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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Milford Sound, New Zealand
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2 to 12 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 6 more


Travel to the Tasman Sea on a 2-hour Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad' or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown and Te Anau by luxury coach.
  • Milford Sound cruise with transport from Queenstown or Te Anau
  • Cruise the length of the UNESCO-listed fiord
  • Motor past Mitre Peak and cascading falls en route to the Tasman Sea
  • Hear expert live commentary from a naturalist guide
  • Keep a lookout for penguins, dolphins and fur seals
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury coach available


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I was hesitant to take a tour but I...
Joanne K
, Nov 2017
I was hesitant to take a tour but I don’t regret it at all. It was fabulous from beginning to end. So much more interesting than had we just driven ourselves. The glass roof bus was perfect and the driver and guide had a lot interesting info. There were a few stops on the way allowing photo opportui
This tour was well organized and a...
Angela M
, Jul 2017
This tour was well organized and a good value. The coach ride was enjoyable because the bus was designed with windows in the roof of the bus and this allowed passengers to take in all of the scenery. The boat tour of Milford Sound was also enjoyable--it was clean and it was nice to be able to go inside to warm up. I am very happy I did this tour.
The sights of Milton Sound are quite...
Stuart R
, Feb 2017
The sights of Milton Sound are quite iconic. However when we had our trip it was raining with very low cloud/mist and difficult to really appreciate the sights. However, it would be wrong to suggest that we saw nothing. The vastness of the place was incredible as were the waterfalls. We saw seals a couple of times but it would really depend on the time of year for other wildlife. There was a great guide on the nature tour with a good sense of humour. Very informative and amusing at the same time. In the two hour trip there were moments when we could see a bit better but it does rain there 260 days of the year. I am very glad I made the trip as I wouldn't have missed it.
The tour was undertaken by Real...
, Feb 2017
The tour was undertaken by Real Journey. It was just amazing from the time we were picked up from the Hotel right to the end. Our bus guide was very knowledgable, and so was the guide on the cruise. There were ample stops for photos both ways and we were not rushed at all. Food on the cruise was just lovely and delicious. Overall a very great experience and would highly recommend this tour and Real Journey.
Awful weather but dramatic and the...
, Feb 2017
Awful weather but dramatic and the captain bowcsurfed the dolphins, truly magical place
Fantastic - so lucky the day was...
Sheila D
, Jan 2017
Fantastic - so lucky the day was fine so glorious views. Also saw dolphins and fur seals - bonus!
My day tour to Milford Sound was...
Maria Elisa D
, Dec 2016
My day tour to Milford Sound was fantastic!!! The bus with glass top was amazing and everybody, from the driver to the boat guide, did their best to make the day really especial. I enjoyed every minute.
beautiful tour!! got to see a bunch of...
Torrey F
, Dec 2016
beautiful tour!! got to see a bunch of dolphins which was a huge plus
We decided to take the tour rather...
Kim K
, Jul 2016
We decided to take the tour rather than drive ourselves as the weather was predicted to be rainy. Glad we did as it was a wet, windy day so we all got to relax and enjoy the scenery. The bus driver was funny and informative. The kids enjoyed the day and seeing the waterfalls going sideways in the Sound, instead of down, was pretty amazing due to the wind, and we saw two seals on the cruise.
A unique and unbelievably beautiful...
Brian C
, Jul 2016
A unique and unbelievably beautiful part of NZ that remains unspoiled. Thankfully Milford has not become commercialised with unnecessary retail outlets and offers an unforgettable experience of natural wonder.The nature cruise wasn't overcrowded and delivered on education and awesome value.

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