Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour64 reviews
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Join what is one of New Zealand's most stunning scenic drives along the Milford highway, through the Eglington Valley and into Fiordland National Park.
Numerous stops are made for photos and short nature walks, encountering native wildlife, stunning natural rain forest, and glacier carved Alpine vistas.
Marvel at the Avenue of Disappearing Mountains, an optical illusion where the mountains appear to sink into the surrounding beech forest. Crossing the halfway point between the equator and the South Pole, see stunning views over Hollyford Valley and the Darran Mountains before entering the Homer Tunnel and descending into lush rainforest canyons. You will also see majestic views of Mt Tutoko, the highest and most glaciated peak in Fiordland National Park.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Come cruise magnificent Milford Sound with us aboard our modern catamaran, Maiden of Milford, and immerse yourself in some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery!
Enjoy luxuriant rain forests and close up viewing of waterfalls and seals over 3 viewing decks (inside and out).
The cruise travels the length of Milford Sound and out into the Tasman Sea where we can show passengers why Captain Cook failed to discover Milford Sound after charting all the other fiords of Fiordland National Park.
During the cruise stops you'll see New Zealand Fur seals basking on rocks and feel the spray of towering waterfalls dropping into the fiord. Dolphins are seen from time to time when they visit the fiord but are not always present and during certain periods of the year the rare Fiordland Crest Penguin can be seen (August- early December).
Duration: 2 hours
- 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
- Complimentary tea and hot water
- Live commentary on board
- Regular photo stops & nature walks to admire the scenery (if transport option selected)
- Touring Coach for comfortable & relaxing travel (if transport option selected)
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Lunch, snacks, drinks, and coffee (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- 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 Terms and Conditions
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.
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