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Milford Sound Mini-Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Cruise in the stunning Milford Sound one of the most stunning environments on earth
  • A nature guide will talk you through the Milford Sound Wildlife
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee served on board
  • A range of transport options from Queenstown are offered
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 - 13 Hours (depends upon option)

    Start time

    Milford Sound Nature Cruise:
    01 May - 31 Oct: 06:55am
    01 Nov - 30 Apr: 07:15am
    Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly:
    01 May - 30 Sep: 12:00pm
    01 Oct - 30 Apr: 12:30pm
    Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Fly:
    01 May - 31 Oct: 06:55am
    01 Nov - 30 Apr: 07:15am
    Duration: Milford Sound Nature Cruise: 13 hours (to and from Queenstown), including 2½ hrs Cruise on Milford Sound.
    Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly: 4 hours (to and from Queenstown)
    Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Fly: 10 hours (to and from Queenstown) including 2 hours 15 minutes Scenic Cruise on Milford Sound

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Queenstown.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Queenstown

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Sheer cliffs, beautiful waterfalls and towering peaks- a nature cruise in Milford Sound is truly a memorable experience. Milford Sound lies in Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage site and one of the most popular tourist attractions of New Zealand.

    Milford Sound is a stunningly beautiful fiord carved out by glaciers, and a nature cruise here offers incredible views of Mitre Peak, waterfalls and rainforest clinging to rocky cliffs. Whether the sun is out or it’s raining, Milford Sound is an incredible sight to behold. Drawing hundreds of travellers every year, this is a must see attraction in New Zealand.


    You have a range of options for this package.

    Milford Sound Nature Cruise:
    You will travel by coach between Queenstown and Milford Sound and back again. The duration of the cruise is 2½ hours and the full tour lasts 13 hours.

    Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly:
    You will travel by air between Queenstown and Milford Sound and back again. The duration of the cruise is 2 hours 15 minutes and the full tour lasts 4 hours.

    Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Fly:
    You will travel by coach between Queenstown and Milford Sound and fly between Milford Sound and Queenstown. The duration of the cruise is 2 hours 15 minutes and the full tour lasts 10 hours.

    Itinerary on arrival in Milford Sound (all options):

    Board a luxury vessel for a scenic cruise of the full length of Milford Sound. The vessel provides excellent viewing opportunities and plenty of time is available to enjoy waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. A comprehensive commentary is presented throughout the cruise. The fiord is flanked by sheer cliffs, and dominated by the towering Mitre Peak. You can also see Anita Bay, Bowen Falls and Stirling Falls on this nature cruise.

    Complimentary tea and coffee are available on board the vessel.

    At the end of this Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Coach transfers to Milford Sound
    • Informative commentary, touring, relaxing extended nature cruise on Milford Sound on board the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer with free time to explore points of interest, view waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife
    • Interpretation handouts are available in English, French, German and Spanish on board the vessel
    • Tea/Coffee on board the vessel
    • Return flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound (with Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly option)
    • Coach transfer to Milford Sound and flight back to Queenstown (with Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Fly option)


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
    Children 0-4 years not occupying their own seat are free of charge.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Milford Sound

      Well run with a well informed driver that run the tour efficiently and effectively....

      Mernaz Malozewski
    • Fantastic Tour of Milford Sound

      This was the best tour I have had. Milford Sound was amazing...

      Jamie R Shields
    • milford sound great place!!! great weather!! lucky lucky

      our bus from Queenstown was late due to an earthquake issue. boat waited for us. very informative. stopped when any wildlife was spotted. good viewing. FREE san...

      Caryl OLINS
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