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 2016 – 30 April 2017
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Option Returns Adult  Child  Online Specials  
Milford Sound 10.30am Nature Cruise 12.30pm $78 $20 SAVE 10% book now!
1.00pm Nature Cruise 3.00pm $98 $20 SAVE 10% book now!
3.15pm Nature Cruise 5.00pm $62 $20 SAVE 10% book now!
Te Anau 12.00pm Coach/Nature Cruise/Coach 7.00pm $119 $69 SAVE 10%  book now!
Queenstown 7.05am Coach/Nature Cruise/Coach 7.30pm $189 $125 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
7.05am Coach/Nature Cruise/Fly 4.30pm $588 $380 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
12.00pm Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly 4.00pm $545 $325 FREE Buffet Lunch book now!
2.00pm Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly 6.00pm $499 $300 Cheese, crackers and a beverage book now!

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Winter

1 May 2017 – 30 Sep 2017
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Option 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 10% book now!
Te Anau 8.30am Coach/Nature Cruise/Coach 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.

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Te Anau 12.00pm 7.00pm $119 $69 book now!

 

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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 2 hour Nature Cruise and enjoy a FREE hot Buffet Lunch served on board. Plenty of stops are included along the road for photos and an interesting and informative commentary provided in English along the way.

Departs From Departs Returns Adult Child  
Queenstown 7.05am 7.30pm $189 $125 book now!
Te Anau 10.00am 4.45pm $159 $89 book now!

 

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.

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

 

Glenorchy Air

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Queenstown 2.15pm 6.00pm $460 $295 book now!

 

Food Options

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Picnic Lunch – $20

  • Ham, cheese and salad sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
  • Juice box
Japanese Obento

Japanese Obento Lunch – $35

Thali Indian Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch – $35

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 – Adult $35, Child $25

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.