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RealNZ - Milford Sound Cruise

Experience the very best that Milford Sound has to offer on-board the RealNZ Milford Sound Cruise...

Highlights

  • Discover the very best of Milford Sound on-board a spacious vessel
  • Cruise the full length of the Fiord and learn all about the history of the region
  • Get right up close to majestic waterfalls and sheer rock faces
  • Chance to see dolphins, seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguins

Get ready to discover what has been called the "eighth wonder of the world" with RealNZ on-board the Milford Sound Cruise.

You'll enjoy the ultimate Milford Sound experience combining informative commentary and a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of majestic sights. The vessel cruises the full length of the Fiord and boasts spacious indoor lounges and outdoor decks to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Feel the spray of waterfalls as we cruise right next to sheer rock faces, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including dolphins, seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins. The experienced skippers plan each trip based on weather conditions and recent wildlife sightings to ensure you are getting the very best Milford Sound experience on the day.

Snacks and drinks at the bar are available to purchase during your cruise (cash only) or you are welcome to bring a picnic along to enjoy.

Adult $79.00
Adult 3.30pm $69.00
Adult $79.00
Child $30.00 ( 5 - 15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Milford Sound Levy
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase onboard (cash only)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound.
  • Allow approximately 5 hours drive time from Queenstown or 3 hours from Te Anau.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Drive Time to Milford Sound: Traveling from Queenstown it will take around 5hrs to reach Milford. From Te Anau to Milford takes around 2hrs 20mins. This timing allows you to enjoy the journey with a few stops along the way. Make sure you fill your vehicle with petrol in Te Anau before traveling to Milford as there are no petrol stations in Milford Sound or en route.

    Parking - From Oct 1st 2021 - $25 for up to five hours. - $50 for overnight parking between the hours of 5pm 8am. Payment for parking is by credit card machine. Please allow a 10 minute walk from the car park to the terminal. Allow up to 20 minutes during Dec-Mar to park and ride to terminal. Please Note: a substitute vessel may be used on occasion. All inclusions will still apply.

  • 3.30pm Departure: Please note this cruise is only 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure. Extra time is required as groups will not be able to board as one each will need to show their My Vaccine Pass and this cannot be done prior to check-in.

Available Bookings from December 06 to December 12

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 6 Dec
Tue 7 Dec
Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec

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  • Child$30.00
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  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

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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Anthony Gibbons from New Zealand wrote on 25 March 2021

Superb cruise. Well done Real Journeys.

In these Covid times we half expected the tour to be cancelled at short notice due to lack of passengers but we were assured by the Queenstown officethis would not be the case ( despite us being the only 2 booked 2 days out). To the cruise itself. Awe inspiring scenery and a professional experience aboard. The Milford Mariner is a large vessel set up for overnight cruises which is now definitely on our bucket list!

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Karthik Saravanan from New Zealand wrote on 15 November 2020

Best Cruise

Best cruise in Milford Sound

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Lindy Matheson from New Zealand wrote on 01 October 2020

Fantastic trip

Brilliant experience. Captain was great and very informative. Staff very attentive. Overall great experience and just an amazing place to visit. Thanks team

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Rowan from New Zealand wrote on 08 April 2021

Disappointing

Read the notes carefully - very hard to find parking at Milford Sound and they do not wait for any passengers. Arrived early in order to get a parking spot in the car park which took over 30 minutes to find. Checked in just before the departure but was waiting for my partner to arrive from the car park, she arrived a few minutes after 1 and the boat had already gone. Very disappointing as no refunds given and there was no more departures from them that day. Went with another company who allowed extra time for passengers to arrive after the departure time as they understand the difficulty with parking, so all round disappointing experience with Real Journeys.

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craign3 from New Zealand wrote on 25 September 2020

Mighty Majestic Mountains

Fabulous experience yummy bacon n corn chowder delish

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