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Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise w Buffet Lunch - Ex Queenstown or Te Anau - Southern Discoveries

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Experience Milford Sound, the 8th wonder of the world, with a fascinating Coach & Cruise trip brought to you by Southern Discoveries.

Experience Milford Sound, the 8th wonder of the world, with a fascinating Coach & Cruise trip brought to you by Southern Discoveries.

Highlights

  • Experience the awe-inspiring views of the Milford Road aboard our premium coach
  • Reclining seats, extra legroom, air-conditioning, USB charging ports
  • Local coach drivers provide engaging and informative commentary
  • Get under waterfalls, and taste pure glacial water!
  • Cruise includes a delicious, freshly prepared buffet lunch and FREE tea and coffee
  • Experience an unforgettable Milford Sound Cruise and travel the length of the fiord

Departing from Queenstown or Te Anau, you’ll encounter spectacular scenery from the get-go as we journey overland by coach.

Sit back and relax, enjoy informative commentary and soak up the awe-inspiring views of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and native rain forest, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and glacial lakes. Our experienced, local coach driver will show you the best short walks and photo stops on the Milford Road, and will connect you seamlessly with our Milford Sound Nature or Scenic Cruise.

Board one of our modern catamarans and take in the grandeur of Milford Sound with panoramic views from the top deck, or lounge in comfort in the large covered seating areas below.

You will cruise the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea and enjoy the informative commentary on the abundant wildlife and natural history, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest on the way.

Adult Ex Queenstown $315.00
Child Ex Queenstown $225.00 (Aged 5-14 years)
Adult Ex Te Anau $265.00
Child Ex Te Anau $225.00 (Aged 5-14 years)
Infant Ex Queenstown $175.00 (Aged 0-4 years)
Infant Ex Te Anau $175.00 (Aged 0-4 years)

Location

  • Please select the correct pick-up point from your selected departure location upon check-out

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child age is 5-14 years. Infant age is 0-4 years.

    Duration: Allow approximately 12.5 hours for this experience.

  • Important: Please select the correct pick-up location option upon checkout that matches your selected departure.

    Ex Queenstown must choose from the following pick-up options:

    Southern Discoveries Visitor Centre, 110 Beach Street

    Frankton Bus Shelter

    Ex Te Anau must choose the following pick-up option:

    Southern Discoveries Te Anau Visitor Centre, 80 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau

    Conditions:

    Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

    Buffet is included for adults and children.

    Children and infants must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult on all cruises.

    In accordance with New Zealand Law, all infants and children aged under 7 years must be correctly secured in an approved child seat while travelling in any Southern Discoveries coach. If you need to hire an approved child seat, we recommend you contact Tots on Tour on +64 3 442 0409.

Available Bookings from 17 Jul to 30 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult Ex Queenstown$315.00
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$315.00
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$236.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$252.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$236.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$252.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$252.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$252.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$252.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$236.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$236.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$236.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$236.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$225.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$175.00

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  • Adult Ex Te Anau$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$198.75 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$185.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$225.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$175.00

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Brian Sorge from United States wrote on 18 December 2022

A Beautiful Day Trip to a Beautiful Place

We left from Te Anau on time - but the day was a bit overcast. However, just a short time after that, the sun started burning through, and EVERYTHING came to life. (In case anyone was wondering, God really does answer prayer - even about little things.) The bus driver spoke with a strong Kiwi accent, so we Americans didn't catch everything he said; but he obviously knew the winding route like the back of his hand. We had a couple of great stops - one to see the intelligent and beautiful Kea Parrots - on the way, and we saw beautiful snow melting into more waterfalls than I could count along the way. The boat travel through Milford (Fjord) Sound was fabulous as it had snowed on top of the mountains the day or night before. There were waterfalls entering the fjord every 60 meters, I would guess. We saw seals and penguins who swam along like porpoises. Oh yes, the buffet on the boat was scrumptious! I have *SO* many photos to process and sort... :)

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ktdne15 from New Zealand wrote on 29 March 2024

Solo

First I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our amazing driver and tour guide Stan!!! His sense of humour made the whole journey full of happiness. The whole trip was wonderful and the sceneries were stunning and incredible. During the trip, we were luckily saw the seals and alpacas. All in all, it’s worth to have a tour like that.

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Tracy DarSantos from New Zealand wrote on 19 June 2024

Highly recommended

Superb experience from our expert and funny tour guide/driver to the cruise with lovely service and delightful buffet lunch. Please provide more drinks.

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becc4 from Australia wrote on 05 December 2023

Not quite as expected

Booked for 2 with pick up from Te Anau. We have a car, however I was excited to experience the glass roof-top bus. Booked for 10am & expected we would return around 6pm latest (2hr drive to/from Milford, + 2hr boat). There was NO glass rooftop coach/bus, just a small 10-15 person shuttle. The driver told us we would be back around 7pm as our boat would not leave until 2:30pm (moved from 1:30pm). Arrived back 7:10pm. The driver made lots of stops on the way as we had time to kill. Was starving by the time we boarded boat at 2:30pm and there was NO buffet lunch (another reason why I booked this tour). The lady at reception said the boat was too small, however there was an entire buffet set up on board. Very confusing and disappointed with my dry chicken sandwich. Overall, okay. Did not meet expectations. Next time, I would drive myself.

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Alexandra Morris from United Kingdom wrote on 01 April 2024

Milford sound

Disorganised start as not told to check in before getting on the coach. Journey there was ok and broken up by several stops. Long wait ~1 hour at the boat terminal prior to boarding starting. I did not want to wait in a long queue for over an hour in the cold so opted to sit inside until boarding commenced which meant I was one of the last boarding the boat. There were hundreds and hundreds of people on this boat which was unexpected. I then had to wait in a 45 minute queue on board to get to the buffet and missed half the cruise as you are stuck in the middle of a boat. The buffet food was disgusting and inedible - I would suggest bringing your own food. Overall extremely disappointed.

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