Milford Track Day Hike:
This one day guided Milford Track walk offers the chance to experience a taste of this stunning track. Following a coach transfer to Te Anau Downs, cruise to the head of beautiful Lake Te Anau comes the start of the track. Walk alongside the emerald waters of the Clinton River, then cross a swing bridge and stroll through ancient beech forest to the Clinton Hikers Hut. Lunch and hot drinks are enjoyed beside a mountain stream or at the Hut. There is plenty of time for you to relax, take photos and view the native bird and plant life. Operates Nov - mid Apr.
Key Summit on the Routeburn Track Day Hike:
A guided small group day excursion from Te Anau to Key Summit on the renowned Routeburn Track. Begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Milford Road to the Divide Shelter - the starting point for the guided walk to Key Summit. There are opportunities for short nature walks and photo stops along the way. The walk ascends through lush, temperate rainforest on a well maintained track. The steady climb takes approximately 2 hours at a leisurely pace. Learn about the natural and human heritage of Fiordland. Gaining an elevation of 400 metres, emerge from the forest into the alpine environment, with panoramic views of high snowy peaks, alpine lakes, and deep bush clad valleys and our stop for lunch. After lunch steps are retraced to the Divide Shelter before returning to Te Anau by coach.
Milford Coach Walk and Cruise:
From Te Anau travel along the spectacular Milford Road to the start of the Routeburn Track. Here you can choose to embark on a 2.5hr unguided walk ascending up through lush beech rainforest into an alpine environment with panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush-clad valleys. Alternatively, a second option offers a guided nature exploration of the secluded lower Hollyford Valley. After a wilderness tea break, you'll join a nature cruise for a leisurely exploration of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. The cruise provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to view waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.
Te Anau Glow Worm Caves:
You'll begin with a cruise across beautiful Lake Te Anau to the western side of the lake to meet your guide. As you explore this mysterious underworld by path and small boat, your senses will be overwhelmed. You'll discover fossils and rock formations, and view rushing waterfalls and whirlpools. Learn how the caves are still being carved out by the incredible and relentless power of nature, before gliding through silent darkness to the glowworm grotto. The delicate incandescence of thousands of tiny glowworms is a magical sight.
Fish Jet offers a standout experience on the bountiful Waiau River - trout fishing from a jet boat. Suitable for all ages, guests journey along a stunning river bordered by Fiordland National Park in what is the ultimate introduction to famous New Zealand trout fishing. No experience required; this trip offers something for everyone. Choose from half to full days.
What Makes This Fishing Experience Different?
The Waiau River. Accessible to very few anglers, this large clear river is full of feisty Rainbow and cunning Brown Trout – 3-400 per km, at last count. The evening rises and mayfly hatches are bsomething to seeThe surroundings. Talk about a special place! Flowing through Fiordland National Park, the river offers world-heritage recognized surroundings and scenery.
The diversity of fishing. Dry fly or spin fishing. Nymph fishing. Sight fishing. Boat fishing or wading … We can offer a broad range of fishing experiences in a single morning or afternoon.
The jetboat. Our purpose- built jet boat is a stable fishing platform and a means to move quickly around the river’s beaches and islands during your trip.
The numbers who can enjoy the experience. Share your fishing with more than one or two people – on Waiau trips we can cater to groups of up to 8, depending on your group’s preferred style of fishing.
The company. Mark is a member of the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Assoc. and a great man to spend some time fishing with. He’s a passionate angler with an intimate knowledge of Fiordland’s fishing spots formed over many years since he used to skip school to go fishing.
The ease of it all. With the boat at your disposal, getting to the fish isn’t hard work. A Distinctive Fishing Experience day is about the fishing, not the slog to the next spot. It’s the perfect complement to more strenuous days, if you’re in Fiordland fishing for a while.