Join our boutique small boat cruise and experience Milford Sound the local way. Let us show you our backyard on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
- From Te Anau Small Group Tour with Packed Lunch
- Adult Ages 15+
- Child Ages 5 - 14
- Infant Ages 4 & Under
- From Queenstown Small Group Tour with Packed Lunch
- Adult Ages 15+
- Child Ages 5 - 14
- Infants Ages 4 & Under
- Transport from Queenstown (return) Call to Book
Cruises from Queenstown & Te Anau
Don’t feel like driving to Milford Sound yourself? Sit back and relax and let our local guides show you the very best of the Fiordland National Park. They will share their local knowledge and stories while showing you the most amazing spots along the way.
Under New Zealand law, all children under seven years of age must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size. Please let us know your child’s age and weight at time of booking and we will provide the appropriate seat for you.
Day Tour Options:
Join this small group tour to Milford Sound from Te Anau and relax while fully immersing yourself in this unique area. With more than 12 stops for photos and walks along the way, we make sure you get to see it all.
Our driver guides will share their local stories and information so that you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of this remarkable area.
We pick you up from right outside your accommodation (pick-ups also available from private addresses in Te Anau). Keeping the group size to 16 passengers makes this tour very personal and enables our guides to really show you everything the Fiordland National Park has to offer. This tour stops at least 12 times along the way for photo opportunities and walks through the heart of Fiordland.
The best thing about a day at Milford Sound is that the weather doesn’t matter! On a sunny day, it is beautiful, and on a wet day, it is spectacular! There are only 2 permanent waterfalls at Milford Sound, on a rainy day hundreds of temporary waterfalls can be seen cascading down the steep cliff faces.
Relax on-board the cruise with complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits and enjoy the skipper’s commentary while marveling at the breathtaking scenery. The smaller size of the vessel enables us to get you up close and personal with the local wildlife, like New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and the very rare Fiordland crested penguin (spring/early summer). A “Glacial Facial” under the Stirling Falls is an experience not to be missed. We drop you back in Te Anau just in time for dinner between 5-6 pm.
Departs: 8am (Nov-Apr) / 8.30am (May-Oct)
Returns: Between 5-6pm
Don’t feel like driving to Milford Sound yourself? Join this fully guided small group tour from Queenstown and sit back and relax. With a minimum of 12 stops along the way, we make sure you really get to see it all!
Our 16-seater Mercedes Sprinters offer a very smooth ride for your day tour and we offer pick-ups from selected hotels. We set off from Queenstown and travel along Lake Wakatipu. Our first stop is at the head of the lake. The view from here back to Queenstown is spectacular.
After a couple more stops, we arrive in Te Anau at the Alpine Center Cafe for a 30-minute break. Food, drinks and souvenirs can be purchased here, and we always take the time to feed the alpacas outside.
On the way to Milford Sound, we stop many more times for short walks and photo opportunities. The Mercedes Sprinter Vans can get to places none of the bigger coaches can.
At Milford Sound, the tour connects with our Boutique Small Boat cruise. Enjoy your packed lunch box and complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits on board while cruising past sheer cliff faces and cascading waterfalls.
The smaller size of the vessel enables us to get you up close and personal with the local wildlife, like New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. A “Glacial Facial” under the Stirling Falls is an experience not to be missed. After the cruise returns, we make our way back to Queenstown with another quick convenience stop in Te Anau.
Departs: 6.30am (Nov-Apr) / 7.30am (May-Oct)
Returns: 6.30pm (Nov-Apr) / 7.30pm (May-Oct)
This transport option is operated by Grayline/Intercity on a 50-seater coach. It connects with our boutique small boat cruise at Milford Sound.
The first stop is at the Kiwi Country Cafe in Te Anau’s town center. Breakfast, snacks and drinks for the day as well as souvenirs can be purchased during the 30-minute break. There are two supermarkets within 5-minute walking distance, and the beautiful Lake Te Anau (New Zealand’s second largest lake) is only 200m away.
Along the way to Milford Sound, the coach stops 2-3 times for photo opportunities. The driver gives commentary throughout the drive and points out different sights.
We connect with our boutique small boat cruises at Milford Sound. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits while marveling at the breathtaking scenery. The smaller size of the vessel enables us to get you up close and personal with the local wildlife, like New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and the very rare Fiordland crested penguin (spring/early summer). A “Glacial Facial” under the Stirling Falls is an experience not to be missed. After the cruise returns, the coach makes its way back to Queenstown with another convenience stop at Te Anau.
A packed lunch can be added to the tour. Please specify any dietary requirements or allergies at the time of booking.
Departs: 6.50am (Nov-Apr) / 7.50am (May-Oct)
Returns: 6.50pm (Nov-Apr) / 7.50pm (May-Oct)