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VIP Milford - Small Coach and Nature Cruise Ex Te Anau

Explore Milford Sound in ultimate comfort!

Explore Milford Sound in ultimate comfort!


  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Te Anau
  • Don’t miss a thing with your Knowledgeable driver/guide and their informative commentary
  • Stunning 2 hour Nature Cruise with Mitre Peak Cruises on a small vessel in Milford Sound
  • Small coach with means you are not on a crowded tour
  • Outstanding scenery that will transport you to another world!

What’s in store?

You will be picked up from your Te Anau accommodation in our luxury 18 seater Mercedes coach. Sit back and relax with a small tour group, less people means more time to stop at the stunning sights along the Milford Road.

The main stops include Eglinton Valley, Monkey Creek, Homer Tunnel, and The Chasm. Your driver will also stop at some of the hidden gems only a local driver would know about!

As you head over the divide and descend into Milford you will be rewarded with your first sighting of Mitre Peak and the magnificent Milford Sound.

You’ll be dropped at the terminal entrance and invited to join your 2 hour Nature Cruise with Mitre Peak Cruises. Skipping the queues is always a win!

Keeping with the small group theme, Mitre Peak offers an amazing experience on a small vessel and will guarantee not to be overcrowded!

With 2 viewing decks, inside seating and complimentary tea and coffee, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy this fully guided once in a lifetime cruise.

Feeling hungry? Pre-purchase a $19.00 picnic lunch to enjoy onboard as you watch this prehistoric world go by.

Tip of the Day: Live in the moment but have your camera ready for wildlife sightings and quick dips under thunderous waterfalls!

Adult $145.00
Child $45.00 (aged 4 - 14)
Infant $10.00 (under 4 years)

What's included

  • Return 18 Seater Coach to Milford Sound from Te Anau
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Te Anau accommodation
  • Small boat Nature tour with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Scenic stops for photos and short walks


  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience


  • Return transport from your Te Anau accommodation.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Product Extras: Picnic Lunch - $15.00 Per Person. Includes chicken roll, three taster slices and a piece of fruit. We can cater for any dietary requirements.

    Cruise duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

    Please Note this trip requires a minimum of 6 people to operate. Please contact the operator after booking to confirm trip.

  • Please be ready at pickup point by 8am to ensure the coach is ready to leave town with all of our guests in time. The coach is on a strict schedule and is unable to wait if customers are late.

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


236 reviews

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Jo Brew from New Zealand wrote on 18 November 2021

Awesome experience

Prompt pick up by friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guide. The mini van was in great condition and very comfortable. The guide made a few stops, pointing out places, plants, geographical facts along the way and gave plenty of photo opportunities. The cruise on Milford Sound was fabulous. We were met by friendly staff, they gave a great tour. The boat was clean and spacious. After the cruise the mini van was waiting and we enjoyed another good journey home. Definitely recommend this trip!

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wendz from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2022


Unfortunately weather conditions prevented us from going on the cruise when we arrived in Milford Sound, however, the mini bus ride there and back were really good and saw lots and learned lots. Stephen our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the trip very pleasant in awful weather conditions. A refund was organized straightaway and was impressed with the whole process Would certainly book this company again.

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jordanb6 from New Zealand wrote on 08 February 2022

Excellent day out

We had an amazing day out on VIP Milford trip. We were picked up right on time in a new, spacious and very clean Mercedes van. Our driver Stephen was an excellent host providing facts and information en route to the Milford Sound. He also stopped at a few nice places on the way for us to get out and take in the alpine air. Stephen was an excellent driver and I would say that VIP Milford is the best way to spend your day exploring the stunning fiords and milford sound.

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Selina from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2022


We were re-booked with Fiordland Tours as the numbers were low. Jono our Coach driver was absolutely fantastic!!! We didn’t know what to expect he was so welcoming when we were picked up and we had so many beautiful stops on the way to Milford, he had so much knowledge and was genuinely great. The cruise was beautiful and lunch was perfect, definitely recommend anyone wanting to do this trip especially with JONO.Thank you

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carolynd from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2022

Te Anau caves

Awesome experience. Great guides.

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