Duration Duration: 1hr 45 mins or 2hrs

Discover the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on our Nature Cruise. This cruise offers an excellent viewing opportunity of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Get within touching distance of impressive geological features and close enough to feel the full force from the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls (we’ve got jackets to keep you dry!)

Why choose a Nature Cruise?

  • Say hello to the seals basking on the rocks
  • Specialist nature guide on board sharing their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary
  • Delve into the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord
  • Purpose built catamaran with large viewing windows and covered seating areas
  • A whole top deck for viewing and panoramic photo opportunities
  • Raincoats provided on board so you can stand on the bow under Stirling Falls
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Range of lunch options available (must be pre-ordered, at extra cost)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
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Summer
Winter

Summer

1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChild 
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$95$25
Milford Sound1.00pmNature Cruise3.00pm$95$25
Milford Sound3.15pmNature Cruise 5.00pm$65$25
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise7.30pm$199$99
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return flight4.15pm$579$354
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heli4.15pm$949$624
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heli to Glenorchy5.15pm$849$554
Queenstown12.00pmFly/Nature Cruise/Fly with Buffet Lunch4.00pm$595$355
Queenstown2.00pmFly/Nature Cruise/Fly6.00pm$535$320
Te Anau10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise5.00pm$169$89
Te Anau12.00pmSmall Coach & Nature Cruise7.00pm$119$69

Winter

1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildOnline Specials 
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$59$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound12.30pmNature Cruise2.30pm$74$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound2.45pmNature Cruise4.30pm$69 $49$25SAVE $20
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise*7.30pm$169$89
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch7.30pm$189$99
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return flight4.15pm$588$354
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return heli4.15pm$939$624
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return heli to Glenorchy5.15pm$849$554
Queenstown9.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly***2.00pm$535$320
Queenstown11.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly**4.15pm$575$345
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise*5.00pm$149$79
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch5.00pm$169$89

* Winter Coach and Cruise departures from 1 May – 30 Sept 2018 include Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with specialist Nature Guide commentary.
** Includes Picnic Lunch and Hot Soup.
*** Includes Morning Tea.

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Travel Options

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By Coach:

Coach & Nature Cruise

Departing from either Queenstown or Te Anau you’ll experience the world famous fiord – rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. In Milford Sound you will join up with our Nature Cruise. Plenty of stops are included along the road for photos and an interesting and informative commentary provided in English along the way.

See all of our Coach & Cruise options here

Go Milford Day Trip ex Te Anau

Enjoy a relaxed start to your day and discover the very best of Fiordland National Park. In Milford Sound you’ll join our Nature Cruise and get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and powerful waterfalls.

Read more about our Go Milford Day Trip here


By Plane:

A Fly/Cruise/Fly is the ultimate Milford Sound experience, taking in magnificent views of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and forest. Your trip will take approximately four 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.

View all the Fly/Cruise/Fly options here


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

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

  • Sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
  • Bottle of water
Japanese Obento

Japanese Obento Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch

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

International Buffet - Southern Discoveries

Hot Buffet Lunch

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

Available for purchase daily on our 1.00pm departure.