Take a guided adventure to Milford Sound with a friendly team offering 60 years of local knowledge. Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise is a premium, unforgettable guided coach and cruise day trip experience. Travel in safety along the amazing drive departing from Queenstown, or Te Anau, with views including Lake Wakatipu, Lake Te Anau and scenic sights along the Milford road.
Take the hassle out of driving to Milford Sound and join a guided coach tour from Queenstown. Sit back, relax and enjoy magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Your experienced local coach driver will show you the best views along the Milford Road and connect you seamlessly with a 2-hour lunch cruise. Journey in a spacious glass-roof coach with USB charging ports. Marvel at the native rainforest, spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Pause briefly in Te Anau before continuing along the spectacular alpine Milford Road. Admire incredible views at Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobbs Flat or Monkey Creek and pose for photos. Be wowed by the glacially-carved Milford Sound as you approach the visitor terminal. Seize your cruise and lunch passes from the driver who’ll help you find your cruise departure gate. Climb aboard a purpose-built catamaran for a nature cruise along the fiord’s deep blue waters with the original Milford Sound operators. Marvel at the impressive natural landscape and keep a lookout for native wildlife like dolphins, seals and penguins. Be fascinated by live commentary from your specialist nature guide and join the skipper in the open wheelhouse. Get within touching distance of impressive glacially-carved rock walls and feel the full force of the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls on your face. Awed and satisfied, rejoin your driver for the scenic return journey to Queenstown.
7:00 AM depart Queenstown (hotel pick-ups on way out of town)
9:30 AM arrive Te Anau for short café stop
10:00 AM depart Te Anau, there will be about three stops on the Milford Road (time permitting)
1:00 PM arrive Milford Sound Visitor Terminal
1:15 PM depart on your nature cruise
3:00 PM arrive Milford terminal and reboard coach
5:00 PM arrive Te Anau for short café stop
5:30 PM depart Te Anau
7:30 PM arrive Queenstown
Return transport in a premium coach.
Milford Sound Nature Cruise
FREE Tea & Coffee
Southern Discoveries Queenstown Visitor Centre. 110 Beach Street, Queenstown.
Complimentary hotel pick up & drop off from central Queenstown accommodation is available upon request.
Please advise detail at time of booking.
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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