Duration Duration: 1hr 30mins or 1hr 45mins

Milford Sound Cruises – Winter 2020
During winter 2020 we will not be operating our Milford Sound Scenic Cruise. Head over to our Discover More Cruise for more information on the most in-depth, insightful and personal experience in Milford Sound this winter.

Why choose a Scenic Cruise?
Discover the natural wonders of Milford Sound in your own language aboard our spacious, modern catamaran. With 360º views, the open air viewing decks are the perfect spot for a selfie or relax and savour the views with a delicious buffet meal in the all-weather comfort of the observation lounge.

    • Join us on Milford Sound’s largest and most stable catamaran
    • A shorter cruise with all the highlights and plenty of photo opportunities
    • Relax in our newly refurbished indoor lounges, featuring full-height viewing windows
    • Three levels of outdoor viewing decks offer panoramic views of Milford Sound
    • Enjoy freshly prepared international buffet lunch or breakfast, plus a licensed bar on board
    • FREE tea and coffee

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Travel Options

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By Coach:

Let Southern Discoveries take you to Milford Sound while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Departing every day from Queenstown and Te Anau, all Coach & Cruise day trips will connect you seamlessly with your Milford Sound Cruise. Find out more.

Check out more Milford Sound travel options, including scenic flights that connect seamlessly with our Milford Sound Cruises. 

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

Food Options

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Scenic Cruise Breakfast

The delicious breakfast includes:

  • Choice of cereals
  • Fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Toast and spreads
  • Baked beans
  • Sausages
  • Scarmbled egg and egg fritatta
  • Hash browns
  • Sausages
  • Juices
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

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
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.


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 11.30am and 1.30pm departures.

  • 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
  • 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

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.