Try a Nature cruise in the morning. Milford Sound is stunning and generally calm in the morning, there are less people around and it frees up your entire afternoon to do many of the scenic stops on your trip back to Te Anau
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Milford Sound (Self-Drive)
Milford Sound is a 2 and a half hour drive from Te Anau, 99% of people do this trip in one day and return to Te Anau the same night. The drive itself is spectacular- with many beautiful places to stop along the way. We have a map with all these places marked on it and our friendly staff will be more than happy to share their local knowledge with you.
If you were to self drive the options are:
Other than the durations of the trips, the differences are: The Nature cruise has specialist Nature guides on board the boats, giving you a live commentary throughout the trip. The Nature cruise is also on a smaller boat.