Duration Duration: Up to 12hrs 30mins

Milford Sound Coach & Cruise day trips – Winter 2020
During winter 2020 we will only be operating Milford Sound Day Trips Fridays, Saturday and Sundays in June and July and daily from 1 August. If you wish to visit us outside of those dates, head over to our Discover More Cruise for more information on the most in-depth, insightful and personal experience in Milford Sound this winter.

Why choose a Milford Sound day trip

Take a guided adventure to Milford Sound with our friendly team offering 60 years of local knowledge. Our expert drivers will entertain you with their insight and knowledge, while showing you the best photo stops and short walks on the incredible road to Milford Sound. Once in Milford you’ll join the original Nature Cruise to explore the 8th wonder of the world. We’ll get you so close to this famous fiord you can reach out and touch the sheer rock walls. 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. Our Milford Sound day trips are an unforgettable experience!

  • Board our coach and settle into a modern, spacious seat with plenty of legroom
  • Our local coach drivers provide you with entertaining and informative commentary in English.
  • Translated, headset commentary available on coach in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German& Portuguese.
  • Includes complimentary hotel pick up & drop off from central Queenstown and Te Anau accommodation.
  • Cruise the full length of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea and get a glacial facial under Stirling Falls
  • Our passionate skippers delight in sharing their knowledge with entertaining commentary
  • Option to return to Queenstown on a scenic flight or by helicopter.
  • Includes a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch
  • Duration is 7 hours from Te Anau, 12 hours and 30 minutes from Queenstown



June 19 - November 14 2020

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise 7.30pm$179$55
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise Picnic Lunch7.30pm$199$75
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return flightPicnic Lunch4.15pm$619$335

Te Anau10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise5.00pm $109$35
Te Anau10.00amCoach & Nature CruisePicnic Lunch5.00pm $129$55

Food Options

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Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

Included in your Coach & Cruise day trip from Queenstown or Te Anau
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

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