Milford Sound from Te Anau

Private Milford Sound Experience

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Enjoy a Milford Sound Experience with a private guide

Enjoy an exclusively guided Milford Sound day experience from Te Anau. 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. The scenic drive along the alpine highway, Milford Road, to reach this point is also worth an explore. With plentiful opportunities for walking, photographs and scenic stops, get the most out of your day traveling with your very own local guide and see this world heritage area on your own terms.

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 craft a most memorable day. We will also schedule the day to ensure a more wilderness experience and get you off the beaten path.

Expert, local kiwi guides

We can offer a totally local and unique view of the his 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."

Superior vehicles

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

Safety and quality assured

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • 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. 

Option to upgrade the lunch to a gourmet picnic hamper from local company Habit Food, which offers a selection of local delicacies.


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.

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 on Milford Sound is on a scheduled departure and will not be exclusive.

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