Duration Duration: 1hr 45mins

Check out Milford’s awe-inspiring scenery from our spacious observation lounges or large, outdoor viewing decks on one of our modern, purpose-built catamarans. Move freely around the boat and enjoy the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide.

Why choose a Scenic Cruise?

  • Cruise the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest along the way
  • Spacious observation lounges with tall viewing windows and plenty of comfortable indoor seating
  • Soak up the sun on our large viewing decks with 360-degree views of the towering fiord
  • Family friendly, with a lively and informative commentary from our skipper
  • Multi-lingual commentary available on select departures
  • Visit the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared lunch options while you cruise the fiord. Our hot International Buffet Lunch is available on our 11.00am and 1.30pm sailings (must be pre-ordered, at extra cost)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
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1 October 2016 – 30 April 2017
Departs From Departs
Option Includes Returns Adult  Child  Online Specials
Milford Sound 9.00am Scenic Cruise FREE Cooked Breakfast 10.45am $62 $20 SAVE 10% book now!
11.00am Scenic Cruise 12.45pm $80 $20 SAVE 10% book now!
1.30pm Scenic Cruise 3.15pm $96 $20 SAVE 10% book now!
Te Anau 10.15am Coach/Scenic Cruise/Coach 5.15pm $163 $81 book now!
Queenstown 7.20am Coach/Scenic Cruise/Coach 7.45pm $240 $120 book now!
7.20am Coach/Scenic Cruise/Fly 4.30pm $639 $375 book now!
10.00am Heli/Scenic Cruise/Heli 1.45pm $945 $660 book now!
8.00am Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly FREE Cooked Breakfast 12.00pm $460 $295 book now!
10.00am Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 2.00pm $495 $295 $450** book now!
12.30pm Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 4.15pm $495 $295 book now!

* Save 10% only applicable on adult fares.
** Special valid for travel 1 October – 31 October 2016


1 May 2016 – 30 September 2016
Departs From Departs
Option Includes Returns Adult  Child  Online Special 
Milford Sound 11.00am Scenic Cruise FREE Buffet Lunch 12.45pm $79 $20 SAVE 10% book now
1.30pm Scenic Cruise 3.15pm $94 $20 SAVE 10% book now
2.45pm Scenic Cruise 4.30pm $59 $20 SAVE 10% book now
Te Anau 10.15am Coach/Scenic Cruise/Coach FREE Buffet Lunch 5.15pm $149 $79 book now
Queenstown 7.20am Coach/Scenic Cruise/Coach FREE Buffet Lunch 7.45pm $179 $115 book now
7.20am Coach/Scenic Cruise/Fly FREE Buffet Lunch 4.30pm $569 $365 book now
10.00am Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly FREE Buffet Lunch 2.00pm $499 $300 book now
10.00am Heli/Scenic Cruise/Heli 2.00pm $930 $650 book now
12.30pm Fly/Scenic Cruise/Fly 4.30pm $485 $295 book now

* Save 10% only applicable on adult fares.

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Cruise Map

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Travel Options

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By Coach:


Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound with GreatSights, travelling in a modern glass roof five-star low emissions coach across the Southern Alps and deep into Fiordland National Park to board our 1 hour 45 minute Scenic Cruise.

  • Modern, glass roof, 5 star, low emissions coach
  • Toilet equipped
  • Lively and informative commentary is provided by the driver
  • Plenty of photo stops are included (Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel, Monkey Creek, Knobs Flat, Christie Falls, The Chasm)
  • Japanese commentary available
  • Headsets available in Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch options available (additional cost)
  • Fly back option available (additional cost)
Departs From Departs
Returns Adult Child
Queenstown 7:20am 7:45pm $240 $120 book now!
Te Anau 10.15am 5.15pm $163 $81 book now!






By Air:

A Fly/Cruise/Fly or Coach/Cruise/Fly is the ultimate Milford Sound experience, taking in magnificent views of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and forest. Your trip will take approximately 4 hours and include hotel pick up, return scenic flight and your cruise in Milford Sound. Your pilot will provide commentary on the untouched wilderness that can only be seen from the air.

Glenorchy Air (Fixed Wing)
Season Departs
Returns Adult Child
Winter 8.00am 12.00pm $460 $295 book now!
10.00am 2.00pm $485 $295 book now!
12.30pm 4.15pm $485 $295 book now!
Summer 10.00am 2.00pm $495 $295 book now!
12.30pm 4.15pm $495 $295 book now!


Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Returns Adult  Child 
Summer 10.00am 2.00pm $945 $660 book now!
Winter 10.00am 2.00pm $930 $650 book now!



By Car or Campervan:

If you’d prefer to make your own way to Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most picturesque drive is a spectacular journey. The road into Milford is an extraordinary passage so allow plenty of time for short walks, photo opportunities and rest stops along the way.

View our Road to Milford Map for some must-see stops along the way.

Food Options

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Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch – $18

  • Ham, cheese and salad sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
  • Juice box
Japanese Obento

Japanese Obento Lunch – $32

Thali Indian Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch – $28

All Thali Lunches are automatically served as vegetarian. If passengers request non-vegetarian, we serve a chicken dish.


International Buffet Lunch – Adult $32 / Child $20

Our international buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

Available for purchase daily on 11.00am and 1.30pm departures.

What to Bring

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What to bring for cruises

Due to the changeable nature of weather in Milford Sound, 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.