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JUCY Cruise Classic Coach + Cruise Tours

JUCY Cruise Classic Coach + Cruise Tours

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $149.00 per adult

Welcome to JUCY Cruise Milford Sound coach tours - an amazing journey that will take you into spectacular Fiordland National Park, a stunning Milford Sound Boat Cruise and an experience of a lifetime. More...

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Premium Cruises

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Premium Cruises

Day Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $85.00 per person

Join us aboard the Gem of the Sound for your JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Boat Cruise, and marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. The Gem of the Sound offers an exceptional level of comfort and hospitality, and provides an outstanding experience never before seen in Milford Sound. Our return Milford Sound Coach & Cruise excursions from Queenstown & Te Anau are ideal for those wanting to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving! More...

JUCY Cruise Premium Coach & Cruise Tours

JUCY Cruise Premium Coach & Cruise Tours

Day Tour - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $145.00 per person

Welcome to JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Premium coach tours - an amazing journey that will take you into spectacular Fiordland National Park, a stunning Milford Sound Boat Cruise and an experience of a lifetime. More...

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Classic Cruises

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Classic Cruises

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $60.00 per person

Join us aboard the Maiden of Milford for your JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Boat Cruise, and marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. We offer the ideal Milford Sound cruise experience, personal, friendly and uncrowded. Our return Milford Sound Coach & Cruise excursions from Queenstown & Te Anau are ideal for those wanting someone else do the driving. More...

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $200 per person

A day excursion to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Enjoy a spectacular day in the Fiordland World Heritage Park culminating with a cruise of famous Milford Sound. More...

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Overnight Cruise - Doubtful Sound - Starting from NZ $450 per person

Your Doubtful Sound overnight cruise will leave you in complete awe of the outstanding views of untouched beauty, wildlife and the serenity of your experience. Includes a freshly caught and prepared seafood dinner, fishing, kayaking and transfers to and from Manapouri or Te Anau. More...

3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour

3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour

Multi-day Coach Tour - South Island

A three day tour offering the best the South Island has to give. Travel to Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford and Dunedin before returning to Christchurch More...

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $565.00 per person

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This tour with Air Milford allows you to combine the stunning flight to Milford Sound with a beautiful cruise on the fiord. Relax as you enjoy the best of both worlds from above and from the sea. More...

Queenstown Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Queenstown Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $257.00 per person

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s stunning natural scenery over two days with this Queenstown Super Saver. On your first day, you'll take a cruise on the famous Milford Sound. Spot wildlife and soak up the dramatic landscape as your experienced skipper navigates the serene waters. The next day, cruise to Walter Peak aboard a vintage steamship and explore Walter Peak High Country Farm. See typical rural life and enjoy country hospitality with either morning or afternoon tea including homemade... More...

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

Multi-day Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $435.00 per person

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

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Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $49.00 per person

Tick one of New Zealand's most iconic destinations off your bucket list this year with a spectacular 2 hour cruise around Milford Sound. Take in views of majestic Mitre Peak and breathtaking Stirling Falls while you enjoy, bean bags, a spacious boat, wildlife, nature, and an amazing crew...what else could you need? More...

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $515.00 per person

Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, you’ll board your cruise and travel the length of the fiord out to Tasman Sea. Complete your journey with an unforgettable flight over the dramatic Southern Alps back to Queenstown. More...

Full-Day Milford Sound Walk and Cruise Including Scenic Flights from Queenstown

Full-Day Milford Sound Walk and Cruise Including Scenic Flights from Queenstown

Air Tour - South Island - Starting from $699.00 per person

Experience the Milford Sound Track during this special tour. Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound where you will be met by your local guide and transferred by ferry boat to the famous Milford Sound track. You will then walk on the track for 1.5-2 hours to the Giant Gate Waterfall. You will then take a 2-hour boat cruise at Milford Sound. See it all on this unique tour! More...

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $197.00 per person

A leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer. Enjoy a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow you to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend up to two and a half hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins! More...

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $565.00 per person

See Milford Sound by air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown that includes a round-trip flight and a boat tour through the sound. Save time and enjoy spectacular views as you fly over the breathtaking landscape of Fiordland National Park. Then, land in Milford Sound and board your boat to explore the scenic waterways of this World Heritage–listed region. Experienced naturalists and your pilot share informative commentary about the geology and wildlife of Milford Sound throughout this... More...

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $885.00 per person

Fly across the magnificent Southern Alps by plane as you make your way to Fiordland National Park. Cruise through Milford Sound, viewing cascading waterfalls, immense rock faces and unique wildlife. Complete your journey with a helicopter flight back to Queenstown, which includes an exclusive alpine snow landing for the ultimate Fiordland experience. More...

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $69.00 per person

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound during a boat cruise led by a naturalist guide. On board a smaller-sized vessel than typical Milford Sound cruises, enjoy indoor and outdoor observation decks that provide fantastic photo ops of this famous South Island natural wonder inside New Zealand's World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water longer than most other tours, and get close to the waterfalls and other natural features that give the sound its... More...

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise

Coffee Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $95.00 per person

Join this tour for an uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. With limited passenger numbers, comfortable luxury lounge style seating and superb customer service, a memorable experience is guaranteed. The smaller vessel will get you closer to observe the local wildlife like seals, dolphins and penguins in their marine habitat. More...

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

Multi-day Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $359.00 per person

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

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Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $930.00 per person

Doubtful Sound flights with Air Milford take you to a more remote area of the South Island’s rugged West Coast. Feel humbled, yet uplifted by the atmosphere of powerful solitude in the presence of superb physical grandeur of New Zealand’s remote Doubtful Sound. Sometimes called “the Sound of Silence” there is a cloistered serenity within Doubtful Sound that is a contrast with its near neighbor, Milford Sound. More...

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $3034.81 per person

Arrive at Auckland Airport on Day 1, transfer to your accommodation and settle in. Visit the Waitomo Caves on Day 2 to marvel at shimmering glow worms. Set foot on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie sets on Day 3. Visit Taupo on Day 4 and Napier on Days 5-6 for a fun-filled wine-tasting afternoon. Continue your trip to Wellington on Days 7-8 with free time to explore the city. Arrive to Nelson on Days 9-10 for a relaxing sailing trip on the pristine waters of the Abel Tasman followed by a... More...

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with buffet lunch

Kayaking - Queenstown - Starting from $269.00 per person

Discover more of Milford Sound on the ultimate day trip from Queenstown. Travel on a glass roof coach to Milford Sound, join our two hour nature cruise with a hot buffet lunch included. After your cruise disembark at the underwater observatory for an hour of kayaking around Harrison Cove. After your kayaking descend 10 metres below the surface to a viewing chamber and check out the local marine life. Return to the Milford visitor terminal by boat and return to Queenstown by coach. More...

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $10737.75 per person

This 24 day, private and fully guided vacation takes in all New Zealand has to offer.  We’ll explore golden sand beaches, geothermal activity, geysers and learn about the local Maori and their customs in the North, before crossing over the Cook Strait and into the South Island. Once in the South Island we will be covering everything from glacier hikes to whale watching and from wine tasting to visiting what some call the Eighth Wonder of the World, Milford Sound.  This jam-packed itinerary will... More...

Milford Sound Cruise with Underwater Observatory and Lunch

Milford Sound Cruise with Underwater Observatory and Lunch

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $74.00 per person

If you’re looking for an experience that’s truly authentic, more insightful and completely personal – this is it! This all-inclusive trip is the longest and best value cruise experience. It includes your choice of Nature, Encounter Nature or Scenic Cruise, a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and a tasty picnic lunch or buffet lunch. More...

Milford Sound Day Trip by Coach, Cruise and Flight Including BBQ Lunch

Milford Sound Day Trip by Coach, Cruise and Flight Including BBQ Lunch

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $655.00 per person

For the most engaging way to experience the riches of Fiordland National Park. This tour includes three modes of transport land, sea and air making this the ‘holy grail’ of combination tours. Enjoy a delicious Kiwi-style BBQ lunch! More...

Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $139.00 per person

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day excursion that takes you to popular scenic spots around Fiordland National Park before the crowds arrive. Travel to Milford Sound for a boat cruise through the incredible beauty of this glacier-carved fjord. Look for wildlife and admire the stunning peaks and waterfalls surrounding you. En route to Milford Sound, stop at several gorgeous locales for short walks and photo ops, learning from your expert guides about the region’s flora and fauna. Most Milford... More...

Milford Sound Private Day Tour

Milford Sound Private Day Tour

Private Tour - Auckland - Starting from $325.00 per person

The scenic beauty of Milford Sound is hard to surpass. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (English journalist) called it the “Eighth wonder of the world” - many iconic New Zealand photographic images are from Milford Sound. 
The Sounds are located deep within Fiordland National Park – a part of the World Heritage site, on the remote southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island. More...

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $585.00 per person

Experience the perfect combination of a scenic coach ride to Milford Sound, a two hour cruise on the spectacular fiord and then top the day off with a flight over an untouched mountain wilderness back to Queenstown. More...

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $169.00 per person

This full-day Milford Sound extraordinaire tour from Te Anau will have you traveling along the spectacular Milford Road. With fun commentary and plenty of local knowledge provided you will have a chance to see keas, seals, dolphins and the Fiordland crested penguin.

Visit the historical Gunns Camp and enjoy an amazing morning tea that includes wonderful date scones, tea, coffee and biscuits, chocolates and fruit juice. Experience an amazing 20-minute walk to the Chasm.

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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - South Island - Starting from $74.00 per person

An all-inclusive nature experience with excellent wildlife viewing, the package gives you the longest, best value daytime cruise experience in Milford Sound. This cruise option enables you to really explore the beauty of the fiord. With a delicious Picnic Lunch and visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory included, it’s the complete cruise experience.
If you want to get up close to nature double the adventure and add an hour of relaxed kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove to your... More...


Spacer Milford Sound - Remote, Mysterious, Unique
Cruise the idyllic waters of Milford Sound and admire the magnificent scenery close up. Catch views of dolphins and seals basking on rocks.
Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible of the grand glacier carved fiords of Fiordland. Be inspired as mountain peaks soar overhead and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into the sea below.

Deep blue waters, cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs, dense rain forest, towering mountains and fascinating wildlife, its all here waiting for you.

Most cruises also offer a visit the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory as part of their package (this is included in the cost of the trip).

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A variety of daytime cruises are available for visitors to Milford, on vessels ranging from the very large to the small.

Launches travel down the south side of Milford Sound, out to the Tasman Sea and return up the north side, stopping off at all points of interest.

Nearly all the cruises feature a commentary on the flora and fauna of the Sound and provide either hot meals or lunches can be purchased.

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Twilight is a special time at Milford Sound and yours to enjoy as you cruise throughout this magnificent fiord.

Launches cruise to the open sea and there’s plenty of time to explore at your own pace. You can kayak around sheltered bays, explore the shoreline in a tender vessel or simply sit back and unwind. An on board nature guide will be on hand throughout the cruise to answer all your questions and give interesting commentaries about this spectacular fiord.
After anchoring for the night in Harrison Cove you can settle back and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow passengers.

Spacer Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
Guided visits to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory are available as an "add-on" with most Milford Sound Scenic, Nature and Small Boat Cruises (bookings essential).

Spacer How to Get There
From Te Anau by scheduled coach or the comfort of your own car, you’re only 2 hours away from the launch jetty at Milford Sound.
From Queenstown by coach, the trip takes approximately 5 hours. Buses leave in plenty of time to catch an afternoon Milford Sound Cruise returning to Te Anau or Queenstown the same day.

You can also fly to Milford Sound from Queenstown.

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