Duration Duration: Approx 8hrs

An unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound

Travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound in comfort and style with our personal, small group tour through Fiordland’s spectacular snow-capped wonderland on either our early morning or midday departure.

Sit back, relax and enjoy magnificent views as our experience, local and knowledgeable drivers provide a lively and informative commentary on the area’s history, flora and fauna. See dense rainforests, towering waterfalls and rugged mountains with plenty of stops and short walks to enjoy as you journey to Milford Sound – an incredible experience in itself.

Why choose the Go Milford Day Trip

  • Interactive and personal trip on a small coach that connects you with a small boat cruise
  • Discover More package option includes a small boat cruise, Milford Sound Underwater Observatory* and Picnic Lunch
  • Cruise & Kayak option (summer only) includes a small boat cruise, one hour of kayaking, Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch
  • English commentary from specialist nature guides on the cruise
  • Complimentary accommodation pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary tea and coffee aboard the vessel

*Please note that the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory will be closed from 4 June – 8 July 2018 for winter maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience. Southern Discoveries are offering a $20 saving when you book online for these dates.

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1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Te Anau8.30amSmall Coach & Discover MoreUnderwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
Te Anau12.00pmSmall Coach & Nature Cruise7.00pm$119$69


1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Te Anau9.00amSmall Coach & Discover MoreUnderwater Observatory *
& Picnic Lunch

* Please note: Milford Sound Underwater Observatory will be closed from 4 June – 8 July 2018 for winter maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience.

Cruise Map

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Food Options

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Picnic Lunch (included for free on 8.30am departures)

Choose between a Regular, Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free picnic option.


  • Ham, cheese and salad sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
  • Bottle of water

What to Bring

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What to bring for cruises

Due to the changeable nature of the weather in Milford, it’s a good idea to bring a warm, waterproof jacket and wear comfortable, non-slip shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen and plenty of memory card space on your camera.

What to bring for kayaking

Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, warm clothing, shorts or light trousers, drink bottle and a change of clothes. We provide all kayaking equipment.