• Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Escape the crowds of Milford Sound as you cruise through the popular glacier-carved fjord on a full-day excursion, round-trip from Te Anau. The 1.5-hour Milford Sound morning boat trip glides past stunning sights like Mitre Peak, situated in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. En route, stop for short walks at scenic spots like Mirror Lakes and the Chasm. Enjoy small-group transport by mini-coach, limited to 33 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. Includes lunch plus hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Small-group full-day tour to Milford Sound, from Te Anau
  • Travel by comfortable mini-coach with an informative guide who points out notable sights throughout your journey
  • Take a boat cruise through the fjords of Milford Sound for a stunning up-close experience of this magnificent locale
  • Learn about Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park from your boat captain’s informative commentary
  • Stop at scenic spots en route to and from Milford Sound
  • Enjoy the in-depth knowledge provided by guides who have worked with the national park service
  • A maximum of 33 people permits you to escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

After a convenient hotel pickup by mini-coach, depart Te Anau in the morning for the 2.5-hour drive to Milford Sound. Stop with your small group at Mirror Lakes for a photo break, and hear interesting narration about the regional flora and fauna from your guide en route to the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park.

On arrival, join other travelers for a 1.5-hour Milford Sound cruise before the crowds descend upon this Eighth Wonder of the World. Peer through the boat’s large viewing windows inside the cabin, or get fresh air on the spacious outdoor decks. Your skipper provides illuminating commentary while several naturalists on board point out marine life as you search the icy waters for penguins, bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.

Focus your eye on cascading waterfalls and the 5,550-foot-tall (1,692-meter) Mitre Peak before your return trip to Te Anau. You’ll have lunch and stop to explore several scenic spots on foot, such as the Chasm nature trail, Lake Gunn and the stunning Eglinton Valley, before drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Tracy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fabulous trip would highly recommend.

Lee R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

this tour was fabulous, nice and small and personable. 'Peter' our driver for the day was superb, adding extra photo stops in when he had time. The lunch on the boat was pretty poor, but we already expected that and brought a wee bit extra of our own. Overall it was brilliant.

Sean J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Wonderful tour! On our tour, we stopped approximately five times each way at beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and sights. Great guide and commentary. Boat tour was not overcrowded and offered an included lunch (our and #39;s was not a boxed sandwich!). I would highly recommend.

Nigel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

The tour guide, Simon, was outstanding. His knowledge and passion matched the unforgettable scenery on the bus journey to Milford. The cruise on the sound was amazing with seal spotting a real bonus.

Andrew N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent trip. Great bus driver, very knowledgeable and informative about all sites to and from Milford Sound.

Diane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Such an amazing area, everywhere you look it's stunning

matthewjohndunn86

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tour guide Simon was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. We learnt so much about the area that we wouldn't have learnt if we'd just driven to Milford ourselves. Overall it was a great experience and well worth it!

Edward C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great trip with a very good guide. Simon was knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. Although Milford Sound was beautiful, I probably enjoyed the drive there and back even more. We stopped at scenic sights, took a couple of short strolls around the mirror ponds and to cascades in the bush and had a chance to play with Kea birds. Very glad we chose this company for the trip rather than doing it on our own.

James N United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Perfect trip. 33 passenger bus was just right for the trip.
Arrived early and did not have to put up with mobs that arrived around 12:00 to do the same tour.

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent day trip - would recommend

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