Duration Duration: Up to 12hrs 30mins

The magic begins as soon as you board our coach for a guided road trip to your cruise in Milford Sound. Settle back and enjoy the panoramic views and entertaining commentary as your driver points out the highlights, including the best photo stops and short walks along the way. You’ll arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to cruise.

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
    and Portuguese.
  • Includes pick-up from most Queenstown accommodation and main bus stops.
  • Option to return to Queenstown on a scenic flight or by helicopter.
  • Trips connect to your choice of Nature Cruise, Scenic Cruise, Cruise & Underwater Observatory and Cruise & Kayak*, depending on season.
  • Lunch inclusions and options vary by trip.
  • Coach & Scenic Cruise VIP upgrade available which includes exclusive VIP Lounge access.
  • Travelling by coach to Milford Sound instead of car, you’ll save up to $10 per hour on parking.

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. Go slow and savour the journey with a guarantee of at least 6 photo stops and short walks on the Milford Road.
  • All other day trips from Te Anau join one of our glass roof coaches from Queenstown.
  • Includes pick-up from most Te Anau accommodation providers.
  • Trips connect to your choice of Nature Cruise, Scenic Cruise, Cruise & Underwater Observatory and Cruise & Kayak*, depending on season.
  • Lunch inclusions and options vary by trip.
  • Travelling by coach to Milford Sound instead of car, you’ll save up to $10 per hour on parking.

*Please Note: 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 Cruise7.30pm$225 $200$130SAVE $25
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach & Nature CruiseKiwi Style Buffet Lunch7.30pm$245 $220$130SAVE $25
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach, Cruise & Kayak*Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch
& Underwater Observatory
9.15pm$375$245
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise7.45pm$215 $190$125SAVE $25
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational Buffet Lunch7.45pm$235 $210$125SAVE $25
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
VIP upgrade**
VIP Lounge & International Buffet Lunch7.45pm$275$175
Queenstown7.45am8.00am Coach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch9.15pm$265 $240$140SAVE $25
Te Anau8.15am8.30amSmall Coach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory
***
5.00pm$145$75
Te Anau8.15am8.30amSmall Coach, Cruise & Kayak*Picnic Lunch &
Underwater Observatory
7.00pm$255$185
Te Anau9.30am9.45amCoach & Nature Cruise5.00pm$205 $180$120SAVE $25
Te Anau9.30am9.45amCoach & Nature CruiseKiwi Style Buffet Lunch5.00pm$225 $200$120SAVE $25
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 $170$115SAVE $25
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational Buffet Lunch 5.15pm$215 $190$115SAVE $25
Te Anau10.45am11.00am Coach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch 7.00pm$245 $220$130SAVE $25

* 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.
*** 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

*Underwater Observatory will be closed for winter maintenance from 15 June to 14 August 2020
** 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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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.

International Buffet - Southern Discoveries

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.

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
  • Child age: 5-14 years inclusive, 4 years and under free of charge
  • 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