From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise Day Trip

4.9 / 5

55 reviews

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise Day Trip

From $90.14 per person

Journey to the spectacular Milford Sound on a day trip from Te Anau to enjoy an extended nature cruise along the fiord to the Tasman Sea.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from photo stops and short walks along Milford Road
  • Discover the stunning sights of Milford Sound on a 2-hour nature cruise
  • Nudge into waterfalls, spot wildlife, and listen to informative commentary on the cruise
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Discover Milford Sound on an 8-hour adventure with round-trip transport from Te Anau and a 2-hour cruise through the fiord. If you are looking to explore both Milford and Doubtful Sounds, it is worth staying one or two nights in Te Anau. There is plenty to do plus you will save yourself the long journeys to and from Queenstown. At Milford Sound, climb aboard the leisurely nature cruise for an informative, interactive, and relaxed experience. A specialist guide will provide live informative commentary and you can admire the fiord’s wildlife, waterfalls, and mountains. Enjoy lunch on board the cruise — you may bring your own lunch or purchase snacks and drinks (cash only) on the vessel. Be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit; the landscape is especially dramatic when it rains in Fiordland. Enjoy the spectacular views from a dry, comfortable vantage point on board the vessel. Following the cruise, immediately board the luxury coach for the return journey to Te Anau, arriving between 4:30 PM and 5:45 PM, depending on the season.
Includes
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • English-only live commentary
  • 2-hour Milford Sound cruise
  • Interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese
  • Drinks from the licensed bar on board (cash only)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before departure to Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Bring sensible clothing (a waterproof jacket, warm sweater, fleece jacket) and footwear (nonslip shoes or boots) for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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Out driver/guide was awesome and filled us with knowledge and answered our questions. The glass roof bus was the best, the rock faces and mountains are so high you could see to the top thru the roof, awesome idea. The boat trip was a phenomenal experience, seeing dolphins along the way the waterfalls were forever changing and a spectacular site to behold......a very moving experience. We will be back.

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May 12, 2021

My partner and I joined the tour at Te anau.Everything on time and very informative staff at the meeting point. Would not recommend self driving. We enjoyed the glass roof viewing of the coach,informative commentary and all the stops for the best viewing. Great value definitely a bucket list must do. Well done Real Journeys.T

March 22, 2021

We greatly appreciated the coach tour from Te Anau to Milford. This was the highlight of the tour whereas we had anticipated that the cruise in Milford Sound would have been the higher point. Brian, the coach driver and guide was exceptional in giving informative and lively guidance covering the environmental history and geomorphological information. Nothing short of impressive. As well, critical information on safety was clearly delivered. He was personable and articulated clearly. The coach was also of a high order - comfortable seating angled for optimal viewing and with clear roof for maximum appreciation of the forest canopy and the high and precipitate rock walls immediately proximate to the road.

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December 17, 2020

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