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


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


  • 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 (headsets available in several languages)
  • Get under waterfalls, and taste pure glacial water!
  • Cruise includes a delicious, freshly prepared picnic 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 $189.00
Child Ex Queenstown $79.00 (Aged 5-14 years)
Adult Ex Te Anau $149.00
Child Ex Te Anau $79.00 (Aged 5-14 years)
Infant Ex Queenstown $79.00 (Aged 0-4 years)
Infant Ex Te Anau $79.00 (Aged 0-4 years)


  • 12.5 Hours


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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


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

  • 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

    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.


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

    Picnic lunch is included for adults and children. However infant lunch can be added on for $20 per infant.

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

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 14 Aug
Mon 15 Aug
Tue 16 Aug
Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$171.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$79.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$79.00

  • Adult Ex Queenstown$171.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Queenstown$79.00
  • Infant Ex Queenstown$79.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$114.00
  • Child Ex Te Anau$79.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$79.00

  • Adult Ex Te Anau$114.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ex Te Anau$79.00
  • Infant Ex Te Anau$79.00

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jtrang001 from New Zealand wrote on 24 February 2021

Milford tour

This trip was amazing , probably the best thing we did while we stayed for 5 nights. The driver was absolute best made our trip so entertaining. I would highly recommendly to book with this company to go Milford sound.

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shirleyc2 from New Zealand wrote on 01 February 2021

Milford Sound Coach & Cruise with picnic lunch

Awesome day spent with Southern Discoveries, very knowledgeable & experienced coach driver provided fun history throughout our journey. Although not the best weather while doing the Cruise, the waterfalls were spectacular, we even encountered some dolphins and seals!! Even the picnic lunch was much better then our expectations. Thanks for the experience, Southern Discoveries.

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Won from New Zealand wrote on 29 September 2020

Great Day Trip

It is just a typical day trip but that doesn’t mean that the tour is bad as you visit one of the most beautiful places in the world. The guide gives you a bunch of info about Queenstown so as Milford Sound while you’re on the way. He drops you off several times at scenic spots and gives enough time to enjoy the view. Once you get to the sound, you get 2 hours to cruise on the water and the view is simply unbelievable. You can enjoy the view on the deck of the ferry while having your picnic lunch. The guide also organizes the flight tour that goes back to Queenstown from the sound. Overall it was a great journey even though you have long hours on a bus. Must do if you’re in Queenstown.

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Laura from New Zealand wrote on 27 October 2020

Auckland girl

was great fun, amazing stops. Only issue was the amount of people cramped in the boat. Felt like I was a sardine

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lindas19 from New Zealand wrote on 03 October 2020

Milford coach and cruise

We all had a great time. The driver was exceptional both his driving, the commentary with his wealth of knowledge and humour. Enjoyed the picnic lunch and the crew on the cruise. All made this trip an experience of a life time to a most beautiful place one will ever see. Thankyou Southern Discoveries

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        Child Ex Te Anau Aged 5-14 years

          Infant Ex Queenstown Aged 0-4 years

            Infant Ex Te Anau Aged 0-4 years

              *This option must be made together with another price type.

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