MILFORD SOUND

FIORDLAND EXTRAORDINAIRE TOUR

MILFORD SOUND

FIORDLAND EXTRAORDINAIRE 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.
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Small nature cruise boating heading out to Milford Sound on the Fiordland Extraordinaire Tour
A riverside stop with a couple

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR

  • 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.

  • A fun commentary is provided by our experienced driver with plenty of local knowledge.

  • Travel the spectacular Milford Road – with many scenic photo stops along the way.

  • An amazing morning tea of wonderful date scones, tea and coffee, biscuits and chocolate, will be supplied at one of the various stops.

  • We offer the chance to do the most spectacular optional 30-minute walk, known as the Marian Cascade. The walk itself is an estimated 15 minutes, but we take our time to admire the sounds and scenery of lush forest and the continuous cascading waterfall draining from a glacier-fed lake, making it 30 minutes worth remembering.

  • No Milford Sound Tour would be complete without a 2-hour nature cruise on Milford Sound. A boutique boat takes you through the spectacular fiord. Among the breathtaking scenery there is chance to see keas, seals, dolphins, the Fiordland crested penguin as well as an opportunity for a close encounter with one of the many waterfalls.

  • Plenty of toilet stops are available throughout our 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

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Fiordland National Park Lodge Café
A short stop for toilet & ‘coffee to go’ if required;

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Te Anau Downs
This sheltered harbour is opposite the Middle Fiord and the starting point for the famous Milford Track.

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Eglinton Valley
Lovely views of the Earl & Livingston Mountains.

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Mirror Lakes
A 5 min board walk takes you through typical beech forest and wetland pools. The reflections from the Earl Mountains are amazing!

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45th South Parallel
This is the half way point between the Equator & the South Pole.

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Knob’s Flat
Toilet stop and information boards. Last chance to use a telephone!

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Cascade Creek
A lovely view of Russell lupins in flower, with the Earl Mountains as a backdrop. (seasonal)

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Lake Gunn
View of Lake Gunn with fantastic reflections on a fine day.

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Hollyford Lookout
Spectacular views of the Hollyford Valley and the Darren Mountains.

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Marian Cascade
Optional 20 min return walk to a fantastic cascade of glacier fed water, that tumbles from Lake Marian.(‘Fiordland Extraordinaire’ only.)

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Gunn’s Camp
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)

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Fall’s Creek
First photo of a spectacular permanent water fall!

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Monkey Creek
360 deg of photos here, with fantastic views of the Upper Hollyford Valley, with towering 2000m plus mountains.

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Gertrude Valley
An optional 5 min walk through subalpine vegetation to a stunning view of the Gertrude Valley. (If time permits)

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Homer Tunnel
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)

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Cleddau Valley
A classic view of the glacier carved valley, as the road winds down, during the last part of our journey to Milford Sound.

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Mt Tutoko
A ‘cameras only’ one minute stop at the first view of the highest mountain in Fiordland, at 2723m.

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Tutoko Bridge
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.

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Milford Sound
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.

“We pickup from all Te Anau accommodaiton. This tour is 1 hour longer than the Milford Sound Day Tour and is truly a must-do. Why not maximise your Fiordland experience?”

Ray Horrell, Owner

Tour Prices

Milford Sound Fiordland Extraordinaire

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Online bookings may incur processing fees.

  • ADULT
  • $219*
  • Ages 16 and up
  • CHILD
  • $99*
  • Ages 5-15 years
  • INFANT
  • $99*
  • Ages 0-4 years

*PLEASE NOTE: All tours booked for dates on or after 1 September will be at the new rate of $239 Adult, $119 Child, and $119 Infant.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

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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