JUCY Sunriser - Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Departing Queenstown

Enjoy a crowd free Milford Sound experience with JUCY Sunriser!


  • Experience the tranquility of Lake Wakatipu in the glow of soft morning light as the coach travels south
  • Head through Fiordland National Park where you will be treated to splendid vistas at every turn
  • Plenty of stops and short nature walks during the coach trip
  • Reach Milford South and cruise out to the Tasman Sea and back.
  • Take in the breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife including seals, dolphins and rare penguins depending on the season

If you are interested in a full featured tour that is easy on the wallet, an early start and early finish, then this Milford Sound trip is the tour for you!

JUCY Sunriser departs Queenstown at 6:00am, includes stops in Te Anau and along the Milford road for those stunning photos and incredible sightseeing, a cruise the length of Milford Sound and then get you back to Queenstown at about 5:30pm - just in time for a rest, dinner and a night out on the town.

Experience the tranquility of Lake Wakatipu in the glow of soft morning light as the coach begins its journey south along the shores of the lake and then through the mountains towards Te Anau. A stop in Te Anau for 30 minutes at about 8:15am is a perfect time to grab some breakfast and a nice cup of hot coffee.

The journey then continues towards Milford Sound, initially along the shores of Lake Te Anau and then into the magnificence of Fiordland National Park where you will be treated to splendid vistas at every turn. The coach will stop at a number of locations both on the way and way out for those memorable photos and at a couple of locations where you can stretch your legs on short nature walks.

At Milford Sound you will join a cruise aboard our modern catamaran, Maiden of Milford, for a cruise the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea and back. During the cruise you will see mountains with sheer cliff faces rising from the depth below, waterfalls cascading from hanging valleys and seals lounging on rocks from right alongside the boat.

A delicious selection of Pizza Pies, Maiden Meals, snacks and drinks are available during the cruise.

Adult $149.00
Child $119.00 (5-14 years)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years)

What's included

  • Pickups from 5:30am from central Queenstown and along Frankton Road
  • Comfortable touring coach with on board cinema
  • Short nature walks & scenic photo stops en-route
  • Breathtaking boat cruise in Milford Sound on a modern catamaran with three viewing decks
  • Complimentary Tea
  • Early arrival time back in Queenstown – approx. 6pm


  • The duration of this experience is 1 days

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child price applies to ages 5-14 years. Passengers ages of 4 and under are considered infants.

    Important: People booking with infants are required to bring along an appropriate child seat for the size of the child.

    Maiden Meals, Pizza Pies, snacks & drinks are available for purchase on board.

    Check-in: Pickups are made from various bus stops in central Queenstown. Please state the name of your Queenstown accommodation in the "NZ Contact Address" field when you proceed to the booking form. We will provide a pickup time and location in our JUCY Cruise confirmation (separate to the Bookme Confirmation Email) that will be emailed to you. If this is not found in your inbox please look in your "Junk" folder. Full contact details are included in your Bookme confirmation should you need to contact us to make arrangements.

    Departures & season: Queenstown daily at 6:00am. Season from 01 Nov - 31 March.

    Please check back to this page for discount deals and specials as they aren't always available on the Bookme home page.

Available Bookings from November 24 to November 30

Change Dates

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Mateusz from Poland wrote on 23 March 2020

Nice trip

Great occasion to visit one of the best place from "Must see in NZ" list. Good organisation despite of the fact that we have some problems with our bus on the way from Queenstown to Te Anau (troubles with gearbox) so the whole travel lasted about 2 hours longer than it was planned. Really nice and helpful staff. Amazing views on the way to the fiord. I can recommend Jucy Sunriser as a great one way trip to/from Milford Sound

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Martin Sicken from Germany wrote on 16 March 2020

Wonderful tour into the heart of Fjordland

The bus ride was already through beautiful landscape and entering Milford Sound was amazingly stunning. The people from jucy are very nice and helpful. I definitely recommend this tour.

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Lyn from Australia wrote on 10 March 2020

Great trip

Coach arrived at pick up on time, coach was comfortable and driver Wayne was very informative with lots of stories to keep us entertained. Cruise was good although it was raining and misty but lots of waterfalls. Long day but very enjoyable.

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Helen from New Zealand wrote on 10 March 2020

An Amazing Day

Due to problems with Milford Road we were to travel in convoy which meant the tour was now leaving Queenstown at 5.30am!! Really not sure how the day would go we boarded a very full coach & started an amazing day which was a highlight of our travels. I have been to Milford several times but can honestly say that we had the most outstanding driver of any trip I have been on. His commentary was exceptional due to his having worked in the Fiordland area & having previous generations also live in the area. With no snow on the mountains I wondered if I would enjoy the scenery as much but we had clear blue skies & the contrasting colours of the mountains was still dramatic & glorious. An amazing day well worth doing.

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Nina from Australia wrote on 08 March 2020

Awesome experience!

The weather did cooperate and everything went well. Our pick up time and place was moved and we were given ample amount of days for the notice so it was all good! We also loved our tour and bus driver, Karl! He made me stay wide awake in the morning with helpful insights of our whereabouts and information about the beautiful Te Anau and Milford Sound. I felt that the bus ride was more fun than the boat ride as we only had quite a short time cruising. But overall, it was a really nice and fun experience!!! Thanks so much Jucy!

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