From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Pure Milford

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Pure Milford
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From US$ 105.76 per person

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Enjoy a leisurely trip through the Fiordland National Park with unique photo stops and short nature walks. Experience a 2-hour scenic cruise in Milford Sound aboard a unique glass roof vessel with lunch also included.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Learn about the wonders of the Fiordland National Park from experienced local guides
  • Enjoy multiple scenic stops for stunning photos throughout the day
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board a luxurious glass roof catamaran while you marvel at the stunning scenery
Full description

Start your day in central Te Anau as you board a modern tour bus and begin to explore Fiordland's stunning natural beauty. Knowledgeable local guides will share everything their homeland has to offer through informative commentary, scenic photo stops, and short nature walks. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, and take in the spectacular scenery as mountains plunge into the deep waters of the Fiord. Ancient rainforests give way to towering waterfalls dropping from hanging valleys sparkling into the ocean below. 

Milford Sound is abundant with unique birds and wildlife. See seals lounging on the rocks and playing in the shallows. On occasion dolphins, whales, and the very rare Fiordland Crested Penguin visit the sounds providing privileged photo opportunities. 

Enjoy the fantastic scenery and nature walks in order to fully admire the true wilderness and grand vistas of Fiordland National Park. Hop on board Milford Sound's only premium glass roof catamaran for a 2-hour scenic cruise. Enjoy a picnic on board while you take in the scenery from a different perspective.

  • Pickup and drop-off from central Te Anau
  • 2-hour premium glass roof catamaran cruise at Milford Sound
  • Live English commentary from experienced drivers and skippers
  • Scenic photo stops and short walks in the Fiordland National Park
  • Picnic lunch
  • Complimentary tea and hot water on board the cruise

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    Meeting point

    You will be picked up from Kiwi Country/Hollyford Cafe at 9:30 AM in summer (October-April) and 10 AM in winter (May-September).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Insect repellent

    Know before you go

    • The journey from Te Anau to Milford Sound is about 3 hours including stops
    • Infants (4 and under) are free of charge but will be allocated their own seat
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 131 reviews

    Review summary

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    Very enjoyable ride with Debbie. She was a top notch driver and very informative. . We boarded the coach in Te Anau, but it originated in Queenstown so almost full on arrival. She saved seats for us in the back of the bus. Boarded the cruise immediately upon arriving at The Sound and that too was a delight. Perfect day. Would highly recommend the tour.

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    February 25, 2023

    We had the most special guide/bus driver from Pure Milford. She was such a lovely lady, sorry we can’t remember her name. So helpful and knowledgeable. The boat trip on Milford Sound was amazing and we saw so many waterfalls after all the rainfall. Such a great experience!

    February 8, 2023

    On time, informative, comfortable, exactly as advertised. The driver was brilliant. So informative, and did not stop talking the whole way to Milford Sound. Boat ride was excellent, and lunch was tasty and filling. All in all a great day and worthwhile doing.

    January 3, 2023

    Product ID: 188574