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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Private Tour - Taupo - Starting from $5978.75 per person

This 12 Day South Island private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand and show you a little more of what this beautiful island has to offer in comparison to the Highlights tour.  We’ll explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, kayak in a National park, whale watch and cruise on the oldest steam ship in New Zealand. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. This is all while riding in the comfort of your... More...

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $85.00 per person

An extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer designed for the free, independent traveler. Nature cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow guests 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 who mingles with guests. Keep a look out for... More...

Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown

Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown

Day Tour - Milford Sound - Starting from $65.00 per person

Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on your Milford Sound cruise aboard the Gem of the Sound.  The Gem has been specifically designed to capture the incredible and breath-taking Milford scenery with its unique glass roofs and large viewing decks.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the comfortable booth seating and ambient décor knowing no matter where you are, you won’t miss a thing with high definition cameras projecting live outdoor footage onto TV screens throughout... More...

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $80.00 per person

Enjoy a two hour cruise traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound, located in Fiordland. Your cruise will take you past St Anne’s lighthouse and out into the Tasman Sea. Informative guides point out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls (dropping 160 metres seaward), Sinbad Gully (a classic example of a hanging valley), snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor. More...

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $46.00 per person

Towering peaks and cascading waterfalls - this has to be the spectacular Milford Sound. Described as the 'Eighth Natural Wonder of the World', this cruise will take you past the incredible Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point. See marine life in their natural environment as you discover the magic of this deep fiord. More...

Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise

Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $1710.00 per person

Air Milford take the hard work out of discovery. At 3,754m, Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Combine this with a glacier landing, the rugged West Coast and Milford Sound to have the ultimate Southern Alps Discovery. 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 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 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 Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $45.00 per person

Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise! As you marvel at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, see dolphins, seals and penguins against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and a lush rainforest. If you want to see more stunning scenery, take an optional bus tour from Queenstown or Te Anau through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, stopping for short, guided walks and plenty of photo opportunities along the way. More...

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $479.00 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.

As you board your luxury coach in Queenstown you can enjoy a relaxing 5-hour trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. Stopping in Te Anau... More...

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Helicopter Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $1050.00 per person

Explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gushing waterfalls and perhaps even spot dolphins, seals and penguins. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls, and land upon Mt Tutoko glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. 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...

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...

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...

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $309.00 per person

Experience the natural beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise departing from Manapouri on New Zealand’s South Island. Cruise on a traditional three-mast sailing scow (flat-bottomed trading boat) along the pristine waters of the fiords, and see a vast array of wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins in their natural habitats. You can join the cruise in Manapouri or include luxury coach transfers from Te Anau or Queenstown. More...

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $5978.75 per person

This 12 Day South Island private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand and show you what this beautiful island has to offer.  We’ll explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, kayak in a National park, whale watch and cruise on the oldest steam ship in New Zealand. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime, all while riding in the comfort of your own vehicle with a very knowledgeable, experienced... 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.

You will... 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, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $189.00 per person

Enjoy a more intimate Milford Sound experience from Queenstown. Depart later, explore the Milford Road on a comfortable smaller coach, and discover the fiord on a small boat cruise. Visit the Underwater Observatory and savor an included picnic lunch. 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...

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...

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...


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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