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Milford Sound Cruises and Activities from Te Anau

They say that no visit to New Zealand is complete without taking a cruise on the magnificent Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. There are plenty of options available from Te Anau – from day to overnight cruises, cruise and walk combos, as well as kayaking trips.

Nature vs Scenic Cruises

The Scenic and Nature Cruises follow the same route in Milford Sound. The Scenic Cruises have multi-lingual commentary on selected departures, a wide range of lunch options, large viewing decks on comfortable modern vessels and are shorter (1hr 30-40mins) than the Nature Cruises (2hrs - 2hrs 15mins). The Nature Cruises have English-only commentary, and an on-board nature guide, picnic lunches and smaller vessels (predominantly designed along the lines of traditional trading scows).

Wanderer vs Mariner Overnight Cruises

Each cruise has the same focus on sharing the wonders of Milford Sound through in-depth commentaries and activities (wildlife viewing and cruising in the tender craft). However, they do differ:

- the Milford Mariner: offers private cabins with ensuite bathrooms and activities include kayaking or cruising in the tendercraft. Available mid-September - mid-May.

- the Milford Wanderer offers twin-share compartments with shared bathroom facilities and activities include a guided walk on part of the Milford Track or exploring the shoreline by tendercraft. Available November - March.

Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau
Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau
South Island
NZ$363.00 to NZ$1,027.00 per person
You will journey by coach from Te Anau, the entrance to Fiordland National Park. On the way you will be provided an absorbing commentary on the freq...
Milford Must Do Sea Kayaking
Milford Must Do Sea Kayaking
South Island
NZ$155.00 to NZ$185.00 per person
A kayaking trip in Milford Sound is spectacular. In a small group of kayakers, you'll explore this amazing fiord with an experienced guide. Once on t...
Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise
Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise
South Island
NZ$165.00 to NZ$185.00 per person
With departures from Te Anau, your luxury coach is purpose built for the Milford Road in Fiordland National Park (between Te Anau and Milford) with t...
Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
South Island
NZ$149.00 to NZ$180.00 per person
Travel by coach from Te Anau as you head through thick beech forest down the Eglinton Valley, with mountains towering overhead. You cross the Divide ...
Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Walk from Te Anau
Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Walk from Te Anau
South Island
NZ$175.00
On the Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Walk from Te Anau in New Zealand, drive the magnificent Milford Road with local, exp...
Milford Sound Discovery Small Group Tour + Cruise
Milford Sound Discovery Small Group Tour + Cruise
South Island
NZ$199.00
Fiordland is one of New Zealand’s iconic landscapes carved, according to Maori mythology, by Tuterakiwhanoa using his magical caw, or axe. Tu s...
Milford Sound Experience Private Tour from Te Anau
Milford Sound Experience Private Tour from Te Anau
South Island
NZ$990.00
Relax and explore the spectacular alpine, sea and forest scenery of Milford Sound. Let us tailor the day to suit your requirements on a Milford Sound...
Milford Sound Winter Coach and Cruise from Te Anau
Milford Sound Winter Coach and Cruise from Te Anau
South Island
NZ$145.00
Enjoy an easy, small group day excursion on a Milford Sound Winter Coach and Cruise from Te Anau  during the winter...
Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise from Te Anau
Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise from Te Anau
South Island
NZ$436.00 to NZ$856.00 per person
The Milford Wanderer overnight cruise is a unique adventure. Escorted by an expert nature guide, you will commence your overnight experience with a f...