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Self-Drive: Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises

Cruise on board the Milford Mariner, reminiscent of the early explorer vessels, and witness moody and dramatic Milford Sound. The 2-2¼ hour cruise is a leisurely small group experience with like-minded travellers. Head out to the Tasman Sea and keep a lookout for seals and penguins along the way. Self-drive passengers can also add on the Underwater Observatory. Departs: Milford Wharf 10.30am returning 12.45pm (all year), 12.55pm returning 2.55pm (May - Sep), 1.35pm returning 3.50pm (Nov - Apr). Note: 10.30am departure returns at 12.30pm May - Sep. If lunch is required it must be pre ordered* Coach transfers available from Queenstown and Te Anau (additional cost).

DAY TOURS Milford Sound


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Te Anau Downs

BONUS: Real Journeys understand the importance of families and are pleased to offer children FREE during NZ School Holidays on selected tours. Conditions apply.

Te Anau Caves

Self-Drive: Milford Sound Scenic Daytime Cruise

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Sit back and relax aboard a scenic cruise and take in the sights of Milford Sound over an hour and 40 minutes - cascading waterfalls, majestic Mitre Peak, glaciers, sheer cliffs, rainforests and wildlife. Includes: An informative multilingual commentary on selected departures, tea and coffee. Lunch Options available*. Departs: 11am returning 12.40pm or 1pm returning 2.40pm all year. Also 12pm, 1.45pm and 3pm Nov - Apr. Duration: 1 hr 40 mins.


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Manapouri Mossburn

Doubtful Sound

Full Day: Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise

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Sit back and enjoy the driver’s commentary as your glass-roofed coach travels along the spectacular Milford Road. This journey is often described as one of the world’s most scenic drives – and rightly so! Frequent stops for photos are made along the way. On reaching Milford Sound, board a luxury cruise vessel for a 2 hr - 2 ¼ hr cruise of Milford Sound and out to the open sea. (English only commentary.) Departs: Queenstown 7.15am (Nov - Apr) and 6.55am (May - Sep), all return 8pm. Tip: On a perfect day consider upgrading to a 40-minute scenic flight for the return journey (Queenstown only, booked on the day.)

Milford Sound: Fly, Scenic Cruise and Return Flight

For awe-inspiring views of the fiord, mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and lush rainforest, nothing compares with a 40-minute scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. On arrival in Milford, passengers are transferred to a Real Journeys vessel for a 1hr 40min cruise on the entire length of the fiord. Includes full commentary on flight and cruise and return accommodation transfers (commencing 45 minutes prior to departure). Perfect for those who are short of time or want to avoid the full day normally required to visit Milford Sound. Departs: 10am year-round (plus 8am and 2pm Nov - 15 Apr, 12pm 16 Apr - Sep)

DOUBTFUL SOUND Full Day: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip Three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is the place to go to witness true wilderness scenery and wildlife. Cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm then coach over the Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, enjoy a 3-hour cruise amongst towering peaks and bush clad islands, keeping a look out for wildlife, right out to the open sea. Departs: Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 8am returning 3.15pm (Nov - Apr), 9.45am returning 5.15pm (May- Sep)*, 10.30am, returning 5.45pm (Nov - Apr). Coach transfers available from Te anau and Queenstown (extra). Note: For those requiring a picnic lunch, it must be prebooked. *No power station visit. Tip: ANZCRO highly recommends you do both the Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound tours. While you cannot beat the drive to Milford, the Doubtful Sound cruise is truly awesome.

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