With its dramatic scenery and unique wildlife, Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking regions.

Cruising along calm waters between sheer cliffs carved by centuries of ice erosion, immerse yourself in a mysterious world in an undersea viewing chamber and catch sight of majestic Mitre Peak and cascading waterfalls that thunder into the depths below. It’s no wonder Rudyard Kipling described it as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.

Milford Sound is one of the wettest places on earth raining around 200 days of the year with an average annual rainfall of 7 metres. Rainfall can reach 250 millimetres in 24 hours and creates dozens of temporary waterfalls that cascade down sheer cliff walls – it’s a spectacular sight.

Southern Discoveries lets you discover Milford Sound your way with a variety of cruise options to suit your taste and timeframes. To get there, you can travel by car, coach or by air.

As the longest and most established operator in Milford Sound, this magical fiord is our home – and we’d like to share our backyard with you.

Compare Milford Sound Day Trips
Milford Sound Coach & Cruise day trips are seamless and relaxing and the perfect environmentally friendly way to experience Milford Sound. We have outlined the features of each day trip to help you choose the best option to suit you.
Coach & Cruise Day Trips
Let us take you to Milford Sound by coach from Queenstown or Te Anau while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and entertaining commentary. Our driver will show you the best short walks and photo stops on the Milford Road. Options to return by scenic flight.
Cruise & Kayak
Kayaking in Milford Sound is an extraordinary experience. This trip includes a Milford Sound cruise of your choice, entry to Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and 1 hour of kayaking.
Encounter Nature Cruise
Get up close to nature on this intimate, small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound. Our specialist Nature Guides love nothing more than sharing with you the very best of this incredible, ecological sanctuary.
Nature Cruise
Discover the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on our two hour Nature Cruise. This is the perfect cruise for those wanting to get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and powerful waterfalls.
Scenic Cruise
Cruise in comfort on a spacious catamaran with large windows and expansive outdoor viewing decks. The cruise is perfect for stopping at tumbling waterfalls and other points of interest along the way.
Underwater Observatory
Discover Milford Sound above and below the water. Learn about the history, geology and wildlife before descending 10 metres underwater to view exotic sea creatures.
Milford Sound Lodge
Stay in Milford Sound and enjoy time to see the sights in a relaxed style. Just moments from the cruise terminal, you can get out on the fiord in the calm of the morning, or witness a Milford sunset.
Discover Milford Sound Information Centre & Café
Right in the heart of Milford Sound, it’s a warm and welcoming spot in which to settle in and enjoy some famous Fiordland hospitality served with spectacular views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Car & Campervan
If you’d prefer to make your own way to Milford Sound, the picturesque drive is a spectacular journey. Allow plenty of time for short walks, photo opportunities and rest stops along the way.