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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

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    Your tour begins with morning pickup in Te Anau or Manapour and a scenic drive to Milford Sound.
    Stop first at Te Anau Downs and view the sheltered harbor, Bluegum Bay, which sits opposite the Middle Fiord, the starting point for the Milford Track. Then, take in views of the Earl and Livingston Mountains at Eglinton Valley.
    Take a short stroll along a boardwalk at Mirror Lakes to see beech forest and wetland pools. The 45th South Parallel marks the halfway point between the equator and the South Pole. 
    Stop next at Cascade Creek, then the Hollyford Lookout, which overlooks the Hollyford Valley and Darren Mountains. Have the option to do the walk to Marian Cascade, which tumbles from Lake Marian before pulling into Gunn’s Camp for morning tea, followed by the historic museum and gift shop.
    Get photo ops at Fall’s Creek and Monkey Creek, and if time allows, a quick walk leads to a point with views of the Gertrude Valley. Look for kea sightings at the east portal of the 4,166 foot (1,270 meter) long Homer Tunnel and pass through the scenic Cleddau Valley. During the last part of the journey to Milford Sound, take a short walk to The Chasm, rock formations that make up a 72-foot (22-meter) deep and narrow ravine cut by the Cleddau River.
    Snap photos of Mt. Tutoko, the highest mountain in Fiordland, Tutoko Bridge, and Mt. Tutoko as a backdrop. Then arrive at the departure point for your cruise. Enjoy a cruise on Milford Sound, keeping an eye out for dolphins, seals, and the Fiordland crested penguin.
    Your tour ends with return to your accommodation.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Couldn't ask for a better experience. Locally owned and run by people who know the area, the history and just about anything else you could want to know! Ray is a wonderful host and guide. The Milford sound cruise is mind blowing!!More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Your review of our small group tour to Milford Sound is very much appreciated. It was my pleasure to entertain you for the day and hope to see you again one day soon and have you take part in another of our offered activities Cheers...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We have just come back from this day trip and could not be more delighted! What a wonderful way to experience Milford Sound and the trip through the National Park. Our tour guide and driver was Ray, whose local knowledge and awareness of local weather...More

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    fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your wonderful review of our small group tour to Milford Sound. It was my absolute pleasure to have you on board with just 8 other people for the day. We hope that you are able to return one day and take part...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Booked this tour on the recommendation of the staff at the campground (Lakeside Lodge) and glad we did. Jonno was an awesome guide..informative, accommodating and funny. Picked up and dropped off at the Campground, and cruise was on one of the smaller boats which is...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    fiordlandtours, Manager at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. we are humbled to hear you had a fantastic day and enjoyed Jonos commentary.

    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    I don't generally like tours, but this is the way to go to see Milford Sound. The tour is so much more than Milford Sound, though. You get beautiful views of Fiordland National Park and there are several stops and walks along the way. I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

    Thank you for the wonderful review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your day with us, and the timings we use.

    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    We had the most amazing day ... Terry our guide... was so informative and obliging to our interests and needs. The drive to Milford Sound was breathtakingly beautiful. Milford Sound... amazing. We are so glad that we took a tour and did not self drive......More

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    fiordlandtours, Manager at Fiordland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are humbled to hear how much you enjoyed your day with Terry, and that you realise how much more benneficial it was not to self drive.

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    Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
    Also can’t comment on the suitability of this trip in the winter, but I’d strongly advise staying in Te Anau the night before. Much of the day is spent in the van (seeing remarkable sights), and having to do the drive from... More
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    Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
    Review of: Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau We took the early tour with 8:00AM pickup. I recommend that time. Fiordland Tours operates small vans - 16 passenger rather than the big 40-45 person buses... More
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