Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day excursion that takes you to popular scenic spots around Fiordland National Park before the crowds arrive. Travel to Milford Sound for a boat cruise through the incredible beauty of this glacier-carved fjord. Look for wildlife and admire the stunning peaks and waterfalls surrounding you. En route to Milford Sound, stop at several gorgeous locales for short walks and photo ops, learning from your expert guides about the region’s flora and fauna. Most Milford Sound coach tours take upwards of 50 people, but this small-group tour, limited to 33 people, ensures personal attention from your guide.

Duration 8 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
What's included :
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
What's excluded :
  • Gratuities
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

After morning pickup from your Te Anau hotel, drive two and a half hours by comfortable coach to Milford Sound. On the way, stop at picturesque Mirror Lakes to take photos and stretch your legs. Throughout your journey, your expert guide provides informative commentary on the region’s flora and fauna.
Continue to Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest national park, which takes up a huge chunk of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Te Wahipounamu region. Your guide determines the itinerary depending on weather and road conditions, making it possible for you to escape the crowds on visits to places such as The Chasm nature trail (near Homer Tunnel), a Milford Sound lookout, Lake Gunn, or the Eglinton Valley.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

Arrive at Milford Sound where you join other travelers for a scenic one and a half hour cruise aboard a premium vessel equipped with large viewing windows, warm indoor seating and ample outdoor decks. Your skipper provides informative commentary as you cruise, and several friendly crew can answer questions and help you spot wildlife, such as the penguins, dolphins and seals that live in these chilly waters.
Milford Sound was carved by glaciers in the last ice age, leaving a breathtakingly beautiful range of tall mountains and cascading waterfalls. One glimpse of the staggering 5,550-foot-tall (1,692m) Mitre Peak and it's no mystery why the area is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Departure Point :
Te Anau Hotels - Please contact the provider directly to verify your exact pick up point and time
Departure Time :
7:55 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by JUCY Cruise Milford Sound

Activity ID: V-5634ECO_TA