Day trip

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

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

From US$ 121.71 per person

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

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Travel on a comfortable, premium 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
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 Nature 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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet at the Te Anau Visitor Center. Please arrive to the meeting point at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.

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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Insect repellent
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • All vessels are fully licensed with a range of beverages plus a selection of snack foods
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 118 reviews

    Review summary

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    Stunning experience! The bus ride was very beautiful and we enjoyed the fact that we didn't drive ourself so there was more time to look around and that there were no worries if we arrive on time at the boat. Our kids (8 and 11) were excited to. On our way back withe the boat we saw a lot of dolphins which made the experience complete.

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    July 10, 2021

    The bus ride out was just as stunning as the cruise. Our driver was wonderful and had a lot of information about the area, it was like a history class at school that you actually wanted to pay attention to. The cruise was beautiful and right up to the falls was simply incredible

    June 16, 2021

    The whole tour including coach and cruise was excellent. Coach driver was very friendly and informative. He made the drive very memorable. Boat trip was amazing and really appreciated the captains commentary and crew We purchased a lunch bag with our tour and we're pleasantly surprised at the great lunch and snacks provided Would highly recommend this day trip

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    June 13, 2021

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