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Go Milford Day Trip - Small Coach & Cruise ex Te Anau

An unforgettable, personal Milford Sound day trip!

Highlights

  • The best value day trip from Te Anau, perfect for those with extra time to explore the wonders of Milford Sound
  • Travel in comfort and style on our small coach through Fiordland National Park and connect seamlessly with our small boat nature cruise
  • Experienced, local coach drivers provide engaging and informative commentary and show you the best short walks and photos stops along the Milford Road
  • Cruise with specialist nature guides and visit our Milford Sound underwater Observatory

Travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound in comfort and style with our personal, small group tour through Fiordland’s spectacular snow-capped wonderland.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy magnificent views as your experienced, local, and knowledgeable drivers provide a lively and informative commentary on the area’s history, flora, and fauna.

See dense rainforests, towering waterfalls, and rugged mountains with plenty of stops and short walks to enjoy as you journey to Milford Sound - an incredible experience in itself.

In Milford Sound, get closer for longer on our small boat, all-inclusive Discover More Cruise.

Our passionate nature guide will share their knowledge and find opportunities to view wildlife up-close.

Visit our Milford Sound Underwater Observatory for an interactive experience where you’ll learn more about the culture, heritage, wildlife, geology and history of this remarkable marine sanctuary.

Descend 10 metres underwater into a spacious viewing chamber with 360-degree views of the undersea world.

 

**Complimentary pick-up in Te Anau is available, please request when booking. Main check in is Southern Discoveries Visitor centre, 80 lakefront Drive Te Anau.**



Important Notice: Please note that if you are travelling in March or April this trip does not include a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Due to the damage caused to the Milford Road from the floods at the start of February, there will be changes to your Go Milford Day Trip.

From Friday, 21 February coaches will drive into Milford Sound under the guidance of New Zealand Transport Agency. During this time we will be unable to make any stops on the Milford Road and our cruise schedule will be operating slightly different as a result. If you have any concerns or would like further information before your trip, please call 03 441 1137 or email [email protected]

Please Note: The Underwater Observatory will not be available until October 2020.

Adult $145.00
Child $75.00

What's included

  • Complimentary pick-up in Te Anau
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Visit to Milford Sound Underwater Observatory

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • We offer a picnic lunch as an optional extra - this can be added as you proceed through the checkout for $25 per person.

    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.

  • Child age is to 0-14 years.

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Marie Reid from New Zealand wrote on 02 May 2019

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Fantastic day out with Southern Discoveries

Could not have asked for more. Beautiful clear day, Reece our coach driver was informative, calming and a very good driver. Our Captain on the water, Mike was so funny , a perfect match with the fantastic scenery. Underwater observatory was a real bonus. Couldn’t be a prouder kiwi in our own country.

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Pran Rawal from New Zealand wrote on 25 September 2019

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Worth it!

This is the best thing you can do for yourselves. The crew at Southern Discoveries is awesome, caring, committed and knowledgeable. Kudos to Karina- our tour guide. She is a gem of a person and went beyond her call of duty to make sure everyone's experience on board was memorable, informative and fun. Please give her a pay rise.

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Carolina from New Zealand wrote on 22 August 2019

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Great day out

We had a fantastic day out. We appreciated the small tour group and the stops for photo opportunities along Milford Road. Our driver Karina was lovely and super knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend

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Sam from United Kingdom wrote on 30 September 2018

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Poor

Booked trip, got phone call to say it was cancelled due to road closure- completely understandable. Rearranged trip with confirmation that IF ANY CHANGES/CANCELLATION AGAIN... We would be contacted via email/telephone/text. No contact. Arrived for trip next day. Cancelled due to road, no notice given to us. Asked for refund. 2-3 days to process. Poor customer service from '10 years of experience' customer service agent at Southern Diacoveries Te Anau. Utterly disappointed.

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Kelly Hoffmann from Australia wrote on 12 May 2019

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The most magical day!!

As a family of 4 we didn't want to drive to Milford Sound when we were all ready doing the South Island of NZ. It was AWESOME!! Our coach driver Reece was really knowledgable and gave great commentary. The drive to Milford Sound was just as amazing as Milford Sound itself. The cruise on Milford was perfect, our lunch was yum. Overall it was one of the absolute highlights of our trip!!!

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