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Te Anau Highlights & Lord of the Rings Small Group Tour from Te Anau
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Te Anau Highlights & Lord of the Rings Small Group Tour from Te Anau

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Ages 4-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking


Start:
  • 94 Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    Please meet at the bus stop in front of the public toilets.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 56760P37

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours’ notice).
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

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

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    • You'll start at
      94 Te Anau Terrace
      94 Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
      Please meet at the bus stop in front of the public toilets.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Lake Te Anau
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Te Anau Bird Sanctuary
      Stop: 20 minutes
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    • 3
      The Kepler Mire (String Bog)
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 4
      Rainbow Reach Road
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 5
      Waiau River
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 6
      Kepler Track
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 7
      Te Anau
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Cheeky Kiwi Travel
      222
      Te Anau, New Zealand
      Joined in August 2017
    • Justmesolo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant tour!
      Excellent tour! It was great being in a small group and a small van instead of a large coach. Douglas our driver/guide was awesome, very knowledgeable and helpful and great fun to spend the day with. It rained all day, quite heavily at times, and it made it the absolute best day to see the area - the dozens of waterfalls that were created by the rain (and don't exist at all on a dry day) were magnificent, and the views were just spectacular around every corner. The boat ride was also wonderful, again with stunning views of amazing waterfalls. Every minute was a new photo opportunity! A tour I will never forget - and will remember from now on every time it rains!
      Written 9 April 2024
    • alisonmM6401QQ
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Milford "cruise"
      There wasn't much choice for vegetarians at the lunch buffet. There should have been more loos on board. On the plus side, I did see a bottle nosed dolphin!
      Written 27 March 2024
    • etchyfeet
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well run tour with great guide
      Well taken of by Steve, our guide. He has a few friendly disposition and engaged effortless with the group. Had a lot of stories to share and kept the tour lively and interesting. Tour started a little earlier than the bigger groups and was therefore able to nimbly maneuver around for the best spots and timings. Shout-out also to Averia who drove me back to Queenstown. Had lots of interesting conversations about NZ life and she also made a couple of unscheduled stops for me to take photos at particularly beautiful spots on the way back from Te Anau. Can't recommend this tour any higher!
      Written 27 March 2024
    • emmykw114
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service!
      Our group had an amazing time with guides Rhys and Kevin on our custom tour to the Te Anau area and Milford Sound. The van was comfortable and the guides were personable and flexible. Good communication from the team. The sites themselves were fantastic, and we really got more out of the experience by having local guides and transportation. Would 100% book with them again. Don't forget to ask about the famous trout observatory!
      Written 25 March 2024
    • K700NDmichellew
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent trip to Milford Sound
      Fabulous day trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Our tour guide was attentive and friendly and we had a lovely day. There we lots of stops and views. The lunch provided as delicious
      Written 23 March 2024
    • Frankie_and_Benny
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best way to see Fjordland and Milford Sound
      We had a very enjoyable day, the tour was excellent. Steve our driver was friendly and helpful, gave us lots of information about the places we were visiting, and stopped at a lot of places on the way to and from Milford Sound. The cruise was great, it was a small boat that was able to get cose to the waterfalls, and there was loads of room inside and on deck.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • nickst63
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Great trip, Steve was very knowledgeable and a great guy. Stopped at a few places along the way as well for photos and boat ride is good as not over crowded as they keep numbers low so you all get a good view. Highly recommend.
      Written 21 March 2024
    • davidhU6411VH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience.
      Tremendous service. The ride was comfortable. Steve was an amazing guide. He was full of information. Steve made a point of engaging each passenger in conversation. Oh, the scenery was spectacular.
      Written 20 March 2024
    • EastCobbFamily
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice way to visit
      A very nice way to visit Milford Sound. Te Anua is a great jumping off point. Cheecky Kiwi was efficient in all aspects of the day trip. Steve was an excellent guide. He was chock full of information and made sure to interact with all 11 folks on our tour. We highly recommend them to all.
      Written 17 March 2024
    • GoPlaces12097732446
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour in a beautiful area.
      Steve was an outstanding tour leader & and excellent driver. He gave in depth information based on interesting personal experience & relevant family history. The bus & boat were very comfortable. The picnic lunch provided was fresh & enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour & company.
      Written 12 March 2024
    • ninaoA2997BF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing & worth it!!
      This was an absolutely phenomenal experience! The weather was on our side and the drive into the sound and the cruise was beautiful and so calm. Our guide Steve was fantastic and so knowledgeable- he was a major highlight of the experience! And the small group size was perfect. The actual cruise itself is a different company, but that was again, great. Overall, a fantastic time and I’d book again in a second.
      Written 10 March 2024
    • rhwest49
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Remarkable and unforgettable trip
      Stephen was a fountain of knowledge of all things Milford and extremely entertaining that made the entire trip amazing. A rare combination of wit and friendliness. Someone that made you eager to listen and appreciate his opinions. Would heartily endorse him as an ambassador for his country.
      Written 5 March 2024
    • E9022WJirenef
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth Booking
      Wonderful tour, Jeff was great and though it was raining it made the waterfalls so spectacular. Very easy to communicate with the company
      Written 4 March 2024
    • E7611AKsarahs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience with a fantastic guide.
      The only good way to see the sound is by boat unless you are backpacking multiple days and that’s a lottery. Our guide was informative, courteous, answered lots of questions, and on time. Being a local I felt like he did great. The boat holds a smaller number of people so pictures and finding seating space was easy. Outside the sound system was a bit hard to hear. I would highly recommend this company.
      Written 3 March 2024
    • devereuxkathryn8
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A quintessential South Island experience. Take this opportunity if you can.
      Great vistas, humour and many memorable moments. Only positive feedback for the organization, our coach driver / guide and the awesome cruise with the waterfall shower.
      Written 1 March 2024
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    Laura Hay
    Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    Mark was an excellent tour guide with a lot of local knowledge. The bird sanctuary was eye opening to the number of native bird species and we even saw a morepork which was a first for us!
    We absolutely love Lord of the rings and we're happy that the tour could be altered to our interests slightly to incorporate a few more Lord of the rings spots. These additions did not add to much time to the overall travel time which was good!
    The Mavora lakes area was a highlight and had so many hidden filming spots.
    We appreciated having exploration time at each point for photos and to soak in the scenery to truely picture what is was like to film in these areas.
    We were thrilled to get our pictures taken in Amon Hen although it would have been better if we were able to get photos together. Some more in depth knowledge for Lord of the rings super fans would have been awesome like more behind the scenes facts unique to these locations.
    It was an awesome opportunity to actually walk through Fangorn forest, an activity not usually in the tour.

    Overall we loved the tour, it introduced us to some areas that we will have to return to!
    Written 7 May 2021
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    IAN
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    We had a great tour. Our guide (Dave Walsh) was excellent. His commentary was intelligent, and he shared his deep personal knowledge of the fiordland country we were exploring. He was funny and serious in equal measure.

    He adjusted his commentary, especially on the Lord of the Rings aspects, by picking his audience well and got even the most reluctant to enjoy the dress ups. An absolute gem.

    A real highlight of our visit to NZ.
    Written 1 March 2023
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    Navigate27732416607
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    We had a great time on this tour. Our group was a mix of massive Lord of the Rings fans and some who have only seen the movies once but everyone had a great time. The scenery was beautiful and the tour guide, Shane, was extremely knowledgeable about LOTR and New Zealand overall. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is a fan of the movies or just wants to see some beautiful locations on the South Island.
    Written 12 April 2024
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    Fiona T
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    We had a lovely meal at the Moose. The chicken schnitzel was really lightly crumbed and perfectly cooked with yummy chips. My husband had the seafood chowder and said it was very good. Would go back next time we are in Te Anau !
    Written 5 November 2023
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    Hibiscus Coast2
    Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    An unbelievable drive to Morven Lake through a snow-covered wonderland.
    Excellent tour driver Kreig took my husband and I on the trip of a lifetime I'll never forget, through a snowy, icy wonderland to places we would never have seen if we hadn't found this tour. We are quite senior people and Kreig went out of his way to ensure we were safe. He jumped out of the van to take special snapshots to add to our collection and after the tour, sent multiple images through to us. His knowledge of NZ's ecology and environment was astounding. We aren't LOTR fans but that didn't matter. I highly recommend this amazing tour
    Written 3 July 2021
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    Kaeee
    Southampton, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    We had a brilliant time visiting the Te Anau bird sanctuary, beautiful landscapes from the Lord of the Rings films and even recreating some scenes for some great photo keepsakes. Our guide Dave was very friendly and knowledgeable - and also a great photographer! He was able to take us through to some amazing view points. Thank you, a day to remember!
    Written 8 September 2022
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    Karolyn
    Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Friends
    Mark was an excellent guide. Adapted to our non Lord of the Rings group and showed us the sights with plenty if time at each with photo opportunities whenever we wanted. Good knowledge of the area. Loved everything we saw but Mavora Lakes spectacular. Fully recommend
    Written 20 May 2021
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    Sherpa582968
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    It was a very enjoyable experience to see many beautiful landscapes in places that I could not go to on my own. It was also very exciting to actually go to the place while watching the scenes from The Lord of the Rings. The tour guide was also friendly. However, it seems that I forgot my iPhone in the car at the end of the tour and I would be very happy if it came back.
    Written 21 February 2024
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    Camille
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Solo
    We had a fantastic day reliving all the movie scenes filmed in the area around Te Anau. Thanks to our awesome Guide Dave, we weren't even bothered by the rain.
    Written 27 October 2022
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    Thanks for joining us on tour! We hope to see you again in the future.
    Written 27 October 2022
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    supergualdo
    Hong Kong, China12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dave was very nice and bring us in some amazing spots we couldn't reach alone. The whole day was full. Of surprises. Fully recomended!
    Written 19 September 2022
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