Te Anau & Fiordland deals (including Milford and Doubtful Sound)

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Sightseeing cruise
A white ferry with tourists cruising on Milford Sound.

Cruise Milford

Sailing Milford Sound is a must-do for many travelling in New Zealand. Though a number of companies operate on the Fiord, Cruise Milford is our top pick. They’ll get you right under the waterfalls and undersell their trips to ensure plenty of room to move around. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

Tourists standing beside the road with a field behind them and cloud-covered mountains.

Fiordland Tours

If you’d prefer not to drive, join Ray on a guided tour along Milford Road, headed for the most famous fiord in New Zealand. With stunning scenery, a memorable cruise and great commentary, this is a great day out.

You’ll also enjoy a discount on guided Kepler Track walks, including boat transfers or a heli flight. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

Sightseeing cruise
Real NZ passenger ship motoring with vast cliffs and blue sky in the background.

RealNZ: Milford Sound overnight

If you thought a day trip to Milford Sound was special (and it is), wait until you see the fiord in the still of night with all the other tourists gone. If you have the time and budget, this is a bucket list experience in Aotearoa. It generally has more availability than the Doubtful Overnight trip too.

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Sightseeing cruise
Real NZ passenger ship moored on the fiord with kayakers heading towards it.

RealNZ: Doubtful Sound overnight

Doubtful Sound is the most remote of the two famous fiords in the area. Staying overnight onboard a boat, complete with kayaking, delicious food and more, this is an incredible experience. Book well in advance.

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Sightseeing cruise
The beautiful Doubtful Sounds. Fiord covered in trees, with a boat sailing on the water.

RealNZ: Doubtful Sound day trip

Accessibly only by joining a guided tour, Doubtful Sound is stunning. Start your tour by joining a boat and sailing over Lake Manapouri. Then board a private bus and head up into the mountains, before sailing along Doubtful Sound. Then do it all again in reverse!

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Jet boat
Yellow Fiordland Jet jetboat zipping across the still sound.

Fiordland jet boating

Jet boats were invented in New Zealand so you have to ride one while you’re here! This trip is 1.5 hours long and takes in the Waiau River (the Anduin River to LOTR fans) and Lake Manapouri. It also includes a short guided nature walk. What an exciting way to explore Fiordland.

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scenic flights
A helicopter and tourists lands close to the very calm waters of Lake Erskine.

southern lakes helicopters

Showing you the best of Fiordland from the air, a flight with Southern Lakes Helicopters is one to remember. Fly into Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and more, all with the dream bird’s eye view. Learn more.

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sightseeing cruise

faith in Fiordland

Sailing Lake Te Anau, Faith in Fiordland is an excellent example of Kiwi hospitality. With an attentive, friendly crew, canapés and drinks, and a guided nature walk, the sunset sailing is the perfect way to farewell a day in Fiordland. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

Glow worms
Glow worms in Te Anau cave.

RealNZ: Te Anau glow worm caves

Board a boat and cruise across Lake Te Anau before heading underground into limestone caves on a guided tour. Highlights include an underground waterfall and a small boat ride into a grotto filled with glow worms.

Promo code: NZTTplay

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