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  • Milford Sound: Milford Track Day Hike

    1. Milford Sound: Milford Track Day Hike

    Hike the world-famous Milford Track and enjoy flat, easy-going terrain and amazing bush, mountain, and waterfall scenery. See the mighty beech and rimu trees and the crowds of birds feeding on nectar at Fuschia trees. Listen to the sound of birdsong as you wander along the trail. Spot the resident grey warblers, fantails, tui, bellbirds, and more. Visit Giants Gate Falls, one of the highlights of the Milford Track. Take in the spectacular views at your own pace and enjoy a family-friendly adventure in Milford Sound.

  • Milford Sound: Half-Day Guided Milford Track Walk

    2. Milford Sound: Half-Day Guided Milford Track Walk

    Spend some time in nature in the beautiful Fiordland National Park on a half-day guided walk to Giants Gate on the world famous Milford Track. Departing Milford Sound Wharf, the walk begins with a short boat ride to Sandfly Point. It is then an easy 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) alongside the cascading Arthur River, then Lake Ada, on a well-maintained track. Your destination is the Giants Gate. This scenic waterfall is best viewed from the large swing bridge spanning the river. On your return, you will be walking under ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses and lichens in vibrant shades of green. The small group of 12 walkers per guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating human heritage of the track. On completion of the walk, take the opportunity to take photos at the sign marking the end of the track, a site festooned with the b...

    I Can highli recommend this trip if you just want a taste of the 4 day hike at Milford Track. It’s beautiful - very very wet, but beautiful.

  • Milford Sound: Full Day Guided Hike and Scenic Cruise

    3. Milford Sound: Full Day Guided Hike and Scenic Cruise

    Your full-day Milford Sound package begins with a morning walk along the Milford Track. A short boat ride will take you across Milford Sound’s Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point for the start of a guided hike. The walk will take you alongside the cascading Arthur River and then on to Lake Ada. Stop at Giant's Gate Waterfall, a stunning and much-photographed site that is best viewed from the large swing bridge. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of the Milford Sound from the comfort of a modern, spacious boat. With outstanding viewing opportunities, you’ll take in the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls and more. Be on the lookout for wildlife, such as seals basking on the rocks or dolphins playing near the boat.

    Unbelievable. The views from the cruise we’re stunning. The walk, rainy in the rain forest, was about 20,000 steps, but well worth it

  • From Te Anau: Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike

    4. From Te Anau: Full Day Kepler Track Guided Heli-Hike

    On this enjoyable full-day tour from Te Anau you will enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over New Zealand’s beautiful landscape, an easy-going hike on the Kepler Track, and a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Te Anau. You will begin your Kepler Track guided heli-hike with a spectacular scenic flight by helicopter from the town of Te Anau. Fly over the hidden lakes and beech forest of Mount Luxmore to arrive at Luxmore Hut, the first hut on the Kepler Track Great Walk. With your knowledgeable local nature guide, you will explore the alpine area and learn about the fauna and flora in the surrounding tussock herb fields. Enjoy a true wilderness tea break, before you begin the descent on a well-formed track. Descending through magnificent mountain and silver beech forest, the effects of different altitude and weather conditions experienced in Fiordland are clear to see as the trees and undergrowt...

    We had a lovely day walking the last part of the Kepler track through a forest, the guide was really friendly and helpful in suggesting a different hike due to cloud cover at our original location. It was really worthwhile having the guide as she explained all about the local plants and trees as well as interesting information about local and Maori history. The Helicopter ride was really exciting and definitely worth the money, I can see why people love to travel like this.

  • Fiordland National Park: Hidden Hankinson Day Hike

    5. Fiordland National Park: Hidden Hankinson Day Hike

    Embark on a full-day adventure to Lake Hankinson by private boat with a knowledgeable private guide. Visit a special part of Fiordland people rarely get to see and enjoy a short hike through lush beech forests, a gourmet lunch and the opportunity to hand-feed the native eels. Depart Te Anau Downs, take a boat ride across the South Island’s largest lake, Lake Te Anau for a sense of how big Fiordland is. Take a short walk through the beech forest to find the hidden lake. Don’t expect a sealed path here, it’s a short, moderate trek through the Fiordland bush. Arrive at a hidden boat shed for your first glimpse of the glacial lake that time forgot, Lake Hankinson. Jump aboard a second boat and venture further into Fiordland with a boat ride up Lake Hankinson. As the bush clears, spot the oldest remaining hut in Fiordland National Park, Hankinson Hut. Admire its rich with history, full of s...

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We had a lovely day walking the last part of the Kepler track through a forest, the guide was really friendly and helpful in suggesting a different hike due to cloud cover at our original location. It was really worthwhile having the guide as she explained all about the local plants and trees as well as interesting information about local and Maori history. The Helicopter ride was really exciting and definitely worth the money, I can see why people love to travel like this.

Very Good guided tour with experience guide

Walk for 4 hours along the Milford track. Walk was lovely, but could have walked the whole track if we were aware there was 4 day hiking expedition available. However, the route we travelled was good, easy going. Would recommend and to consider the 4 day hike. But book early as they sell out very fast!

I Can highli recommend this trip if you just want a taste of the 4 day hike at Milford Track. It’s beautiful - very very wet, but beautiful.

Unbelievable. The views from the cruise we’re stunning. The walk, rainy in the rain forest, was about 20,000 steps, but well worth it

Despite the weather complications it was a great day due to the site and your experienced nature lover guide!