Duration Duration: 3hrs

The longest and best value daytime cruise in Milford Sound enables you to really explore the beauty of the fiord. Our local, knowledgeable nature guides ensure you discover the wildlife, nature and history of this remarkable sanctuary. With a delicious Picnic Lunch and visit to the Milford Discovery Centre included, it’s the complete cruise experience.

Why choose a Discover More Cruise?

  • You have time to slow down and luxuriate in the beauty of Milford Sound
  • Visit the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Specialist nature guides roam the vessel and share their passion and knowledge of the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord
  • Exceptional value, all-inclusive nature experience with excellent wildlife viewing
  • Stand under Stirling Falls – the most magnificent waterfall in Milford Sound – but keep dry with a raincoat provided on board
  • Taste pure glacial water straight from the waterfalls
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+


1 October 2017 - 30 April 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Milford Sound9.45amDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch12.45pm$114$63
Milford Sound10.30amDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch1.15pm$80$63
Milford Sound11.30amDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch1.45pm$99$63
Milford Sound12.15pmDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch3.15pm$114$63
Milford Sound1.00pmDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch3.45pm$117$63
Milford Sound2.00pm*Discover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch5.00pm$99$63
Milford Sound2.45pmDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch5.30pm$104$63
Milford Sound3.15pmDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch5.30pm$80$63
Te Anau8.30amSmall Coach & Discover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch5.30pm$159$79
Queenstown8.45amFly/Discover More Cruise/FlyDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch1.45pm$565$315

*2pm Discover More service begins on 1 November 2017


1 May 2017 - 30 September 2017

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Milford Sound9.45amDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch12.45pm$99$52
Milford Sound12.45pmDiscover More CruiseDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch3.15pm$99$52
Te Anau8.30amSmall Coach & Discover MoreDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch5.30pm$129$79
Queenstown11.15amFly/Discover More Cruise/FlyDiscovery Centre & Picnic Lunch4.15pm$545$315

Compare Our Milford Sound Cruises

Cruise Map

Click to expand


Travel Options

Click to expand

By Coach:

Go Milford Day Trip ex Te Anau

Experience the best of Fiordland National Park with Southern Discoveries. Travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound in comfort and style with our personal, small group tour through Fiordland’s spectacular snow-capped wonderland.

  • A spectacular, full day return trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound
  • Plenty of scenic photo stops along one of New Zealand’s most picturesque drives
  • Enjoy panoramic views from every seat
  • Modern coaches with leather seats and temperature-controlled comfort
  • Best way to ensure you get that iconic photo of Mirror Lakes reflections and taste pure glacial water from Monkey Creek
  • Join the longest daytime cruise in Milford Sound
  • Visit the fascinating Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory
  • Enjoy a delicious Picnic Lunch in one of the world’s most stunning locations
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Complimentary tea and coffee served on board your cruise

Book Go Milford here

By Air:

A Fly/Cruise/Fly or Coach/Cruise/Fly is the ultimate Milford Sound experience, taking in magnificent views of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and forest. Your trip will take approximately 5 hours and include hotel pick up, return scenic flight and your cruise in Milford Sound. Your pilot will provide commentary on the untouched wilderness that can only be seen from the air.

View all the Fly/Cruise/Fly options here

By Car or Campervan:

If you’d prefer to make your own way to Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most picturesque drive is a spectacular journey. The road into Milford is an extraordinary passage so allow plenty of time for short walks, photo opportunities and rest stops along the way.

View our Road to Milford Map for some must-see stops along the way.

Food Options

Click to expand
Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch (included)

Choose between a Regular, Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free picnic option.

  • Sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
  • Bottle of water

What to Bring

Click to expand

What to bring for cruises

Due to the changeable nature of the weather in Milford, it’s a good idea to bring a warm, waterproof jacket and wear comfortable, non-slip shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen and plenty of memory card space on your camera.