Milford Sound Nature Cruise

2 hr, 15 min

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand

Your journey starts here, check in with friendly staff at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand

Your journey starts here, check in with friendly staff at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the glacier-carved fiords of Doubtful and Milford sounds. A beech forest trail on the sandy Milford shore offers views of towering Mitre Peak.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island

Whatever the weather, our newly refurbished vessels offer unbeatable views through full height viewing windows. Make the most of out 360º decks which are perfect for that perfect photo.

Our specialist nature guides share their knowledge with lively and entertaining commentary. This is the perfect cruise for single travelers, couples and families with plenty of room to take in the views - without the crowds.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Mitre Peak is a beautifully dramatic mountain in the South Island of New Zealand, located on the shore of Milford Sound. It is one of the most photographed mountain peaks in the entire country.

Pass By: Bowen Falls, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9679 New Zealand

The stunning Lady Bowen Falls is Milford’s highest waterfall. It plunges 162m from a hanging valley into the head of Milford Sound and provides electricity for the Milford Sound township by feeding a small hydroelectric scheme, as well as being the water source for the settlement.

Pass By: Sinbad Gully, Southland 9679, New Zealand

Nestled behind the world famous Mitre Peak, the Sinbad Gully is characterised by extremely steep glacially carved walls punctuated by near vertical granite cliffs. These walls slowed pest invasion into the gully and as a result a number of unique native species remain in the Sinbad.

Southern Discoveries is passionate about preserving Milford Sound’s beauty for future generations which is why it’s a key partner in a major conservation project – the Sinbad Sanctuary Project.

The aim is to see the valley of New Zealand’s most photographed mountain (Sinbad Gully is at the base of Mitre Peak) become a sanctuary for native species.

Pass By: Stirling Falls, Milford Sound New Zealand

Milford’s second-highest waterfall is the Stirling Falls, a staggering 151m in height – three times the height of Niagara Falls, but the 1,300m mountain behind displaces this incredible height. This is the famous waterfall that Hugh Jackman ‘jumped off’ in the movie Wolverine. The sheer drop of the Stirling Falls allows boats to get right underneath – it’s an incredible feeling to have the power of 151m worth of glacial water falling so close to you.

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Important Details

Included
  • 2+ Hour Nature Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • Live commentary on board by specialist Nature Guide
  • FREE Tea and coffee
  • Picnic lunch (if option selected)
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Car parking in Milford Sound incurs a $10 hourly fee payable only by credit card. There are a limited number of free car parks and a complimentary shuttle service available in the Park & Ride area. We recommend arriving into Milford Sound at least 1-1.5 hours prior to your scheduled cruise departure.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.7
/5
Based on 45 reviews

Reviewed: March 12, 2020

pendom1

The bus trip to Milford sound was great and we just had an awesome driver. Very informative and a great sense of humour. Well done Benjamin. The boat trip was just awesome and the commentary was great. It was drizzling a bit which made it more interesting. The waterfalls are amazing. Loved it. Will recommend this trip as a most.


Reviewed: March 9, 2020

Lisa B

The sound is spectacular, but the boat ride was too short considering how long the bus ride was to get there. Everyone, the bus driver and people on the boat were extremely informative and kind!


Reviewed: February 3, 2020

William Ross B

Parking is the Big issue. Some lots charge 22.00 NZ$ per hour to park. There is a free parking lot as you enter Milford Sound which has a shuttle bus running every 15 minutes to take you to reception and return as well. Bring BUG spray.


Reviewed: January 22, 2020

Hamish T

We selected the coach rather than driving and were pleased with this as the commentry was
Informative and entertaining.


Reviewed: December 9, 2019

Lisa B

It was a nice small boat with great views. We were able to get right up close to the waterfalls and wildlife