Milford Sound Day Trips

The original Milford Sound cruise company, and still the best.

From $239

per person


The original Milford Sound cruise company, and still the best.

Nestled within Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is a pristine haven for birdlife, dolphins, fur seals and endangered species such as the Fiordland Crested Penguin. A marvel at any time of year and in any weather, Milford Sound is rich in geological formations, captivating waterfalls and unsurprisingly, one of the most impressive scenic day trips to do in New Zealand.

Leave the car behind and jump aboard a premium coach to Milford Sound. A spectacular journey featuring fascinating commentary and plenty of photo stops and short walks along the way.

Departing daily from Queenstown and Te Anau, a Milford Sound Coach & Cruise day trip is the spectacularly stress-free way to get to your Milford Sound cruise. Southern Discoveries low-emission coaches are the environmentally-conscious travel option and will reduce your carbon footprint by around 75% compared to driving a private vehicle. Even better, when you travel by coach, you’ll save yourself the Milford Sound car park fees

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Coach: Premium glass-roof coach departs early allowing you to arrive relaxed and ready for your Milford Sound cruise. Expert coach drivers provide time for photo stops and short walks along the Milford road journey.

Coach + Return Scenic Flight: Jump on an early morning coach trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Return by scenic flight enjoying amazing views of the mountains and valleys of the Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park.

Coach + Return Scenic Heli: Depart Queenstown by coach; enjoy the sights and photo stops on the road to Milford Sound. Return by helicopter flight experiencing spectacular views across the Southern Alps.

Fine Print

  • Cruise on a modern, spacious vessel with unobstructed views through full-height windows
  • Get incredibly close to waterfalls and wildlife
  • Includes FREE tea and coffee and licensed bar onboard
  • Modern, spacious coach with plenty of legroom
  • Our local coach drivers provide you with entertaining and informative commentary in English
  • Choose to add a delicious fresh picnic lunch or our famous To Kai Buffet
  • Departures from Queenstown


From $239

per person


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