Duration Duration: 1hr 45 mins or 2hrs

Why choose a Nature Cruise?

Join us on the original Milford Sound Nature Cruise for an epic voyage of discovery. We’ll get you so close to this famous fiord you can reach out and touch the sheer rock walls or stand under Stirling falls for a glacial facial. Our passionate skipper will provide entertaining commentary from the wheelhouse while our boat hosts are on hand for a chat and to answer any questions. Get a picture of a basking New Zealand fur seal or relax in our spacious cabin with a hot drink. This is one experience you do not want to miss!

  • Whatever the weather, our newly refurbished lounges offer amazing views through large viewing windows
  • With 360º views, the spacious outdoor decks are perfect for photographers
  • Our passionate skippers delight in sharing their knowledge with entertaining commentary
  • Option to add a delicious picnic lunch to your cruise
  • FREE tea and coffee
  • Duration 1hr 45mins – 2hrs




1 May - 14 November 2020

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildIncludesOnline Special 
Milford Sound9.45am10.30amNature Cruise12.00pm$79$30SAVE 20%
Milford Sound12.45pm1.15pmNature Cruise3.30pm$79$30SAVE 20%
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise7.30pm$179 $55
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise7.30pm$199$75Picnic lunch
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Cruise with return flight4.15pm$619$335Picnic lunch
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Cruise5.00pm$109$35
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Cruise5.00pm$129$55Picnic lunch

PLEASE NOTE: Milford Sound 20% off special is only valid for travel until 31 August 2020. Milford Sound Coach & Cruise is only available on select days during July school holidays 2020 and everyday from 1 August 2020.

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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.

  • Meat and salad wrap
  • 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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