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Milford Sound day cruises.

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In Milford Sound you'll see towering cliffs and peaks ' including the much photographed and iconic Mitre Peak that rises more than a kilometre straight out of the sea. Waterfalls cascade into the fiord and luxuriant rain forest clings to sheer rock faces in this exceptional place.

Milford Sound is the most well-known and most accessible of all the fiords in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Area. Its 16 kilometre (14 nautical miles) length is lined by sheer rock faces that soar 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) or more from the water. At 1692 metres, the iconic Mitre Peak is a spectacular sight and New Zealand's most photographed mountain. Tenuously clinging to the steep rock faces of the fiord, the beech tree canopy towers over a rich green world where ferns, mosses and lichen flourish.

Once there, join a Scenic cruise or go on a more leisurely and informative Nature cruise.

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Take the time to enjoy the best of Milford Sound with our leisurely Nature Cruise. Exploring the length of the fiord you'll learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the cool spray of a waterfall as move in close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.

Cruise the full length of the fiord, past St Anne's Point Lighthouse and right out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting), enjoy the informative commentary by our specialist nature guides and experience great viewing from both our outdoor decks and indoor lounge.

Duration: 2hrs - 2hrs 15mins

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

For breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery take a Milford Sound cruise and enjoy our purpose built boats with spacious decks, relaxing lounges and a variety of delicious on-board lunch choices (additional cost). Make the most of Milford Sound from the comfort of our modern vessels.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes.

Both cruises depart:

  • Departs Milford Sound - self drive
  • Departs Te Anau - coach & cruise
  • Departs Queenstown - coach & cruise