Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise
Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise
Departing from the Milford Wharf, the Milford Wanderer cruises the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. Designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland's heritage, the vessel has been purpose built to accommodate passengers in comfortable twin-share cabins with shared bathroom facilities.
|Tour Name:||Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise|
|From:||Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound|
|Cruise Type:||Overnight Cruise|
From (NZD) $399 per person
|Tour Operator:||Real Journeys|
|Twin-share compartments and shared bathroom facilities. Limited Quad-share accommodation is also available – sleeps 36 twin share|
|Spacious viewing decks and cosy dining saloon/fully licensed bar|
|Three course evening buffet meal|
|Cooked and continental buffet breakfast|
|Choose to explore the area further by taking a guided walk on the world famous Milford Track or get up close to the shoreline by tender boat with our Nature Guides|
|Specialist nature guide on board|
|Coach connections from Queenstown or Te Anau|
|Suitable for all ages|
|Not suitable for wheelchair passengers due to steep stairs|
Begin your overnight trip with a full length cruise of Milford Sound accompanied by a specialist nature guide. Designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage, the Milford Wanderer has been purpose built to accommodate passengers in comfortable twin-share cabins with shared bathroom facilities.
The atmosphere on board is friendly and relaxed, and you’ll quickly get to know your crew and fellow travellers. As you explore the fiord, keep a lookout for wildlife, especially fur seals basking on the rocks.
Choose to explore the area further by taking a guided walk on the world famous Milford Track or get up close to the shoreline by tender boat with our Nature Guides, or if relaxation is more your style, then you can choose to soak up the views from the deck, read a book, or interact with our knowledgeable crew.
Enjoy a three-course meal in the cosy saloon, order drinks from the fully licensed bar and relax in the company of like-minded travellers. After dinner you may want to check out the stars in the incredible inky blackness of the remote Fiordland night sky. When you’re ready, retire to a comfortable cabin.
The next morning, fuel up for the day with a cooked or continental breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea (depending on the weather of course) and exploring a bit more of the fiord before returning to Milford Wharf.
This cruise departs daily & offers three departure points :
- Self Drive passengers can depart from Milford Sound wharf at 4.30pm
- If you are staying in Queenstown a luxury coach leaves at 8:30am
- Or passengers can leave by luxury coach from Te Anau at 12:45pm
Evening dining includes three-course dinner aboard the vessel. Breakfast includes a choice of cooked and continental. All meals are served in the dining saloon (please advise dietary requirements at time of booking). The bar onboard the vessel is fully licensed, therefore passengers are unable to consume their own alcohol onboard. (cash or credit card facilities only).
Accommodation is in 14 private cabins (twin, single or double). Two quad cabins (4 bunks) with curtained doorways are also available. All rooms are with shared bathroom facilities. Bed linen, duvet, pillow are provided.
What to bring
Only one overnight bag is to be brought onboard the overnight cruise for passenger convenience and safety reasons. There are limited luggage storage facilities available at the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal in Milford Sound. It is advisable to bring swim wear, sunscreen, sun hat, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, insect repellent and camera.
The Vessel’s Specifications
Purpose built motor vessel, designed along the lines of a traditional NZ coastal trading scow, the vessel is also equipped with a shore tender vessel.
- Length/Beam/Draft: 38m/8.4m/1.65m
- Max Displacement: 258 tonnes
- Engines: 2x 6V92 Detroit Diesel
- Cruising Speed: 9.5 knots
- Overnight Capacity: 36 passengers
- Spacious Viewing Decks: Two
- Commenced Service: October 1992
- Sails: Ketch rigged, fore & aft sails, jib & flying jib
Itinerary and inclusions shown apply to departures from November 2016 onwards. Itinerary and inclusions may vary for earlier departures.
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
|8.30am||For those departing from Queenstown a coach will pick you up from your Queenstown hotel|
|9.45am||On boarding a luxury coach in Queenstown, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau|
|12.30pm||For those travelling from Queenstown, stop in Te Anau for a break|
|12.45pm||For those departing from Te Anau a coach will pick you up from your Te Anau hotel|
|1.30pm||From Te Anau, travel by luxury coach along the spectacular Milford Road through impressive alpine scenery. There is time for photo stops and short walks along the way|
|4.30pm||Board the Milford Wanderer|
|From 4.30pm||Afternoon activities|
|7.30pm||Three-course Dinner is served in the Dining Saloon|
|9.00pm||Dinner complete. Relax, unwind, view the stars and take in the stillness of staying overnight on a luxury vessel anchored in a sheltered bay|
|7.30am||Breakfast to be served in The Dining Saloon|
|8.30am||Optional activities available|
|9.15am||Disembark the Milford Wanderer at Milford Sound|
|12.30pm||Te Anau passengers leave the coach|
|3.30pm||Queenstown passengers leave the coach|
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