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Nature & Wildlife

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2hour and 15 minute Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Embark on a cruise of Doubtful Sound in New Zealand, starting from Te Anau or Manapouri. Travel by coach to Manapouri Lake for a short boat ride, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass. En route, stop for alpine views of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, before taking in the dramatic landscapes, soaring peaks, and wildlife of Doubtful Sound.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau

Cruise Milford Sound from Te Anau during this full-day tour to the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. See the crown jewel of New Zealand’s South Island by luxury coach, stopping en route at the Mirror Lakes before boarding a cruise on luxurious catamaran journey past waterfalls and steep-walled pinnacles such as famous Mitre Peak.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri

Explore Fiordland National Park's Doubtful Sound on this full-day cruise from Manapouri. Aboard a luxury catamaran, take in the scenery and keep an eye out for fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, and crested and little blue penguins while listening to commentary from your naturalist guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$162.11
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Cruise on breathtaking Doubtful Sound and explore Te Anau Caves with this 2-day Super Saver, departing from Te Anau. First, travel across Lake Manapouri and glide over the deep waters of Doubtful Sound on a wilderness cruise in search of dolphins, penguins and other marine life. On the following day, take a guided tour into a subterranean labyrinth where glowworms illuminate the dark caverns. Visit two of New Zealand's best natural attractions at one discounted price.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$223.57
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Doubtful Sound Cruise from Lake Manapouri

Cruise Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound on a full-day scenic trip through Fiordland National Park that includes a spectacular coach trip across Wilmot Pass. Watch for dolphins, seals, and penguins as you travel the length of Doubtful Sound, with an indoor cabin and outdoor viewing deck to ensure a comfortable trip in any weather. This full-day Doubtful Sound trip includes hot drinks on board the boat, as well as pickup and drop-off at Lake Manapouri.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Travel to the Tasman Sea on a 2-hour Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad' or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown and Te Anau by luxury coach.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 12 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

This Doubtful Sound overnight cruise takes you over Manapouri Lake to this South Island gem in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Board the ‘Fiordland Navigator,’ a 3-mast motorized boat designed on a traditional scow, and cruise past soaring granite peaks in New Zealand’s second-largest fiord. Learn from an onboard nature guide about wildlife such as fur seals, penguins, and bottlenose dolphins. Then spend the night in a comfortable cabin, including a 3-course buffet dinner and breakfast. Join the cruise in Manapouri or include coach transfers from Te Anau or Queenstown.
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  • 2 days
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US$315.76
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  • 2 days

Bus & Minivan Tours

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Travel along the spectacular Milford Road on a full-day Milford Sound tour from Te Anau. Have the chance to see native wildlife like the endangered kea (an alpine parrot), seals, dolphins, and the Fiordland crested penguin. Visit Gunns Camp, take short walks to beautiful sights including the Chasm and Marian Cascade, and take a sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound. Includes entrance fees, boat cruise with live commentary, morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.03
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Te Anau Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

This Te Anau Super Saver lets you experience two top New Zealand destinations — Milford Sound and Te Anau Glowworm Caves — ideal for nature lovers visiting the South Island. Take a Milford Sound cruise in UNESCO-listed Fiordland on your first day, followed by a subterranean exploration of the Te Anau cave system on the second day. Gaze in wonder at the granite spire of Mitre Peak, then see glowworms twinkling in the darkness underground.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$151.95
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Full-day Tours

Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

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.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$113.93
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Te Anau

Take a cruise on Milford Sound, arguably the most scenic destination on New Zealand’s South Island, during this day trip from Te Anau. En route, you’ll tour the features of Fiordland National Park, home to untouched alpine forest, pristine waterways, glaciers and soaring peaks. Experience sightseeing stops and bush walks before a boat excursion, including a buffet lunch and narration by a well-versed guide. Numbers are limited to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$136.72
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Embark on a Milford Track guided walk with picnic lunch and catamaran cruise during this day trip from Te Anau. A nature guide leads you on a leisurely hike through ancient beech forest and grassy flats on the first section of the Milford Track, one of the New Zealand Great Walks located in UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Hike in a small group with a maximum of 12 people per guide, allowing for a personalized experience, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$126.95
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Explore the spectacular beauty of the Milford Sound on a 1.5-hour cruise that takes you to the mouth of the fiord. Ride on a spacious modern vessel with unobstructed views from large viewing windows and the open deck, and hear live commentary from the captain about points of interest including Mitre Peak and Pembroke Glacier. Round-trip transfers are available from Milford Sound, Te Anau, or Queenstown.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Day Cruises

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Doubtful Sound Cruise from Te Anau

Flick your phone to flight mode & check out our majestic peaks. Make your mates back home jealous as you bombard them with photos of Fiordland's best kept secret. Experience this untouched, unspoiled wilderness area; you might even see some dolphins, seals & penguins.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown

Travel along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road throughimpressive, awe-inspiring scenery. Considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world, you'll experience this journey in comfort on our coaches. Enjoy the panoramic views from our reclining seats that maximise viewing.There are multiple stops along the Milford Road and time for short walks andphoto opportunities.On reaching Milford Sound, you will join a spectacular two-hour cruise to themouth of the fiord on a spacious, newly renovated vessel with excellent viewing opportunities.The Milford Haven has large windows, spacious decks and comfortable lounge areas which offer uninterrupted views of the towering peaks and surging waterfalls. Keep a look out for seals basking on the rocks, dolphins andpenguins. Enjoy scenic highlights such as Mitre Peak and Pembroke Glacier.Food and drinks are available from our extensive café & bar; cash only.Suitable for all ages.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.01
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau to Queenstown

Be mesmerized by Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Te Anau to Queenstown. Travel through World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park and go sightseeing on a Milford Sound cruise past majestic Mitre Peak. Enjoy a buffet lunch or opt for a Japanese-style bento box (if selected). Includes hotel pickup and drop-off with commentary on board the coach and cruise boat.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$137.37
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Cruises

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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

Don’t miss the chance to take a must-do overnight cruise on Milford Sound aboard the ‘Milford Mariner,’ with round-trip transport from Te Anau by luxury coach. Cruise the entire length of the impressive fiord, passing towering cliffs like Mitre Peak. Then anchor for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove, where a nature guide on board helps you make use of provided kayaks to explore. Select a private single or twin-share ensuite cabin, including a 3-course buffet dinner and breakfast.
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  • 2 days
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US$283.20
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  • 2 days

Day Trips

Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau

Go on one of New Zealand's "Great Walks," the Routeburn Track from Te Anau to Key Summit, during this full-day guided walking tour. Get views of alpine herb fields, lush forests, and enjoy panoramic views of South Island. Travel with a small group of 12 hikers or fewer, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$126.95
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Twin Lakes Helicopter Jet Boat Combo Tour from Te Anau

Southland is known for its natural beauty, from mighty rivers and forests to stunning glaciers and mountaintops. It can be stressful to cram all the sights into your itinerary, however. This fast-paced tour of the Twin Lakes removes some of that stress. Travel in a jetboat down the Waiau River to Lake Manapouri. Then switch to a helicopter and fly to the top of the Jackson Peaks, where you can take in panoramic views of Fiordland National Park.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$292.32
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Milford Sound Day Tour

See the best of Milford Sound and surrounds through the eyes of a localYour day, your wayDesign an incredible day out in Milford Sound that includes all the best, must- see spots. Pick and choose from some of Milford’s most popular attractions to create a personalised itinerary. This is your day: spend it your way. Meet your local hostExplore Milford Sound alongside your local host. All our team are gifted storytellers who will share stories of Milford’s vibrant history, flora, fauna, wildlife, Māori legends, and local culture. They’ll also make sure you don’t miss out on any must-do experiences.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$975.92
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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Milford Sound Cruise from Te Anau

Travel along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road throughimpressive, awe-inspiring scenery. Considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world, you'll experience this journey in comfort on our coaches. Enjoy the panoramic views from our reclining seats that maximise viewing.There are multiple stops along the Milford Road and time for short walks andphoto opportunities.On reaching Milford Sound, you will join a spectacular two-hour cruise to themouth of the fiord on a spacious, newly renovated vessel with excellent viewing opportunities. The Milford Haven has large windows, spacious decks and comfortable lounges which offer uninterrupted views of the towering peaks and surging waterfalls. Keep a look out for seals basking on the rocks, dolphins andpenguins. Enjoy scenic highlights such as Mitre Peak and Pembroke Glacier.Food and drinks are available from our extensive café and bar; cash only.Suitable for all ages.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.98
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

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Milford Sound Private Day Tour

Tour New Zealand's number one destination Milford Sound in a luxury European van.Leave your Queenstown accommodation and head to Fiordland Nation Park for a day of sightseeing, your local guide will share the history and show you great photo stops and off the beaten track highlights.Take a small boat cruise around Milford Sound while enjoying your picnic lunch. This is the best way to see Milford without the crowds and in comfort. Tour time is around 13 hours .
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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