Experiences Back Milford Sound, Coach, Cruise & Walk

Departs and returns to Fiordland Lodge daily, enjoy a memorable "unhurried" day excursion with a private guide to Milford Sound on a small coach, maximum group size 11. Described as the most scenic alpine drive in the world this is the best option into and out of Milford sound ensuring you don't miss any of the amazing scenery. Includes a boat cruise onto Milford Sound along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Then select on the return drive either a series of short walks and exploration with your local nature guide, or a 2 and 1/2 hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.

Full day itinerary:

Milford Sound Boat cruise

On reaching Milford Sound your guide/driver will board you onto your Boat Cruise for a leisurely 2.5 hour 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.


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.

Your choice...enjoy a series of short, guided walks, with your local guide. Our National Park concession 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.

For the more active and for hiking at its 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.

More Information

Departs daily from Fiordland Lodge and returns around 5.00pm. Group size max 12 people.

2 hour 30 minute Milford Sound Nature Boat Cruise then select guided short walks with Nature Guide or, 2 ½ hour walk on Routebun Great Walk (unguided).

Rate $165 per person.