Duration Duration: 1hr 45mins

Check out Milford’s awe-inspiring scenery from our spacious observation lounges or large, outdoor viewing decks on one of our modern, purpose-built catamarans. Move freely around the boat and enjoy the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide.

Why choose a Scenic Cruise?

  • Cruise the length of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest along the way
  • Spacious observation lounges with tall viewing windows and plenty of comfortable indoor seating
  • Soak up the sun on our large viewing decks with 360-degree views of the towering fiord
  • Family friendly, with a lively and informative commentary from our skipper
  • Multi-lingual commentary available on select departures
  • Travel options include a comfortable, glass-roof coach so you can take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound
  • Visit the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared lunch options while you cruise the fiord. Our hot International Buffet Lunch is available on our 1.30pm sailing (must be pre-ordered, at extra cost)
  • FREE International Buffet Lunch included on our 11.00am & 1.30pm departure over winter
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
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Summer
Winter

Summer

1 October 2017 – 30 April 2018
Departs From Departs
Option Returns Adult  Child  Online Specials  
Milford Sound 9.00am Scenic Cruise 10.45am $46 $25 SAVE 10% book now!
9.00am Scenic Cruise with Cooked Breakfast 10.45am $56 $25 SAVE 10% book now!
11.15am Scenic Cruise 1.00pm $79 $25 SAVE 10% book now!
1.30pm Scenic Cruise 3.15pm $99 $25 SAVE 10% book now!
Te Anau 10.15am Coach & Scenic Cruise 5.15pm $189 $89   book now!
Queenstown 7.15am Coach & Scenic Cruise 7.45pm $229 $99   book now!
7.15am Coach & Scenic Cruise with Return Flight 4.30pm $628 $354   book now!
7.15am Coach & Scenic Cruise with Return Heli 4.30pm $979 $624   book now!
10.00am Heli/Scenic Cruise/Heli 1.45pm $975 $680   book now!
8.00am Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 12.00pm $460 $295   book now!
10.00am Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 2.00pm $495 $295   book now!
12.30pm Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 4.15pm $495 $295   book now!

* Save 10% only applicable on adult fares.

Winter

1 May 2017 – 30 September 2017
Departs From Departs
Option Returns Adult  Child  Online Special   
Milford Sound 11.00am Scenic Cruise 12.45pm $80 $20 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
1.30pm Scenic Cruise 3.15pm $80 $20 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
Te Anau 10.15am Coach & Scenic Cruise 5.15pm $169 $89 FREE Buffet Lunch & SAVE 10% book now!
Queenstown 7.20am Coach & Scenic Cruise 7.45pm $189 $99 FREE Buffet Lunch & SAVE 10% book now!
7.20am Coach & Scenic Cruise with Return Flight 4.30pm $579 $354 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
7.20am Coach & Scenic Cruise with Return Heli 4.30pm $949 $624 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
10.00am Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 2.00pm $525 $315 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
12.30pm Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 4.30pm $495 $295   book now!
10.00am Heli/Scenic Cruise/Heli 2.00pm $945 $660   book now! 

* Save 10% only applicable on adult fares.

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Travel Options

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By Coach:

If Milford Sound is the eighth wonder of the world, the road to Milford is surely the ninth. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and native rain forest, surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes.

Why Milford Sound Coach & Cruise?

  • Travel on a modern and comfortable coach while you take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound
  • Our friendly and experienced local driver will give informative commentary and show you the best short walks and photo stops along the way
  • Board Milford Sound’s original cruise and get beneath waterfalls, among towering mountains and see native wildlife. Foreign language commentary and information sheets are available
  • Cruise includes FREE International Buffet Lunch and FREE tea and coffee, freshly prepared by our onboard chefs
  • Coach trip includes pick up/drop off service from a number of handy locations
  • Option to return to Queenstown on a scenic flight – meaning you’ll see even more of the spectacular region!

See all of our Coach & Cruise options here

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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 4 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.

Glenorchy Air (Summer Only)

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Queenstown 8.00am 12.00pm $460 $295 book now!
Queenstown 10.00am 2.00pm $495 $295 book now!
Queenstown 12.30pm 4.15pm $495 $295 book now!

 

Glenorchy Air (Winter Only)

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Queenstown 10.00am 1.45pm $495 $295 book now!
Queenstown 12.00pm 4.15pm $495 $295 book now!

 

Air Milford (Summer Only)

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Queenstown 8.00am 12.00pm $499 $300 book now!
Queenstown 10.00am 2.00pm $525 $315 book now!

 

Air Milford (Winter Only)

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Queenstown 10.00am 2.00pm $525 $315 book now!

 

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters (All Year)

Departs From  Departs Returns Adult  Child   
Queenstown 10.00am 2.00pm $945 $660 book now!

 

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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

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Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

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
  • Bottle of water
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.

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International Buffet Lunch

Our international buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

Available for purchase daily on 11.00am and 1.30pm departures.

What to Bring

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What to bring for cruises

Due to the changeable nature of weather in Milford Sound, 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.