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Real Journeys - Milford Sound Nature Coach & Cruise from Queenstown

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


  • Enjoy the sights of the world-famous Milford Road
  • Coach commentary in English only
  • 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

Departing from Queenstown, you'll take a coach journey deep into the Fiordland National Park, along the world-famous alpine Milford road.

Upon arrival in Milford Sound, you'll be greeted by our friendly crew and welcomed aboard for your cruise of this magnificent fiord.

Sit back, relax and soak up the incredibly scenery from both the outdoor decks and indoor lounge.

Your dedicated nature guide will point out any wildlife we might see, such as seals and dolphins.

Cruise under waterfalls and past imposing rock faces on this spectacular cruise.

You'll be able to see the very best of Milford Sounds.

Our cruises are tailored to weather conditions and recent wildlife sightings so that guests are provided with the very best experience on the day.

With interesting commentary throughout the cruise and a relaxed and participative vibe, a Real Journeys Nature Cruise is the ideal way to discover New Zealand's most spectacular natural attraction.

Please Note: Adult Retail prices from 1 Oct 2019 – 30 Sep 2020.

Adult - 6.55am May to Sept $209.00
Child - 6.55am May to Sept $100.00
Adult -7.15am - Oct - Apr $219.00
Child - 7.15am - Oct - Apr $105.00 (5 to 14yrs)

What's included

  • 2hrs - 2hrs 15mins cruise of Milford Sound. Full day tour duration approximately 12hrs 45 - 50 mins
  • Specialist on-board nature guide providing English only commentary
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on-board
  • Return coach transfer from Queenstown


  • Allow approximately 13 hours for the whole experience


  • Licenced bar, and snacks available for purchase on board.

    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. At times we will operate using a smaller vessel in our fleet – the MV Sinbad.

    Pick Ups: Please select your pick up location from one of the two default locations as you proceed to checkout. The default pickup locations are 1) Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown (central Queenstown location) OR 2) Frankton Bus Shelter (Terminus), SH6 Kingston Road, Frankton, Queenstown (near to the BP petrol station roundabout). 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 made 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.

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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