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

4.8 / 5

89 reviews

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

From $100.81 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

Free cancellation
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Duration 7.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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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
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
    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
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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

    4.8 / 5

    based on 89 reviews

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    We enjoyed our bus tour and Milford Sound cruise immensely. Our bus driver was so helpful and informative, he was extremely friendly and made our bus right journey most enjoyable. We had awesome views of the Sounds, even going under a waterfall, it was thrilling more so because of customer requests he took us under for a second time

    March 31, 2021

    The whole day was fabulous. The bus is great, very comfy and great with the glass top, to take in the amazing mountains. The boat was lovely with several outside areas. The commentary was amusing, with his cheeky puns. The picnic lunch was great. To top it all of the journey was spectacular.

    March 9, 2021

    It was a wonderful experience from the coach ride to the cruise, we were really well looked after. The scenery was magnificent, our coach driver Gabe stopped along the way for photo shoots and while on the cruise the commentary was fantastic. The highlight for me was seeing the dolphins swimming with us. I would recommend this trip to be put at the top of your bucket list.

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    March 9, 2021

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