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From Te Anau: Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour

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57 reviews

Activity provider: Altitude Tours

From Te Anau: Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
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From US$ 108.15 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the majestic Milford Sound on a small-group tour limited to 19 participants. Enjoy a breathtaking nature cruise, and plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Get the chance to enjoy true kiwi hospitality.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enjoy a stunning 2-hour cruise on the fjord with an onboard nature guide and large viewing windows
  • Relax during the journey in Mercedes touring vehicles designed for long-distance comfort
  • Benefit from a small-group tour for up to 19 participants
  • Escape the crowds on native forest walks past waterfalls and endemic wildlife
Full description

Get away from the overcrowded buses, long lines, and obstructed views, and enjoy a small-group tour to discover New Zealand's renowned Milford Sound. 

Combining premium travel in a Mercedes with a fantastic scenic nature cruise, a picnic lunch (optional), and loads of off-the-beaten-track visits to stunning locations is a great way to discover Milford Sound. 

Travel to Milford in style in a luxury Mercedes van fully equipped with Wi-Fi, bottled water, and large viewing windows for taking in the amazing sights. Enjoy plenty of stops along the way.

 Upon arrival to Milford, take a scenic 2-hour nature cruise along the fjord, where you can lap up the spectacular sights and go under waterfalls. 

Allow your local guide to provide informative commentary while you absorb the lush surrounding scenery and spectacular views. You'll see everything from cascading waterfalls, mirrored lakes, and awe-inspiring mountains to fascinating fur seals and dolphins. There is even a stop at a native beech forest where you can take a stroll. This experience is topped off with a delicious picnic lunch, which can be enjoyed on the cruise while soaking up the views before traveling back to Te Anau.

  • Full-day guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Roundtrip transportation via premium Mercedes van
  • 2-hour nature boat cruise
  • Bottled water and Wi-Fi
  • Central Te Anau transfers
  • Picnic Lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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    Meeting point

    Kiwi Country, Miro Street, Te Anau.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Snacks
    • Hiking shoes
    • Jacket
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Cash

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Please note that this is a full-day tour and can be up to 9 hours long from Te Anau
    • This activity requires a minimum of six participants to operate; you will be offered alternative dates or a full refund in the event that minimum numbers aren't met
    • Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated; the local partner will do their best to accommodate other dietary requirements
    • It is recommended to wear walking shoes, warm clothing, and a waterproof jacket
    • Bring snacks
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 57 reviews

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    We were picked up promptly by Tania, and had an enjoyable van ride to Milford. She made the trip memorable with lots of interesting facts and the photo breaks along the way made the trip go so much faster. The boat trip was great, and it was nice to be able to move freely around and still managing to keep a good distance from others. Ibiza trip I will definitely recommend to friends and family

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    April 19, 2022

    Our trip to Milford Sound yesterday was amazing. We had four seasons in one day. Snow flurries and rain and sunshine. The Mercedes mini van was extremely comfortable. Great to have windows in the roof so you see everything. Our guide,Tania, was very friendly and knowledgeable. She gave us an incredible amount of information about the Fiordland National Park but in a very relaxed way. The trip on the Sound was incredible. We went out to the Tasman Sea and saw towering cliffs, fur seals and great waterfalls. The captain of the boat gave us a very interesting commentary during the cruise. All in all a great day and not to be missed!!

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    October 12, 2021

    We were picked up on time in Te Anau. Bus was comfortable. Our driver (Andy) was very informative about the area and stopped several times on the way to Milford sound for photo opportunities. This is a beautiful area and well worth a visit. We also received as part of our tour a packed lunch which was very nice. The boat captain was also very knowledgeable about the area and went slowly through the Fiord out into the Tasman sea where he turned around and came back on the other side. There are a lot of waterfalls. We saw dolphins and fur seals. There is Tea and coffee facilities on the boat.

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    December 12, 2020

    Product ID: 111979