All about the Milford Sound Day Trip

Travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound in comfort and style with our personal, small group tour through Fiordland’s spectacular snow-capped wonderland on either our early morning or midday departure.

Sit back, relax and enjoy magnificent views as our experience, local and knowledgeable drivers provide a lively and informative commentary on the area’s history, flora and fauna. See dense rainforests, towering waterfalls and rugged mountains with plenty of stops and short walks to enjoy as you journey to Milford Sound – an incredible experience in itself.

Once on the cruise at Milford Sound you will have an excellent viewing opportunity of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season, the chance to taste pure glacial water straight from the waterfalls. You can Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse for a birds-eye view and see first-hand how the boat operates. The cruise is on a small boat with fewer passengers for an intimate Milford Sound experience. Interactive and personal with a fun and friendly atmosphere.

We have specialist nature guides share their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary. You can even taste pure glacial water from towering waterfalls. This is the ideal Milford Sound cruise for close-up photos of seals, dolphins or penguins as we have a large, outdoor viewing deck with covered seating.

As part of your Milford Sound Experience, the cruise vessel will stop at the Underwater Observatory, where you will visit the unique underwater world of Milford Sound to see its spectacular marine life.

Milford Sound Day Trip Itinerary - days

  • 1 Day Milford Sound Day
    Great value, all-inclusive day trip from Te Anau. Travel in luxury from Te Anau with Southern Discoveries very own personal small group tour through Fiordland's spectacular overland route. Sit back and enjoy the views as our experienced local drivers show you all the sights and let you experience the very best of Fiordland National Park. Travel in luxury from Te Anau to Milford Sound in the heart of Fiordland. Our drivers love sharing their knowledge of the Fiordland area and there is plenty of time for photo stops and short walks along the way. See dense rain forests, waterfalls and rugged mountains with stops en route to view the Mirror Lakes and the Chasm. At Milford Sound cruise as far as the Tasman Sea, past well recognised Mitre Peak and other points of interest while you enjoy your complimentary lunch aboard the cruise vessel. In Milford Sound you will join Southern Discoveries Discover More Cruise including a FREE visit to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and a FREE delicious Picnic Lunch onboard the cruise.
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Interactive and personal trip that travels on a small coach and connects with a small boat cruise Discover More option includes a small boat cruise, Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch Cruise and Kayak option (summer only) includes a small boat cruise, one hour of kayaking, Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch English commentary from specialist nature guides on the cruise Complimentary Te Anau accommodation pick up and drop off. Complimentary tea and coffee aboard the vessel.

Milford Sound Day Trip Price information
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Tour code: MILFORD
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Departs Te Anau daily at 8:30am. Pick up available from Guest accommodation

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