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Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $200 per person

A day excursion to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Enjoy a spectacular day in the Fiordland World Heritage Park culminating with a cruise of famous Milford Sound. More...

Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight

Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $620.00 per person

For the most engaging way to experience the riches of Fiordland National Park. This tour includes three modes of transport on land, sea and in the air making this the ‘holy grail’ of combination tours. Enjoy a scenic coach trip on a glass-roof 50-seater before sitting back on your relaxing cruise. Finish the day in the air as you soak in the views from above on a scenic flight with Air Milford . More...

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $240.00 per person

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Queenstown. You'll travel through beautiful Fiordland in a luxury coach with panoramic windows and take an unforgettable scenic cruise on majestic Milford Sound. More...

Day Safari Sea Kayaking Trip from Te Anau

Day Safari Sea Kayaking Trip from Te Anau

Water Activity - Milford Sound - Starting from $195.00 per person

Start your day with a scenic minibus journey along the magnificent Milford Road with our guide showing you the best spots before connecting with the Sunriser Classic sea kayaking trip. More...

3-Day Hollyford Track Guided Walk with Scenic Helicopter Flight

3-Day Hollyford Track Guided Walk with Scenic Helicopter Flight

Multi-day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1990.00 per person

Located in spectacular Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island, the Hollyford Track is one of the country’s greatest hiking trails, and you can experience its breathtaking setting on this 3-day guided walk. Your expert guide will lead you from the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps through ancient native rainforest, past pristine rivers and lakes, and to the remote sand dunes and surf of the rugged West Coast. The diversity of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife will be... More...

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $85.00 per person

An extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer designed for the free, independent traveler. Nature cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow guests to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend up to two and a half hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide who mingles with guests. Keep a look out for... More...

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

Multi-day Coach Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $1675.00 per person

Picturesque mountains, deep fiords and icy glaciers - this is New Zealand's South Island. See for yourself on a four-day independent tour highlighting this scenic region. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown and up the West Coast to Greymouth before a return to Christchurch. View Franz Josef glacier and experience Milford Sound.

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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $76.00 per person

A spectacular one hour 40 minute cruise to the mouth of the fiord on a spacious, modern vessel with excellent viewing opportunities.
Large windows, spacious decks and comfortable lounges offer uninterrupted views of towering peaks and surging waterfalls.
Keep a look out for seals basking on the rocks, dolphins and penguins.
Enjoy scenic highlights such as Mitre Peak and Pembroke Glacier.
Informative commentary from the captain explains the history and highlights points of... More...

Milford Sound Coach & Scenic Cruise ex Te Anau with International Buffet Lunch

Milford Sound Coach & Scenic Cruise ex Te Anau with International Buffet Lunch

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $169.00 per person

Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Experienced local drivers provide engaging and informative commentary, and show you the best short walks and photo stops along the Milford Road. 
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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $175.00 per person

Enjoy a friendly, small group (maximum 14 people) day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau, including a longer Nature Cruise the full length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea. Our relaxed timetable ensures plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy short walks, photographic stops and exploration with the nature guide. Plus, from October to April guests can select 2 ½ hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Track to Key Summit. More...

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $189.00 per person

Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. Enjoy entertaining commentary, and let us show you the best stops along the way as you connect seamlessly to your Milford Sound cruise.
Discover native wildlife, towering waterfalls and majestic mountains on our extended Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and close enough to feel the full force of the powerful... More...

Milford Sound Air, Land and Sea Day Trip from Queenstown

Milford Sound Air, Land and Sea Day Trip from Queenstown

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $619.00 per person

Embark on a 13-hour shared adventure with a friendly and professional guide. Enjoy three modes of transport on land, sea and in the air. Venture into Milford Sound within a glass roof 50-seater coach, while relaxing and enjoying the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Take memorable photos during a short walk on Milford Road, before Immersing into the Milford Sound Nature Cruise. The day concludes with a stunning scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown... More...

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $1036.00 per person

Treat yourself to the ultimate Milford Sound experience on this day trip from Queenstown that allows you to see this world-famous fiord region by land, sea and air. Enjoy a scenic drive through the alpine landscapes of the ‘Milford Road’; take a 2-hour cruise along the full length of Milford Sound to see its legendary natural scenery and wildlife; and end the day with a thrilling helicopter flight over the sound, Mt Tutoko and Lake Wakatipu. You’ll also learn about the area from a driver/guide. More...

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $195.00 per person

Soak up the magnificent scenery of the Milford Track on a one-day guided walk from Te Anau. Often described as one of the finest walks in the world, the Milford Track is a four day trip through the Fiordland National Park. This one-day option is a great choice if you don't have time to walk the entire Milford Track. On this day trip from Te Anau, you'll walk the first section of the Milford Track. Your nature guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through ancient beech forest and grassy flats.... More...

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

Kayaking - Queenstown - Starting from $269.00 per person

Discover more of Milford Sound on the ultimate day trip from Queenstown. Travel on a glass roof coach to Milford Sound, join our two hour nature cruise with a hot buffet lunch included. After your cruise disembark at the underwater observatory for an hour of kayaking around Harrison Cove. After your kayaking descend 10 metres below the surface to a viewing chamber and check out the local marine life. Return to the Milford visitor terminal by boat and return to Queenstown by coach. More...

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $197.00 per person

A leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer. Enjoy a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow you to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend up to two and a half hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins! More...

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise ex Queenstown with flyback

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise ex Queenstown with flyback

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $609.00 per person

Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. Enjoy entertaining commentary, and let us show you the best stops along the way as you connect seamlessly to your Milford Sound cruise.
Discover native wildlife, towering waterfalls and majestic mountains on our extended Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and close enough to feel the full force the powerful... More...

Milford Sound Coach & Scenic Cruise with International Buffet Lunch

Milford Sound Coach & Scenic Cruise with International Buffet Lunch

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $189.00 per person

Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Experienced local drivers provide engaging and informative commentary, and show you the best short walks and photo stops along the Milford Road.
On arrival in Milford Sound... More...

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $189.00 per person

Enjoy a more intimate Milford Sound experience from Queenstown. Depart later, explore the Milford Road on a comfortable smaller coach, and discover the fiord on a small boat cruise. Visit the Underwater Observatory and savor an included picnic lunch. More...

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $169.00 per person

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 see keas, seals, dolphins and the Fiordland crested penguin.

Visit the historical Gunns Camp and enjoy an amazing morning tea that includes wonderful date scones, tea, coffee and biscuits, chocolates and fruit juice. Experience an amazing 20-minute walk to the Chasm.

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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown to Te Anau

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown to Te Anau

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $211.00 per person

Travel through the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park and enjoy a Milford Sound cruise on this full-day one-way trip departing Queenstown and concluding in Te Anau.

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Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau

Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau

Hiking - Walking - Te Anau - Starting from $195.00 per person

Experience a full-day guided walk on one of New Zealand's premier Great Walks - the Routeburn track, including Key Summit.  Tour departs from Te Anau, with a drive along the Milford Road to the track.  Ascend through lush forest and into a unique alpine herb field offering panoramic views, this walk offers an incredible day out in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

Multi-day Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $435.00 per person

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau to Queenstown

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau to Queenstown

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $211.00 per person

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Te Anau to Queenstown. Travel through the beautiful Fiordland National Park and be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region. More...

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $479.00 per person

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

As you board your luxury coach in Queenstown you can enjoy a relaxing 5-hour trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. Stopping in Te Anau... More...

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $3034.81 per person

Arrive at Auckland Airport on Day 1, transfer to your accommodation and settle in. Visit the Waitomo Caves on Day 2 to marvel at shimmering glow worms. Set foot on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie sets on Day 3. Visit Taupo on Day 4 and Napier on Days 5-6 for a fun-filled wine-tasting afternoon. Continue your trip to Wellington on Days 7-8 with free time to explore the city. Arrive to Nelson on Days 9-10 for a relaxing sailing trip on the pristine waters of the Abel Tasman followed by a... More...


Many of Te Anau’s businesses are fairly centralised, so getting around the town centre is not a problem.
There are also a number of short walks along lighted pathways throughout the town and along the lake front.
To get to specific places throughout Fiordland there are plenty of daily coach departures, launch cruises, water taxi’s and scenic flights.

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You can get to Te Anau by car, bus or plane. Daily shuttle services run between Te Anau and each of the main centres of the South Island at least once a day.
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A network of paved footpaths, aided with clear signs and direction boards, help you get to your destination. The business area of Te Anau is centralised and enhanced by trees, elevated colourful flower beds, and information boards, along with plenty of seats and shops selling a wide variety of products. The town has lots of parks and the addition of lighted walkways along the lakefront makes for a pleasant evening walk. Most accommodation in Te Anau is within an easy walk of the main business centre and departure points for tours around the region.
You may consider hiring a bike to explore Te Anau and the outlying countryside.

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For points beyond walking distance of Te Anau a number of options are available to you. There are plenty of drop-off and pickup services in Te Anau which will transport you to or from a destination at a small cost.

By Road: Te Anau has plenty of road transport operators to get to the main walking tracks. For some of the less well-known ones, alternative transport will have to be
arranged.

By Air: One of the best ways of getting virtually anywhere in Fiordland is by air. Take an aeroplane, floatplane or helicopter and enjoy Fiordland’s rugged scenery from the air. Or consider just taking a short 10 minute flight with an overview of the Te Anau area.

By Water: There are several water taxis on Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri that can drop you off at any point around the lakes. On Lake Te Anau, some of the most popular places are Glade House (start of Milford Track) and Dock Bay (on the Kepler Track).

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