To really experience Fiordland's beauty you simply must explore it by foot and even then you will only get half the story. Join one of our guided walks Fiordland guided walks from Te Anau, and have the local, knowledgeable, Trips and Tramps team take you safely through the wilderness and give insight into this incredible World Heritage area.
Do one of the walks or as a Fiordland Great Walk Package
Take a hike through some of New Zealand's most awe-inspiring and diverse landscapes on the ultimate walking package. Base yourself in Fiordland for a fully guided 3 day Great Walk experience on the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks. These premier walks pass through unique and spectacular scenery, from native forests, lakes and rivers to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys.Kepler Track Guided Walk
Kepler Track, birds, forest and lake beaches. Enjoy a fully-guided half-day walk to get a feel for the picturesque Kepler Track, a New Zealand Great Walk. This easy hike on a well graded trail takes you around the South end of beautiful Lake Te Anau. Suitable for all abilities and a great introduction for family groups to Fiordland National Park and hiking.
Begin by traveling across Lake Te Anau to Brod Bay with its clear water and white sands. Then enjoy a superb walk following the lake edge through ancient beech forest. The track has a gentle gradient and is well maintained, suitable for all abilities.
Your knowledgeable, local guide will show you the native fauna and flora, explain the unique ecological cycle and share conservation efforts made on the Kepler track and surrounding Fiordland.
Half way we emerge from the forest to cross the Control Gates. From here the track travels through open grass land to the Wildlife Park to view the rare flightless Takahe, native waterfowl, weka, parakeets, tui, kea, and native pigeons.Milford Track Guided Walk and Cruise
Enjoy a taste of the world-famous Milford Track with a Guided Walk and completing the day with a magnificent cruise on Milford Sound. It is a fantastic way to see both the 'finest walk in the world' and enjoy the fiord from sea level. Perfect for all the family.
Part 1- Morning guided walk on the Milford Track Begin with a short boat ride across Milford Sound's Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, this is the end point of the Milford Track, but the start of today's Milford hike. From there we begin our guided walk, meandering alongside the cascading Arthur River then Lake Ada, on a well formed track.
Our destination and half way point is Giant's Gate waterfall. There is much to see, from the ancient trees towering above to the vibrant green ferns and mosses below.
Your nature guide will point out the native fauna and flora and share the fascinating human heritage of the track, bringing the area to life.
Part 2 - Afternoon boat cruise Enjoy Milford Sound's awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of a Scenic Boat Cruise on a modern, spacious vessel. With purpose-built observation lounges and large decks, you can be sure you will get some great viewing opportunities.
You'll see the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest. Keep a look out for wildlife like seals basking on the rocks or dolphins. During the cruise, friendly crew provide commentaries and point out the sights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier.Routeburn Track Guided Walk
Hiking through dramatic alpine scenery
Enjoy a guided day walk from Te Anau to Key Summit on the renowned Routeburn Track, a New Zealand Great Walk. Ascending through lush forest and into a unique alpine herb field offering panoramic views of mountains, alpine lakes and bush clad valleys far below. This guided walk offers an incredible day out in the heart of New Zealand South Island main mountain divide.
This 8km return Routeburn Track walk begins at the Divide Shelter with a steady climb on a well maintained track. Gaining an elevation of 400 metres, the ascent takes approximately 2 hours at a leisurely pace.