Milford Sound from Te Anau

Private Milford Sound Experience

Stride out along the trail at Key Summit, Routeburn Track, Fiordland

Private Milford Sound Experience

If done right, the journey to Milford Sound can be as rewarding as the final destination. With a Private Milford Sound Experience, you can fully immerse yourself into the heart of Fiordland National Park and give this World Heritage Area the full attention it deserves.

Enjoy every second of this bespoke experience can be catered to your individual interests, without the stress of having to be in the driver’s seat. Under the care and guidance of our knowledgeable local guides, you will uncover the hidden gems of Fiordland for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.


  • Medium
  • 2hr
  • 1-3hrs
  • 1-3 People From NZ$1025

Explore Te Anau - Milford Sound

Beginning at Te Anau, you will be picked up at your accommodation and whisked away for a fantastic day of discovery and exploration, without worrying about having to drive or logistics – all this is taken care of so you can learn more about the history, geography and significance of this unique part of the world.

Described as the 8th Wonder of the World, Milford Sound is an incredibly grand place, with towering mountains plunging into the waters of the deep fiord.  With your local guide for the day, you will explore the scenic drive along Milford Road and gain a wealth of local knowledge about the flora and fauna, geological info and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Milford Sound.


Group of people enjoying the Milford Sound Foreshore Walk on a bluebird day, Fiordland National Park

Nature walks, photography, scenic flights and a boat cruise

Relax and explore the spectacular alpine, sea and forest scenery of Milford Sound.  Let us tailor the day to suit your requirements, incorporating the logistics of walking, photo stops, scenic flights and a boat cruise to create a most memorable day. We will also schedule the day to ensure a more wilderness experience and get you off the beaten path.


  • Te Anau Downs
  • Eglinton Valley
  • Mirror Lakes
  • Waterfalls
  • Lake Gunn Nature Walk
  • Marian Gantry
  • Hollyford Valley
  • Key Summit, Routeburn Track
  • Gertrude Valley
  • Humboldt Falls
  • Monkey Creek
  • The Chasm
  • Milford Sound

We will tailor the day to the seasonal highlights, weather and your interests to ensure a truly incredible experience, so will mix and match the itinerary just for you.


Plenty of amazing views get the perfect shot, Milford Sound, Fiordland

Expert, local kiwi guides

We can offer a totally local and unique view of this world-famous area.  Our experienced, local guides have a special affiliation to Fiordland - "this is not just our job... it's our life and passion."


Marian Gantry is a popular stop for keen photographers

Superior vehicles

Our modern vehicle fleet can cater for 1-16 people.  All are well appointed to meet the expectations of the discerning traveller.


Safety and quality assured

We pride ourselves on an authentic experience and guarantee quality service.

We spent a wonderful day in the Milford Sound with the team.

We spent a wonderful day in the Milford Sound with the team, the weather is good too so it was great ! The boat cruise was magic, we are so lucky to see seals and... dolphins, we love it :)
M. Rosa

We had a wonderful time!

"Thank you for the photos! We had a wonderful time. Photo of lunch attached. Best box lunch spot ever."

Jeffrey Pheterson

Your local knowledge and enthusiasm for the environment is great and made for a memorable day.

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed and learnt on the 2 walks you took us on as part of our Milford Sound day excursion. Your local knowledge and enthusiasm for the environment is great and made for a memorable day. So enjoyed getting up close to your majestic New Zealand countryside. 

S. Leeson

Perfect guide gave the tour a more personalized flair, making an incredible day with breathtaking scenery even better

During our honeymoon in New Zealand, my wife and I went on the Milford Sound day trip and cruise with Trips & Tramps. Afterwards, our experience left us feeling as though we had been privileged with an experience of the Milford Sound and Milford Road that was unique and better than those of the other hundreds of tourists we saw with other tour companies. The distinguishing factor, without a doubt, was our tour guide, Douglas, who was experienced, friendly, brimming with local expertise, and was clearly dedicated to ensuring that we had the best experience possible that fit our personal preferences. By the end of the day, we felt like we had even made a new friend.

N. Aguiar

The overall service and the pleasure it gave us couldn't be better.

We would like to advise you how much we enjoyed our family trip into Milford Sound on Saturday.
Ross was a marvelous driver and commentator with a wonderful knowledge of the area.   We were very impressed also with his manner.  The condition of the bus and how clean and warm it was is a credit to your company and the fact that Ross had thermos and biscuits if we required them.  The overall service and the pleasure it gave us couldn't be better.

Slee Family, NZ

We had the most amazing day with Bec’s from Trips and Tramps.

We had the most amazing day with Bec’s from Trips and Tramps. We loved the small group size. Her commentary was very informative and covered everything. Lunch and arvo tea were provided and very delicious. We walked to Keys Summit. It was a tough but well worth it. Highly recommend to any families.

Kerri-Ann B
  • Deer Flat
  • Eglinton Valley
  • Gertrude Valley
  • Gunns Camp
  • Humboldt Falls
  • Homer Tunnel
  • Key Summit, Routeburn Track
  • Lake Gunn Nature Walk
  • Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound Terminal
  • Mirror Lakes
  • Monkey Creek
  • Pops View
  • Te Anau
  • Te Anau Downs
  • The Chasm
  • The Divide
  • Marian Gantry
  • Queenstown


A picnic lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know prior to the day of travel so we can cater for these. 


Pick up

8.00 am From your Te Anau accommodation

We do recommend leaving early to enjoy the fiord in the morning when it is most calm, and before the crowds arrive. It is also when the best light is available for photographs.

We will cater the day to your desires, with the choice of walks and scenic stops to suit your motivations.

Option to include a guided hike on the Routeburn Track, Key Summit on the return (2-3 hours) if requested.

Arrive back

Around 5.00 - 5.30 pm

NOTE: In the summer months (Nov - Mar)  if you wish to have a late start we  can offer an 11.00 am departure, returning around 7.30 pm. Just let us know and we can arrange for this schedule.  

What to bring

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes, day pack containing warm sweater/fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, warm hat and gloves, sun hat, and camera. 

We Provide

A professional driver/guide and all transport from Te Anau on a private basis, fully guided walks, lunch, including water bottle, walking poles (if required), safety gear and refreshments. Please note the boat cruise on Milford Sound is on a scheduled departure and will not be exclusive. This is booked at an additional charge.

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