Milford Track and Cruise

Explore more Milford Track walk and boat cruise

Enjoy a taste of the world-famous Milford Track with a Guided Walk. Highlights include the notorious Sandfly Point at the end of the track, and the beautiful Giant's Gate waterfall. Complete the day with a magnificent cruise on Milford Sound. You've got Milford Sound covered with these two great products, creating the unforgettable Milford Sound experience in one great value package. It is a fantastic way to see both the 'finest walk in the world' and enjoy the fiord from sea level, including the picturesque Mitre Peak. Perfect for all the family.

Guide Heather Barnes sharing the natural flora

Find out about the ancient, lush native forest

Part 1- Morning guided walk on the Milford Track

After brief introductions at Milford Sound Lodge, we begin with a short boat ride across Milford Sound’s Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, adeptly named as you will see! This is the end point of the Milford Track, but the start of today's Milford hike. From there we begin our guided walk, meandering alongside the cascading Arthur River then Lake Ada, on a well formed track. Our destination and half way point is Giant's Gate waterfall. This spectacular waterfall is best viewed and photographed from the large swing bridge spanning the river.

There is much to see, from the ancient trees towering above to the vibrant green ferns and mosses below. Walking in a small group (maximum 12 people), your Trips & Tramps nature guide will point out the native fauna and flora and share the fascinating human heritage of the track, bringing the area to life.

On conclusion of the guided walk, make your way round to the main wharf complex for your boat cruise.

Milford Sound panorama

Spend the afternoon cruising on Milford Sound

Part 2 - Afternoon boat cruise

Enjoy Milford Sound’s awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of a Scenic Boat Cruise on a modern, spacious vessel. 

With purpose-built observation lounges and large decks, you can be sure you will get some great viewing opportunities. You’ll see the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest. Keep a look out for wildlife like seals basking on the rocks or dolphins. During the cruise, friendly crew provide commentaries and point out the sights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier.

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Add a tasty picnic lunch. 

Not keen to drive? Return transport is available from Te Anau.

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The guide will meet you at 8:45am inside the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, beside the snack machines. Either relax and stay the previous night at Milford Sound Lodge, or drive to Milford Sound in the morning. 

If you re driving to Milford Sound from Te Anau, we recommend you depart at 6.30 am.  There is free all day parking at Milford Sound, please allow 15 minutes to walk to the visitor terminal from the car park.  The GPS location is -44.671780,167.926621​.

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