- 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
- 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.