We have a complimentary pickup service from all Te Anau accommodations. Our departure time is 8:00 am directly from your Te Anau accommodation, with a return time of 5:30 pm. It’s worth noting that this tour is one hour longer than our Milford Day Tour.
This is Fiordland Tours’ signature tour – an extended day trip to Milford Sound from Te Anau that ensures you see all the best bits the region has to offer – we include pickup from your Te Anau accommodation, extra walks and photo stops, home baking, and a nature cruise on the famous Milford Sound.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR
Our coaches are small and comfortable with quality legroom and numbers are limited to 15.
MILFORD SOUND PHOTO STOPS
Hover over the numbers below to see a description of the photo stops on the Milford Sound Fiordland Extraordinaire 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 ‘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.
Milford Sound Fiordland Extraordinaire
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Online bookings may incur processing fees.
Premier lunch option: $30
can be ordered when you book or the night before
Fly Back options: from $600
40 minute or 1 hour scenic flight in fixed-wing floatplane
can be arranged on the day
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