Milford Road and Sound from Te Anau - one day private and exclusive tour
The journey is the destination. Make the most of the day, we can discuss it and tailor the trip according to your interests and the weather. (We are not in a hurry if you prefer to finish the tour later. Duration: 9-10 hours approximately.)
The area we would like to show you has far more to offer than we can squeeze into our standard tours! Therefore we would like to offer you an option to tailor your trip according to your particular interests.
Please ask us any questions so we can properly fulfill your travel dreams.
The journey is the destination
While Milford Sound is the ultimate highlight, the mountainous scenery, bush and rivers around the road itself are equally magnificent jewels. Join our experienced driver-guide who will share with you all the local knowledge. We know the right photo spots, will tell you about Fiordland’s nature and human history and the battle to save precious native species. Expect to encounter some native birds - maybe even the endemic kea, the world’s only alpine parrot. If the weather allows then a scenic flight is highly recommended.
Per person (4 pax minimum)
Tour for private groups on demand - please register your interest here and we will be in touch asap.
Guided private return tour from Te Anau (maximum 10 passengers)
Accommodation pickups and drop-offs
The best photo stops and short walks suitable on the particular day (we know local weather patterns and adjust our plans accordingly to make the most of the day)
Lunch / snack break (you can only buy a limited range of food in Milford Sound - purchasing the arranged lunch or bringing your own food are possibly more viable options.)
Transport in modern and comfortable 11 seater minibus or you may prefer a private guide to accompany you in your own car, please contact regarding this option.
Refreshments and snacks whilst driving (you will still need your lunch).
Optional - we can arrange all of these options for you
Lunch box - there is only one place - Milford Sound where you can buy your lunch - either on the boat or in a Cafe. You might prefer to bring your own lunch or we can arrange a delicious lunch box organised in advance, according to your preference.
Scenic Helicopter flight in Milford Sound (if weather permits, the Grand flight or a shorter option is highly recommended. Such a flight will provide a unique appreciation of Fiordland’s unique scale and diversity).
One way helicopter or plane scenic flight from / to Te Anau. You can choose to fly from Te Anau to Milford Sound or vice versa (according to weather conditions and availability). Such a flight might take you over the rugged coast of Fiordland including Doubtful Sound (there are several options). Taking the scenic flight by plane or helicopter option may give your driver-guide some extra time for a proper exploration of the area whilst saving on driving time. Either on the way to or from the fjord our guide-driver will show you properly around (and you might get an extra hour or two for proper exploration of the area while saving on driving time.
Due to Fiordlands unpredictable weather these flight options need to be individually discussed and can only be fully confirmed the morning of travel. But it is definitely a worthwhile consideration!
If flying in the helicopter one or two landings on remote mountain tops are possible.
If your time is precious and you want to maximise your experience we can organise a scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown, Glenorchy or Wanaka to meet us in Milford Sound (we can arrange all necessary transport in style to get you back to your accommodation if staying only one night in Te Anau or Manapouri or not staying at all).