Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Scenic Tour | Milford Sound (Coach - Nature Cruise - Coach)

Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Scenic Tour | Milford Sound (Coach - Nature Cruise - Coach)

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. The coach driver provides a commentary and interpretation material is available in foreign languages.

On reaching Milford Sound board a Nature Cruise for a leisurely cruise the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Nature Cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary that allows plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife and have special appeal for the independent traveller. An on board nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region’s history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone.

There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view the spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks; and keep a lookout for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season.

Lunch option and complimentary tea and coffee are available on all vessels. Following the cruise return to Te Anau by luxury coach. Suitable for all ages.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cruises & Sailing Adventures
From: Te Anau to Te Anau
Price: From (NZD) $185 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: RJ208


Luxury coach transport from Te Anau to Milford Sound & return
Extended Nature Cruise along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea for 2hrs 30mins (2 hrs in winter)
Morning and Afternoon Tea
*Picnic Lunch (at additional cost and must be pre-ordered). Café style food is available for purchase on board the vessels
Pick up / drop offs from select Te Anau accommodations

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau or selected accommodation properties in the Te Anau area
  • Departure Time: 8.00am (Nov-Apr & 17 Sep-Oct), 10.20am (1 Nov-30 Apr) & 9.50am (1 May-31 Oct)
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (7 hours in winter) (approximately)
  • Return Details: 4.30pm (Nov–Apr & Aug–Oct), 5.45pm (1 Nov-30 Apr) & 4.45pm (1 May-31 Oct)
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • Child ages are 5-14 years inclusive (0-4 years years are free if sitting on a lap, but if a seat is required a child fare must be paid)
  • What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent and camera
  • Specialist commentary in English is provided on board the vessel and by the coach driver. Interpretation handouts are available in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai
  • Luxury 47 seater Volvo coaches with reclining seats and air conditioning.
  • Experienced drivers have extensive knowledge of the Te Anau and Fiordland regions
  • Cruise on the Milford Mariner, Milford Wanderer or MV Sinbad. The vessel used for the nature cruise may interchange to suit operational and capacity requirements
  • *Picnic lunch contains sandwich (fresh salad & cold meat), Scroggin energy mix, Fruit juice, Cheese and crackers, Cookie, Fresh fruit (seasonal) & Complimentary tea or coffee

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism Industry MemberQualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 8 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.6 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Beautiful coach, great driver with lots of information, good stopping points along the drive, fantastic boat trip - overall a great trip.
Overall Tour Rating

Great commentary on the bus. Weather was a bit wet to start with but cleared up by the time we got their. Cruise gave us some pretty amazing photos of the water falls and lake reflections.
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Can't rate it highly enough!! So helpful, friendly and knowledgable about the trip! Nothing was too much trouble and the trip itself was organised with lots of extras that really made our day! Great with allowing time for photography and getting that perfect shot!
Overall Tour Rating

Real Journeys took us on a very informative and fun filled commentary from Te Anau to Milford Sound and return. Allan was a very good drive over the steep mountain passes. The bus was set up for maximum views of the mountains and forests that we drove through. The boat trip out to the Tasman Sea was great. Wish I had done this years ago. Would love to see the mountains with snow on them. I would recommend this journey to anyone wishing to see this part of NZ.
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Very happy with our tour of Doubtful Sound, professional staff - good boats and bus - great pick up and drop off from our accomodation.
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We had a wonderful tour, Curly was our guide and we felt very comfortable with her driving. Also she gave us a lot of information on the way. We encountered an accident after passing the tunnel and she took charge and was very efficient. The guys that came out of the turned car owe her a lot. She was something! The cruise was fine and the weather smiled on us so we had a wonderful time. Thank you.
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Coach driver very informative and friendly - unfortunately coach broke down as we were about to go through the tunnel into Milford sound and were delayed by an hour or so. Overalll experience was great. I loved the cruise and the original glass top bus was great, unfortunately we did not get to experience the glass top bus in Milford.
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My son and I enjoyed a wonderful day cruising Milford Sound. As for the rest of our touring holiday, New Zealand never fails to amaze us - beautiful scenery, friendly people, great food and clean toilets. Hope to be back.
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Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Scenic Tour | Milford Sound (Coach - Nature Cruise - Coach)
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Tour Code: RJ208
From (NZD) $185 per person
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8 reviews (4.6/5)

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