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 11.15am and  1.30pm sailings (must be pre-ordered, at extra cost)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Winter Special – Hot Buffet Lunch only $20 on the 11.30 am and 1.30pm Scenic Cruise.
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1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildOnline Specials 
Milford Sound9.00amScenic Cruise10.45am$46$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound9.00amScenic Cruise including Cooked Breakfast10.45am$56**$30SAVE 10%
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 flight*4.30pm$599$349
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heli*4.30pm$969$639
Queenstown8.00amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly12.00pm$499$325
Queenstown8.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli11.45am$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 2018 - 30 September 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChild Online Special 
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$69 $59$25SAVE $10
Milford Sound1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$69$25SAVE 10%
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise*7.45pm$169$89
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch7.45pm$189$99
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return flight4.30pm$588$354
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return heli4.30pm$939$624
Queenstown10.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli12.00pm$975$680
Queenstown10.30amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly**2.00pm$505$325
Queenstown10.30amFly/Scenic Cruise + Kayak/Fly ***4.30pm$685$450
Queenstown12.00pmFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly**4.30pm$525$325
Queenstown12.00pmHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli2.00pm$975$680
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise*5.15pm$149$79
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch5.15pm$169$89

* Winter Coach and Cruise departures from 1 May – 30 Sept 2018 include Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with specialist Nature Guide commentary.
**Includes Hot Buffet Lunch.
*** Includes Picnic Lunch.

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Cruise Map

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Travel Options

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By Coach:

If Milford Sound is the eighth wonder of the world, the road to Milford is surely the ninth. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and native rain forest, surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes.

Why Milford Sound Coach & Cruise?

  • Travel on a modern and comfortable coach while you take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound
  • Our friendly and experienced local driver will give informative commentary and show you the best short walks and photo stops along the way
  • Board Milford Sound’s original cruise and get beneath waterfalls, among towering mountains and see native wildlife. Foreign language commentary and information sheets are available
  • Cruise includes FREE International Buffet Lunch and FREE tea and coffee, freshly prepared by our onboard chefs
  • Coach trip includes pick up/drop off service from a number of handy locations
  • Option to return to Queenstown on a scenic flight – meaning you’ll see even more of the spectacular region!

See all of our Coach & Cruise options here


By Air:

A Fly/Cruise/Fly or Heli/Cruise/Heli is the ultimate Milford Sound experience, taking in magnificent views of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and forest. Your trip will include hotel pick up, return scenic flight and your cruise in Milford Sound. Your pilot will provide commentary on the untouched wilderness that can only be seen from the air.

See all of our flight options here

By Car or Campervan:

If you’d prefer to make your own way to Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most picturesque drive is a spectacular journey. The road into Milford is an extraordinary passage so allow plenty of time for short walks, photo opportunities and rest stops along the way.

View our Road to Milford Map for some 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
  • Bottle of water
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 11.00am 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.