From cascading waterfalls, age-old rainforests, looming glaciers and valleys, navigate the Milford Track in the wilderness of Firodland National Park. one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features and exceptional beauty. Experience the sights of Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Walking Season: October to April

Walking Distance: 53.5 km one way

The lakeside town of Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland National Park and the Milford Track. There are good accommodation options in a remarkable alpine setting from luxury lodges, hotels & ...

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  1. Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip, self-drive

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    Discover New Zealand’s most epic natural scenery with this luxury 12-day, self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s must-see sights.

    Departing from Christchurch, board the Tranzalpine to Greymouth and experience one of the world’s best inland rail journeys before picking up your hire car. From a helicopter, take in jaw-dropping aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise Lake Wanaka and discover rare birds and a secret lake. Get your heart pounding in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the Southern Hemisphere, with hundreds of outdoor activities to choose from including jetboating, bungy jumping, mountain biking and more. Walk and cruise the Milford Sound and be transported to a fantastical world of crystalline fiords and snow-capped mountains. Drive the Scenic Southern Route – one of the world’s most scenic drives – and explore the southern cities of Invercargill and Dunedin. Traverse Hooker Valley and Aoraki Mount Cook and marvel at some of the world’s darkest, most star-filled skies.

    This incredible 12-day, self-drive road trip is offered at two price points: -4-star “best” staying at some of the South Island’s best 4-star hotels.-4-5-star “luxury” staying at a mix of 4 and 5-star hotels and lodges, for those seeking a little more luxury.

    Both versions of the road trip include 11-nights in handpicked accommodations throughout the South Island. A hire car is included for the duration of the trip. Selected meals, activities and experiences are also included.

    Be swept away by the natural beauty of New Zealand on the Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  2. Ultimate Luxury South Island Road Trip 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous Milford Sound.

    Departing from Christchurch, set out in your included compact SUV to discover majestic landscapes that offer awe and adventure in equal measure. Over eight days, be blown away by lush peninsulas, turquoise lakes, sparkling glaciers, snowcapped mountains and more. Step back in time in Oamaru and explore the country’s oldest public gardens, renowned Victorian architecture and two penguin colonies. Ride horses through the Ahuriri Valley, a dramatic landscape of rugged mountain country, wetlands, tussock lands and beech forest. Get your heart pumping in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Or, sample world-famous wines in the nearby Gibbston Valley. Cap off your adventure with a 5-star cruise through the breath-taking Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attraction. This highly adaptable, self-paced itinerary is sure to leave you spellbound!

    At the end of each action-packed day, rest and relax in some of New Zealand’s best super lodges. These ultra-luxe accommodations have been handpicked for their outstanding location, impeccable design, gourmet cuisine and one-of-a-kind activities and experiences. They are owned and operated by people who share a deep love and knowledge of their surroundings and a dedication to ensuring you have the holiday experience of a lifetime

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    This ultra-luxe package includes accommodation and exclusive experiences at New Zealand’s famous super lodges in Oamaru, the Ahuriri Valley and Queenstown, as well as a 5-star cruise in the famous Milford Sound.

    Treat yourself to the ultimate South Island experience on this ultra-luxe, 8-day self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown. You deserve the very best!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  3. Great Walks Discovery - Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks, and enjoy Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound cruises. This walking tour offers the very best of hikes in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.

    Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features, exceptional beauty and critical role in demonstrating the Earth's evolutionary history. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home to Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.

    Known as the 'Walking Capital of the World', Fiordland is the location of multiple iconic walking tracks. This package incorporates the very best hikes of the region, offering an ultimate Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound experience to its spectacular scenery, wildlife and history over 5 days.

    A range of 4-5 star hotels, lodges, chalets and overnight boat cruise are included in the tour. All rooms have enusite.

    This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided walks, water taxis for all hikes, a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown as well as all meals mentioned in the itinerary.

    This is a bucket list hiking trip where you need not forgo any creature comforts.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

     

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  4. The Ultimate Luxury Fiordland Walk - Three Tracks, Milford Luxury Overnight Cruise & Heli Hike 4D3N, Fully Guided

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    Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, and Routeburn Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise. Farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, from native forests, alpine lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys, you return and relax at the luxury 5 star accommodation Fiordland lodge and luxury boutique cruise by night. You'll be serviced with New Zealand's fine food and wine focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.

    Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features four world class tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track, and Routeburn Track.

    Not only is the landscape phenomenal, the natural wildlife here is abundant too. Seals, dolphins and penguins can all be spotted from above the water on your luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise, while rare black coral, lobsters and schools of fish can be viewed as the boat's HD ROV (high definition remotely operated vehicle) delves deep into the sea.

    Spend three nights at luxury boutique lodge - Fiordland Lodge. And last night onboard a luxurious 5-star boat featuring an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, tender, and superb cuisine. Taking only 20 passengers a night, in luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views, it's sure to offer you a unique luxury boutique-cruising experience in Milford Sound.

    Combining the best New Zealand walking experience with acclaimed Fiordland lodge and luxury Milford Sound overnight cruise, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, the walk is the ultimate in luxury in Fiordland.

    Departure Dates:

    Departs daily on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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    Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, and Routeburn Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound ...
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  5. Fiordland Adventure Heli Hike, Cruise & Cycle 3D2N, Partially Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford track, heli hike the Kepler Track and cycle the scenic Lake2Lake Trail. With diverse and spectacular scenery, from native forests, lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys this tour offers the very best of Fiordland adventure.

    Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home of Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. One of the greatest assets of Fiordland is the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler tracks, three of New Zealand's premier Great Walks. This package highlights the very best of these tracks, offering an introduction to the spectacular scenery, wildlife and history of each over three days.

    Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features three world class Great Walks tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, and Milford Track.

    Farewell unforgettable tracks, you will return to your elegant accommodation in Te Anau, and relax in your deluxe room with striking views of Lake Te Anau from your window. And then enjoy impressive South Island cuisine.

    An unique and unforgettable Fiordland adventure experience.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  6. Just Milford Luxury - Milford Track Walk & Milford Sound Luxury Overnight Cruise 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford Track with a private guide and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise. This walk and luxury cruise combo tour offers an lifetime experience in Milford Sound over two days.

    Milford Sound is like no other place on Earth. With majestic peaks that tower hundreds of metres both above and below sea level, cascading waterfalls and pristine rainforest, it’s undoubtedly the most spectacular of New Zealand’s thirteen fiords.

    Not only is the landscape phenomenal, the natural wildlife here is abundant too. Seals, dolphins and penguins can all be spotted from above the water on your luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise, while rare black coral, lobsters and schools of fish can be viewed as the boat's HD ROV (high definition remotely operated vehicle) delves deep into the sea.

    Your tour departs from Queenstown. You will be picked up from your Queenstown accommodation and head to Milford Sound. Your luxurious 5-star boat features an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, tender, and superb cuisine. Taking only 20 passengers a night, in luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views, it's sure to offer you a unique luxury boutique-cruising experience in Milford Sound.

    When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. After disembarking the next morning, your private guide will meet you at the cruise terminal and accompany you hiking the Milford Track, described as "the Finest Walk in the World" - a must when visiting the region. Walk through ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses and lichens leading to the Giant Gate Waterfall. Then private transfer back to Queenstown.

    You'll enjoy the natural wonders of Milford Sound at dawn, dusk or underneath the stars on a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise.

    Departure Dates:

    Departs daily on request from 1st of October to 31st of May

    Price

    All other Departures: $1,750 AUD per person, twin share

    December - February Departures: $1,900 AUD per person, twin share

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    Descend through carved glacial valleys to Milford to land aboard the boat.

    Please contact us for departure dates and availability. Exclusive charters are available upon request. The cruises are guided by expert crew, are fully catered, with all equipment supplied.E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

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  7. Fiordland & Milford Sound Cycle, Kayak & Walk + Milford Sound Overnight Cruise 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    This spectacular Milford Sound cycling adventure from Queenstown provides an unique opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Fiordland and the enchanting Milford Sound on wheels. Enjoy two of NZ's the best rides - Queenstown Trail and Around The Mountains Cycle Trail. Kayak to Pidgeon Island on the majestic Lake Wakatipu, walk along the famous Routeburn Track. Spend a night on a Milford Sound overnight cruise before pedalling around Te Anau and the hidden Mavora Lakes site featured in the Lord of the Rings. This active tour truly offers the very best of cycling and walking in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.

    Your journey begins in Queenstown, where you will embark on this amazing journey towards Milford Sound. You will cycle from Queenstown to Milford Sound with guides and a supporting vehicle. You'll ride a section of Queenstown Trails, which meanders through some of New Zealand's most breathtaking scenery.

    You'll ride a section of the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail on the second day, a dedicated cycle path that allows you to enjoy the scenery of sheep & cattle country surrounded by spectacular mountains free from traffic, passing through rich farm lands.

    Queenstown Trail and Around The Mountains Cycle Trail are both New Zealand's 22 Great Rides, part of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

    In the heart of Fiordland National Park, you'll hike on the world-famous Routeburn Track to Key Summit and enjoy a majestic overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, with options to swim or kayak. When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. You'll have many opportunities for wildlife spotting such as penguins, seals and dolphins as well as learning about the history and natural environment of the fiord.

    This sensational cycle journey concludes with a tour of a high country sheep station, afternoon tea and a boat transfer across Lake Wakatipu back to Queenstown.

    This is an active cycling tour and you are expecting to ride 35 to 65km / 15 to 40miles each day accompanied by professional qualified driver/guide and a vehicle support. Bike hire and helmet is included. You only need to carry a daypack. E-bike upgrade is available at an additional cost.

    This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided cycling/walking, a Milford Sound overnight cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown as well as most meals.

    An unique and unforgettable cycling experience in Milford Sound.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  8. Just Milford - Milford Track Walk & Milford Sound Overnight Cruise 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford Track with a private guide and enjoy a Milford Sound overnight cruise. This walk and cruise combo tour offers the 'must-do' experiences in Fiordland over two days.

    Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features, exceptional beauty and critical role in demonstrating the Earth's evolutionary history. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home to Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.

    Your tour departs from Queenstown. You will be picked up from your Queenstown accommodation and head to Milford Sound, where your overnight cruise awaits. When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. You'll have many opportunities for wildlife spotting such as penguins, seals and dolphins as well as learning about the history and natural environment of the fiord. After disembarking the next morning, your private guide will meet you at the cruise terminal and company you hiking the Milford Track, described as "the Finest Walk in the World" - a must when visiting the region. Walk through ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses and lichens in vibrant shades of green leads to Giant Gate Waterfall. Then private transfer back to Queenstown.

    An unique and unforgettable walking and cruising experience in Milford Sound.

    Departure daily on request from 15th September to 20th May.

    Price

    All other Departures: $1,450 AUD per person, twin share

    December - February Departures: $1,600 AUD per person, twin share

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  9. North Island to South Island Gourmet Walking 13D12N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Auckland, this 13 day gourmet walk enable you to experience the contrast between the North and South of New Zealand in true kiwi comfort and style. Walk among towering granite peaks, wander pristine alpine lakes and rivers, journey into isolated valleys and glow worm caves. Taste the acclaimed New Zealand wines, and find yourself in front of picture perfect volcanic peaks. You'll find yourself wanting to pause at every place to document the dramatic vistas as they unfold in front of you.

    Start your journey cruising out to Waiheke Island for some exclusive wineries and stunning coastline, then head to fairy-tale Whirinaki Forest and the spectacular Huka Falls. When your North Island part of journey concludes while you stare and admiring the dramatic beauty of Tongariror National Park, celebrate your arrival on the South Island where you'll discover a new meaning of the word 'dramatic' in Fiordland and Milford Sound. Walk the valleys and forests surrounding Lake Wakatipu and relax with some of the world's finest wines from Central Otago.

    The Central Otago region is New Zealand's finest producer of Pinot Noir. Venture down the Kawarau River Gorge to a local winery. You'll enjoy a winery tour, then taste and immerse yourself in the wine-making process before relaxing in Queenstown with views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks. Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality and location. On this trip, you'll stay at VR Rotorua Lake Resort located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, old world charm Chateau Tongariro set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu in the heart of the National Park, Crown Plaza featuring stunning views over Lake Wakatip, mountain view Milford Sound Chalets in Milford Sound, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas positioning on the tranquil shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau, and Edgewater Resort on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. There is one dinner not included, so you can head out and explore the options on your own. With dinner every night, you'll also be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    The tour starts from Auckland and concludes in Queenstown. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This North Island to South Island 13 Day Gourmet Walk is to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

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  10. Far South Island Gourmet Walk 10D9N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Queenstown, this ten-day-nine-night far South Island walking tour offers you the opportunity to walk in an area like no other on the planet - the Wakatipu basin, Mount Aspiring National Park, Fiordland, Milford Sound, Routeburn Track, and Milford Track are all on show in this incredible trip.

    The far south of New Zealand is defined by incredibly beautiful jagged landscapes waiting to be experienced on foot, in the air, and from the water. You'll walk amidst towering granite peaks, pristine alpine lakes, crystal clear rivers, isolated valleys, Fiords, glaciers and rainforests.

    The Central Otago region is New Zealand's finest producer of Pinot Noir. Venture down the Kawarau River Gorge to a local winery. You'll enjoy a winery tour, taste and immerse yourself in the wine-making process before relaxing in Queenstown with views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks.

    Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality, and location. On this trip, you'll stay at Crown Plaza featuring stunning views over Lake Wakatip, mountain view Milford Sound Chalets in Milford Sound, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas along the tranquil shores of the beautiful Lake Te Anau, and Edgewater Resort on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. There is one dinner not included, so you can head out and explore the options on your own. With dinner every night, you'll also be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    All transfers to and from Queenstown as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This Far South Island 10 day gourmet walk will enable you to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes of New Zealand.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Departing from Queenstown, this ten-day-nine-night far South Island walking tour offers you the opportunity to walk in an area like no other on the ...
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