From Te Anau: 1-Day Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

4.7 / 5

47 Reviews

From Te Anau: 1-Day Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

From US$ 93.34 per person

Be taken to Milford Sound from Te Anau while you sit back, relax and take in the jaw-dropping scenery and informative commentary. The local driver will show you the best stops on Milford Road, and will connect you with your Milford Sound Cruise.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Travel on a comfortable, glass roof coach while you take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound
  • Be shown the best short walks and photo stops along the way
  • Board Milford Sound’s original cruise and get beneath waterfalls, among towering mountains and see native wildlife with foreign language commentary
Full description
If Milford Sound is the 8th wonder of the world, the road to Milford is surely the 9th. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Be taken to Milford Sound while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Your experienced, local coach driver will show you the best short walks and photo stops on the Milford Road, and will connect you seamlessly with the Milford Sound Scenic Cruise. Milford Sound is approximately a 5-hour drive or 45 minute flight from Queenstown. The Milford Coach & Cruise trips depart daily from Queenstown and Te Anau with return scenic flights available (weather permitting) – meaning you’ll see even more.
  • Lunch
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet at the Te Anau Visitor Center. Please arrive to the meeting point at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Insect repellent
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Know before you go

    • All vessels are fully licensed with a range of beverages plus a selection of snack foods
    • Smoking is not permitted on any of the vessels
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 47 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8 / 5
    • Transportation
      4.8 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.8 / 5
    • Safety
      5 / 5
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    This trip is so worth the money paid, the driver was courteous and friendly keeping us entertained along the way. His driving was of a great standard, letting other traffic pass. The trip up the Milford Sound is something every New Zealander needs to see, the beauty of our country is second to none and the trip is just the right length. We were lucky enough to have sunshine something we were told does not happen all that often so a waterproof jacket is advised. They take you right up to the Stirling falls so if on front or up top you are likely to get wet.

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    January 30, 2021

    It was a lovely day and the whole trip was very enjoyable. Picnic lunch was also great. However, the bus driver was very annoying on the way there. Although he did drive the bus well, and gave some interesting information, he seemed to think it was necessary to make silly racist jokes about Australians and give unwanted opinions about Auckland, politics and suchlike. The trip back was much better as he had far less to say.

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    January 15, 2021

    Hands down one of the best experiences of my life. Thoroughly enjoyed all of the tour and such great value for money. It was great being able to relax and take in all of the scenery, while also having plenty of time at each stop to take photos. The coach driver was very knowledgeable and you could see that he was passionate about the area and really looked after all of the passengers. Loved learning all about the area and it's history and would highly recommend to others from New Zealand and abroad. Feeling incredibly lucky that this piece of paradise is home.

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    November 13, 2020

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