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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

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  • Lunch included
  • Small group ensures personal service
Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
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Key Summit Walking OptionMost Popular
Choose a 2.5 hour (unguided) walk to Key Summit on the Routeburn Track after the Milford Boat Cruise and explore spectacular alpine scenery. Note you can change to the short walks on the day.
Short Walking Option
On conclusion of the cruise stay with your guide and do a series of short walks 5-45 minutes in length. With plenty of time to explore and nothing to strenuous, suitable for all abilities and ages.
Winter Excursion
Available from 01 May to 30 September. Explore on foot with short guided walks and scenic photographic stops, and enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Milford Sound.
Discover one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand's spectacular South Island on this full day Milford Sound hiking tour with cruise. Travel along the Milford Road from Te Anau and enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful countryside. Enjoy a 2.5-hour boat cruise through the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, and gaze over soaring clifftops and plummeting waterfalls. Afterward, choose from a series of guided walks in the area or a 2.5-hour unguided hike of the Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
What to Expect
We collect you from your Te Anau accommodation, then travel along the spectacular alpine Milford Road. Your local, experienced nature guides/drivers, are eager to share their stories, knowledge and passion for the area, bringing the mysteries of Fiordland to life - all while making sure you have a fun and safe day.

On reaching Milford Sound you will join a Nature Cruise 2 hours in duration. The cruise provides excellent indoor and outdoor viewing opportunities, with plenty of time to enjoy the waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife sightings (seals, penguins and dolphins) around the fiord.

A picnic lunch is included in the cost (if you have any dietary requirements please let us know prior to day of travel so these can be catered for).

A walk in Fiordland is a must, even if it is only short so discover more with our overland tour.

Short Walks and Photo Stops - Year round you can enjoy a series of short, guided walks, with your local guide. Our National Park concession allows us to access the Gertrude Valley, Lake Gunn, and Hollyford Valley, so you can get off the beaten track and explore a range of different environments in this World Heritage Area. Plentiful opportunities are made for you to experience the natural fauna and flora with all your senses and of course to get lots of great photos. Catering for all ages and abilities, stops are made to suit people's interests and weather on the day.

Routeburn Track Key Summit Option - In summer (October to April) for the more active this is walking, hiking or in New Zealand we say 'tramping' at it's best. Ascend up the Routeburn Track enroute to Key Summit through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment with panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush clad valleys. This option is unguided unless the whole group on the day takes this option.
Reviews (104)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing day

Absolutely amazing day. Our tour guide Geoff was an absolute legend very knowledgeable about the area and we stopped off at many different locations Geoff made the day a pleasure . Milford sound is absolutely breath taking definanlty worth staying in te anua to access...More

Thank Dylan R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Helpful and knowledgeable guides

This was a great day - not only did we see Milford Sound, but we made lots of interesting stops along the way to look at waterfalls, wildlife, and a beautiful forest. We never would have found any of that on our own! My partner...More

Thank margaretrosecassidy
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Fantastic Guided Experience-Milford Sound Coach,Cruise & Walk from Te Anau

The perfect way to experience this amazing area. We had the wonderful Becs guide us on our tour and she had so much local knowledge, delivered enthusiastically despite some pressures due to the road being closed for longer than expected. We saw all the promised...More

Thank Journey566050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic day with an extremely knowledgeable guide

Thank you for a wonderful day trip! Our coach driver, Ross, was so knowledgeable about the whole area and it was apparent that he was passionate about protecting the wildlife and the surrounding country. He had information that you wouldn't read in a guide book,...More

Thank Veda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Highly Recommend

We had a fabulous day out with the best driver Jeff. Very glad he was driving. Very knowledgeable man. We were fortunate and had a lovely small group so plenty of room on the bus. Lovely bag of goodies for lunch. Such a great day...More

Thank Linda R
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19 April 2018|
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Response from biarritz99 | Reviewed this property |
You should contact them. I think they could accommodate your needs. You don’t have to do the Keye Sunmit hike, they might take you on a walk with photo ops.