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

Te Anau: Milford Sound 2-Hour Cruise and Scenic Coach Tour

Product ID: 173955
Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on leisurely and extended 2-hour cruise. Enjoy a comfortable coach journey from Te Anau along the Milford Road and benefit from engaging English commentary throughout the day.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Milford Sound’s natural wonders with a fun crew on a leisurely and extended 2-hour cruise
  • Travel in the comfort without having to worry about parking
  • Discover Milford Road without the hassle of self-driving as your experienced guide stops in the best places for magnificent views and photos
  • Admire towering cliffs and peaks, cascading waterfalls, inquisitive wildlife, and luxuriant rain forest clinging to sheer rock faces
  • Experience Milford Sound in style from the comfort of one of the onboard lounge areas
  • Enjoy some delicious food and/or drinks from the onboard cafe and bar
Full description
Discover Milford Sound from Te Anau with a scenic coach journey paired with a relaxed and entertaining 2–hour cruise to the Tasman Sea. Depart Te Anau and enter Fiordland National Park on the stunningly scenic Milford Road.

Take in the grandeur of the untouched wilderness that surrounds you on all sides. From rugged mountains, hanging glaciers to ancient mossy rainforest, punctuated by crystal clear streams and lakes. Sit back and relax as your driver points out the sights and provides light commentary. There will be plenty of photo stops and time for you to take it all in. Arrive in Milford Sound in time to board your cruise vessel to get up close and personal with the wonders of the fiord.

Prepare to be inspired by Milford Sound, whatever its mood - teaming with rain, shrouded in mist or glistening in the sun. Take in the beauty of the waterfalls and towering peaks, with commentary from an experienced local guide. Keep an eye out for penguins, dolphins, seals and the variety of birdlife that call Milford Sound home. 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. Then, it's time to get back on the coach for the return journey to Te Anau.
  • Round-trip transport in a comfortable coach from Te Anau to Milford Sound
  • Experienced driver-guide
  • Scenic photo stops along Milford Road
  • 2-hour cruise on the fiord
  • English commentary on the cruise and coach
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

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 and is around 2 hours from Te Anau
• Food and drinks are available for purchase on the boat and dietary requirements can be catered for
• Hotel pick-ups can be arranged from selected locations direct with the local operator after booking, subject to availability
• It is recommended to bring sensible clothing for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your stay
• Only cash is accepted on the cruise
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Tony Bridge was an excellent tour guide on the bus, very knowledgeable and personable. He made the trip exceptional. In our initial booking we were under the impression that we would be on a coach with a glass roof (‘glass roof guaranteed’ the booking said) so were a little disappointed to see our little 14 seater bus pull up. However, a brilliant day eventuated - thank you.

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November 13, 2019

The boy cruise was amazing and coach driver was sweet. There was so much too see with the waterfalls but wish we saw penguins during the month of July. Assigned seating on the bus if we can choose beforehand would of been easier to assemble passengers. The cost of food and drinks on the cruise was very reasonable. They also accept card not just cash.

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July 16, 2019

Spectacular scenary

The coach was clean, comfortable and prompt. The coach driver was very competent and gave an interesting commentary. It rained almost continually during our trip, which meant there were hundreds of waterfalls in Milford Sound. Our only gripe with the trip was the pop music played on the coach, it was not to our liking and far too loud - we would have much preferred silence. The cruise ship was relatively modern and very comfortable with plenty of room inside and out. Beware, when it rains in Milford Sound it really rains, so be prepared with good raingear or purchase a plastic poncho from the tour company.

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April 11, 2019

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Product ID: 173955