Milford Sound day trip from Te Anau

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If Milford Sound is the eighth wonder of the world, the road to Milford is surely the ninth. The best way to experience both is by travelling on a coach and cruise day trip from Queenstown or Te Anau.


  • Fresh food cooked on the cruise every morning
  • International buffet menu
  • Halal friendly
  • Special Vegetarian Indian box available at no additional charge!

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is approximately 5 hours driver from QUEENSTOWN. 2.5 hour driver from TE ANAU or 45 minute flight from Queenstown.

The overland journey to Milford Sound is a jaw-dropping showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and native rain forest, surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. We own a fleet of purpose-built, glass-roof coaches that connect seamlessly to our Milford Sound cruises providing the widest range of day trip options from Queenstown and Te Anau. Our coach drivers tailor each journey to ensure the best photo stops are included to suit the season and weather.

On the way to Milford Sound, you will have a lot of photo opportunities! Mirror Lakes, Eglinton Valley, Monkey Creek, Homer Tunnel and The Chasm.

For the tour departing Queenstown, click here.

International Buffet Lunch

Our international buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients. All of the meats used are qualified as Halal friendly.

Thali Indian Vegetarian Lunch

  • Vegetable samosa
  • Roasted pumpkin, potato and steamed vegetables
  • Aloo gobi
  • Onion salad, mango chutney, plain yoghurt
  • Vegetable spring roll
  • Hot basmati rice (served separate)
  • Spicy Dahl (served separate)
  • Papadum & naan bread
  • Fresh fruit

All Thali Lunches are automatically served as vegetarian. If passengers request non-vegetarian, we have the alternative choice of a chicken dish.

Special Notes

  • Extra-wide glass-roof for unobstructed viewing. High-comfort, reclining seating with spacious legroom
  • Plenty of photo stops including short walks with dramatic views of powerful waterfalls and photo opportunities of Mirror Lakes and the Eglinton Valley
  • On board toilet
  • Informative commentary by experienced local drivers in English with multi-lingual commentary available
  • Free WIFI on the coach and USB charging ports
  • Lunch options available on board the cruises include International Buffet Lunch or the Thali Indian Lunch (must be preordered)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee, and licensed bar on board the vessels
  • Return flight options available by fixed wing aircraft or helicopter
  • Complimentary accommodation pick up and drop off in Queenstown

Trip Plan

Tour Length: 1 full day

Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.


10:00 - Leave Te Anau.
13:30 - Milford Sound Scenic Cruise. (Lunch options on board available)
15:15 - Depart for Queenstown.
17:15 - Arrive at Te Anau

What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring:

  • A camera!
  • Lightweight jacket (in winter) or sun hat (in summer)

Tour Cost

Summer (1 OCT 19 - 30 APR 20)
$183.00 NZD / person
$91.00 NZD / Child under 14 years old

Winter (1 MAY 20 - 30 SEP 20)
$173.00 NZD / person
$91.00 NZD / Child under 14 years old

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Special Note for this Tour

All terms & conditions below apply as normal, with these differences;


  • A minimum of 2 adults must be attending the tour for the tour to take place.
  • Application for a tour must be made by phone, fax or e-mail no later than 5:00 PM of the day before the tour.
  • Your application may not be accepted if the tour is full, prior to your booking.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds are based on the working day we receive your request. Please note that requests must must be received before 5 PM ( NZT ) to be processed on that working day.

  • Bookings cancelled more than 4 working days before your tour date are fully refundable.
  • Bookings cancelled between 2 and 3 working days before the tour date are 50% refundable.
  • Bookings cancelled within 1 working day of the tour date can not be refunded.
  • If you are not present at the specified pick-up location at the departure time, the tour must depart without you.
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced.
  • Refunds for Paypal payments do not include card fees ( 3% ) as per Paypal terms & conditions.
The above cancellation policy may have exceptions for certain tours, which will be communicated to you at the time of booking.

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  • If there are two adults attending the tour, the cost of the tour written is the cost for one person.
  • If there are two adults attending the tour, children ( aged 5~11 ) will cost half of what is written.


  • Please understand that changes of schedule, cost and tours may occur with no notice.
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