1. New Zealand
  2. Southland Region
  3. Te Anau
  4. Fiordland National Park

From Te Anau: 1-Day Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

Product ID: 118002
Be taken to Milford Sound from Te Anau while you sit back, relax and take in the jaw-dropping scenery and informative commentary. The local driver will show you the best stops on Milford Road, and will connect you with your Milford Sound Cruise.
About this activity
Duration: 7.5 hours
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  • Travel on a comfortable, glass roof coach while you take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound
  • Be shown the best short walks and photo stops along the way
  • Board Milford Sound’s original cruise and get beneath waterfalls, among towering mountains and see native wildlife with foreign language commentary
  • Have a free international buffet lunch and free tea and coffee, freshly prepared by the on-board cruise chefs
Full description
If Milford Sound is the 8th wonder of the world, the road to Milford is surely the 9th. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes.

Be taken to Milford Sound while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Your experienced, local coach driver will show you the best short walks and photo stops on the Milford Road, and will connect you seamlessly with the Milford Sound Scenic Cruise.

Milford Sound is approximately a 5-hour drive or 45 minute flight from Queenstown. The Milford Coach & Cruise trips depart daily from Queenstown and Te Anau with return scenic flights available (weather permitting) – meaning you’ll see even more.
  • Lunch
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Te Anau Visitor Center, 80 lakefront drive, Te Anau 9600.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Bring non-slip shoes, waterproof jacket, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera and plenty of memory card space
• All vessels are fully licensed with a range of beverages plus a selection of snack foods
• Smoking is not permitted on any of the vessels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Wonderful tour. Driver was informative and friendly. Coach was comfortable. Cruise was beautiful. Lunch was good. Staff was helpful and friendly. Highly recommend. Option to take the coach from Queenstown, would be about 4 hours one way for a 2 hour cruise of the sound. We were very happy to only have to travel from Te Anua, which was 2 hours one way.

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11 March 2020

Liz at the booking office was fantastic and put us on a better tour with not so many people. We had such a great trip seeing the beautiful sights on our way. She also picked us up from the bus and deliver us to our motel. Thank you for a great time to help us celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary.

13 December 2019

What a great experience, South Island at its best.

this was worth every penny, the driver was knowledgeable and gave a great commentary of all the surrounding areas, local tidbits and a bit of humour. The drive was wonderful and getting on the boat and seeing the Milford Sounds in all its spectacular glory was divine. A day full of wonder and seeing the South Island at its very best, we have such an amazing back yard that everyone should see.

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10 October 2018

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Southern Discoveries

Product ID: 118002