Milford Track Guided Walk & Boat Cruise From Te Anau

From NZD NZ$410.00
  • Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Product code: MTCExTNU
Start your day with a pick up from your Te Anau accommodation.  Your local, friendly guide will collect you bright and early! You can sit back and relax as we drive along the scenic Milford Highway through stunning mountain scenery.

Morning guided walk on the Milford Track

Your guided walk starts at Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, beginning with a short boat ride to Sandfly Point.  

Enjoy an easy 5.5 km (11 km return) walk alongside the cascading Arthur River and moody Lake Ada, on a well-maintained track. From the ancient canopy trees towering above to the  emerald-green ferns below and the birdsong that echoes through the trees, it is a unique World Heritage Area best explored by foot. Our destination is the impressive Giant Gate  This spectacular waterfall is best viewed from the large swing bridge spanning the river. 

We then return at a leisurely pace, taking the time to enjoy this incredible forest.  The small group of 12 walkers to a Trips & Tramps guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating human heritage of the track.  On completion of the walk an opportunity is made for photos at the sign marking the end the track.  Walkers then re-join the boat for the transfer back to Milford.

Afternoon boat cruise
After your walk enjoy Milford Sound’s awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of a small boat cruise with Mitre Peak Cruises.

With purpose-built 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.

On conclusion of the boat cruise you will be transported back to Te Anau

Difficulty & Minimum Fitness/Health: Moderate fitness required, moderate walking. 50 m/160 ft vertical gain, 11 km/7 mile walk. There are some areas where terrain is rocky or rough underfoot requiring good stability. Walking time 3.5 hours, average walking speed 3-4 km per hour. On occasion, wet weather may make conditions more challenging when puddles or streams can be encountered. We operate in most weather conditions, so guests need to be suitably prepared. Recommended for ages 8-75 years.