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Real Journeys - Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise departing Te Anau

Enjoy a luxury coach tour along the famous Milford Road before joining our Nature Cruise in the stunning Milford Sound.


  • Explore Milford Sound on a relaxed and interactive cruise
  • Learn from our specialist nature guides with insightful and entertaining commentary
  • Get excited as we nose right into the waterfalls and the fiord’s sheer cliff faces

Your journey begins in Te Anau with a luxury coach transfer deep into the Fiordland National Park.

Upon arrival at Milford Sound, our friendly crew will welcome you aboard where you can get comfortable as we journey the entire length of this spectacular fiord, cruise past sheer rock faces and feel the spray from dazzling waterfalls.

Your specialised nature guide will point out the sounds local wildlife including dolphins, seals and if you are lucky, the rare Fiordland crested penguin!

With an extended cruising time of 2 hours - 2 hours 15 minutes, the Nature Cruise truly allows guests to soak up the very best of what Milford Sound has to offer.

Each cruise is individually tailored to take into account weather conditions and recent wildlife sightings ensuring you have the best possible experience on the day.

With interesting commentary throughout the journey and a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere, a Real Journeys Nature cruise is the perfect way to discover this iconic World heritage destination.

Seasonal Prices

7.30am Oct - Apr

Adult $169.00

Child $83.00 (5 to 14yrs)

9.50am May – Sep

Adult $169.00

Child $83.00 (5 to 14yrs)

10.20am Oct – Apr

Adult $195.00

Child $93.00 (5 to 14yrs)

Please Note: Adult retail prices are valid for travel from 1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020.

Adult $169.00
Child $83.00 (5 to 14yrs)
Adult 10.20AM $195.00
Child 10.20AM $93.00

What's included

  • 2hr – 2hr 15 mins cruise of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea
  • Specialist nature guides providing commentary
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on-board
  • Return coach transfer from Te Anau


  • Duration: Allow 7 hours 20 mins - 9 hours for the whole experience, depending on departure time.

    Real Journeys reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, alter ticket prices, amend specials or offers and substitute plant or equipment at any time. About Real Journeys: Real Journeys is one of New Zealand’s most trusted tourism companies, operating in the region for over 65 years.

  • Pick ups: The default pick up location for this tour is the Te Anau Lakefront Cafe, 92 Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau. (If you are traveling on our 7.30 am departure please check-in at the Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau). You are welcome to contact Real Journeys directly via phone or email, quoting your booking reference to update your pick up point. Also include your accommodation name so that we know where you are staying, as it is possible your accommodation appears on our free pick up list. Any changes to your booking will be shown on the Real Journeys email confirmation.

    Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years, Infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge but MUST be added to your booking under “additional information”, as all passengers require a ticket.

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