Milford Sound from Te Anau

Milford Sound Winter Mail Run

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Alpine Winter Splendor at Milford Sound

Available May to September. Forget the snow chains. Forget the ice. Remember Milford Sound. Travel safely with us from Te Anau in a small group and enjoy a full day tour through this alpine wonderland.  Explore on foot with short guided walks and scenic photographic stops, and from July choose to enjoy a boat cruise on Milford Sound (extra charge).


Our experienced, local drivers know the Milford Road, ensuring you see all the special sights safely. Forget all the hassle with chains, black ice, snow and rushing to meet your boat cruise - with Trips & Tramps, it's all taken care of. Our relaxed timetable allows more stops to enjoy this winter wonderland, with plenty of opportunities for photographs and short guided walks.

Travel in small groups (maximum 10 people) with that special personal service. You can even help deliver the post to one of the most scenic places in the world - we have the 'Milford Sound Mail' contract!

Trip Add-ons


From July you can choose to add a 2 hour boat cruise on the fiord at Milford Sound. With amazing viewing opportunities and few people around, enjoy the incredible waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife.  View the fiord from the sea level, feel dwarfed by the huge cliffs soaring vertically skywards and embrace this wild place.  In the water, seals, playful dolphins and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin may be spotted too.

For people not interested in the boat cruise, you are welcome to explore the local landscape at Milford Sound. Walk around the remote village and crayfishing boats at Deepwater Basin, check out the foreshore walk and even enjoy a coffee at Milford Sound Lodge Cafe. 


  • Milford Sound, Deep Water Basin
  • Te Anau
  • Milford Sound
  • Eglinton Valley
  • Mirror Lakes
  • Te Anau Downs
  • Monkey Creek


May - June

9.50 am Meet at the Fiordland Community Event Centre (22 Luxmore Drive)

10.00 am Depart Te Anau

Explore the Milford Road with short walks and scenic stops. At Milford Sound there will spend approx 1 hour around the village. Then return back to Te Anau. Depending on the conditions on the day the guide will structure the day to ensure plenty of opportunities to explore.

3.00 am Return to Te Anau, drop off Fiordland Community Event Centre.

July - September

8.30 am Te Anau pick ups

8.40 am Depart Te Anau for Milford Sound

10.45 am Arrive Milford Sound

11.00 am 2 hour Milford Sound Boat Cruise

1.10 pm Depart Milford Sound

Milford Road with short walks and scenic photo stops

4.00 pm Arrive Te Anau accommodation.

What to bring

We recommend you bring comfortable walking shoes, warm sweater/fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, warm hat and gloves, drinking water, and camera. It is likely to be cold so dress warmly! Also please bring some lunch with you, or order a picnic lunch (additional charge). 

We Provide

We provide a professional driver/guide, all return transport from Te Anau with guided walking and photo opportunities. 

Optional add ons

To keep the costs down we are making the following optional add ons to your day.

  • You may choose to add a 2 hour boat cruise on the fiord (note if people choose not do do the cruise they will have a 2 hours to spend around Milford Sound. The guide will be able to assist with options for your time there.
  • A picnic lunch, choose to add a lunch, or bring your own with you. 

More Info

This day excursion is available from 1st May through to 30th September.

For availability see booking calendar. If you have a group of 6 + people non scheduled days may be available, please inquire.

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