Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour From Te Anau

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your accommodation in Te Anau or Manapouri (by special arrangement - please contact supplier after booking. Additional costs may apply)
    Dates: Dailyread more
  • Return Details :
    Your accommodation in Te Anau or Manapouri
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This full-day Milford Sound extraordinaire tour from Te anau will have you traveling along the spectacular Milford Road. With fun commentary and plenty of local knowledge provided you will have a chance to seekeas, seals, dolphinsand theFiordland crested penguin.
Visit the historicalGunns Campand enjoy anamazing morning teathat includes wonderful date scones, tea, coffee and biscuits, chocolates and fruit juice. Experience an amazing 20-minute walk to the Chasm.
You will have the chance to do the most spectacular 30-minute walk to Milford Sound. It is the Marian Cascadewhich is a continuous cascading waterfall draining from a glacier fed lake. Your day will be topped off with a 2-hour cruise on the famous Milford Sound.


Family friendly

Small group ensures personal service

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Your full-day Milford Sound extraordinaire tour begins when you are picked up from your Te Anau or Manapouri accommodation and you get your first views of the South Fiord.

Te Anau Downs is the first stop. This sheltered harbour (Bluegum Bay) is opposite the Middle Fiord and the starting point for the famous Milford Track. Then, See the lovely views of the Earl & Livingston Mountains at Eglinton Valley.

Mirror Lakes is a 5-minute board walk which takes you through typical beech forest and wetland pools. The reflections from the Earl Mountains are amazing!

The 45th South Parallel is the half way point between the Equator & the South Pole. You will then visit Knobs Flat for a toilet stop and information boards. Last chance to use a telephone!

Head to Cascade Creek - A lovely view of Russell lupins in flower, with the Earl Mountains as a backdrop. You will then have a view of Lake Gunn with fantastic reflections on a fine day.

The Hollyford Lookout offers spectacular views of the Hollyford Valley and the Darren Mountains. Marian Cascade is an optional 20-minute return walk to a fantastic cascade of glacier fed water that tumbles from Lake Marian. You will then visit Gunns Camp - Home baking is part of the famous morning tea stop; just 10-minutes drive from the Marian corner. This is an un-spoilt spot in this world heritage park. Enjoy a visit to the historic museum and gift shop.

Falls Creek offers your first photo of a spectacular permanent waterfall. Monkey creek allows for 360 degrees of photos, with fantastic views of the Upper Hollyford Valley, with towering 2000+ meter mountains.

If time permits, you can take an optional 5 minute walk through subalpine vegetation to a stunning view of the Gertrude Valley. A stop at the east portal of the 1270 meter long Homer Tunnel, at 930 meters above sea level is where you might get a first look at a Kea. (cheeky South Island mountain parrot).

The Cleddau Valley has a classic view of the glacier carved valley, as the road winds down, during the last part of the journey to Milford Sound. At The Chasm you will be able to take a 10 minute walk to see the Cleddau River, where it is confined to a 22 meter deep narrow ravine. It continues to carve fascinating formations through diorite rock. This is an easy must do walk.

Mt Tutoko is a cameras only 1-minute stop at the first view of the highest mountain in Fiordland at 2723 meters. You will then have your last stop before Milford Sound at Tutoko Bridge where there is a spectacular view of the river, with Mt Tutoko as the back drop for a stunning photo.

At last you will arrive at Milford Sound. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the famous Milford Sound with its towering mountains and thundering waterfalls. This is your chance to see dolphins, seals and the Fiordland crested penguin before you are taken back to your accommodation.


National Park fees

Coffee and/or Tea


Live commentary on board

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Te Anau




Hotel Pick up from Manapouri (available by special arrangement. Additional costs may apply)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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  • 10-Jan-2020

    It is really a great tour. Well organized and very informative. Our guide is also great and we got a lot to see. He even got a child seat for us. Very thoughtful and thanks a lot

  • 21-Nov-2018

    Tony was a very entertaining, caring, knowledgeable and interesting guide. We really enjoyed the day and learned and saw a lot including all four seasons in a day! Because of the amount of rain the waterfalls were spectacular, the keas performed as they should, and the rain stopped for the Milford Sound boat tour which was wonderful. There were only 10 people on this tour so that made it even more enjoyable. Overall a fantastic day and we would highly recommend it.

  • 06-Apr-2018


  • 25-Feb-2018

    Beautiful weather for this excursion. The road to Milford sound was enjoyable with many interesting stops. The cruise in Milford sound was okay.

  • 18-Feb-2018

    Wonderful day out. Our tour guide Johnno was very knowledgeable and personable. We had many picturesque stops on the way to Milford Sound and Milford Sound cruise itself was excellent. Good idea to do this tour from Te Anau rather than Queenstown as shorter drive means more stops can be included.

  • 03-Feb-2018

    From hotel pick up til drop off it was perfect. Our driver guide, Ray was very knowledgeable and had a pleasant delivery. The ultimate trip featured a stop at an old construction camp for tea and a look into the past. The drive through Fiorland. Actionable Park, with stops for short walks was beautiful. The Milford Sound. Raise was breathtakingly beautiful.
    Staying TeAnau Malden the trip more leisurely than departing from Queenstown.

  • 23-Jan-2018

    Pictures don't do the scenery justice. Well worth the money.

  • 19-Jan-2018

    Tour driver is fantastic bringing us to lots of stop for sightseeing on the way to Milford sound cruise
    The Milford cruise was okay maybe because we had been to many countries doing cruises. Milford sound doesn’t seem that great to us. Sorry to say that.

  • 16-Jan-2018

    Excellent guide and very professional company. Despite a tire blow out, they were able to get another bus to our stranded group and rearrange our stops so that we got to see everything. And, the everything is amazing! Milford Sound is beautiful beyond words and all the stops before and after the boat ride were interesting and well explained by our wonderful guide, Ray. Highly recommended!

  • 13-Dec-2017

    From start to finish, this was an excellent tour. We were staying in Te Anau and were picked up from our hotel by Ray, a very knowledgeable, entertaining and super friendly guide/ driver. There were just 12 of us on the minibus, just right to give a personal feel to the journey. We were given a map of our route, to and from the cruise, which detailed all the stops along the way. These were a really good mix of scenic photo opportunities and short walks into the bush to see more beautiful scenery. We loved the 'pit stop' at Gunn's Camp and appreciated the coffe,tea and date scones that Ray expertly provided. The cruise itself was everything we hoped utterly beautiful scenery and a feeling of peace and tranquility. The boat was small enough not to feel part of a tourist rat race and large enough to give everyone plenty of viewing space. The commentary was knowledgeable and engaging. This really is a fantastic trip and we ended the day with the feeling that we had made lots of superb memories.

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