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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour provided by Trips & Tramps

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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour

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Overview
The Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular hiking trails, running for 33 miles (53 kilometers) through the Fiordland National Park. On this tour, discover some of the most scenic sections of the trail on a guided day hike. Cruise across Milford Sound to reach the starting point, hike through glacial valleys and towering cliffs, and enjoy stunning views of natural wonders such as Giant's Gate waterfall, Lake Ada, and the Arthur River.
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You'll start at
Milford Sound
Southland 9679, New ZealandMilford Sound is a 2 hour drive from Te Anau, plus allow 30 minutes for parking, so leave no later than 6.00 am. Meet your guide in the Main Visitor Terminal beside the vending machines. The car park at Deepwater Basin Road is free with a courtesy shuttle to the terminal operating every 20 minutes.
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    Milford Sound
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    Trips & Tramps
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    Milford Track
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    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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You'll end at
Milford Sound
Southland 9679, New ZealandMilford Sound is a 2 hour drive from Te Anau, plus allow 30 minutes for parking, so leave no later than 6.00 am. Meet your guide in the Main Visitor Terminal beside the vending machines. The car park at Deepwater Basin Road is free with a courtesy shuttle to the terminal operating every 20 minutes.
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Highlights
  • Guided hike along part of the Milford Track
  • Magnificent views as you cruise across Milford Sound
  • Walk the swing bridge looking out over Giant's Gate waterfall
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people
Important Information
Departure Point
Milford Sound, Southland 9679, New Zealand
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hot drink + snack
  • Return water taxi
  • Rain jackets available, please let us know in advance if these are required.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals + water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended minimum age is 8 years
  • The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip. We recommend a moderate amount of fitness - distance walked is 11km/6 miles return.
  • Track is well maintained however can be uneven and rocky in places, this is not suitable for wheelchairs or those who have difficulty with walking.
  • Operates in all weather conditions (including rain) unless the operator deems it to be unsafe. Please carry a good, waterproof rain jacket, drinking water, any medication that you may require and wear practical, sturdy shoes for walking in (heels, slip on shoes, jandals/flip flops/thongs are not suitable). Do not wear jeans as they become cold and heavy when wet. The operator can provide a good rain coat, please contact them in advance to have this arranged.
  • The operator may refuse participation if clients are not dressed suitably.
  • Have a change of clothes and footwear for after the walk incase it is a wet day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andrea wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California46 contributions4 helpful votes
I took my three kids (age 14, 11 and 11) on the combo trip with Trips & Tramps. First we walked on the Milford Track and then we did the cruise on the Milford Sound with Real Journeys. Overall it was a good day. It was nice not to drive - be sure to bring motion sickness
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Date of experience: January 2020
JakeGedal wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a tree down on the road on our way to Milford sound so did not get to do the hike. There is no cell service between Te Anau and Milford sounds so we couldn’t contact them for two days. When we got back to town I had an email saying they heard about the tree issue and that
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Glad we were easy to deal with, even if we didn't get to host you. Fiordland is a wild and unpredictable place so sometimes you just have to roll with it all! Maybe we can take you for a walk another time.
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Stephen & Sue wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia1,550 contribution263 helpful votes
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This was simply a wonderful day out experiencing this amazing part of New Zealand. It's a great way to get a taste of the world famous Milford Track, without having to walk for three days, climb mountains or camp. There's a short cruise across the Sound and up one tributary to
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thank you for your honest review, yes travel to Milford Sound comes with a number of challenges with no communication and limited parking. But on the Milford Track it is a world of it's own, and few people too. Which at the end of the day is magical!
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Vacation225058 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Fabulous walk in beautiful scenery. Neil is so knowledgeable and helpful. Wonderful guide. All that you need is a good pair of boots
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Yes the Milford Track guided walk (from the Milford Sound end) has some spectacular scenery amongst the lush forest! Thanks for you review. I’ll be sure to let Neil know his guiding was awesome!
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Dona_M8450 wrote a review Mar 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin37 contributions8 helpful votes
Kate was an amazing guide for my half day tour. She knew so much about the flora and was willing to stop and show me the various native plants. I could have gone on the hike but without Kate I would have not known what plants I was seeing.
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 28 Mar 2019
A guide makes all the difference as you learn so much more. Kate is an amazing guide and we are so lucky to have her.
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Eva K
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Milford Sound
What an adventure. I am so glad I booked the mini van it’s only 12 people - we had a great bunch of people and
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johna1414
Kent, United Kingdom
20
Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Walk from Te Anau
Great trip to an outstanding part of the world. I had to change my trip with T&T because of the terrible storms
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John S
London, United Kingdom
50
Awesome customer service
Kate and co were fantastically helpful over several months of planning, booking, challenges with the weather
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Newvistasnow
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
60
EXCELLENT
We booked three treks with Trips and Tramps in February 2020, two of which had to be changed at short notice as a
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Linda B
10
Bus, boat and walk of Milford Sound
Picked up at the hostel promptly and introduced to our guide Jen. She was lovely, chatty and Canadian. She made
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rudykube
10
A wonderful day trip
Everything was perfect, highly recommend asking for Ross to be your guide. The smaller coach and boat made the
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ausbears
Perth, Australia
139
Good Trip
The guide was informative and amiable. The trip was well organised and most entertaining. Even with the
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CecilK_13
San Francisco, California
10
Wonderful Milford Sound tour
Jeff was a great tour guide; provided us with background info on Milford Sound area and tea in the afternoon.
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jfcsmk
Sydney, Australia
93
Fjords of Fiordland New Zealand
We had wanted to do this Milford Sound trip for literally decades. We booked with a small local company Trips &
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David E
Weybridge, United Kingdom
61
Fantastic
We went to Milford Sound, where we had a cruise and a couple of walks. Our guide, Geoff, was amazing. He was
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