Day trip

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Activity provider: Milford Sound Select

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Activity provider: Milford Sound Select

From US$ 106.97 per person

Ride in a luxury coach with a glass rooftop from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Then embark on an immersive Nature cruise with wildlife and waterfalls.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Experience the natural landscapes of Milford Sound on this immersive nature tour
  • Sit back and relax along the way on a custom built coach with extra legroom
  • Stop multiple times on the way to Milford Sound for photos
  • Marvel at the wildlife and beautiful vistas aboard a boat on Milford Sound
  • Purchase snacks and refreshments on board to make your journey
Full description

Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes on this tour of Milford Sound. Ride on a comfortable, heated luxury coach, walk through the rainforest, and cruise around Milford Sound with dolphins and waterfalls.

This coach trip includes a Milford Sound cruise aboard a comfortable, purpose-built cruise boat with optional lunch and refreshments. Enjoy multiple stops on your way to Milford Sound. Board your luxury coach in Te Anau and then sit back and relax as you are driven into Milford Sound. Enjoy a stop at the mirror lakes, a beautiful 5-minute boardwalk through a rainforest, and other photo opportunities that make your journey to Milford Sound even more special.  On arrival at Milford Sound, you immediately proceed to the boat terminal, where your driver will give you your boat pass and direct you to your cruise boat. Upon boarding, make yourself comfortable in one of the saloons or catch the scenery from the decks. Milford Sound is famous for its waterfalls, and if it's raining it's even more spectacular. The boats nudge right up to the base of the waterfalls, often challenging visitors to fill a glass of water from the cascading plumes. 

This luxury tour already has reserved window seating for you, so no need to worry about getting a seat. On board feel free to buy yourself snacks and sandwiches from the café. The boats are often escorted by pods of dolphins, while seals bask on the rocks. Take in the stunning scenery while your skipper gets you as close as possible to the wildlife for some fantastic photos.

The cruise will take you out to the point where the fiord meets the open sea. It is here at Anita Bay that the Maori collected their sacred Pounamu or Greenstone – prized for making tools, jewelry, and ornaments, and still a highly-valued stone today. 

  • Airconditioned coach with reclining seats, ample legroom, toilet, PA and sound system, and safety features
  • Cruise vessel with tables, viewing areas, and liquor facilities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Full Milford Sound cruise
  • Live tour commentary provided in English on the coach
  • Live tour commentary provided in English on the cruise
  • Multiple stops for beautiful photo opportunities on your way to Milford Sound
  • Child seats for transport (you must provide these, and may be turned away if you don't)
  • Snacks (available for purchase on the boat)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please make your way to the Southern Discoveries Office, where you will be collected for this tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks

Know before you go

  • Warm clothes are needed in winter
  • Pack a breakfast for the coach journey
  • Appropriate child restraints are not provided by the operator. These must be provided by the parent or caregiver - without this you may be turned away and unable to travel - please be prepared.

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