Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise

    Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound during an intimate boat cruise led by a specialized Nature Guide. On board a smaller-sized vessel than typical Milford Sound cruises, enjoy indoor and outdoor observation decks that provide fantastic photo opportunities of this famous South Island natural wonder, inside New Zealand's World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water longer than most other tours, and get close to the waterfalls and other natural features that give the sound its nickname, the Eighth Wonder of the World. Our vessels are all purpose built for viewing - providing you with unbeatable viewing capabilities from our full height viewing windows and 360º viewing decks.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island

    Whatever the weather, our newly refurbished vessels offer unbeatable views through full height viewing windows. Make the most of out 360º decks which are perfect for that perfect photo.

    Our specialist nature guides share their knowledge with lively and entertaining commentary. This is the perfect cruise for single travelers, couples and families with plenty of room to take in the views - without the crowds.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the glacier-carved fiords of Doubtful and Milford sounds. A beech forest trail on the sandy Milford shore offers views of towering Mitre Peak.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand

    Check in for your cruise here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Mitre Peak is a beautifully dramatic mountain in the South Island of New Zealand, located on the shore of Milford Sound. It is one of the most photographed mountain peaks in the entire country.

    Pass By: Bowen Falls, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9679 New Zealand

    The stunning Lady Bowen Falls is Milford’s highest waterfall. It plunges 162m from a hanging valley into the head of Milford Sound and provides electricity for the Milford Sound township by feeding a small hydroelectric scheme, as well as being the water source for the settlement.

    Pass By: Sinbad Gully, Southland 9679, New Zealand

    Nestled behind the world famous Mitre Peak, the Sinbad Gully is characterised by extremely steep glacially carved walls punctuated by near vertical granite cliffs. These walls slowed pest invasion into the gully and as a result a number of unique native species remain in the Sinbad.

    Southern Discoveries is passionate about preserving Milford Sound’s beauty for future generations which is why it’s a key partner in a major conservation project – the Sinbad Sanctuary Project.

    The aim is to see the valley of New Zealand’s most photographed mountain (Sinbad Gully is at the base of Mitre Peak) become a sanctuary for native species.

    Pass By: Stirling Falls, Milford Sound New Zealand

    Milford’s second-highest waterfall is the Stirling Falls, a staggering 151m in height – three times the height of Niagara Falls, but the 1,300m mountain behind displaces this incredible height. This is the famous waterfall that Hugh Jackman ‘jumped off’ in the movie Wolverine. The sheer drop of the Stirling Falls allows boats to get right underneath – it’s an incredible feeling to have the power of 151m worth of glacial water falling so close to you.



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Car parking in Milford Sound incurs a $10 hourly fee payable only by credit card. There are a limited number of free car parks and a complimentary shuttle service available in the Park & Ride area. We recommend arriving into Milford Sound at least 1-1.5 hours prior to your scheduled cruise departure."
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"



    • Lugar de comienzo: Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound Highway 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand

    • Duración: 2 hours 15 minutes
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Live commentary on board by specialist Nature Guide
    • FREE Tea and coffee
    • Picnic lunch (if option selected)
    • 2+ Hour Nature Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    • Entry/Admission - Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Alcoholic Beverages
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 45 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Lisa B
      Publicado el Lunes, 09 de diciembre del 2019

      It was a nice small boat with great views. We were able to get right up close to the waterfalls and wildlife

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Maryann K
      Publicado el Viernes, 20 de septiembre del 2019

      Such a beautiful place to visit and our cruise was amazing and very informative. Enjoyed the bus trip from Te Anau as well, very picturesque with stops along the way for great photo opportunities. Highly recommend.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Dianne G
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de abril del 2018

      Milford Sound is unique and very beautiful and the cruise enabled us to make the most of it. The boat was comfortable and the commentary was good. It was a wonderful experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was drizzling with rain on the day but this enhanced the experience as lots of waterfalls were running. It was probably the highlight of our trip to NZ.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Cindy J
      Publicado el Miércoles, 28 de febrero del 2018

      The nature cruise was informative and beautiful. We saw fur seals, dolphins, and two Fiordland Crested penguins! Great fun to drink water from a waterfall, see the Tasman Sea, and have the opportunity to don raincoats and stand under a waterfall.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • kenyan_knuth
      Publicado el Sábado, 24 de febrero del 2018

      Wow ... this was a simply awe inspiring ride ... the cruise guys were amazing, the food/drink bar was simple but I still enjoyed some stuff from there. Milford Sound was simply amazing, the cruise spent the time to stop and circle around when something interesting Seals basking in the sun, Kingfish jumping out of the water was happening. Guides were knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining, cruise boat was really nice. Simply unforgettable experience.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • francis r
      Publicado el Sábado, 13 de enero del 2018

      I have wanted to do the Milford Sound Cruise of 20 yrs now,well I got to DO 1 of my bucket list items,and all I can say that was alittle mad at myself for not doing it years ago,the place is as PRETTY as you see in photos,the crew was GREAT,the only thing that I am going toDO,is I'm coming back after some snow,it's SO pretty now ,I can't wait to see it after snow

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Hiba
      Publicado el Lunes, 13 de noviembre del 2017

      Great tour - We got lucky with good weather and got to see penguins and seals! A nature cruise is the best way to see Milford Sound.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Rodney W
      Publicado el Miércoles, 06 de septiembre del 2017

      Great cruise. Well run.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Stacey H
      Publicado el Domingo, 23 de julio del 2017

      Even though it was raining it was one of the most memorable trips I have been on. Crew/Staff was friendly and insightful. I would highly recommend to anyone.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Stephan v
      Publicado el Viernes, 26 de mayo del 2017

      The Nature Cruise in Milford Sound was sepctacular! The guide was very informative and friendly. The cruise was slow and graceful. You are constantly in awe of the majestic nature with it's dramatic flair around you. Love it and will recommend it to everyone.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jaye S
      Publicado el Lunes, 06 de febrero del 2017

      Taking the Milford Sound Nature Cruise was terrific. My son and I drove from Greymouth down to Te Anau the night before and made the short drive to Milford Sound early the next morning. We arrived in time to have a great coffee and toasted sandwich and then went off for a 2 hours trip viewing the fjord and environs. Jack, the 'emcee' for the cruise that day, was great - he enlightened us travelers with many facts of the history and formation of Milford Sound and pointed out the various flora and fauna along the way. Even though it was raining it usually is, it was a most enjoyable experience and recommend it highly.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Paul A
      Publicado el Jueves, 26 de enero del 2017

      Spectacular experience for our family. Staff on the boat were sensational and displayed both care and humour over the coarse of the trip. Very professional!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kevin L
      Publicado el Lunes, 16 de enero del 2017

      You can't do justice to Milford Sound without taking a cruise out. The land views are great but they can't compare to the amazing views from the water. We had to adjust our trip, arrived a day earlier than we had originally scheduled but they made the necessary last minute adjustments to honor our reservation. We can't begin to thank them enough for this accommodation.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Suzanne D
      Publicado el Lunes, 16 de enero del 2017

      Even with the pooring rain, this tour was great. The guide was super knowledgeable and his comments were extremely interesting. Most do if you are in this region.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kapila K
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de enero del 2017

      It's a magic. The waterfalls were fantastic.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Arlene H
      Publicado el Domingo, 08 de enero del 2017

      I have done a Milford Sound Cruise three times. Twice with larger boats and then the last time with this smaller boat nature cruise. I would highly recommend going on this smaller boat as it can get much closer to the waterfalls and is much more informative and friendly. Highly recommend.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • David A
      Publicado el Lunes, 26 de septiembre del 2016

      One of our best days of our NZ holiday. I highly recommend this cruise.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • James I
      Publicado el Martes, 06 de septiembre del 2016

      It was fabulous. The people that did the tour we amazing. Everything was very organized. Great experience.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Morgan C
      Publicado el Martes, 12 de julio del 2016

      Boat was a good size, not too large, and no huge tour groups, which was a big factor in my decision to use this operator. Great narration, and we got so close to the steep walls that we were able to drink from a waterfall! It was cloudy and slightly rainy this is the norm, not blue skies and rest assured that it is still absolutely, jaw-droppingly amazing. And the waterfalls are more spectacular during/after the rain.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Adrian C
      Publicado el Sábado, 07 de mayo del 2016

      Everything was just perfect including weather ship and crew!!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • malcolm j
      Publicado el Miércoles, 27 de abril del 2016

      all i expected,great day out

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ross V
      Publicado el Domingo, 27 de marzo del 2016

      xclln

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Andrew B
      Publicado el Lunes, 21 de marzo del 2016

      Fantastic little tour if you only have limited time. Friendly and informative staff.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Yu H
      Publicado el Miércoles, 09 de marzo del 2016

      highly recommend the trip in a rainning day!!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
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