From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Pure Milford

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Coach Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Pure Milford
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From US$ 106.93 per person

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Enjoy a leisurely trip through the Fiordland National Park with unique photo stops and short nature walks. Experience a 2-hour scenic cruise in Milford Sound aboard a unique glass roof vessel with lunch also included.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Learn about the wonders of the Fiordland National Park from experienced local guides
  • Enjoy multiple scenic stops for stunning photos throughout the day
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board a luxurious glass roof catamaran while you marvel at the stunning scenery
Full description

Start your day in central Te Anau as you board a modern tour bus and begin to explore Fiordland's stunning natural beauty. Knowledgeable local guides will share everything their homeland has to offer through informative commentary, scenic photo stops, and short nature walks. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, and take in the spectacular scenery as mountains plunge into the deep waters of the Fiord. Ancient rainforests give way to towering waterfalls dropping from hanging valleys sparkling into the ocean below. 

Milford Sound is abundant with unique birds and wildlife. See seals lounging on the rocks and playing in the shallows. On occasion dolphins, whales, and the very rare Fiordland Crested Penguin visit the sounds providing privileged photo opportunities. 

Enjoy the fantastic scenery and nature walks in order to fully admire the true wilderness and grand vistas of Fiordland National Park. Hop on board Milford Sound's only premium glass roof catamaran for a 2-hour scenic cruise. Enjoy a picnic on board while you take in the scenery from a different perspective.

  • Pickup and drop-off from central Te Anau
  • 2-hour premium glass roof catamaran cruise at Milford Sound
  • Live English commentary from experienced drivers and skippers
  • Scenic photo stops and short walks in the Fiordland National Park
  • Picnic lunch
  • Complimentary tea and hot water on board the cruise

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    Meeting point

    You will be picked up from Kiwi Country/Hollyford Cafe at 9:30 AM in summer (October-April) and 1015 AM in winter (May-September). There is an additional 12 PM departure between 26th December 22 - 8th January 23. Please check your ticket and booking confirmation to ensure you know which option you have booked.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Insect repellent

    Know before you go

    • The journey from Te Anau to Milford Sound is about 3 hours including stops
    • Infants (4 and under) are free of charge but will be allocated their own seat
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 105 reviews

    Review summary

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    Milfordsound is a must find if you are in the South Island. I advise to do it from Te Anau, you will have less road. A first bus journey of about 2h30 with stops to admire some panoramas. This is followed by a 2 hour cruise in the magnificent fiord of Milford. A moment suspended in front of so much beauty… And a return trip by bus. A big thank you to Debbie our guide on land (and bus driver), for her warm welcome, her explanations, her smooth driving, and her good humor. I highly recommend this experience!

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    January 13, 2023

    The contact via email was excellent and I received plenty of information about the logistics of the trip before hand. The coach was on time for pick up and the stops along the way were interesting for taking photos. The driver gave some commentary on the way. He was however brusque with several passengers who needed to sit at the front due to travel sickness saying it was not his problem. This could have been overcome at the very beginning with seat allocation at time of boarding or booking. Rudeness is not really the answer. The packed lunch was welcomed. Milford Sound was stunningly beautiful, views to take your breath away and photo opportunities at every turn on such a great boat with excellent crew. A highly recommended trip.

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    December 15, 2022

    We had a great time on this tour. The driver, Scotty, was very knowledgeable about the local area and had a great sense of humour which kept us entertained throughout the trip. It poured rain the whole day, but Scotty made sure we were safe and still got to stop regularly to take in the sites, particularly the many waterfalls that were flowing as a result of the rain. The cruise trip was also enjoyable despite the weather, with the commentary on board being very insightful, we saw a pod of dolphins and the picnic lunch provided was really great too. Overall, a great trip and worth every penny, would definitely recommend for other travellers.

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    December 9, 2022

    Product ID: 188574