Duration Duration: 1hr 30mins or 1hr 45mins

Check out Milford’s awe-inspiring scenery from our spacious observation lounges or large, outdoor viewing decks on one of our modern, purpose-built catamarans. Move freely around the boat and enjoy the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide.

Why choose a Scenic Cruise?

  • Cruise the length of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest along the way
  • Spacious observation lounges with tall viewing windows and plenty of comfortable indoor seating
  • Soak up the sun on our large viewing decks with 360-degree views of the towering fiord
  • Family friendly, with a lively and informative commentary from our skipper
  • Multi-lingual commentary available on select departures (Korean, Mandarin and Japanese)
  • Travel options include a comfortable, glass-roof coach so you can take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound
  • Visit the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared lunch options while you cruise the fiord. Our hot International Buffet Lunch is available on our 11.30am and  1.30pm sailings (must be pre-ordered, at extra cost)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
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1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildOnline Specials 
Milford Sound9.00amScenic Cruise10.45am$46$25
Milford Sound9.00amScenic Cruise includes Cooked Breakfast10.45am$56$30
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$79$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$99$25SAVE 10%
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise*7.45pm$199$99
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flight4.30pm$599$349
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heli4.30pm$969$639
Queenstown8.00amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly12.00pm$499$325
Queenstown8.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli 11.45am$1050$735
Queenstown10.00amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly2.00pm$505$325
Queenstown10.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli1.45pm$1050$735
Queenstown12.00pmFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly4.15pm$525$325
Queenstown12.00pmHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli3.45pm$1050$735
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise*5.15pm$179$89

*Includes Buffet Lunch
** Save 10% online special applies to Cruise only


1 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild Online Special 
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$69$25
Milford Sound1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$69$25
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational buffet Lunch7.45pm$189$99
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flightInternational buffet Lunch4.30pm$609$359
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heliInternational buffet Lunch4.30pm$979$649
Queenstown10.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli12.00pm$1050$735
Queenstown10.30amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly2.00pm$505$325
Queenstown10.30amFly/Scenic Cruise + Kayak/FlyPicnic Lunch4.30pm$685$450
Queenstown12.00pmFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly4.30pm$525$325
Queenstown12.00pmHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli2.00pm$1050$735
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational buffet Lunch5.15pm$169$89

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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 everyday from Queenstown and Te Anau all Coach & Cruise day trips will connect you seamlessly with your Milford Sound Cruise. Find out more…

Discover more Milford Sound travel options including Scenic Flights.
Check out the Road to Milford Sound Map for the must-see stops along the way.

Food Options

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Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

Choose between a Regular, Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free picnic option.


  • Sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
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.


International Buffet Lunch

Our international buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

Available for purchase daily on 11.30am and 1.30pm departures.

What to Bring

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What to bring for cruises

Due to the changeable nature of weather in Milford Sound, it’s a good idea to bring a warm, waterproof jacket and wear comfortable, non-slip shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen and plenty of memory card space on your camera.