Our Milford Sound Coach & Cruise day trips depart daily from Queenstown and Te Anau and are a relaxing, seamless way to experience Milford Sound. You get to sit back, relax and enjoy the panoramic views while our expert drivers provide entertaining commentary.

Plus, when you travel with us to Milford Sound from Queenstown in one of our new low-emission coaches, you are choosing an environmentally conscious travel option; your carbon footprint will reduce by around 75% compared with if you drove there in an average-sized rental car. What’s more, travelling by coach instead of car or campervan saves you up to $10 per hour on parking fees!

Sold, but not sure which option to take? We have outlined the features of each day trip below to help you choose the best option to suit you.

Save $25 on our Coach & Cruise Day Trips. Offer only available until the 22 December 2019.

Coach & Nature Cruise

Departs Queenstown & Te Anau

  • Extended Nature Cruise with expert nature guides providing lively and entertaining commentary in English.
  • Comfortable viewing lounges on board the cruise vessel that maximise the views on your cruise, whatever the weather.
  • 360 viewing during the cruise from the spacious, open top deck.
  • Kiwi-style buffet lunch available, simply add on to your booking.
  • Licensed bar on board your cruise vessel plus free tea and coffee.
  • Premium, glass-roofed 49 seat coach with reclining seats, FREE WiFi (75MB limit), USB charging ports and head set commentary available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.
  • Departs Queenstown daily at 6.45am and returns at 7.30pm. Book online from $225.
  • Departs Te Anau daily at 9.45am and returns at 5.00pm. Book online from $205.

 

Coach, Cruise & Kayak

Departs Queenstown & Te Anau

  • The ULTIMATE, all-inclusive Milford Sound tour!
  • Extended Nature Cruise with expert nature guides providing lively and entertaining commentary in English.
  • Up to one hour of guided kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove, suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.
  • Visit our amazing and exclusively-operated Milford Sound Underwater Observatory.
  • Includes delicious Kiwi-style buffet lunch.
  • Premium, glass-roofed 49 seat coach with reclining seats, FREE WiFi (75MB limit), USB charging ports and head set commentary available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.
  • Departs Queenstown daily at 6.45am and returns at 9.15pm. Book online from $375.
  • Departs Te Anau daily at 9.45am and returns at 7.00pm. Book online from $355.

 

Coach & Scenic Cruise

Departs Queenstown & Te Anau

  • Scenic Cruise is our only cruise with live Chinese, Korean and Japanese commentary (please request), and is a faster cruise with all of the highlights and plenty of photo opportunities.
  • The cruise is on board the largest and most stable cruise vessel in Milford Sound with newly refurbished indoor lounges providing excellent viewing.
  • Licensed bar on board your cruise vessel plus free tea and coffee.
  • International buffet lunch available, simply add on to your booking.
  • Premium, glass-roofed 49 seat coach with reclining seats, FREE WiFi (75MB limit), USB charging ports and head set commentary available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German
  • Departs Queenstown daily at 7.00am and returns at 7.45pm. Book online from $215
  • Departs Te Anau daily at 10.00am and returns at 5.15pm. Book online from $195.
  • Option to upgrade to a VIP experience for exclusive VIP lounge and viewing deck access, complimentary drink of choice, kiwi bird soft toy for children, and waterproof touch phone cover. Only available for guests departing from Queenstown. Book VIP upgrade from $275.

 

Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory

Departs Queenstown & Te Anau (summer only)

  • See Milford Sound above and below the water’s surface!
  • Exclusive, small boat nature cruise with commentary in English from our skipper.
  • Visit our amazing and exclusively-operated Milford Sound Underwater Observatory to see the colourful sea life beneath the surface.
  • Includes a delicious and freshly-prepared picnic lunch.
  • Premium, glass-roofed 39 seat coach with reclining seats, FREE WiFi (75MB limit), USB charging ports and head set commentary available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.
  • Departs Queenstown daily at 8.00am and returns 9.15pm. Book online from $225.
  • Departs Te Anau daily at 11.00am and returns 7.00pm. Book online from $245.

 

Small Coach, Cruise & Underwater Observatory

Departs Te Anau only

  • An exclusive, small group tour departing directly from Te Anau!
  • Extended journey with at least 6 photo stops and short walks on the road to Milford.
  • Exclusive, small boat nature cruise with commentary in English from our skipper.
  • Visit our amazing and exclusively-operated Milford Sound Underwater Observatory to see the colourful sea life beneath the surface.
  • Delicious and freshly-prepared picnic lunch available, simply add on to your booking.
  • Departs from Te Anau daily at 8.30am and returns 5.00pm from September until May. Book online from $145.

 

Small Coach, Cruise & Kayak

Departs Te Anau only (summer only)

  • An exclusive and all-inclusive small group tour departing directly from Te Anau!
  • Extended journey with at least 6 photo stops and short walks on the road to Milford.
  • Exclusive, small boat nature cruise with commentary in English from our skipper.
  • Up to one hour of guided kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove, suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.
  • Visit our amazing and exclusively-operated Milford Sound Underwater Observatory to see the colourful sea life beneath the surface.
  • Delicious and freshly-prepared picnic lunch available, simply add on to your booking.
  • Departs from Te Anau daily at 8.30am and returns 7.00pm from September until May. Book online from $255.

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