Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Walk
Available 1st October to 30 April. Enjoy a leisurely small group (maximum 11 people) day excursion to Milford Sound from October to March, including a boat cruise along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Then select either a series of short walks and exploration with a local nature guide, or 2 1/2 hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
Milford Sound Boat cruise
On reaching Milford Sound you will join a Boat Cruise for a leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities, with plenty of time available to enjoy the waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife (seals, penguins and dolphins) around the fiord.
Plus you can choose to add the Milford Deep Underwater Discovery Center, or enjoy a Milford Sound scenic helicopter flight if you wish. We can ensure you have your ultimate Milford Sound experience. Extra charges apply.
A PICNIC LUNCH is INCLUDED in the cost when you book on line, if you have any dietary requirements please let us know.
A walk in Fiordland is a must, even if it is only a few hundred meters. On completion of the cruise we begin our overland tour. Depending on your motivations you can choose a series of short walks with the nature guide or 2.5 hours walking on the Routeburn Track to Key Summit.
Short Walks and Photo Option
Enjoy a series of short, guided walks, with your local guide. Our National Park conecssion allows us to access the Gertrude Valley, Lake Gunn, and Hollyford Valley, so you can get off the beaten track and explore a range of different environments in this World Heritage Area. Plentiful opportunities are made for you to experience the natural fauna and flora with all your senses and capture it on camera. Catering for all ages and abilities, stops are made to suit people's interests and weather on the day.
Routeburn Track Key Summit Option
For the more active this is walking, hiking or in New Zealand we say 'tramping' at it's best. Ascend up the Routeburn Track enroute to Key Summit through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment with panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush clad valleys. This option is unguided unless the whole group on the day takes this option.