Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise with Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch ex Te Anau

Spend longer in Milford and witness spectacular wildlife on the ultimate, all-inclusive day trip from Te Anau!

Travel to Milford Sound on a premium coach for the only day trip from Te Anau that includes a visit to the amazing Milford Sound Underwater Observatory!

Journey through spectacular natural landscapes as your local coach driver provides engaging and informative commentary and shows you the best short walks and photo stops along the Milford Road.

Upon arrival at Milford Sound, jump on-board a smaller boat for a fascinating Nature Cruise with fewer people. Soak up breath-taking scenic views as we really explore the beauty of the Fiord, and get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and right up close to Stirling Falls. Our expert skippers will share their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary, plus you'll enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch.

Visit Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and descend 60 steps down a spiral staircase into a spacious viewing chamber to discover the unique and beautiful environment hidden under the surface of Milford Sound. Immerse yourself in a mysterious undersea world and encounter the extraordinary rare black coral and colourful sea creatures teeming just below the surface.

We'll then cruise back to the Milford Sound Visitor Centre to re-join the coach for the comfortable return journey back to Te Anau.

Adult $179.00
Child $119.00


  • Allow approximately 8.5 hours duration



  • Child age is to 0-14 years.

    Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

    Departure: Check-in is at Southern Discoveries Te Anau Information Centre, 80 Lakefront drive, Te Anau.

    Important: ***IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:*** Please note an appropriate child restraint must be provided by the caregiver (adult) in order for an infant or small child to travel on the coach. This is in accordance with New Zealand Law. Children must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult on all cruises.

Available Bookings from December 28 to January 03

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  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$119.00

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$119.00

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$119.00

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$119.00

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$119.00

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$119.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Eileen Rosenbauer from United States wrote on 31 January 2020


A great tour! Nice way to spend a day and great value! Drive to Milford Sound was very scenic and our driver did a great job telling us all about what we were seeing! The cruise was terrific and we got to see a lot of waterfalls which was fantastic! The lunch provided was quite plentiful! I will definitely recommend this tour!

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Lorryl from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2020

Milford in a day

Great day out. Very safe and knowledgeable driver who did exceptionally well considering the conditions on our return were less than favorable .the boat ride was great and the captain was again very knowledgeable and accommodating would highly recommend that you to the underwater observatory as this is a very unique experience to get up close to the fish life that is in the sounds. The packed picnic lunch was more than adequate and there were several refreshment stops available on Route should you wish to get more.

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Karen Reid from Australia wrote on 17 January 2020


The trip was amazing !! Our bus driver , Brad was fantastic and looked after us all day . I would totally recommend thus tour to anyone!!

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szemunc from Malaysia wrote on 25 December 2019


Thanks for our driver & guide best service and perfect introduce all about nz during the trip =) it's awesome

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STEPHEN from Australia wrote on 23 December 2019

Great day in Milford

My family enjoyed a terrific day on Milford sound. The coach trip and stops were also terrific.

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