Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Lake Marian Tracks, Heli-hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a Milford Sound Overnight Cruise. This walking tour truly offers the very best of hiking 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 experience to its spectacular scenery, wildlife and history over 5 days.
Your tour departs from Queenstown. You will be picked up from your Queenstown accommodation and commence four day hikes based in Te Anau. You hike to Lake Marian amongst forest and alpine scenery. You hike the famous Kepler Track admiring stunning lake vistas. The track winds past the alpine grassland of the Jackson Peaks, mountains, native forest, glacier-carved valleys and waterfalls. Plenty of native birds can be spotted as you wind through mossy beech forests. You will also hike 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. The Routeburn Track offers spectacular alpine views and flowers. The soaring peaks, enormous valleys, waterfalls, and alpine lakes are home to cheeky kea, the world's only alpine parrot, as well as tomtits, robins and fantails.
On Day 4, you will board your Milford Sound Overnight Cruise and enjoy the ultimate Milford Sound experience. 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, you'll transfer to Queenstown.
Your elegant accommodation each night at Te Anau is Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas, where you can relax in your deluxe room with striking views of Lake Te Anau before enjoying impressive South Island cuisine.
This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided walks, a helicopter flight for Kepler Track hiking, water taxis for all hikes, a Milford Sound Overnight Cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown and Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop-off as well as all meals and trail snacks.
An unique and unforgettable walking experience.