Depart 8.00 am from your Te Anau accommodation.
See Milford Sound from land, sea and air with our Flight Add-On option.
Complete your Fiordland Extraordinaire tour with a flight back to Te Anau in Fiordland’s only fixed-wing float plane.
FIXED-WING FLIGHT ADD-ON:
Fly from Milford Sound from the water. A truly unique and awesome experience to be amongst towering mountains, and glacier-carved valleys. Experience a birds-eye look at the famous Milford Track from the air and get close to the most spectacular waterfall in New Zealand (Sutherland Falls).
Fly the over some parts of Fiordland untouched by civilisation. View the only freshwater fiords in the world, which are part of Lake Te Anau (the largest lake in New Zealand). Your flight concludes with a landing on Lake Te Anau where our shuttle will take you directly back to your accommodation.
55 minutes flying time.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR
Our coaches are small and comfortable with quality legroom and numbers are limited to 15. We have mini-kitchens enabling tea and coffee at all times.
MILFORD SOUND PHOTO STOPS
Hover over the numbers below to see a description of the photo stops on the Milford Sound Day Tour.
Although these are in the order of the road travel, we sometimes stop at the below places on our return from Milford Sound, depending on time and weather. We will make sure we have ‘quality’ of stops, rather than quantity.
Fiordland National Park Lodge Café
A short stop for toilet & ‘coffee to go’ if required;
Te Anau Downs
This sheltered harbour is opposite the Middle Fiord and the starting point for the famous Milford Track.
Lovely views of the Earl & Livingston Mountains.
A 5 min board walk takes you through typical beech forest and wetland pools. The reflections from the Earl Mountains are amazing!
45th South Parallel
This is the half way point between the Equator & the South Pole.
Toilet stop and information boards. Last chance to use a telephone!
A lovely view of Russell lupins in flower, with the Earl Mountains as a backdrop. (seasonal)
View of Lake Gunn with fantastic reflections on a fine day.
Spectacular views of the Hollyford Valley and the Darren Mountains.
Optional 20 min return walk to a fantastic cascade of glacier fed water, that tumbles from Lake Marian.(‘Fiordland Extraordinaire’ only.)
Home baking is part of our famous morning tea stop; just 10 mins drive from the Marian corner. This is an unspoilt spot in our world heritage park. Enjoy a visit to the historic museum and gift shop!(Extraordinaire tour only)
First photo of a spectacular permanent water fall!
360 deg of photos here, with fantastic views of the Upper Hollyford Valley, with towering 2000m plus mountains.
An optional 5 min walk through subalpine vegetation to a stunning view of the Gertrude Valley. (If time permits)
A stop at the east portal of the 1270 meter long tunnel, at 930m above sea level, where we sometimes get a first look at a Kea. (our cheeky South lsland mountain parrot)
A classic view of the glacier carved valley, as the road winds down, during the last part of our journey to Milford Sound.
A 5 min walk to see the Cleddau River, where it is confined to a 22m deep narrow ravine. It continues to carve fascinating formations through diorite rock. This is an easy ‘must do’ walk.
A ‘cameras only’ one minute stop at the first view of the highest mountain in Fiordland, at 2723m.
Last stop before Milford Sound, where there is a spectacular view of the river, with Mt Tutoko as a back drop, for a stunning photo.
At last! A 2 hour cruise on the famous Milford Sound, with its towering mountains and thundering water falls. A chance to see Dolphins, Seals and the Fiordland Crested Penguin.
Fixed Wing Add-On
Prices are per person. Prices are per person and are subject to change.
These prices are for the flight only.
NOTE: The nature of Fiordland means that planes are not always able to fly. Because of this, payment for this tour is only taken after the flight time. If you book a Flight Add-On and are unable to fly on the day, then you will return to Te Anau on the Coach, and only be charged the Fiordland Extraordinaire tour price.
Premier lunch option: $30
can be ordered when you book or the night before
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