Duration Duration: 1hr 45 mins or 2hrs

Discover the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on our Nature Cruise. This cruise offers an excellent viewing opportunity of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Get within touching distance of impressive geological features and close enough to feel the full force from the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls (we’ve got jackets to keep you dry!)

Why choose a Nature Cruise?

  • Say hello to the seals basking on the rocks
  • Specialist nature guide on board sharing their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary
  • Delve into the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord
  • Purpose built catamaran with large viewing windows and covered seating areas
  • A whole top deck for viewing and panoramic photo opportunities
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Range of lunch options available (must be pre-ordered, at extra cost)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
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Summer
Winter

Summer

1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildOnline Specials 
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$65$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.00pmNature Cruise3.00pm$95$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound3.15pmNature Cruise 5.00pm$65$25SAVE 10%
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise*7.30pm$199$99
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return flight*4.15pm$619$349
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heli*4.15pm$989$639
Queenstown9.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly 1.30pm$565$340
Queenstown11.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly with Buffet Lunch3.00pm$599$360
Queenstown1.30pmFly/Nature Cruise/Fly5.30pm$565$340
Queenstown2.00pmFly/Nature Cruise/Fly6.00pm$499$325
Queenstown2.00pmHeli/Nature Cruise/Heli6.00pm$1050$735
Te Anau10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise*5.00pm$179$89

*Includes Buffet Lunch

Winter

1 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChild 
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$59$25
Milford Sound12.30pmNature Cruise3.00pm$74$25
Milford Sound2.45pmNature Cruise4.30pm$69$25
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise*7.30pm$169$89
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch7.30pm$189$99
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return flight4.15pm$609$359
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return heli4.15pm$979$649
Queenstown9.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly***2.00pm$565$340
Queenstown11.30amFly/Nature Cruise/Fly**4.15pm$599$360
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise*5.00pm$149$79
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch5.00pm$169$89

* Winter Coach & Cruise departures include Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with specialist Nature Guide commentary.
** Includes Picnic Lunch and Hot Soup.
*** Includes Morning Tea.

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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

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

  • 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 - Southern Discoveries

Hot Buffet Lunch

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

Available for purchase daily on our 1.00pm departure.