Your guided walk starts at Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, beginning with a short boat ride to Sandfly Point.
Enjoy an easy 5.5 km (11 km return) walk alongside the cascading Arthur River and moody Lake Ada, on a well-maintained track. From the ancient canopy trees towering above to the emerald-green ferns below and the birdsong that echoes through the trees, it is a unique World Heritage Area best explored by foot. Our destination is the impressive Giant Gate This spectacular waterfall is best viewed from the large swing bridge spanning the river.
We then return at a leisurely pace, taking the time to enjoy this incredible forest. The small group of 12 walkers to 1 Trips & Tramps guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating human heritage of the track. On completion of the walk an opportunity is made for photos at the sign marking the end the track. Walkers then re-join the boat for the transfer back to Milford.
Then, it’s time for your afternoon boat cruise. Enjoy Milford Sound’s awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of a Real Journey’s scenic boat cruise.
With purpose-built observation lounges and large decks, you can be sure you will get some great viewing opportunities. You’ll see the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest. Keep a look out for wildlife like seals basking on the rocks or dolphins. During the cruise, friendly crew provide commentaries and point out the sights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier.
We recommend you bring comfortable walking shoes, day pack containing warm sweater/fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, insect repellent, drinking water, hiking snacks and camera. We also recommend you have a change of clothes and dry shoes on conclusion of the walk in case it is a wet day. Bring lunch with you or pre-order a packed lunch. This is best eaten on your boat cruise, cafe food can be purchased on board too.
- What Will You Do- Visit the famous Milford track on a guided tour with 11 km of walking distance and 30 meter of height
- See the notorious Sandfly Point, and the beautiful Giant's Gate waterfall
- 1 hour 45 minute Milford Sound scenic boat cruise with Real Journeys to the Tasman Sea, including the picturesque Mitre Peak
- What Is Included- Guided walk
- Professional guide
- Water taxi transport from Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, Milford Track and return
- Safety gear
- Hot drinks
- 1 hour 45 minute Milford Sound scenic boat cruise