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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 Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $233.00 per adult

Milford Sound is today frequently referred to as the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Discover ancient forest, stunning waterfalls and towering mountain peaks on your full day tour from Queenstown to the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Take an unforgettable cruise aboard a Milford Sound Red Boat to experience the heart-stopping, pristine scenery, towering peaks, waterfalls and marine and bird life! More...

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $628.00 per adult

Leave Queenstown and visit Milford Sound for the day. Traveling by coach, boat and plane, highlights of the tour include, Te Anau, Eglinton Valley - ancient alpine beech forest, Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound Red Boat Cruise and a Milford Sound Scenic Flight. More...

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

Multi-day Tour - Auckland - Starting from $3018.52 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...

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Te Anau)

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Te Anau)

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from NZ $158.00 per adult

Beech rainforests, towering mountains and stunning waterfalls - this is the spectacular Milford Sound. Discover the wonders of this World Heritage listed area. Journey through the Upper Hollyford Valley and Homer Tunnel, pass through the Cleddau Valley before taking a cruise on the deep waters of Milford Sound. 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

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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