Local Activities

Piopiotahi / Milford Sound

There are many companies operating in Milford Sound, and they’re all very similar in their offerings. As such, you can’t go wrong no matter who you choose! We highly recommend booking a cruise that includes bus transport, rather than self-driving, so that everyone can get to enjoy the view. The local drivers will also ensure that you get to stop at all of the best photo spots.

Rosco’s Milford Kayaks

Scuba Diving
Descend Diving

Cruise boat in Milford Sound – photo credit: Asap Pang

Patea / Doubtful Sound

A less dramatic but arguably more beautiful fjord, Doubtful Sound can only be accessed by boat. RealNZ is the only company currently offering day trips into Doubtful Sound.

Doubtful Sound Kayak


Horse Treks / Quadbiking

Westray Adventures Horse Treks & Quad Tours is just next door

Westray Horse Treks

Day Walks

Kepler Track
Routeburn Track
Lakefront walk
Lake Marian Track
Gertrude Saddle Route (only recommended for experienced hikers / climbers)
And many more!

Lake Marian – photo credit: Tomas Sobek

3 Great Walks in 3 days: Short on time but want to walk all of the 3 Fiordland Great Walks? Check out our package deal to experience 3 guided day walks over the course of 3 days!

Multi-Day Tramps (Hikes)

Kepler Track

Milford Track

Routeburn Track

Hollyford Track

And many more!


Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail (link onto it outside our house!)

One-Way Bike Transfers: FishJet

Scenic Helicopter Experiences

Recommended: Fiordland Helicopters

Fiordland Helicopters picking up guests from Fiordland Eco-Retreat’s front lawn


Fly Fishing / Spin Fishing

Te Anau has some amazing trout fishing! FishJet offers guided tours.