Duration Duration: Up to 12hrs 30mins

The magic begins as soon as you board our coach for a guided road trip to your cruise in Milford Sound. Settle back and enjoy the panoramic views and entertaining commentary as your driver points out the highlights, including the best photo stops and short walks along the way. You’ll arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to cruise.

Day Trips from Queenstown

  • Our premium glass roof coach surrounds you with amazing views.
  • Settle into a spacious and comfortable seat with FREE WiFi (75MB limit) and USB charging ports.
  • Coach driver provides entertaining and informative commentary in English.
  • Headset commentary available on coach in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German
    & Portuguese.
  • Includes pick-up from most Queenstown accommodation and main bus stops.
  • Option to return to Queenstown on a scenic flight or by helicopter.
  • Lunch inclusions and options vary by trip.
  • Save up to $10 per hour on parking fees by travelling to Milford Sound by coach instead of car or campervan.

Day Trips from Te Anau

  • Our coach departure leaves directly from Te Anau with English-only commentary from our coach driver.
  • Includes pick-up from most Te Anau accommodation providers.
  • Lunch inclusions and options vary by trip.
  • Save up to $10 per hour on parking fees by travelling to Milford Sound by coach instead of car or campervan

COMPARE OUR MILFORD SOUND DAY TRIPS

Summer
Winter

Summer

1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020

Coach & Cruise *

Departs/
Returns
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DepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline Special 
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Cruise*7.45pm$215
$195
$125SAVE $20
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Cruise*Buffet Lunch7.45pm$235
$215
$125SAVE $20
Te Anau7.45am8.00amCoach & Cruise**5.00pm$125$75
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Cruise 5.15pm$195$115
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Cruise Buffet Lunch 5.15pm$215$115

*Save $20 on adult fare. Book online today.
**Add a picnic lunch for only $20 per person.

Coach & Cruise with return Flight

Departs/ReturnsCheck-in
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DepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild from 
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Cruise
with return flight
Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch4.15pm$619$360

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Coach & Cruise with return Heli

Departs/ReturnsCheck-in
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DepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild from 
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Cruise
with return heli
Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch4.15pm$1080$715

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Winter

1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise 7.30pm$185$89
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise Picnic Lunch**7.30pm$205$99
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return flightPicnic Lunch**4.15pm$619$360

Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heliPicnic Lunch**4.15pm$1040$684

Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise 7.45pm$175$89
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise International Buffet Lunch7.45pm$195$99
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flightInternational Buffet Lunch4.30pm$619$360

Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heliInternational Buffet Lunch4.30pm$1030$684

Te Anau9.15am9.30amSmall Coach, Cruise
& Underwater Observatory*
7.00pm$145$75
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise5.00pm$165$79
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Nature CruisePicnic Lunch**5.00pm$185$89
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise5.15pm$155$79
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational Buffet Lunch5.15pm$175$89

*Small Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory will not be available 31 May to 10 August due to the Underwater Observatory being closed for winter maintenance.
** Picnic lunch special - upgrade your picnic lunch to hot chicken katsu or tofu teryaki rice. Only available when you book online.

Food Options

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Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

Included in your Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory day trip and Small Coach, Cruise & Kayak day trip departing from
Te Anau. Can be added on to your Small Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory day trip departing from Te Anau
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
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Kiwi-style Buffet Lunch

Available during summer only you can add-on to your Coach & Nature Cruise day trip. Our kiwi-style hot buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

International Buffet - Southern Discoveries

International Buffet Lunch

Option to add-on to your Coach & Scenic Cruise day trip, our international buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

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.

Further Information:

  • All meat is certified halal
  • Menu may vary at times due to seasonal supply
  • Please note that the ingredients and contents of each meal are only a guide and these may be subject to change
  • Vegetarian alternatives to all of our food options are available – please request them when pre-ordering
  • If you have specific dietary requirements or special group requests please discuss with the reservations team and we will get our chef to provide you a menu and prices
  • A fully licensed bar is available on all vessels except the Lady Stirling
  • Passengers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board our vessels
  • A selection of snacks are available to purchase on all vessels except the Lady Stirling
  • We only accept credit card or cash payments, we can not acccept eftpos or debit cards
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is provided on all cruises