Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown
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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!
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In Brief

Location:
Queenstown, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
12 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
Daily
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Board a luxury coach in Queenstown and travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau.

Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

After a short break in Te Anau the coach will continue along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Eglinton Valley, 6202/6244 Te Anau-Milford Highway, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand

Enjoy a photo stop at the amazing Eglington Valley on your journey along the Milford Road.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road,, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Take a short walk past the Mirror Lakes, where, on a clear day the mountains can be seen perfectly reflected in the water.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Homer Tunnel, 94 S.h., Milford Sound New Zealand

Journey through the mountains via the Homer Tunnel, bringing you out at Milford Sound.

Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

On reaching Milford Sound you will join a leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Stop At: Milford sound Hwy, Milford Sound New Zealand

Journey along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery, considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Cruise past the impressive Mitre Peak whilst looking out for wildlife and enjoying an informative commentary from your onboard nature guide.

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Your coach journey will take you on a scenic drive through the beautiful Fiordland National Park.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Beverages
  • Live commentary on board (English only) - interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
  • Entry/Admission - Eglinton Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Mirror Lakes Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
  • Entry/Admission - Milford sound Hwy
  • Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Depending on where you are staying, you will either be picked up by a taxi and taken to meet our coach, or be picked up by our coach directly.

Please make sure to call and reconfirm your booking prior to departure so that you know where your pick up point will be, and at what time.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.78 out of 5 based on the last 18 recent reviews

Full day with lots of stop offs for opportunities to experience the wonderful views to break up the long journey. Cruise through Milford Sound a must but go prepared with a jacket or similar as it's blowy. We opted to fly back which was the icing on the cake. If this is the only time you're going to make this trip I'd suggest the flight home package.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
Real Journeys provides excellence services from every angle and easily get the 10 points. But the extra 2 points came when the single lane Homer Tunnel was temporary closed due to bus caught fire inside. They opened a cruise boat so that stranded passengers can relax inside with coffee and tea. The most amazing things they did is cooked up buffet hot foods for all of us to enjoy, they went the extra mile. Kudos to Real Journeys.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
Nice support for the company, good services, long busy day. Folders in English and Chinese, a little something in French would have been appreciated. Very nice experience.
• Submitted 17 Jan 2020
Value for money! Beautiful journey from RealJourney company via Viator. Milford Sound Nature Cruise stopped in Te Anau for lunch, it is a beautiful town !. Must do in Queenstown!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
Milford Sound is just beautiful. The tour guide was very informative and the experience was definitely worth it.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
Milford Sound. It was mind blowing 3 hours cruise. Excellent ambience. Must visit place. Most scenic place in the world. Best time to visit is September. Had a great time with my husband.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
The trip was great, the driver really knows what he’s doing, overall was a great experience! Extremely recommended.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2018
Beautiful! Once in a lifetime adventure!
• Submitted 20 Jun 2018
wonderful arrangement.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2018
Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful commentary on the bus ride down. Nice and timely stops for pictures and stretching legs. Then the highlight of the boat ride through the Sound and the beauty of the falls!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
Awesome experience. It was a long day but incredibly worth it!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
This tour was fantastic! Our tour guide/driver, Adrian, was very knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining on the drive to and from the Milford Sound. The boat tour on the Sound was INCREDIBLE! What a beautiful and amazing place -- we can't wait to go back again on our next trip to New Zealand with our kids. The boat tour also provided a great deal of knowledge with their Naturalist on board. This was a 12.5 hour day-long tour, but it was well worth the cost and the time.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2017
coach is designed for great views - open top is a good addition as you can watch over head. cruise is must
• Submitted 28 Dec 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed the day even though it was long. If one had the time, it would be better to take a 2 or 3 day trip with a stay in Te Anau overnight.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2016
The trip was well organised and professional. I really enjoyed the extra stops for pictures. The vehicle has a lot of window areas so it was great for admiring the views (and the views were magnificent). Once in Milford Sound, we were split into smaller groups that went on different boats so despite arriving in a full bus, the cruise wasn't too crowded. Milford Sound itself is absolutely stunning! We were lucky enough to see yellow-crested penguins, fur seals, dolphins and then also a kea on the way back. Something that could be improved is the commentary during the journey, it felt a bit low-energy and a bit rambling-like at times, but that didn't take away too much from the whole experience.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Comfortable bus and excellent driver. The company does a great job of collecting and dropping off all customers from the numerous hotels in Queenstown area. The tour of Milford sound was outstanding. A very comfortable boat tour and narration was worthwhile. The boat captain maneuvered us around the Sound was that we could see virtually all this spectacular nature site. Despite the long drive, the trip was very worthwhile!
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018
It was a beautiful day the sound was absolutely gorgeous the bus broke down on the way there and I thought we had signed up for a nature cruise and thought we'd hear more about the animals on about the area as far as nature but it seem like just any other cruise so little disappointed with that we did see some seal so that was cool other than that it was just exactly like any other cruise down Milford sound
• Submitted 07 Oct 2016
It is a long day but it is worth it. The views are incredible of the sound.
• Submitted 27 Jun 2016

In Brief

Location:
Queenstown, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
12 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
Daily

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