• Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau

Travel the stunning Milford Road

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.

Customer Reviews

Christina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

CARLOS E G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

maravilloso viaje, inolvidable. !!

patricia s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Danamihai Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Angela U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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!

Ronald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We saw this place at its very best although it took a lot of heavy rain to achieve that but it was so worth it. The waterfalls were magnificent and our driver brian was so knowledgeable.

Russell A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A very relaxing and great day out, coach driver was excellent and very helpful. So glad that we didn't drive ourselves as we were able to relax and take in all the scenery.

C T Saul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had bad weather but the upside was seeing all the temporary waterfalls in addition to the regular ones at Milford sound. Knowledgable and informative coach driver. We enjoyed the boat trip.

Patrick L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really excellent from start to finish. We had wonderful weather which probably made a huge difference.

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