area
  • Stay with your nature guide and enjoy a series of short walks and scenic stops of 5-30 minutes in length
Full description
Discover the incredible scenery, wildlife, and nature of New Zealand's Fiordland National Park on a full day trip with an experienced nature guide. Take a boat cruise on the Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, tuck into a packed picnic lunch, and enjoy short walks through the wilderness areas of this visually stunning park. From Te Anau, travel along the spectacular Milford Road with experienced nature guides who love to share their stories, knowledge, and passion for the area. Upon reaching Milford Sound, join a nature cruise to the Tasman Sea. As you cruise the fiord there is plenty of time to view the waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and marine wildlife. After the cruise, set off on a series of enjoyable walks and scenic stops in a range of different environments within the National Park. Enjoy access to Hollyford Valley, Lake Gunn, and the Marian Gantry. Step into the ancient native forest and witness this World Heritage area at its best.
  • Professional nature driver/guide
  • All transport from Te Anau, and pick ups from all central Te Anau accommodation
  • 2-hour Milford Sound small-boat cruise to the Tasman Sea
  • Scenic stops and short walks of 5-30 minutes in length (suitable for the seasons)
  • Packed picnic lunch
  • Queenstown pick up or drop off, sorry we only depart and return to Te Anau!

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Please be suitably prepared for all weather conditions, as Fiordland can be unpredictable at any time of the year
  • Your guide will tailor the day to the weather and seasonal highlights to ensure a memorable day out.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 340 reviews

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The driver, Geoff, was very knowledgeable & good fun over the 250km driven there & back to Milford Sound. He stopped at various places for photos & to see several Reas. Also had a good river falls walk at the end. The boat trip to the Tasman sea was well done with free coffee/tea Worth the money

January 28, 2023

Fantastic tour! Everything from the shuttle (Mercedes Sprinter), the guide (Madeleine has so many interesting insights to share), the boat tour and short walks we did was amazing. The price for all of this is very cheap, considering that a boat tour alone often costs more than 60 EUR. Trips and Tramps is a small family business from Te Anau and we are very happy to recommend them in every aspect.

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January 25, 2023

Off to an early start and our guide greeted us all as we got on the coach. He was very knowledgeable about the area and kept us informed along the way. Our cruise was in the morning so we beat the Queenstown rush and had better weather that day too. We had lots of stops for photos and walks at the points of interest along. A most enjoyable day.

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November 29, 2022

Product ID: 26499