Day trip

From Te Anau: 1-Day Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

Activity provider: Southern Discoveries

From Te Anau: 1-Day Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

Activity provider: Southern Discoveries
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From US$ 134.59 per person

Likely to sell out

Be taken to Milford Sound from Te Anau while you sit back, relax and take in the jaw-dropping scenery and informative commentary. The local driver will show you the best stops on Milford Road, and will connect you with your Milford Sound Cruise.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Travel on a comfortable, premium coach while you take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound
  • Be shown 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 with foreign language commentary
Full description

If Milford Sound is the 8th wonder of the world, the road to Milford is surely the 9th. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Be taken to Milford Sound while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Your experienced, local coach driver will show you the best short walks and photo stops on the Milford Road, and will connect you seamlessly with the Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Milford Sound is approximately a 5-hour drive or 45-minute flight from Queenstown. The Milford Coach and Cruise trips depart daily from Te Anau.

  • Guide
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Milford Sound nature cruise
  • Lunch
  • Tea and coffee

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Te Anau Visitor Center. Please arrive to the meeting point at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Insect repellent
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • Appropriate child restraints are not provided by the operator. You will have to bring it
    • All vessels are fully licensed with a range of beverages plus a selection of snack foods
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 141 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
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    The trip was great from start to finish, fly, our driver was interesting and entertaining. He looked after the group very well. The crew on the boat took extremely good care of us also. The boat was very clean, the packed lunch was plentiful. There were plenty of opportunities for photographs during the bus trip as well as while on the boat.

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    May 1, 2022

    Stunning experience! The bus ride was very beautiful and we enjoyed the fact that we didn't drive ourself so there was more time to look around and that there were no worries if we arrive on time at the boat. Our kids (8 and 11) were excited to. On our way back withe the boat we saw a lot of dolphins which made the experience complete.

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    July 10, 2021

    The bus ride out was just as stunning as the cruise. Our driver was wonderful and had a lot of information about the area, it was like a history class at school that you actually wanted to pay attention to. The cruise was beautiful and right up to the falls was simply incredible

    June 16, 2021

    Product ID: 118002