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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour

By Trips & Tramps
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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About
The Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular hiking trails, running for 33 miles (53 kilometers) through the Fiordland National Park. On this tour, discover some of the most scenic sections of the trail on a guided day hike. Cruise across Milford Sound to reach the starting point, hike through glacial valleys and towering cliffs, and enjoy stunning views of natural wonders such as Giant's Gate waterfall, Lake Ada, and the Arthur River.
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Ages 6-80, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Guided hike along part of the Milford Track
  • Magnificent views as you cruise across Milford Sound
  • Walk the swing bridge looking out over Giant's Gate waterfall
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people

  • Professional guide
  • Hot drink
  • Return water taxi
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals + water
  • Parking in the main car park is set from $10.00 per hour, payable by credit card only.
  • Alternative free parking is available on Deepwater Basin Road. If you park here, please allow 25 min


Start:
  • Mitre Peak Cruises, Visitor Centre 1 Milford Sound Highway, 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
    Please check-in at 8.30 am. Note if you are driving to meet us on the day, we recommend a 6.00 am departure from Te Anau.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10245P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Recommended minimum age is 8 years
    • The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip. We recommend a moderate amount of fitness - distance walked is 11km/6 miles return.
    • Track is well maintained however can be uneven and rocky in places, this is not suitable for wheelchairs or those who have difficulty with walking.
    • Operates in all weather conditions (including rain) unless the operator deems it to be unsafe. Please carry a good, waterproof rain jacket, drinking water, any medication that you may require and wear practical, sturdy shoes for walking in (heels, slip on shoes, jandals/flip flops/thongs are not suitable). Do not wear jeans as they become cold and heavy when wet. The operator can provide a good rain coat, please contact them in advance to have this arranged.
    • The operator may refuse participation if clients are not dressed suitably.
    • Have a change of clothes and footwear for after the walk incase it is a wet day.
    • Check in is 8.30 am for a 8.45 am departure. if you are driving to meet us on the day, we recommend a 6.00 am departure from Te Anau.
    • The guide will meet you at the Mitre Peak Cruise desk in the main boat terminal at Milford Sound at 8.30 am.
    • Please note if you are late we cannot offer a later boat departure, so please ensure you at the main boat terminal no later than 8.30 am.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour?
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    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10245P3

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    • You'll start at
      Mitre Peak Cruises
      Visitor Centre 1 Milford Sound Highway, 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
      Please check-in at 8.30 am. Note if you are driving to meet us on the day, we recommend a 6.00 am departure from Te Anau.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Giant Gate Falls
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Milford Track
      Stop: 3 hours
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Trips & Tramps
      1,153
      Te Anau, New Zealand
      Joined in December 2007
    • DiW480
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Milford trip!
      Great day out! Andrew was an excellent guide, lots of interesting commentary along the way. Lots of stops, never rushed, a couple of short walks on the way back added to the day. I first used Trips & Tramps 30+ years ago and glad I went back!
      Written 18 April 2024
    • gogabhil
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just do it--its worth it.
      Worth it! We had our own car and I am glad we took this trip as the parking would have been a nightmare. Small group. Local guide. Knowledgeable about the region. Knew where to stop for pictures. Did not feel rushed. Not sure why others complain about lunch--it was more than fine. Overall good value for the money!
      Written 14 April 2024
    • katbO1942MW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trips and Tramps - Excellent value and jam-packed with interesting information.
      Andrew was the most informative guide. Learned heaps about a myriad of things as well as all things Kiwi. I felt extremely safe with his driving, particularly around some of the more hairy hairpin bends. Plenty of stops to have a short walk or take 'that great pic'. Lunch provided for eating on the cruise was a chicken wrap, sweet cakes and fruit. Couldn't fault anything - it was a great experience over many hours and excellent value for what we were provided.
      Written 11 April 2024
    • simonfI5503BL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect!
      Perfect weather, perfect views, perfect guided day! This was a perfect way to be introduced to the best walk in the world. Great to have very knowledgeable guides explaining everything that we saw.
      Written 8 April 2024
    • Rubberdog818
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous team and experience
      The guides are excellent- friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the trail, location, history and nature. We learnt lots and had a great time. We felt safe while still having freedom to move at our own pace and stop for photos. I would like to particularly mention Jacob, Yoshi, Michelle and Maddie who looked after us over the 3 day trekking multi route package.
      Written 8 April 2024
    • joannerU9858XC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Boat cruise and tramp great combination
      Great guide - loads of information . Plenty of stops on route for pictures Enjoyed walk and close ups to seals and waterfalls
      Written 7 April 2024
    • Karen K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful day trip
      Amazing. Tamora (hope I’ve spelled your name correctly) was such a lovely guide. She picked us up at our hotel. We drove to the helipad. The helicopter ride was under 10 minutes. The pilot, Mark, pointed out a few sites and gave a very smooth ride over to Luxemore hut. We got out and hiked toward the summit and came back to Hut to eat lunch. Beautiful views. Flushing toilet and clean facilities at Luxemore hut. Then we started the descent. The tracks in New Zealand are so well kept it is amazing. I wish we could have gone further!! Tamora was informative, shared a lot of knowledge and good stories. Would highly recommend her, Trips and Tramps and this walk. It was fabulous.
      Written 6 April 2024
    • claudiaghavami
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The only company to go with
      An absolutely incredible day! Everything from start to finish was superb! Professional but with a real sense of a family run business. Communication prior was really clear, prompt pick up- no hanging around. Small mini bus- we were a group of 14 which made it a more personal experience. Mini bus was modern and really high quality. Our tour guide John was very knowledgeable, engaging and passionate about his work, the area and Milford Sounds. The boat trip itself was fantastic. We saw lots of other companies with crowded boats of over 60 people. Our boat had a max of 30 people which meant it was again, a really personalised and special experience. The walking part after the boat was a lovely way to explore more of the areas by foot. Lunch was great! Superb and a must do!
      Written 5 April 2024
    • andreatO842YO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Milford sound cruise & walks from Te Anau
      Wonderful trip, balanced with walking and the cruise the travelling time was perfect. Our guide Tamara was lovely, knowledgeable, friendly and professional, even managed to tee up a coffee stop for us. The tour group was also small in comparison to some larger bus & cruise groups tours. Would highly recommend.
      Written 3 April 2024
    • annef9
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth it
      A fantastic day out. Ross our guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the local flora and fauna. The cruise was magnificent and the benefit of this tour was the smaller boat/group size, and the earlier cruise which avoided some of the crowds. Would definitely recommend!
      Written 2 April 2024
    • fernandapeque
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing place
      The tour was great, our guide was quite funny and shared interesting info,. Overall the trip was gorgeous from Te Anau to Mildford Sound
      Written 31 March 2024
    • 299AnnaM299
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tour on our trip!
      Ro was an awesome guide - fun, kind, accomodating, and knowledgeable. She clearly had a true passion for the area that was infectious and made it fun to explore! The walks were easy, the cruise was delightful, and the photos were gorgeous!
      Written 31 March 2024
    • J_J_NYC08
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ideal Experience
      This was the ideal way to visit Milford Sound and the surrounding area. Ro's expert information (and hilarious delivery) made for the perfect day out for my family (including my toddler and tweens). The stops en route to the boat (operated by Mitre) were varied and beautiful, with enough time and flexibility to enjoy each one.
      Written 31 March 2024
    • Japando
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Day!!! Had a blast
      We were tired from very busy days and had a slow morning PC ( our guide) come to the hotel, patiently had coffee with us and took us to a wonderful adventure! What a wonderful country, natural resources and beauty. Difficult to describe To enhance the experience and made it better, We had PC at the helm! Funny, Amrit and knowledgeable made the day an unforgettable experience. Thank you for organizing this trip and thank you PC for your kindness.
      Written 30 March 2024
    • W6758JQjays
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing tour experience.
      Having done a big coach tour from Queenstown before, really appreciated the more relaxed pace of the tour from Te Anau… and it was much more flexible. Way more stops along the way so an all round better experience. Guide was really down to earth and experienced. Boat was not even half full, never felt rushed or crowded. Highly recommend.
      Written 28 March 2024
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    Christopher S
    Oxted, UK460 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked part of the Milford Track with our guide PC whilst on our recent trip to New Zealand. The walking was excellent and PC was a superb guide giving us lots of information about the local Forna and flora without overburdening us with facts. That made the trip extremely enjoyable and would thoroughly recommend it.
    Written 8 March 2024
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    Hi, thanks for your review. It's the sign of a good guide to give you just the right amount of information! We're lucky to have amazing guides who have lived and worked here all their lives.
    Written 8 March 2024
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    Greg McCoy
    Greater Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Family
    2nd of Three day hiking package. Half day walk on the Milford track followed by a cruise on Milford Sound. Once again Geoff guided us with humor and knowledge of all things New Zealand. A great day had by all. The easiest walk which helped stretch slightly sore muscles from the Kepler experience. The views are beautiful, the track pleasant and insect repellant kept the sand flies away. Cruise on the sound is amazing.
    Written 28 February 2024
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    Thanks again! Yes the Milford Day is a bit more relaxing after the Kepler Heli Hike! It has a bit of variation with the driving, walking and cruising.
    Written 1 March 2024
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    Jennifer L
    3 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Solo
    Honestly it was disappointing. The whole experience was pretty boring and miserable. The heavy rainfall and freezing temperature aside, there's just not much to see and experience in the rainforest. Just ferns and moss and extremely annoying sandflies that won't leave your face. No wildlife. The guide was just walking ahead of us the whole time and only stopped to introduce maybe 4 kinds of fern. That's about it. There's just one stoned path. Not sure what's the point of the guide. The hike was not challenging either. The booking said 11km but we hiked about 6km in total. If you want to go for a walk in the rainforest not expecting to see anything at all and if you don't mind getting constantly harassed by these tiny flies that somehow flies fine in heavy rain, then go for it. For me the experience is not worth the money and time.
    Written 29 December 2023
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    Sorry you didn't enjoy the experience. Tramping in NZ can be like that on occasions, wet and with unusual challenges. We still reckon it's pretty special on the Milford Track with the ferns and moss and worth going with a great attitude to make the most of it all.
    Written 1 January 2024
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    Soo K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    We were picked up at the exact time of our pick-up time. Anna, our guide, was an amazing tour guide as well as a great story teller and would make every conversation interesting. So from the history of Milford Sound to small bits of information about ferns, birds, water of Milford, etc. were all in our heads at the end of the day. She knew the exact timing and place of breaks, so we could take some breath and keep going. If you haven't walked thru Milford sound, you haven't been here. This is such a beautiful place full of life and color. We just loved it and I could say this was the best decision we've made during this trip. 200% recommend it!!
    Written 13 December 2023
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    Awesome to hear you had a wonderful time on the Milford Track with Anna. Such a beautiful place amongst the trees. Thanks for your recommendation!
    Written 1 January 2024
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    LoveTravel522656
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    A wonderful and educational beautiful hike along this amazing trail, guided by the very knowledgeable and engaging “PC”. Followed this with the Mitre Peak Milford Sound boat trip. A really great combination. Highly recommended.
    Written 1 December 2023
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    Paul H
    Twin Waters, Australia121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    We thoroughly enjoyed the half day walk along part of the Milford Track. Kate, our guide, enthusiastically led the way, pointing out interesting aspects as we went along. She carried tea and coffee supplies which we all enjoyed at the half way point. We were a group of six and Kate made us all very welcome. She had a great knowledge of the Fiordland area, its history, fauna and flora and she shared some of this as we strolled along. The transfer by water taxi to and from the start point was seamless and added to the experience. We’re a relatively fit couple in our 70s and had no trouble with the track as it’s relatively flat and in excellent condition. We’d highly recommend this walk.
    Written 23 February 2023
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    Well done you, such a great achievment you are clearly fit and active travlers making the most of life! Thanks for your recommendation and feedback to reassure other travelers that it is a managable and rewarding walk.
    Written 28 February 2023
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    David D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Family
    Beautiful hike! Our tour guide was great and very informative. The scenery was incredible We had a great day.
    Written 18 February 2023
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    Wonderful to hear you had an incredible expereince on the Milford Track with the guided walk. It is a beautiful place indeed and we are priviledged to share it on a daily basis.
    Written 20 February 2023
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    nickrylancetravel
    London, UK51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    This was great fun - we combined the trip with the Milford Sound cruise in the afternoon leaving from Milford Sound itself (we were staying at MS Lodge). It poured with rain overnight and through some of the morning so were slightly dreading the hike but Andrew our guide was great fun and promised great waterfalls due to the rain which there were :) He was good company and full of expert knowledge. I know some of the others in the small group were doing a few days worth of trips with Trips & Tramps and this sounded really interesting too. Thank you Andrew for the coffee midway too! A nice surprise, we were drenched at that stage. The rain soon stopped and as promised the waterfalls were spectacular. Fascinating morning, thank you.
    Written 8 February 2023
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    Well done! Yep the rain in Fiordland is all part of the expereince and makes the whole walk so much more exilirating! Great to hear you enjoyed your guide Andrew's company.
    Written 9 February 2023
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    Mary P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    A beautiful and easy walk (around 10km) finishing at a waterfall. Kate was a brilliant guide with lots of fun facts along the way!
    Written 7 January 2023
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    Thanks for your review and wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day on the Milford Track, it is a beautiful place!
    Written 8 January 2023
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    Cyndi
    Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Solo
    Highlight was the water taxi ride from Milford Sound to Sandfly Point that only took 5-7 mins. The cruise was as expected with stunning views of the Sounds. The tracks are mainly flat and easy, no need for hiking poles. The end of the hike was at Giant Gates Falls. We returned on the same tracks we came from back to Sandfly Point to catch the water taxi again and took us back to Milford Sound visitor centre. I took this splendid guided tour courtesy of @tripsandtramps. Trips and Tramps are tour operators based in Te Anau and have an amazing fleet of local guides who are rich in local knowledge and history of Fiordland and surrounding areas. I highly recommend these guys.
    Written 20 February 2022
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    Thanks so much and wonderful to hear you really enjoyed your day on the Milford Track with us. It is a special place and the Giant Gate Waterfall is a beautiful sight. Our guides know their stuff and love sharing the area.
    Written 21 February 2022
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