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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
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Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch

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Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of the Milford Sound on a cruise that includes admission to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Choose from several options for your cruise, depending on the amount of time you have available and the level of detail you desire. Get close to towering rock walls and waterfalls, and see the aquatic world through the windows of the observatory. Lunch, as well as onboard coffee and tea are included with all cruise options.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Receive a passport to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery on this full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Part of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, the region features a glacier-carved fjord, soaring mountains, and tumbling waterfalls. Explore via glass-topped bus, go for a cruise along the sound’s waters, stroll the Mirror Lakes Walk, enjoy lunch along the way, and much more.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of the mountain scenery on the way to Milford Sound in a glass-roofed coach. Your driver will provide commentary along the way, to keep you informed. At Milford Sound, embark on a cruise on the water, all the way out to the Tasman Sea. Interesting commentary is available in several languages. Relax and take in the views as you enjoy a buffet lunch on board.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau

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A Milford Sound cruise is a must-do activity in southern New Zealand. Make the most of your time on this tour from Te Anau that includes a picnic lunch. Look at the views rather than the road by going with a guide and driver. You’ll see many spectacular sights along the way, including the Mirror Lakes and the Homer Tunnel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

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Escape the crowds on a Milford Sound cruise aboard a spacious boat with a limited number of passengers. Get up-close views of New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and Fiordland-crested penguins from the luxury lounge in the upper cabin, where you can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits as you listen to the skipper’s narration. This boutique vessel provides a superior experience with unforgettable memories of highlights like Mitre Peak.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch

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Get a comprehensive tour of Milford Sound with this combination coach and boat cruise. Book ahead to ensure you see the area’s highlights; first traveling along Milford Sound Road in a glassed-in coach for panoramic views, stopping for photo ops and short walks. Then transfer to a boat for a scenic cruise on the Tasman Sea, during which you will dig in to a buffet lunch with unlimited coffee and tea.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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The UNESCO-listed Milford Sound is the postcard icon of New Zealand’s South Island—a dramatic fjord, ringed by jagged cliffs and cascading waterfalls. This cruise checks off all the highlights, affording spectacular views of Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke; passing the mighty Mitre Peak; and gliding out along the Tasman Sea coast.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

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See the Eighth Wonder of the World on a Milford Sound Nature cruise, led by a naturalist guide. Gliding past granite walls, glacier-fed waterfalls and stunning Mitre Peak aboard a smaller-sized vessel than most Milford Sound cruises, you’ll have great photo ops of this famous South Island attraction situated within the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water for up to 2 hours, and be on the lookout for Fiordland crested penguins and bottlenose dolphins.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a Milford Sound cruise while visiting UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Departing from Milford Wharf, this boat cruises past Mitre Peak and waterfalls cascading down steep-walled mountains that rise straight up from the water. See Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point while searching the deep fiord for marine life including bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

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See Milford Sound by air and water, flying round-trip from Queenstown for a small-craft boat cruise through the famous fiord. Save time on this half-day tour as you soar over the World Heritage-listed landscape of Fiordland National Park. Landing at Milford Sound, trade your wings for watercraft and a sightseeing journey with experienced naturalists. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the scenic waterways at one of New Zealand’s top natural wonders. Includes round-trip hotel transfers and a boxed lunch.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

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This Milford Sound cruise in UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park stops at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory, accessible only by boat. Your morning cruise on a smaller boat travels outside of peak hours, offering prime viewing and more time on the water than other tours. Hear informative commentary from our passionate skippers on board, and enjoy a provided picnic lunch. Upgrade to include a kayak excursion and paddle Harrison Cove in a small-group limited to 8 people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.98
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Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound Cruise

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Head out on a spectacular cruise in the pristine wilderness of the southern Fiordlands of Milford Sound. From thundering waterfalls, to mile-high mountains and lush green forests, take in the breath-taking views from the expansive deck. If the weather turns to a moody, ethereal grey and raining wonder-land, seek shelter inside, but don't miss a moment of the majesty through the perfectly positioned glass windows. This cruise will trace along the entire fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, before heading back down the other side. Get up close and personal with the glacial spray of the waterfalls, and keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that call this magical place home. Please note: this service may operate on several different vessels. If you wish to find out more, please contact the supplier directly. Please arrive 20 minutes before departure to check in. 8.45am and 3.30pm cruises are of a shorter duration Paid Parking - as set by Milford Sound Tourism LTD.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Premium Milford Sound Cruise

Premium Milford Sound Cruise

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Cruise the spectacular waters of Milford Sound, passing colonies of fur seals, tumbling waterfalls, and soaring cliffs. You’ll explore on a boat whose viewing decks and glassed-in cabins are ideal for sightseeing in any weather, traveling all the way from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Make your own way to Milford Sound, or opt for round-trip transport from Queenstown by glass-roofed coach, with sightseeing, short hikes, and narration along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the Maiden of Milford, a 3-deck vessel. This sightseeing cruise through one of the South Island’s most stunning natural wonders takes you past vivid waterfalls to frolicking dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Meet at the pier or opt for a round-trip coach tour of UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park from Queenstown, and stop for photographs and some short nature walks en route to Milford Sound.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Premium Milford Sound Cruise
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Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on your Milford Sound cruise aboard the Gem of the Sound. The Gem is Milford's only vessel with two glass roofs, guaranteeing you the best viewing opportunities in the fiord! With spacious booth seating indoors, an open sun deck up top, a covered deck at the rear and a spacious viewing platform at the bow, your cruise comfort is guaranteed. Visit the onboard Café Bar for an array of substantial hot and cold snacks, or simply savour a local wine or beer as you bask in the beauty of the surrounds. The famously friendly skipper and crew are on hand to share their wealth of local knowledge, take those all important photos and join you on foredeck for the big finale as the bow noses under Stirling Falls!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Day Cruises in Fiordland & Milford Sound

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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
"Dan (Tour Guide) is very informative. He shows us all the good places and also help us to click good photos. Best wishes Dan"..."
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Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
"This trip was mindblowing, stunning day and unbelievable views. The staff where great, helpful, and answered all our questions. Our picnic lunch was awesome along with the observatory visit. High recommend."..."
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
"Absolutely awesome day enjoyed every minute... would highly recommend to everyone. Paulie our bus driver/guide was an absolute delight from his in depth knowledge and love of the area to his witty Sense of humor and personality. So glad we decided to use awesomenz as our guide to Milford Sounds. Thanks so much"..."
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
"The sheer beauty of the land scape was great. Waterfalls were fabulous and as a person with limited mobility I enjoyed the whole trip. The driver made the trip enjoyable and active."..."
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau
"The drive from Te Anau was as memorable as Milford Sound - thanks to our excellent and helpful host Blake."..."
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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience
"Stunning autumn day, looking up to Mitre Peak against a blue blue sky, great chat with staff, venturing out into the ocean; what’s not to love! An awesome experience!"..."
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch
"the boat cruise was spectacular and unbelievable awesome, bus driver was so knowledgeable and made the journey go too fast"..."
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
"This was the Most Beautiful cruise and up close and personal cruise too go on. Our skipper and Bailey where formative and Friendly. Couldn't ask for a better Day."..."
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
"Great tour, absolutely stunning part of the country. Made even better by the super friendly crew, who had lots of super interesting facts and stories of the area."..."
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch
"Amazing views and great service from team on board. Good food for kids was a bonus. A must do on your Queenstown trip!!!"..."
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise
"It was an incredible experience. We loved every minute of it. The whole team were wonderful and very well informed of the area. Turn around Milford Sound was absolutely stunning"..."
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
"Very well managed. Holly was amazing and we really enjoyed the kayaking. Nice to be on a smaller boat"..."
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Premium Milford Sound Cruise
"The drive to the sounds was amazing...then the boat ride and the next level...the highlight of the trip. The commentary and sevice on the boat was exceptional. This is truly a bbeautiful place and a must do for ALL."..."
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
"We had the best experience. From the coach ride to the cruise. Our coach rider was the best. The cruise staff were full of fun as well. That's just an addition to the magical sceneries."..."

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