Milford Coach, Cruise & Walk

Milford Sound, a must-do trip in New Zealand

Enjoy a leisurely, small group day trip to Milford Sound from October to April, including a boat cruise along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Then choose from either a series of short walks and exploration with a friendly, local nature guide or 2 1/2 hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.

Departing from Te Anau, travel along the spectacular Milford Road. Your local, experienced nature driver/guide, eager to share their stories, knowledge and passion for the area, will bring the mysteries of Fiordland to life. With a maximum of 14 people and travelling in a modern touring coach, your experience of the Fiordland will be second to none.

Milford Boat Cruise

On reaching Milford Sound, join a Nature Boat Cruise for a leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities, with plenty of time available to enjoy the waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife (seals, penguins and dolphins) around the fiord.


Exploring on foot with a walk in Fiordland is a must, even if it is only a few hundred meters. At the end of the cruise we begin our overland tour. Depending on your preferences, choose a series of short walks with your nature guide or 2.5 hours walking on the Routeburn Track to Key Summit.

Short Walks and Photo Option

Enjoy a series of short, guided walks, with your local guide. Our National Park concession allows us to access the Gertrude Valley, Lake Gunn, and Hollyford Valley, so you can get off the beaten track and explore a range of different environments in this World Heritage Area. Plentiful opportunities are made for you to experience the natural fauna and flora with all your senses and capture it on camera. Catering for all ages and abilities, stops are made to suit people's interests and weather on the day.

Routeburn Track Key Summit Option

For the more active this is walking, hiking or in New Zealand we say 'tramping' at it's best. Ascend up the Routeburn Track en route to Key Summit through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment with panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush clad valleys. This option is unguided unless the whole group on the day takes this option.

Trip Add-ons

A delicious picnic lunch is included in the cost. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know.

Build into your day a fantastic scenic heli-flight. Ask your guide on the day.

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