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Milford Sound Coach and Cruise Departing Te Anau

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  • Return luxury glass-roofed coach transport
  • Enroute awe-inspiring panoramic views
  • Enjoy a sightseeing scenic cruise
  • Purpose-built observation lounges and decks
  • View sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls & glaciers
  • Informative commentary from your captain
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What you need to know

Cruise the beautiful Milford Sound on board a purpose-built sightseeing vessel. Departing from Te Anau, you'll travel to the departure point at Milford by a glass roof coach before boarding the boat.

For a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes, you'll explore the gorgeous Sound, taking in the breathtaking sites, spotting local wildlife and learning about the region. Complimentary tea and coffee can be enjoyed on board as you cruise around.

The whole experience is complimented by on board commentary which will teach you about the region including the history of the Sound and the animals that live in here. The commentary will also help to point out any wildlife spotted along the journey.

Once you've docked back at Milford, you'll begin the return journey back to your Te Anau accommodation. This is a comfortable and scenic way to explore Milford Sound in the stunning Fiordland region.


  • Return luxury glass-roofed coach transport from Te Anau
  • Sightseeing cruise on the beautiful Milford Sound
  • Complimentary Tea or Coffee on board the vessel
  • Informative commentary
  • Hotel transfers from CBD accommodation


  • Cabinet food available to purchase onboard


  • The return journey luxury glass-roofed coach is at your comfort for a very good reason, with spectacular awe-inspiring panoramic alpine views the vehicle offers one of the most beautiful viewing opportunities
  • Recline your seat to maximise your viewing or to simply watch the clouds and go by. Don't get too comfy, your driver will stop along the way for short walks and photo opportunities
  • Once arriving at Milford Sound board the Scenic Cruise vessels, with purpose-built observation lounges and large decks, so you can be sure you’ll get great viewing opportunities.
  • You’ll witness the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest. Keep a look out for wildlife like seals basking on the rocks or dolphins
  • Enjoy Highlights such as Mitre peak and Pembroke Glacier, you will not miss a site with the informative commentary from your captain and on crew


  • Tours depart daily at 10.15am from the Lakefront Café, 92 Te Anau Terrace. Located just across the road from the Visitor Centre. Please check in 20 minutes prior to your departure


  • Please allow approximately 7.5 hours for this tour

Departure Location

  • Hotel transfers from CBD Te Anau accommodation, please call if you wish to confirm your hotel location is included within the CBD pick up
  • Tours depart daily at 10.15am from the Lakefront Café, 92 Te Anau Terrace. Located just across the road from the Visitor Centre. Please check in 20 minutes prior to your departure

What To Bring

  • Non-slip shoes/boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Sunproectin: Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Additional Information

  • The vessel is wheelchair accessible however does not have disabled toilets onboard
  • This scenic cruise uses the Milford Sovereign and Monarch vessels, however, is subject to change without notice
  • This cruise can provide Chinese language translation in person, however, is subject to certain cruise times and availability (we suggest checking with us when you book)

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
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