1. New Zealand
  2. Southland Region
  3. Te Anau
  4. Fiordland National Park

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise Day Trip from Te Anau

Product ID: 163959
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Journey to the spectacular Milford Sound on a day trip from Te Anau to enjoy an extended nature cruise along the fiord to the Tasman Sea.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 10:15 AM
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese

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  • Travel in comfort from Te Anau to Milford Sound on a luxury glass-roof coach
  • Benefit from photo stops and short walks along the Milford Road
  • Discover the stunning sights of Milford Sound on an 8-hour nature cruise
  • Nudge into waterfalls, spot wildlife and listen to informative commentary on the cruise
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover Milford Sound on-board an 8-hour nature cruise with round-trip transport by luxury glass-roof coach from Te Anau. If you are looking to explore both Milford and Doubtful Sounds, it is worth staying one or two nights in Te Anau. There is plenty to do plus you will save yourself the long return journeys to and from Queenstown.

Meet centrally in Te Anau or enjoy complimentary hotel pick-up. Journey along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road with photo stops and short walks along the way. At Milford Sound, climb aboard the leisurely nature cruise for an informative, interactive, and more relaxed experience. A specialist guide will provide live informative commentary and you can admire the fiord’s wildlife, waterfalls and mountains.

Enjoy lunch onboard the cruise. You can add on a pre-ordered picnic lunch at the checkout, bring your own lunch, or purchase snacks and drinks (cash only) on board the vessel. Always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit. The landscape is especially dramatic when it rains in Fiordland. Enjoy the spectacular landscape from a dry, comfortable vantage point onboard the vessel. Following the cruise, immediately board the luxury coach for the return journey to Te Anau, arriving between 4:30 PM and 5:45 PM, depending on the season.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from Te Anau (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • English-only live commentary
  • 2-hour Milford Sound cruise
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on the cruise
  • Optional pre-ordered lunch (add-on at checkout)
  • Interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks from the licensed bar on-board (cash only)

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Meeting point

Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand

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Important information
Know before you go
• Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, picnic lunch will not be offered
• Bring sensible clothing and footwear for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your visit
• Bring non-slip shoes or boots, a waterproof jacket, a warm sweater or fleece jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and a camera
• If opting for hotel pick-up, provide your Te Anau hotel name and address when booking. The local operator will provide your pick-up details with booking confirmation. Note that the pick-up time will be earlier than the tour departure time
• Pre-order a picnic lunch (vegetarian), Japanese Obento-style lunch, or Indian-style (vegetarian) lunch box (available on selected departures) by adding-on an option for one or more travelers at check out

From US$ 90.61 per person

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Product ID: 163959