Duration Duration: 1hr 45 mins or 2hrs

Why choose a Nature Cruise?
Coffee with views of a towering waterfall? A delicious hot meal with a passing seal? Sit back, relax and enjoy the best of both worlds as our specialist nature guides introduce you to the natural wonders of Milford Sound aboard our fully catered and modern catamaran.

  • Whatever the weather, our newly refurbished lounges offer amazing views through full height viewing windows
  • With 360º views, the spacious outdoor decks are perfect for photographers
  • Our specialist nature guides share their knowledge with lively and entertaining commentary
  • The perfect cruise for families and groups with plenty of room to take in the views
  • Savour local flavours with a fresh and hot buffet lunch, plus licensed bar on board (buffet available on selected departures only)
  • FREE tea and coffee



1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020

Departs FromCheck-in
DepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildOnline Specials 
Milford Sound10.15am10.30amNature Cruise*12.15pm$75$30SAVE 10%
Milford Sound12.45pm1.00pmNature Cruise*3.00pm$109$30
Milford Sound3.00pm3.15pmNature Cruise*5.00pm$75$30SAVE 10%
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Cruise*7.30pm$215 $195$130
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Cruise*7.30pm$235 $215$130ADD BUFFET LUNCH FOR $20
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Cruise with return flight**4.15pm$619from $360
Queenstown6.30am6.45amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heli**4.15pm$1080from $715
Queenstown9.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly***1.30pm$565from $340
Queenstown11.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly**3.00pm$599from $360
Queenstown1.30pmFly/Nature Cruise/Fly****5.30pm$565from $340
Queenstown2.00pmFly/Nature Cruise/Fly6.00pm$550from $375
Queenstown2.00pmHeli/Nature Cruise/Heli6.00pm$1105from $775
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Cruise*5.00pm$195$120
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Cruise*5.00pm$215$120ADD BUFFET LUNCH FOR $20

*Due to recent weather events Underwater Observatory & Kayaking experiences will not be operating until further notice.
**Includes kiwi-style buffet lunch.
*** Includes morning tea.
**** Includes complimentary drink.


1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildIncludesOnline Special 
Milford Sound10.15am10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$69$30SAVE 10%
Milford Sound12.45pm1.00pmNature Cruise3.00pm$95$30SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.45pm2.00pmNature Cruise3.45pm$75$30SAVE 10%
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise7.30pm$185$89
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise7.30pm$205$99Picnic Lunch**
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise
& return flight
4.15pm$619$360Picnic Lunch**
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise
& return heli
4.15pm$1040$684Picnic Lunch**

Queenstown9.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly2.00pm$565$340Morning Tea
Queenstown11.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly4.15pm$599$360Picnic Lunch
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise 5.00pm$165$79
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise 5.00pm$185$89Picnic Lunch**

** Picnic lunch special - upgrade your picnic lunch to hot chicken katsu or tofu teryaki rice. Upgrade only available when you book online.

Compare Our Milford Sound Cruises

Cruise Map

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Travel Options

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By Coach:

Let Southern Discoveries take you to Milford Sound while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Departing every day from Queenstown and Te Anau, all Coach & Cruise day trips will connect you seamlessly with your Milford Sound Cruise. Find out more.

Check out more Milford Sound travel options including scenic flights that connect seamlessly with our Milford Sound Cruises.

View the Road to Milford Sound Map for the 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.

  • Sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar

International Buffet - Southern Discoveries

Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch

Our Kiwi-style buffet lunch includes a selection of delicious hot and cold dishes freshly prepared on board by our chefs using local produce and favours. Only available in summer on our 1.00pm Nature Cruise.

Japanese Obento

Japanese Obento Lunch

Available Summer only on the Milford Sound Nature Cruise.

Thali Indian Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch

Available Summer only on the Milford Sound Nature Cruise.

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

What to Bring

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