Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand

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7 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 3 more


Cruise Milford Sound from Te Anau during a full-day tour to UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. You’ll access this crown jewel of New Zealand’s South Island by luxury coach, stopping en route at the Mirror Lakes before boarding a 1-hour 45-minute cruise on luxurious catamaran journey past waterfalls and steep-walled pinnacles such as famous Mitre Peak.
  • Visit the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park and see the beauty of Milford Sound on this full-day tour from Te Anau
  • See stunning waterfalls and the famous Mirror Lakes
  • View Mitre Peak, located at the pinnacle of the sound. It rises dramatically from the depths to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level.
  • Experience The Chasm on a short but impressive walk over footbridges and see a series of powerful, swirling waterfalls and rapids
Board your panoramic coach upon hotel pickup in Te Anau, referred to as the ‘Gateway to Fiordland.’ Your full-day tour includes a majestic 1.5-hour Milford Sound cruise within the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. 
En route to the fiord, your driver-guide motors past the ancient beech forest of the Eglington Valley, pausing at the Mirror Lakes for a leg stretch and photo op. Continuing on through the Upper Hollyford Valley, you’ll be mesmerized by Christie Falls before entering the Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid mountain rock. 
Brace yourself for the grandeur of the Cleddau Valley, where you’ll follow a footbridge over the Cleddau River to the Chasm to view the river’s turbulent whirlpools before descending into Milford Sound.
From your cruise boat, indulge in the splendor of your surroundings as you glide past waterfalls that splash down vertical, glacier-carved rock walls. Hear commentary about natural wonders such as the postcard-perfect Mitre Peak, which rises 5,551 feet (1,692 meters) from the water. Don’t miss the wildlife such as New Zealand fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and the rare Fiordland penguin. 
Gourmet buffet lunch is included on board the cruise, before you re-board your coach for the return journey to Te Anau.

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Denise A
, Mar 2018

Fantastic day trip. Even though it rained the benefit was the extra waterfalls created on the mountains.

, Mar 2018

Great day trip, but the weather was not good. Enjoyed the stop at mirror lake and the falls. Our trip was spoilt as the coach driver/tour guide picked us up in Te Anau with an already coach load from Queenstown, and forgot to give us our boat tokens. We were therefore refused entry onto the boat for our cruise and had to track him down to assist. We did manage to go on a different much larger boat, not what we had booked. The buffet on the boat was ok but nothing special.

Christina M
, Mar 2018

Awesome tour. Coach trip to Milford was most interesting with great stops. Boat was clean and spacious and easy to move around. Lunch on board delicious. Milford Sound was beyond awesome. A wonderful day out.

, Jan 2018

maravilloso viaje, inolvidable. !!

patricia s
, Nov 2017

We were picked up from our campsite at Te Anau and dropped in town. There we were transferred to a coach. The driver stopped at various places on the way to Milford Sound. The scenery was spectacular all the way. When we arrived at Milford Sound we climbed aboard a boat. The trip out on the water was fabulous and although it rained and was misty I loved every moment. Well worth doing

William R
, Nov 2017

An excellent trip made even better by Greg the coach driver who gave us so much information about the area and who took the trouble to find parking spots where other coaches didnt stop so that we could see extra views. The boat was very smooth and the buffet lunch was tasty. Again the captain gave us plenty of information so that we could appreciate the magnificent scenery. Luckily for us the weather was perfect so the whole day was a wonderful experience.

James W
, Mar 2017

Trip is good, although partially spoiled by the rain. Lunch on the cruise was not good--it was a very disorganized buffet , with bits of unidentifiable food everywhere. Run and get your food before it disappears! Better to hand everyone a sandwich.

Bus driver was engaging and told a few interesting anecdotes. He shouldn't let his frustration with other drivers make it's way over the intercom.

Bus was very comfortable and driver stopped, as necessary, for our comfort.

, Feb 2017

The coach driver was fantastic, the road is difficult, the views are incredible, it will always stay in our mind how beautiful the nature can be and how blessed we are to be able to see these wonderful places.the company is Great Sights and took us a while to find as we had to contact them to pick us from the hotel.

Natasha S
, Aug 2016

The missing star is for the food, it was ok. Otherwise the trip was great, we had a cloudy, rainy day but it was still a sight to see. I haven't seen what we got to see on the cruise in pictures. waterfalls everywhere. the pilot was great too, telling us the little stories and where we were and what was coming up. the boat had some awesome spots up front and in the back to take advantage of. they had an upper deck too but i didn't venture up there b/c of the cold weather and rain.

Angela U
, Mar 2016

A wonderful day trip, the coach driver was very helpful, informative and amusing. Lunch was delicious, but the only criticism I could find was that we missed the first 20 mins of the trip, because we were inside eating Lunch! All in all I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area, stunning!


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