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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
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With Seafood LunchMost Popular
Milford Sound Extraordinaire with Seafood Lunch includes: Smoked Salmon, shrimps, mussels, salad greens, tomato, cheese & seafood sauce. Muffin, Seasonal Fruit, Chocolate Bar, Fruit Juice and Mint.
With Chicken Lunch
Milford Sound Extraordinaire with Chicken Lunch includes: Grilled chicken, salad greens, tomato, cheese & garlic aioli, Muffin, Seasonal Fruit, Chocolate Bar, Fruit Juice and Mint.
Milford Sound Extraordinaire
This is the signature tour, an extended day trip to Milford Sound from Te Anau that ensures you see all the best bits that this place has on offer.
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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 2-hour sightseeing cruise on the Milford Sound. Includes entrance fees, boat cruise with live commentary, morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

What to Expect

Your tour begins with morning pickup in Te Anau or Manapour and a scenic drive to Milford Sound.

Stop first at Te Anau Downs and view the sheltered harbor, Bluegum Bay, which sits opposite the Middle Fiord, the starting point for the Milford Track. Then, take in views of the Earl and Livingston Mountains at Eglinton Valley.

Take a short stroll along a boardwalk at Mirror Lakes to see beech forest and wetland pools. The 45th South Parallel marks the halfway point between the equator and the South Pole. 

Stop next at Cascade Creek, then the Hollyford Lookout, which overlooks the Hollyford Valley and Darren Mountains. Have the option to do the 20-minute return walk to Marian Cascade, which tumbles from Lake Marian before pulling into Gunn’s Camp for morning tea, followed by the historic museum and gift shop.

Get photo ops at Fall’s Creek and Monkey Creek, and if time allows, a 5-minute walk leads to a point with views of the Gertrude Valley. Look for kea sightings at the east portal of the 4,166 foot (1,270 meter) long Homer Tunnel and pass through the scenic Cleddau Valley. During the last part of the journey to Milford Sound, take a 10-minute walk to The Chasm, rock formations that make up a 72 foot (22 meter) deep and narrow ravine cut by the Cleddau River.

Snap photos of Mt Tutoko, the highest mountain in Fiordland, Tutoko Bridge, and Mt Tutoko as a backdrop. Then arrive at the departure point for your cruise. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Milford Sound, keeping an eye out for dolphins, seals, and the Fiordland crested penguin.

Your tour ends with return to your accommodation after 10 hours.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour

We did this tour on my birthday and it was a wonderful day.....the tour into Milford was probably even better than the actual cruise itself although that was fabulous as well. Our driver/guide was a lovely,lovely man named Ray who was entertaining,funny,knowledgeable and passionate about...More

Thank Go810085
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour - Highlight of the South Island

Our tour was small and our guide/driver Ray (not the owner- the other Ray) was very entertaining. It’s definitely worth paying for a tour and not driving to Milford Sound yourself- the road is very dangerous in my opinion and an experienced driver is invaluable...More

Thank squidpipe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of NZ

I did the full day tour with Ray on July 12 and it could not have been more perfect. Ray was a wonderful guide, kept us engaged with trivia and chocolate, and was flexible and prepared to make sure that everyone was able to make...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Excellent tour

This was a great tour. Ray our tour guide was wonderful, had plenty to tell us about as well, so many wonderful stops full of really interesting things to see on the way to Milford Sounds. Completely enjoyable. The small tour bus was great and...More

Thank car0lynhappy
fiordlandtours, Manager at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for the great review, we are delighted to hear you has a fantastic time on our small group tour and found it not touristy, which is exactly the feel we aim to provide.

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Great tour. Small group was excellent. Jonno our guide provided fantastic information along the way. Nice stop for coffee and scones at Gunns Camp.

Thank Mtchll C
fiordlandtours, Manager at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our morning tea break at the historical Gunns camp as well as the commentary provided by Jono.

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Response from Keithl1234 | Reviewed this property |
I think this tour runs most days of the year. Just go ahead and book it on their website. My wife and I did and it's a small bus tour (so not the crowded big bus) and was excellent value for money with great and attentive... More