Milford Sound Day Tour from Te Anau
from Te Anau
- 7 hours 15 minutes
- Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
- Offered in: English and 3 more
Take an unforgettable journey from Te Anau through the stunning Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination.
Travel along the shores of Lake Te Anau and into Fiordland National Park, emerging from native beech forest into the picturesque Eglinton Valley, one of only a few road-accessible glacier valleys in New Zealand. Enjoy panoramic views of its ancient forests and gushing waterfalls from the comfort of your glass-roof coach. Take advantage of the photo opportunities on offer at the stunning Mirror Lakes, where on a calm day the surrounding mountain ranges are perfectly reflected in the still waters. After passing through the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km passageway drilled into solid rock, you’ll arrive at Milford Sound.
Here you’ll board a luxury cruise catamaran for a 1 3/4 hour cruise around the fiord, exploring the region that Rudyard Kipling called the eighth wonder of the world. Your cruise includes a tasty picnic lunch (vegetarian option available). Cruise out to the Tasman Sea, enjoying the view and lively commentary from the large outdoor decks. If you prefer to stay inside, you won’t miss a thing thanks to unique glass viewing roofs and screens projecting live outdoor footage. See iconic Mitre Peak rising dramatically from the depths to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level, glide past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. Lush native forest clings to steep cliffs, while seals, penguins and dolphins are regular visitors to the icy waters.
After your cruise, return to Te Anau by coach.
This tour currently operates three days per week (Friday to Monday on alternating dates). Please read our COVID-19 travel info before booking.
- Operates Friday - Monday
- Free WiFi is available on this tour
- Milford Sound scenic cruise
- Photo stops along the Milford Road
9:35 amDeparts - Kiwi Country, 2 Miro St
12:35 pmCoach arrives at Milford Sound Cruise Terminal
12:35 pmMilford Sound cruise departs
2:30 pmMilford Sound cruise returns
2:35 pmCoach departs Milford Sound Cruise Terminal
5:00 pmReturns - Kiwi Country, 2 Miro St
Available from selected hotels.
- Milford Road stops including Mirror Lakes and Knobs Flat are dependent on weather and road conditions
- Please note this tour originates in Queenstown and seating options may be limited during peak season
Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 2 hours before departure.
Reference tour code: G88L