Duration Duration: 2hrs

Discover the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on our two hour Nature Cruise. This cruise offers an excellent viewing opportunity of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Get within touching distance of impressive geological features and close enough to feel the full force from the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls (we’ve got jackets to keep you dry!)

Why choose a Nature Cruise?

  • Say hello to the seals basking on the rocks
  • Specialist nature guide on board sharing their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary
  • Delve into the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord
  • Purpose built catamaran with large viewing windows and covered seating areas
  • A whole top deck for viewing and panoramic photo opportunities
  • Raincoats provided on board so you can stand on the bow under Stirling Falls
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Range of lunch options available (must be pre-ordered, at extra cost)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
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Summer

1 October 2017 – 30 April 2018
Departs From Departs
Option Returns Adult  Child  Online Specials  
Milford Sound 10.30am Nature Cruise 12.30pm $65 $25 SAVE 10% book now!
1.00pm Nature Cruise 3.00pm $102 $25 SAVE 10% book now!
3.15pm Nature Cruise 5.00pm $65 $25 SAVE 10% book now!
Te Anau 10.00am Coach & Nature Cruise 7.00pm $169 $89   book now!
10.00am Coach & Nature Cruise & Buffet Lunch 7.00pm $189 $109   book now!
12.00pm Small Coach & Nature Cruise 7.00pm $119 $69   book now!
Queenstown 7.00am Coach & Nature Cruise 7.30pm $199 $99   book now!
7.00am Coach & Nature Cruise & Buffet Lunch 7.30pm $219 $119   book now!
7.00am Coach & Nature Cruise with Return Flight 4.15pm $579 $354   book now!
7.00am Coach & Nature Cruise with Return Flight & Buffet Lunch 4.15pm $599 $374   book now!
7.00pm Coach & Nature Cruise with Return Heli 4.15pm $949 $624   book now!
7.00pm Coach & Nature Cruise with Return Heli & Buffet Lunch 4.15pm $969 $644   book now!
12.00pm Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly 4.00pm $595 $355 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
2.00pm Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly 6.00pm $535 $320   book now!
2.15pm Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly 6.00pm $460 $295   book now!

Save 10% only applicable on adult fares.

Winter

1 May 2017 – 30 Sep 2017
Departs From Departs
Option Includes Returns Adult  Child  Online Specials  
Milford Sound 12.45pm Nature Cruise   2.30pm $89 $20 SAVE 10% book now!
Milford Sound 2.45pm Nature Cruise   4.30pm $62 $20 SAVE 20% book now!
Te Anau 8.30am Small Coach & Nature Cruise Discovery Centre & Picnic Lunch 5.30pm $139 $79   book now!
Queenstown 11.30am Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly   3.30pm $505 $295   book now!

 

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Travel Options

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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.

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By Coach:

Go Milford Day Trip ex Te Anau

Enjoy a relaxed start to your day and discover the very best of Fiordland National Park. In Milford Sound you’ll join our Nature Cruise and get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and powerful waterfalls.

 

Coach & Nature Cruise

Departing from either Queenstown or Te Anau you’ll experience the world famous fiord – rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. In Milford Sound you will join up with our Nature Cruise. Plenty of stops are included along the road for photos and an interesting and informative commentary provided in English along the way.

See all of our Coach & Cruise options here 

By Plane:

A Fly/Cruise/Fly is the ultimate Milford Sound experience, taking in magnificent views of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and forest. Your trip will take approximately four 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.

Air Milford (Summer Only)

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Queenstown 12.00pm 4.15pm $545 $325 book now!
Queenstown 2.00pm 6.00pm $499 $300 book now!

 

Glenorchy Air (Summer Only)

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Queenstown 2.15pm 6.00pm $460 $295 book now!

 

Food Options

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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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Hot Buffet Lunch

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

Available for purchase daily on our 1.00pm departure.