1. New Zealand
  2. Fiordland
  3. Fiordland National Park

Milford Sound 2-Hour Waterfalls, Peaks, and Wildlife Cruise

Product ID: 173850
Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Milford Sound’s natural wonders with a fun crew on a leisurely and extended 2-hour cruise. Glorious on a fine day, Milford Sound’s ethereal, moody beauty in the rain is equally spectacular.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • Prepare to be inspired by Milford Sound, whatever its mood - teaming with rain, shrouded in mist or glistening in the sun
  • Experience the spray of a waterfall as you get up close and personal with the wonders of the fiord
  • Admire towering cliffs and peaks including the iconic Mitre Peak that rises more than a kilometer straight out of the sea
  • Marvel at waterfalls cascading into the fiord and luxuriant rainforests that clings to the sheer rock faces
  • Enjoy an extended 2-hour cruise on a newly renovated boat with spacious viewing decks and comfortable lounge areas
Full description
Discover Milford Sound’s best value, most relaxed and entertaining 2–hour cruise to the Tasman Sea. Make your own way to the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal to embark on your adventure. You might like to consider staying overnight in beautiful Te Anau, Manapouri, or surrounding areas to shorten the drive time.

Arrive with plenty of time to find parking and make your way to the visitor terminal. Allow 30 to 45-minutes (in summer) to ensure you can board your cruise vessel in time. Set sail to get up close and personal with the wonders of the fiord. Take in the beauty of the waterfalls and towering peaks, with commentary from an experienced local guide.

Penguins, dolphins, seals and a variety of birdlife call Milford Sound home so keep your eyes peeled for that once in a lifetime photo opportunity. Glorious on a fine day, Milford Sound’s ethereal, moody beauty in the rain is equally spectacular. Enjoy 2-hours around the fiord and experience the spray of the waterfalls from the safety of inside the boat - or be brave and get right under it.
  • 2-hour cruise on a newly renovated boat
  • Comfortable lounger areas with outward-facing seats so you don't miss the views
  • Onboard cafe and bar with freshly made food and tap beer
  • Live commentary in English
  • Plenty of indoor and outdoor viewing areas
  • Open bow deck – great for getting up close and personal with the waterfalls
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring along sensible footwear, a waterproof jacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and cash for food and drinks
• The journey to Milford Sound is just as spectacular as the destination itself. It is around 5 hours drive from Queenstown and around 3-hours drive from Te Anau
• Food and drinks are available for purchase on the boat and dietary requirements can be catered for
• Fiordland’s weather is what gives the region its unique character. You should always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit. It is recommended to bring sensible clothing for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your stay
• Only cash is accepted on the cruise
• From August 5 to 23 August the boat will be on survey and a replacement boat will be in use so no alcohol will be available, the food and inside boat features will differ, and the cruise duration will be 1 hour 40 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Boat was fitted out great, new & very clean. Food was fantastic with prices reasonable considering size of dishes. The captain was very funny and entertaining. Went at 12.30pm which is a great time if you’re driving from Te Anau yourself and stopping along the way. Then plenty of time to get back.

2 January 2020

Great cruise, just a little confusing on where to go and get tickets as it’s advertised as Get Your Guide but it’s the Go Orange booth and cruise ship. Go on the earliest cruise for more space on the boat. It was well worth it and the captain was very informative and stopped for a penguin on the rocks!

23 October 2019

It was a really good experience. The boat went round all different parts of Milford Sound showing waterfalls and wildlife. It was just a shame on that day that there was low visibility and rain. But this obviously isn't the fault of the tour and would recommend them. Great boat with all the facilities you need and friendly staff.

5 August 2019

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Product ID: 173850