Milford Sound Coach and Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

Sail around Milford Sound fiord, New Zealand's most popular tourist attraction

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Duration
Duration
8 or 12 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Varies
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Meals
Meals
Not Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Queenstown or Te Anau
Guaranteed Departure
Guaranteed Departure
FromNZD $119
ValueNZD $161SAVE 26%
Children: NZD $89
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What's Included

  • Transport from Queenstown or Te Anau
  • Free WiFi and USB ports for your drive
  • 2 hour cruise around Milford Sound
  • Newly refurbished ship
  • Onboard bar and restaurant 
  • Wonderful views of Milford Sound
  • Chance to spot dolphins, seals & penguins
  • Milford Sound Levy

What's excluded

  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Milford Sound is a popular attraction for travellers from around New Zealand and all over the world. The beautiful fiord offers all sorts of breathtaking scenery and natural wildlife. On this Milford Sound cruise and coach tour, you will get to see all of that plus more. 

 

The tour departs from either Queenstown at 6:40 am (year-round) or 9 am (Nov - March) or from Te Anau at 9:30 am (year-round) or 11:30 am (Nov - March). You will meet your driver and settle into the coach.  If starting your journey in Queenstown, you will drive approximately 2 hours to Te Anau, where you can stop to pick up snacks and grab some cash for the cruise's onboard restaurant. If starting in Te Anau, you will join the group from Queenstown. Then, you all will drive approximately 2 more hours to Milford Sound.

 

Pricing from October 1 to September 30:

6:40 am from Queenstown $161 adult $89 child (Backpacker Deal price, $149 adult)
9:00 am from Te Anau $141 adult, $89 child (Backpacker Deal price, $129 adult)

 

Pricing from November 1 to April 30:

9:00 am from Queenstown $151 adult, $89 child (Backpacker Deal price, $139 adult)
11:30 am from Te Anau $131 adult, $89 child (Backpacker Deal price, $119 adult)

 

Once at Milford Sound, it's time to board your ferry. The ship has all the amenities you'll need to be comfortable on your journey, including a rooftop viewing deck, comfortable seating (with a view) and an on-site restaurant and bar. As you sail around the sound, be sure to look out for dolphins, seals and penguins that may show their heads. You will cruise for 2 hours before returning to shore.

 

Once back at the cruise terminal, your driver will welcome you back onto your coach. If ending your journey in Queenstown, your drive back will take about 5 hours. If ending in Te Anau, your drive will take about 3 hours

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Driving to Milford Sound from Queenstown will take around 5 hours. Te Anau to Milford Sound is a 2 and ½ hours drive. We have added a little extra time to allow for photo stops and short walks. Make sure you fill up your tank at Te Anau as there are no petrol stations in the national park.

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Yes! And now with the added bonus of a glass roof coach, you can see the wonders of Fiordland National Park from the comfort of your seat.

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You sure can. The restaurant takes cash only, so please grab your cash in Te Anau before you get into Fiordland National Park. There is a great new menu on board with food from some of amazing Queenstown eateries including The Empanada Kitchen. The restaurant also serves salads, Fish and Chips, Chia pots, Vegetable Curry and more. 

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You will return on the same bus you arrived on. You may be allowed to leave items on the bus but always check with the driver.

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Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent, camera and cash for onboard food & drink purchases.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The supplier (and associated companies) reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plant and equipment and alter ticket prices at any time.
  • All travellers accept responsibility for all personal items taken on any experience and are personally liable for these items at all times. The supplier is not responsible for the loss/damage to personal items taken on this experience at any time.
  • All travellers accept that the supplier is not responsible for any injury incurred during this experience as a result of carrying personal items on their person. All travellers do so at their own risk.
  • The sighting of wildlife is not a guarantee and lack of wildlife sightings is not considered reason for refund.


Cancellation Policy:

  • In the event of a cancellation or amendment to your booking, refunds will only be granted when the supplier receives notification at least 24 hours prior (NZ time) to departure date.
  • No refund is given if less than 24 hours (Milford Sound) notice is received prior to departures.


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Children: NZD $89
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