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Close encounter with wildlife
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on our leisurely Nature Cruise.
As you cruise the length of the fiord, learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.
Our Nature Cruises have a flexible, extended itinerary which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and take in the highlights. Our experienced skippers will tailor the cruise route on the day depending on the weather and wildlife sightings to ensure you get to see the best that Milford Sound has to offer. Informative, participative and more relaxed, a Nature Cruise is the perfect way to experience Milford Sound to the fullest.
Milford Sound is around 5-6 hours (one-way) from Queenstown and around 3 hours from Te Anau by road. We have specially designed luxury coaches* that can get you there from both these towns or if you prefer we can get you there on one of our scenic flights. You could also drive yourself to Milford. The best way to enjoy the Milford Road, one of the world’s finest alpine roads without having to worry about the often tricky driving conditions, is on one of our coaches. Our experienced coach drivers know all the right places to stop and take in the magnificent views of the Milford Road. Along the way, they will provide you with informative commentary about the region, its history and natural surroundings.
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Live commentary on board (English only) - interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Lunch (but available at extra cost)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions
Please dress appropriately
Pickups from Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown