Day Trips in Te Anau

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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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$249.00
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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$234.00
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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$209.48
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$189.00
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Bus Tours
2–12 hours
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$139.00
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Full-day Tours
7–10 hours
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$180.00
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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$164.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$169.00
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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$610.00
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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$214.00
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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$169.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$129.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$2,021.06
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$157.90
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What travellers are saying

  • Jonathan H
    1 contribution
    Sinchan was a great host! Very knowledgable and accomodating.
    Tour was well organised and not rushed.

    Shown experiences and events that would not have been possible without local knowledge.

    Highly recommend their services and would definitely use them again in the future.
    Written 1 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • boo--rose
    Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
    Had such a great experience. Everything exceeded our expectations. Even the van was nice and comfortable. Thanks Tania for being such a great guide.
    Written 2 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jo Tupaea-Kingi
    2 contributions
    TINO PAI, We had the best tour guide, and experience of a lifetime, DAVE,you rock, your knowledge and information throughout our tour has given us all an insight into this special place on earth and in our beautiful country of ours, Aotearoa. Memories we will treasure, Highly recommend this experience a must do on the bucket list....
    And DAVE....don't forget the Dentist and the Bald and we hope you'll think of us... Nga mihi Jo, Heath, Bubagirl, n Guy....
    Written 2 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Heidi L
    2 contributions
    What an excellent tour guide Ray is he has so much knowledge and is very funny, he was so good with my 3 yr granddaughter. It was a fantastic day so glad we did this tour. We even got to stop at places he even took us on a walk to a beautiful waterfall he took a fantastic video for us he really knows what he is doing. On the cruise we got to see dolphins which made my day.... Thanks again so much Ray... Will be telling everyone I know about this.
    Thanks again. Heidi.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • mojgan r
    7 contributions
    Our driver Hudson was absolutely cool and fun, the trip was amazing and there are a few stops along the way to take photos and enjoy the scenery, we even saw a Kea!
    We saw dolphins and baby sea lions on the cruise!
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Jeffrey B
    Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
    What a fantastic day with our driver Nigel. With a nice picnic to eat on the cruise, several stops along the road to and from Milford Sound from Te Anau in a very cool Tesla! Nigel was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of local information and history. Enjoyed a nice cuppa in a side stop too. First-time been in this stunning part of NZ and will be back.
    Highly recommended.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • KeithJoan O
    1 contribution
    Trips and tramps were fantastic to deal with right from the start.
    Our guide Geoff was outstanding, so informative going out of his way to make our experience very special.
    Thoroughly recommend Trips and tramps as an excellent way to explore Fiordland.
    A plus to Geoff our guide.
    Many thanks
    Keith, Joan and Anna Osborn
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • gwb0104
    Sydney, Australia27 contributions
    totally recommend this tour. We drove from Queenstown and stayed at Distinction Te Anau. I would not drive from Te Anau to Milford as I had heard of dangerous driving, and we actually experienced an overtake on a blind corner during our bus trip. Do not drive there. Actually as well as avoiding danger the bus trip was great as you could see the countryside and the scenery was amongst the best we have seen in NZ. At Te Anau the receptionsit was wonderful. The bus driver Brad was awesome in discussion and attitude, loved his jokes. The whole tour was seemless, no problems at all. The packed lunch was ok and ample but there are more options on board such as burgers, pies, chips. The day was a clear day so the scenery was wonderful. The skipper sent some people under waterfalls so laughs all round. great photo opportunities. All round very professional staff, good boat and bus, and very enjoable day. Taking the bus from Queenstown is another 3 hours each way. A variation there is bus it in to experience the scenery and fly out by plane or helicopter to QT. Thanks Southern
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Pamela F
    1 contribution
    We travelled by Mercedes small no of passengers 7 of us including our 5-yr old
    Chloe who was entertained all the way there and back, she had her iPad and
    helped to fill the gaps ..

    Roland our Driver informed me that he had done the trip 3,000 times, it was a
    great experience being in his excellent hands @ the wheel, he was very informative
    as he had grown up in the area and passed on his experiences and good
    judgement of the long road we travelled.

    It was great to arrive @ our several stopovers knowing Roland was always there
    to herd us back on board and make sure everyone was accounted for.

    The trip was made more exciting when we were all dropped off @ the boat
    very seaworthy and well equipped to make the journey on the sea to view
    the Fjords; Seals and birdlife, we motored pretty fast and everyone enjoyed
    the massive waterfalls into the Ocean not far from the boat. Tea and Coffee
    were provided, there was always someone to check on Chole, who was very
    excited by the whole adventure.

    We arrived home safely with Roland not nodding off he was courteous helpful
    and amazing, we all felt safe even though the weather took a turn but he
    managed to get us into a fairly comfortable state after the rain stopped and
    the roads were back to normal ...
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Esar
    Auckland, New Zealand46 contributions
    Had an amazing day exploring our beautiful country! Our guide, Mick, was super knowledgeable and friendly with our full bus of people. We were the first two to be picked up and call me old school, but he was super early/on time - love it. The rest of the trip, I’m guessing will be memorable (Thanks to DJ Big D and Her partner in crime, Sweet T and also Nick lol).

    We stopped of at many locations since we were on time and the views were breathtaking! We opted to include the lunch in our package which is super handy! There is a cafe stop in Te Anau, so if you feel like snacking, get something there, otherwise pack your lunch - it’s a long trip there and back but he makes you feel super safe with constant stops to take pics, toilet breaks and his driving is so safe!

    If you’re from NZ, please do this tour! We are lucky to live in such a beautiful country. Definitely planning on exploring more of NZ. Have posted some pics 🙂
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Sue
    1 contribution
    Guide was knowledgeable glass roof allowed for spectacular views. Packed lunch very nice and cruise excellent.
    Written 15 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mahroz S
    1 contribution
    A friend and I booked an Intercity tour but ended up on a Gray Line bus and I'm sure glad we did, thanks to the wonderful driver, Mark! He was warm, cheerful and full of in-depth knowledge on the region which he shared with us through his continuous commentary through the day....thanks to this, the long journey flew by before we knew it! Furthermore, he went above and beyond his call of duty by offering his own lunch pack to us, when he found out that we didn't have any lunch. I can't say enough about how touched we were!!
    The tour itself was perfectly organized and the free tea/coffee/cookies on the cruise was just what we needed after getting drenched on the cruise deck. We were lucky enough to get a gorgeous sunny day making the whole thing simply perfect!
    A little note for anyone planning to book this trip: pick up your lunch at Te Anau as the cruise starts as soon as you reach the cruise terminal and there is no opportunity to pick up anything. Also, do not waste the extra bucks on booking the Intercity NATURE Cruise, it is exactly the same as the Intercity REGULAR cruise and is just a money-making gimmick by Intercity (as confirmed by the employees on the cruise)
    Written 11 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ren
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    Such an incredible trip, everyone should see Queenstown and Milford sound from a helicopter it’s amazing, the day trip was fun, well organised and we highly recommend. The boat trip at Milford sound was beautiful and knowing your flying out after to a lunch spot at the most picturesque place made it such a perfect day. Highly recommend this tour, also Alpine tours are fantastic to deal with and to book tours through, we have booked a few other activities through Alpine Tours and they are fantastic
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Matthew W
    1 contribution
    Flights fantastic, cruise just as good. Would do it again. The pilot was awsome & whole trip was one of the best things I've ever done.
    Written 20 June 2021
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  • bbtizme
    6 contributions
    Amazing day with the family. Mind blowing landscapes and VIP Tours run a top notch service!! Highly recommend.
    Written 1 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.