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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour

  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
From US$89.88
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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour
From US$89.88
Get up close to nature and explore one of the top spots on New Zealand's South Island on this half-day Milford Track guided walk. Take a boat ride across Milford Sound to Sandfly Point with your guide and admire soaring cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Hike along the banks of the Arthur River and Lake Ada, and enjoy panoramic views over the pristine countryside. Admire the mighty Giant's Gate waterfall from the swing-bridge over the river and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
What to Expect
We 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 our hike. From here we begin our guided walk, meandering alongside the cascading Arthur River then moody Lake Ada, on a well formed track. Our destination and half way point is Giants Gate waterfall. This spectacular waterfall is best viewed and photographed from the large swing bridge spanning the river.

There is much to see, from the ancient trees covered in lichen, to the vibrant green ferns and mosses below. Walking in a small group (maximum 12 people) 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.

On completion of the walk an opportunity is made for photos at the sign marking the end of the walk, festooned with the boots of walkers that have made it to the end of the walk, not a single step further. Then we rejoin the boat for a transfer back to the Milford village.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Thumbs up Trips and Tramps

What a delightful guide Douglas was. His knowledge and passion made this hiking tour truly exciting and memorable. Becs, our guide on the Kepler trek was outstanding. Her patience, gentle encouragement and guidance helped me through, what was for me, a very difficult challenge. I...More

1  Thank Ellice L
Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hi, thanks so much for your review. We aim to give excellent service and our guides are a big part of that. We are all hikers and travellers ourselves so we know what it's like to be on holiday and to also find yourself on...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile
Trip to Milford Sound

Our guide was Neil and he was very informative and polite. We had a lovely day and would recommend the company to others.

1  Thank Anthony W
Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Anthony, thanks for your review. Neil is a wonderful guide, we are lucky to have lots of great staff. Madeleine

Reviewed 25 February 2018
The only way to do a guided day hike along the Milford Track

We enjoyed a day hike along the Milford Track to Giant's Gate Falls with our guide Mark. It's a great way to get up close and personal with Milford Sound and we'd highly recommend it. It can be wet and muddy, so bring a good...More

1  Thank WanderLust_Mike01
Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi, glad you had such a good day even in the rain! You make a good comment about bringing good shoes and wet weather gear. Milford Sound can get over 9m of rain a year so we often experience rainy days - makes for fabulous...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile
Loved it!!

Steve and mark were our tour guides. It was great to hear Steve’s knowledge of the surroundings on this walk. It was a good amount of time to get a taste of what a 4 day walk is sort of like. We are glad we...More

1  Thank GeorginaK337
Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your review of the Milford Track and its great to know it was a good level for your family, including the children. Yes the 11 km is a nice length - you know you have gone for a good walk but it...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Great people

My wife & I just completed 4 day hikes with Trips & Tramps. This company is terrific. Our guides - Yvette, Douglas, Neil & Jeff - were exceptional. They had the relaxed Kiwi character but were knowledgeable & professional at all times. The company exceeded...More

1  Thank Gus L
Katiepai, Owner at Trips & Tramps, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks Gus for your review, so glad you enjoyed your guided walks with us!

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14 October 2018|
Response from Ellice L | Reviewed this property |
Only if you’re a really fast hiker. You have to be down the track in 2 1/2 hours to meet the bus that will pick you up.
Colin R
23 September 2018|
Response from Ellice L | Reviewed this property |
You should be closer otherwise it will be quite a rush.
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