Board your luxury coach at a central meeting point in Te Anau and head to Milford Sound. Your driver-guide provides interesting commentary on the sights during the scenic drive along Milford Road in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Enjoy rest breaks and brief walks with plenty of photo ops during the journey.
Your Milford Sound overnight cruise begins aboard the Milford Mariner cruise vessel, which travels the full length of the fiord. Meet your nature guide on board and check out key natural landmarks such as postcard-perfect Mitre Peak, a snow-capped pinnacle that reaches up 5,551 feet (1,692 meters) from the glass-like water.
Throughout the Milford Sound cruise, you’ll pass by waterfalls, rainforest-clad mountains, and marine life such as bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, and the rare Fiordland penguin. Upon reaching the open sea, your captain hoists the sails, subject to favorable weather conditions.
The vessel returns to and anchors overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove. Here, enjoy a level of activity or leisure that suits your interests. With a guide on hand, take the tender craft or a kayak to explore the shoreline, or just relax in the observation lounge or the large, open deck.
After the day’s events, indulge in a 3-course buffet in the spacious dining saloon before retiring to your private ensuite cabin. Beverages are sold at the licensed bar on board.
Following a hearty cooked breakfast the next morning, enjoy more cruising before the Milford Mariner returns to the Milford Sound Wharf, and return to Te Anau by coach.