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Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise with Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch ex Queenstown

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Spend longer in Milford and witness spectacular wildlife on the ultimate, all-inclusive day trip from Queenstown!

Spend longer in Milford and witness spectacular wildlife on the ultimate, all-inclusive day trip from Queenstown!

Highlights

  • Enjoy the most in-depth Milford Sound day trip experience
  • Epic one day trip to Milford Sound that includes a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory!
  • Spectacular scenery with plenty of photo stops and nature walks on the road to Milford
  • Get within touching distance of majestic waterfalls
  • Your friendly skipper shares their local knowledge with informative and lively commentary
  • Top off the experience with a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch!

Travel to Milford Sound on a premium coach for the only day trip from Queenstown that includes a visit to the amazing Milford Sound Underwater Observatory!

Journey through spectacular natural landscapes as your local coach driver provides engaging and informative commentary and shows you the best short walks and photo stops along the Milford Road.

Upon arrival at Milford Sound, jump on-board a smaller boat for a fascinating Nature Cruise with fewer people. Soak up breath-taking scenic views as we really explore the beauty of the Fiord, and get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and right up close to Stirling Falls. Our expert skippers will share their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary, plus you'll enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch.

Visit Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and descend 60 steps down a spiral staircase into a spacious viewing chamber to discover the unique and beautiful environment hidden under the surface of Milford Sound. Immerse yourself in a mysterious undersea world and encounter the extraordinary rare black coral and colourful sea creatures teeming just below the surface.

We'll then cruise back to the Milford Sound Visitor Centre to re-join the coach for the comfortable return journey back to Queenstown.

Adult $315.00
Child $235.00
Infant $235.00

What's included

  • Return coach transport from Queenstown
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
  • Guide and commentary
  • Picnic lunch

Location

  • Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
  • 110 Beach Street
  • Queenstown

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • 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

    Child age is 0 - 14 years old.

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

    Important: ***IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:*** Please note an appropriate child restraint must be provided by the caregiver (adult) in order for an infant or small child to travel on the coach. This is in accordance with New Zealand Law. Children must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult on all cruises.

Available Bookings from 26 May to 8 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$236.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$252.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

  • Adult$220.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00
  • Infant$235.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Kaushik Bardhan from United States wrote on 21 February 2024

Fabulous day at Fiordland NP

Everything went well and had a great day. Only suggestion would be to keep the buffet lunch open for tge whole duration of the cruise so that folks can choose when they want to eat instead of rushing for it and miss out tge attractions.

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jasmica from New Zealand wrote on 17 May 2024

Absolutely Fantastic :-)

Thank you so much, we had a wonderful experience with our well informed and very kind tour guide and driver. He made the trip all the more memorable and fun. The tour and preparations were great and will definitely do it again when we can.

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mauricelennono from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2024

Very good Experience

We started on time. Keith is an exceptional driver/tour guide. He provided excellent information as we traversed through Milford Sound. We had stops for breaks and photo opportunities. We enjoyed every moment of this trip. The underwater observatory is a plus! 10/10 will recommend!

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shihanl from Malaysia wrote on 22 April 2024

Good trip

The weather was just good on the day we went, driver has a very good skill in driving and fun when doing explanation. However, we were informed underwater observatory and buffet lunch is cancelled one day before our trip. Buffet lunch is a top up option but the company refuse to make refund…a bit disappointed on this

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Rowena from New Zealand wrote on 20 April 2024

Fantastic day trip

Driver was so informative, knowledgeable and warm and engaging.Milford sound drive in was incredible, majestic mountains. The boat trip was so fabulous, as was the buffet lunch. Can;t wait to go back in winter and experience it in a different season. And use Southern Discoveries again.. highly recommend :)

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