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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

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    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 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 quick 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 short 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 cruise on Milford Sound, keeping an eye out for dolphins, seals, and the Fiordland crested penguin.

    Your tour ends with return to your accommodation.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    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: Daily
    Return point: Your accommodation in Te Anau or Manapouri
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Your accommodation in Te Anau or Manapouri
    Inclusions
    • National Park fees
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Te Anau
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Lunch
    • Hotel Pick up from Manapouri (available by special arrangement. Additional costs may apply)
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    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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Incredible day. Our driver Jono was an awesome guide for our trip up to the Milford Sound. He was eager to tell us all about the flora and fauna we were seeing along the way, aswell as giving us some cool info about the native bird population. The small group vibe makes it a lot
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    Before we left home in Australia, Ray (owner) was a great help over the phone. On the day, our guide, Jonno was exceptionally professional, friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. He catered for the interests of the group and made sure we were all comfortable and
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    Response from fiordlandtours, Owner at Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you very much for the glowing review about your experiences with our guide Jono on your tour with us to Milford Sound. We hope you are able to return one day and maybe Jono can entertain you on another one of our products Regards Ray
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    We had an incredible day on this tour. Our guide Jamie was a pleasure to spend the day with, he was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We stopped at so many beautiful places along the way to Milford Sound and the cruise itself was amazing.
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    Response from fiordlandtours, Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for the fantastic review, we are humbled to hear how much you enjoyed your day with Jamie, and the knowledge he shared with you.
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    Lucky me second tour with this group in 12 months and wouldn’t go with anyone else .Both times excellent Terry was great Jackie equally as good A super day with a great lunch as well just so very very good .
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    Response from fiordlandtours, Manager at Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review, and for coming with us twice in a year. This would also have shown you how every tour is different depending on the driver each day.
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    Can’t speak highly enough of our tour with Terry today. He was so friendly, professional, knowledgeable and a competent driver. Nothing was a problem and always had time to answer questions, he even remembered all our names! We had many stops along the way to Milford Sound for
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    Response from fiordlandtours, Owner at Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for your wonderful reviw of our small group tour to Milford Sound. We are pleased that you enjoyed Terry as your guide and hope you are able to return one day and take part in one of our other products Regards Ray
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    By: Fiordland Tours
    603 reviews
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    MattR3997
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    228
    Awesome day at the Milford
    Incredible day. Our driver Jono was an awesome guide for our trip up to the Milford Sound. He was eager to tell us
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    dangubby75
    30
    Awesome Experience
    Before we left home in Australia, Ray (owner) was a great help over the phone. On the day, our guide, Jonno was
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    Gubbyfamily
    10
    Our tour guide Johnno was exceptional
    Great day with our family of three kids, absolutely beautiful views and amazing guide. Highly recommend
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    brianbR7547SS
    Dublin, Ireland
    20
    Amazing tour
    We had an incredible day on this tour. Our guide Jamie was a pleasure to spend the day with, he was enthusiastic
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    aabayley
    Yarragon, Australia
    20
    Highly recommend !
    Lucky me second tour with this group in 12 months and wouldn’t go with anyone else .Both times excellent Terry was
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    989michellef
    Sydney, Australia
    317
    Terry was the highlight!
    Can’t speak highly enough of our tour with Terry today. He was so friendly, professional, knowledgeable and a
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    425rgw
    93
    Great tour choice
    This tour from te anau was one of the highlights of our new Zealand trip. Our guide was Terry and he was
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    jamscalia
    30
    So glad we chose this tour
    When visiting New Zealand, my husband and I were most excited about seeing Fiordland National Park and Milford
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    Stephanie M
    31
    Personalized tour with passionate guide
    Every part of our experience with Fiordland private tours was outstanding. From the prompt communication from Dee,
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    79Bird
    Tunstall, United Kingdom
    20
    Small Group Tour
    Could not fault this tour. Jono our driver/guide was very friendly and knowledgable. Lots of little stop offs at
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    littlepiggydc
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    179100
    The Best Small Group Tours in New Zealand
    We knew that despite Milford Sound being the highlight of our adventure in South Island, there were many tracks
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    penelopeg293
    30
    Great Tour
    We travelled with Fiordland down to Milford Sound, and had the pleasure of Jackie as our tour leader. Lots of
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    848grahams
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    3517
    Fantastic trip with local guide
    We enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Milford Sound with a local guide. We had sunshine which helped improve the
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    Berni6062
    Coffs Harbour, Australia
    40
    Family trip to Fiordland - Milford
    Dear Ray and owners of Fiord land tours Just wanted to say a big thank you from the Aussies on board the Merc to
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    Reindersm
    Edmonton, Canada
    40
    A Fantastic Day Trip
    The commentary provided by Jono was excellent. All of the many stops made the trip even more enjoyable. The
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