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Milford Sound Cruises

Scenic Cruise

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Email reservations@southerndiscoveries.co.nz to find out when this experience will be available.
See the best of Milford Sound
Waterfalls, wildlife, endless photo opportunities
Relax onboard Milford Sound’s largest catamaran
See the best of Milford Sound
Waterfalls, wildlife, endless photo opportunities
Relax onboard Milford Sound’s largest catamaran
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  • Lunch
The wonders of Milford Sound are all yours. Three outdoor decks, two spacious indoor cabins and your chance to get closer to waterfalls, wildlife and towering cliff faces.

About

The wonders of Milford Sound are all yours. Three outdoor decks, two spacious indoor cabins and your chance to get closer to waterfalls, wildlife and towering cliff faces.

  • Up to 1-hour 45 minute cruise 
  • Get straight to Milford Sound’s scenic highlights, and incredibly close to waterfalls
  • Spacious indoor decks to enjoy Milford Sound in any weather
  • Large rooftop deck with 360 degree views
  • Full commentary in Chinese, Japanese and Korean on select departures
  • Keep an eye out for seals on the rocks or perhaps dolphins and penguins in the water
  • Includes FREE tea and coffee
  • Licenced bar on board
  • Lunch options; International buffet, picnic lunch, Japanese Obento and Thali Indian (Japanese Obento and Thali Indian available on select departures only)
  • Combine with coach or flight transfers from Queenstown or Te Anau
  • Add-on one hour of kayaking experience or a visit to in Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
up to 1 hr 45 mins
Take in the sheer size of Milford's towering cliffs
Catch a glimpse of Milford's amazing wildlife
Make memories in magical Milford Sound
Get up close and personal with Stirling Falls
Add kayaking to your cruise and kayak in pure glacier water
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Take in the sheer size of Milford's towering cliffs
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Catch a glimpse of Milford's amazing wildlife
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Make memories in magical Milford Sound
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Get up close and personal with Stirling Falls
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Add kayaking to your cruise and kayak in pure glacier water

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Scenic Cruise Lunch menu

Lunch

Lunch Options

Welcome aboard, and get ready to dine in style! Milford Sound Scenic Cruise lunch options are listed to the right.

  • Freshly prepared picnic lunch is available to purchase on all Milford Sound cruises
  • A selection of snacks are available to purchase onboard all vessels
  • A fully licensed bar is available on all vessels, except the Lady Stirling
  • Free tea and coffee is available on all cruises
  • All meat is certified halal
  • The 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 and vegan alternatives are available – please indicate your preferences when you are booking online
  • If you have specific dietary requirements or special group requests, please call to discuss with the reservations team
  • Passengers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol onboard our vessels
  • We only accept credit card or cash payments, we can not accept eftpos or debit cards
Picnic Lunch
Picnic Lunch

Freshly prepared daily, the picnic lunch includes:

  • Wrap with selected meat and salad for standard option
  • Cheese and crackers (vegan option: soup)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar

Picnic lunch options; regular, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. When you book online please select your preference.

Kiwi-Style Buffet Lunch
Kiwi-Style Buffet Lunch

Includes a selection of delicious hot and cold dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

International Buffet Lunch
International Buffet Lunch

Includes a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

Japanese Obento
Japanese Obento
  • Crumbed fish, marinated chicken, grilled salmon
  • Sushi with soy sauce
  • Steamed rice
  • Inari
  • Prawn salad
  • Blanched seasonal vegetables
  • Coleslaw
  • Pickled seasonings
  • Miso Soup
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Green tea

Thali Indian Lunch
Thali Indian Lunch
  • Vegetable samosa
  • Roasted pumpkin, potato and steamed vegetables
  • Aloo gobi
  • Onion salad, mango chutney, plain yoghurt
  • Vegetable spring roll
  • Hot basmati rice (served separate)
  • Spicy Dahl (served separate)
  • Papadum & naan bread
  • Fresh fruit

All Thali lunches are automatically served as vegetarian. Chicken is available on request.

Transport

Self Drive

Make your way to Milford Sound travelling theMilford road at your own pace. Car parks are available within walking distance of the cruise terminal making it easy to join your Milford Sound cruise experience.

Self Drive

Make your way to Milford Sound travelling theMilford road at your own pace. Car parks are available within walking distance of the cruise terminal making it easy to join your Milford Sound cruise experience.

Self Drive

Make your way to Milford Sound travelling theMilford road at your own pace. Car parks are available within walking distance of the cruise terminal making it easy to join your Milford Sound cruise experience.