Duration Duration: Up to 12hrs 30mins

Due to recent weather events and damage caused by flooding closing the Milford road, the Milford road will be re-opening on 21 February to commercial coach traffic only. Experience the magic of Milford Sound on our Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise day trip*, a special direct coach trip with a refreshment stop in Te Anau. You can settle back and enjoy the panoramic views and entertaining commentary as your experienced driver points out the highlights. Travelling in the safety of our premium, glass roof coaches you’ll arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to cruise. Book online today.

*Due to recent weather events and Milford road repairs we are operating special Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise day trips. The Underwater Observatory and Cruise & Kayak experiences will not be operating until further notice.


Day Trips from Queenstown

  • Our premium glass roof coach surrounds you with amazing views.
  • Settle into a spacious and comfortable seat with FREE WiFi (75MB limit) and USB charging ports.
  • Coach driver provides entertaining and informative commentary in English.
  • Headset commentary available on coach in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German
    & Portuguese.
  • Includes pick-up from most Queenstown accommodation and main bus stops.
  • Option to return to Queenstown on a scenic flight or by helicopter.
  • Lunch inclusions and options vary by trip.
  • Coach & Scenic Cruise VIP upgrade available which includes exclusive VIP Lounge access.
  • Save up to $10 per hour on parking fees by travelling to Milford Sound by coach instead of car or campervan.

*Cruise & Kayak experience requires children 5yrs to 14yrs to be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.

Day Trips from Te Anau

  • Our small coach departure leaves directly from Te Anau with a smaller group size and English-only commentary from our coach driver.
  • All other day trips from Te Anau join one of our glass roof coaches from Queenstown.
  • Go slow and savour the journey with a guarantee of at least 6 photo stops and short walks on the Milford Road.
  • Includes pick-up from most Te Anau accommodation providers.
  • Lunch inclusions and options vary by trip.
  • Save up to $10 per hour on parking fees by travelling to Milford Sound by coach instead of car or campervan

*Cruise & Kayak experience requires children 5yrs to 14yrs to be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.

COMPARE OUR MILFORD SOUND DAY TRIPS

Summer
Winter

Summer

1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020

Coach & Cruise

Departs/
Returns
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DepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline Special 
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach & Nature Cruise* 7.30pm$215$130
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach & Nature Cruise*Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch7.30pm$235$130
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach, Cruise & Kayak*Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch
& Underwater Observatory
9.15pm$375$245
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise*7.45pm$215$125
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise*International Buffet Lunch7.45pm$235$125
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
VIP upgrade*
VIP Lounge & International Buffet Lunch***7.45pm$275$175
Queenstown7.45am8.00am Coach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory*
Picnic Lunch9.15pm$265$140
Te Anau8.15am8.30amSmall Coach & Cruise^5.00pm$125$75
Te Anau8.15am8.30amSmall Coach, Cruise & Kayak*Picnic Lunch &
Underwater Observatory
7.00pm$255$185
Te Anau9.30am9.45amCoach & Nature Cruise*5.00pm$195$120
Te Anau9.30am9.45amCoach & Nature Cruise*Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch5.00pm$215$120
Te Anau9.30am9.45amCoach, Cruise & Kayak*Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch
& Underwater Observatory
7.00pm$355$235
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise* 5.15pm$195$115
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise*International Buffet Lunch 5.15pm$215$115
Te Anau10.45am11.00am Coach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory*
Picnic Lunch 7.00pm$245$130

*Due to recent weather events and road repairs we are operating daily special Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise day trips. The Underwater Observatory and Kayaking experiences will not be operating until further notice. We anticipate being fully operational again very soon.
***VIP upgrade: Exclusive VIP lounge & viewing deck access, complimentary drink of choice, Kiwi bird soft toy for children, waterproof touch phone cover.
^Add a picnic lunch for only $20 per person.


Coach & Cruise with return Flight

Departs/ReturnsCheck-in
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DepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild from 
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach & Nature Cruise
with return flight
Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch4.15pm$619$360
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach, Cruise & Kayak*
with return flight
Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch
& Underwater Observatory
5.15pm$795$505
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
with return flight
International Buffet Lunch4.30pm$619$360
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
VIP upgrade**
with return flight
VIP Lounge & International
Buffet Lunch
4.30pm$695from $435
Queenstown7.45am8.00amCoach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory

with return flight
Picnic Lunch5.45pm$685$400

* Cruise & Kayak experience requires children 5 - 14 years to be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.
** VIP upgrade: Exclusive VIP lounge & viewing deck access, complimentary drink of choice, Kiwi bird soft toy for children, waterproof touch phone cover.


Coach & Cruise with return Heli

Departs/ReturnsCheck-in
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DepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild from 
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach & Nature Cruise
with return heli
Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch4.15pm$1080$715
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach, Cruise & Kayak*
with return heli
Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch
& Underwater Observatory
5.15pm$1210$830
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
with return heli
International Buffet Lunch4.30pm$1070$710
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
VIP Lounge upgrade**
with return heli
VIP Lounge & International
Buffet Lunch
4.30pm$1110from $760
Queenstown7.45am8.00amCoach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory

with return heli
Picnic Lunch5.45pm$1100$720

* Cruise & Kayak experience requires children 5 - 14 years to be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.
** VIP upgrade: Exclusive VIP lounge & viewing deck access, complimentary drink of choice, Kiwi bird soft toy for children, waterproof touch phone cover.


Winter

1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise 7.30pm$185$89
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise Picnic Lunch**7.30pm$205$99
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return flightPicnic Lunch**4.15pm$619$360

Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heliPicnic Lunch**4.15pm$1040$684

Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise 7.45pm$175$89
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise International Buffet Lunch7.45pm$195$99
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flightInternational Buffet Lunch4.30pm$619$360

Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heliInternational Buffet Lunch4.30pm$1030$684

Te Anau9.15am9.30amSmall Coach, Cruise
& Underwater Observatory*
7.00pm$145$75
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise5.00pm$165$79
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Nature CruisePicnic Lunch**5.00pm$185$89
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise5.15pm$155$79
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational Buffet Lunch5.15pm$175$89

*Small Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory will not be available 31 May to 10 August due to the Underwater Observatory being closed for winter maintenance.
** Picnic lunch special - upgrade your picnic lunch to hot chicken katsu or tofu teryaki rice. Only available when you book online.

Food Options

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Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

Included in your Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory day trip and Small Coach, Cruise & Kayak day trip departing from
Te Anau. Can be added on to your Small Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory day trip departing from Te Anau
Choose between a Regular, Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free picnic option.
Includes:

  • Sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
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Kiwi-style Buffet Lunch

Available during summer only you can add-on to your Coach & Nature Cruise day trip. Our kiwi-style hot buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

International Buffet - Southern Discoveries

International Buffet Lunch

Option to add-on to your Coach & Scenic Cruise day trip, our international buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

Japanese Obento

Japanese Obento Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch

All Thali Lunches are automatically served as vegetarian. If passengers request non-vegetarian, we serve a chicken dish.

Further Information:

  • All meat is certified halal
  • Menu may vary at times due to seasonal supply
  • Please note that the ingredients and contents of each meal are only a guide and these may be subject to change
  • Vegetarian alternatives to all of our food options are available – please request them when pre-ordering
  • If you have specific dietary requirements or special group requests please discuss with the reservations team and we will get our chef to provide you a menu and prices
  • A fully licensed bar is available on all vessels except the Lady Stirling
  • Passengers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board our vessels
  • A selection of snacks are available to purchase on all vessels except the Lady Stirling
  • We only accept credit card or cash payments, we can not acccept eftpos or debit cards
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is provided on all cruises