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From Te Anau: Milford Sound Cruise and Coach Day Trip

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Cruise and Coach Day Trip

Discover Milford Sound on an 8-hour adventure with round-trip transport from Te Anau and a 2-hour cruise through the fiord. If you are looking to explore both Milford and Doubtful Sounds, it is worth staying one or two nights in the lovely area of Te Anau. Experience one of the most beautiful drives in the world along the Milford Road in the comfort of our glass roof coach. Enjoy photo stops and short walks on the journey into Milford. Cruise along the Fiord to the Tasman Sea onboard our purpose built Fiordland vessel for an interactive and relaxed adventure. A specialist guide will provide live informative commentary and you can admire the fiord’s wildlife, waterfalls, and mountains. You may bring your own lunch or purchase delicious locally sourced food and beverages on-board. Our vessels have large windows, spacious decks and offer uninterrupted views of the dramatic Fiordland landscape. Following the cruise, immediately board the luxury coach for the return journey to Te Anau. 

Milford Track: Full Day Guided Hike and Nature Cruise

Milford Track: Full Day Guided Hike and Nature Cruise

Your full-day Milford Sound package begins with a morning walk along the Milford Track. A short boat ride will take you across Milford Sound’s Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point for the start of a guided hike. The walk will take you alongside the cascading Arthur River and then on to Lake Ada. Stop at Giant's Gate Waterfall, a stunning and much-photographed site that is best viewed from the large swing bridge. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of the Milford Sound from the comfort of a small boat cruise. With outstanding viewing opportunities, you’ll take in the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls and more. Be on the lookout for wildlife, such as seals basking on the rocks or dolphins playing near the boat.

Milford Day Walk | Milford Track Day Walk from Lake Te Anau

Milford Day Walk | Milford Track Day Walk from Lake Te Anau

Experience day one and a taste of the Milford Track—New Zealand's most famous hiking track—independently and at your own pace. A 50-minute boat journey between Te Anau Downs and Glade Wharf will have you on the Milford Track for a spectacular day walk experience. A highlight is reaching the first DOC backcountry hut, Clinton Hut (5km one way), where you'll find a perfect place for a picnic lunch and a swim in the nearby gin-clear Clinton River. Return the way you came to meet the water taxi at 4pm for your return journey back down Lake Te Anau.

Te Anau: Helicopter Flight Over Sutherland Falls

Te Anau: Helicopter Flight Over Sutherland Falls

Depart from Milford Sound Airport and fly high above the famed Milford Track, over Arthur Valley and Lake Ada to circle the unbelievable Sutherland Falls: once believed to be the highest waterfall in New Zealand and currently among the tallest in the world. Make a landing in this majestic setting and breathe in the refreshing mountain air and sounds of rushing waterfalls before heading back to base. This scenic flight is something you dont want to miss while you are visiting Milford Sound and Fiordland.

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(18 reviews)

Brian was one of the best tour guides I’ve had on this eight week vacation through Australia and New Zealand. He was genuine, kind, interested in Milford sound, and the surrounding area. His enthusiasm was infectious. I highly recommend this tour.

The ship in which we went wss good. we would appreciate if vegan or vegetarian food is also served on board

Love the cascades as it was a rainy day, the waterfalls were humming and many extra things to see 😁

everything is perfect! can't find any faults! love every minute of it! we want to go back again 😊

liked boat tour, waterfall and bus commentary on way in