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Small group guided tours to Milford Sound Trips and Tramps
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Explore Milford Sound with our legendary unhurried Fiordland day trips departing from Te Anau

Welcome to Trips 'n' Tramps. We operate from the lakeside resort of Te Anau on the edge of Fiordland National Park - a World Heritage Area. We are two hours closer to Milford Sound than Queenstown is, and this allows us to spend much more time exploring the wilderness along the Milford Road.

MILFORD SOUND COACH, WALK AND CRUISE EX TE ANAU

Schedule:
Departs 08:00hrs ex Te Anau
Returns 17:40hrs
Season 01 Oct – 30 Apr (excluding 25 Dec) see winter option below

Excursion Includes:
Leisurely small group (maximum 11 people) day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau, with an extended Nature Cruise along the full length of the fiord. Then guests select either a series or short walks and exploration with the nature guide, or 2 ˝ hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Track to Key Summit.

From Te Anau travel along the spectacular Milford Road with local, experienced nature guides/drivers, eager to share their stories, knowledge and passion for the area, bringing the mysteries of Fiordland to life.

On reaching Milford Sound, join a Nature Cruise for an extended cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to view waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. The Milford Discovery Centre option is available as an add on.

On completion of the cruise, passengers rejoin our small coach and we begin our overland tour. If guests prefer shorter walks, they stay with the nature guide and enjoy a series of walks in a range of different environments.

Our National Park concession allows us to access Gertrude Valley, Lake Gunn, Marian Gantry, the historic Hollyford Museum and Humbolt Falls, alongside the more traditional stops. We can tailor the day to the weather and seasonal highlights to ensure more enjoyment from the wilderness and wildlife in this World Heritage Area.

We also include a wilderness tea-break with complimentary billy tea, coffee and home style biscuits.

Alternatively for passengers wanting a longer hike option, a 2.5 hour unguided walk to Key Summit on the renowned Routeburn Track is offered. This walk ascends up through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment with panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush clad valleys.

The groups then reunite before continuing along the Milford Road back to Te Anau.

Departure Point: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau. Pick up from all major accommodation provided.

Lunch: Picnic lunches are available. Alternatively guests may bring their own or café style food is available for purchase on board the vessel. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided.

Commentaries/Interpretation: Knowledgeable, English speaking guides.

Equipment and Services:
Coaches: Modern, comfortable, customised vans with maximum 11 seats (1 guide/11 passengers maximum). Experienced driver/guides with extensive knowledge of Fiordland.
Vessels: Milford Mariner, Milford Wanderer or MV Sinbad operated by Real Journeys.

Options at additional cost:

Lunch:
These lunch options are provided in individual boxes either on the boat at Milford Sound, or for guided walks at the start of the day for guests to carry in their day packs. Picnic Lunch or Vegetarian Picnic Lunch includes a sandwich (ham, egg, tomato, lettuce & cheese), cheese and crackers, piece of fresh fruit, biscuit, dried Fruit, muesli Bar and juice drink. Dietary requirements can be catered for if advised.

Milford Discovery Centre (previously Milford Sound Underwater Observatory):
Passengers are delivered to the Milford Discovery Centre on the return leg of the cruise. After an informative introductory talk, guests descend to the underwater viewing chamber to observe the fascinating corals, anemones, sponges, sea horses and fish species in their natural habitat.

MILFORD SOUND WINTER COACH AND CRUISE TE ANAU

Schedule:
Departs 08:45hrs ex Te Anau
Returns 17:00hrs
Season 01 May – 30 Sept

Excursion Includes:
Leisurely, small group, day excursion during the winter months to Milford Sound from Te Anau, with an extended Nature Cruise along the full length of the fiord.

From Te Anau travel on comfortable coaches, with a maximum of 11 passengers, along the spectacular Milford Road. The drivers are local, experienced nature guides/drivers eager to share their stories, knowledge and passion for the area bringing the mysteries of Fiordland to life. A relaxed timetable allows more stops to enjoy this winter wonderland, with plenty of opportunities for photographs and short walks. We also deliver the mail, so guests get a glimpse of everyday living in the National Park.

A stop is made for a wilderness tea-break with complimentary tea, coffee and home style biscuits.

On reaching Milford Sound, join a Nature Cruise for a leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to view waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.

On completion of the cruise, passengers rejoin our small coach and enjoy the company of fellow travellers as they return to Te Anau.

Departure Point:
Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau. Pick up from all major accommodations provided.

What to Bring:
Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, warm hat and gloves.

Lunch: Picnic lunches are available. Alternatively guests may bring their own or café style food is available for purchase on board the vessel. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided.

Commentaries/Interpretation: Knowledgeable, English speaking guides.

Equipment and Services:
Coaches: Modern, comfortable, customised vans with maximum 11 seats (1 guide/11 passengers maximum). Experienced driver/guides with extensive knowledge of Fiordland.
Vessels: Milford Mariner, Milford Wanderer or MV Sinbad operated by Real Journeys.

Please click here for a location map or for a full screen map click here

GPS: -44.668348,167.927184

This activity is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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