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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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, but must be organised the day prior if 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 12 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, California50 contributions27 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
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Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 2 Apr 2020
Thanks for your review. We pleased to hear you had a good day with us and enjoy both the Milford Track and boat cruise on the Sound. Those sandflies sure do get under your skin! We employ a lot of different guides with different attributes and this means some guides appeal more to some people, while they don't to others. Take care, stay safe and healthy!
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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 1 Feb 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, Australia1,959 contribution405 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
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 1 Feb 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
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 9 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
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Response from Katiepai, Owner at Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
Responded 29 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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About the operator

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geoff164
geoff164
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A wonderful introduction to the great walks
The Company are well organised and communicate well. The Guides were knowledgeable and had great options available
RKensington
RKensington
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Great organisation
We had a 3 day experience we 3 good guides who had excellent knowledge of the local area, and the fauna and flora.
customerersojhad2021
customerersojhad2021
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Friends from Paraparaumu.
An excellent trip from start to finish. Our driver, Steve was very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna
freddy0168
freddy0168
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A fantastic dsy
From the moment Kate rang to say that they would pick me up from my accommodation rather than a pick up point to
mandyd926
mandyd926
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3 day package
We had the most amazing experience walking the 3 great walks last week. Friendly, upbeat and inspiring guides, lead
Jo M
Jo M
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3 day Fiordland Great Walks
We did the 3 day guided walk package and it was brilliant. The guides have great knowledge about all the flora/faun
customersu7rjrg62021
customersu7rjrg62021
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Milford great day out
Our driver and guide Andrew was great company - friendly, helpful and experienced. The Mitre Peak Cruises trip out
148jcw
148jcw
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Milford Sound walk and cruise
It was fantastic. The scenery is simply awe inspiring. Our guide, Douglas, was excellent. He is friendly, approa
Diana F
Diana F
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Fiordland 3 day luxury style walk
Absolutely loved this trip - We did the 1 day Kepler and one day Milford Track walks. Unfortunately both my son an
crztnme
crztnme
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Milford trip
I've been to Milford couple of times with a bus from te anau, but trips and tramps is definitely the best! Lots o
Jocelyn V
Jocelyn V
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Fiordland Grsst Walk Package -3 hikes, 3 days
Superb experience with amazingly k knowledgable guides, and as for the lunches...fantastic!!! Would absolutley reco
Olster2015
Olster2015
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Fantastic experience
We did the 3 day great walks package and would highly recommend it to. The weather was amazing, guides were great
michmash1
michmash1
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Fantastic 3 days of new adventures.
What a fabulous way to see such a stunning part of NZ. Professional to a tee. Guides were friendly and knowledgeabl
mjmcmillan
mjmcmillan
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3 1 day walks
Thanks to trips & tramps for the organisation of the accommodation to the well organized hikes and the lovely lunch
Ramesh M
Ramesh M
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Mt Luxmore
Douglas and the team were good. Spot on timings. Would have been good if we had more time to spend on the track ins
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  • Duration: 5h
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