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Real Journeys Milford Sound Nature Cruises ex Queenstown

Milford Sound is simply stunning – it is a natural wonder of world fame.

Whatever the fiord’s mood, teeming with rain or with the sun glistening, it will inspire you!

Cruise the length of the fiord on a Milford Sound Nature cruise, learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.

Nowhere in Fiordland do the mountains stand as tall, straight out of the sea.

Activity Options

Nature Cruise

  • Explore dramatic, moody Milford Sound in a leisurely and relaxed way with nature guides
  • Our purpose built vessels, the Milford Mariner and Milford Wanderer are designed along the lines of traditional trading scows, purpose built to operate in the fiords
  • Throughout the cruise, your nature guide provides an engaging English only commentary about the magnificent scenery and wildlife, keep a look out for dolphins, seals & penguins
  • Queenstown and Te Anau glass-roofed coach connections

Coach-Nature Cruise-Coach departing Queenstown, All year, daily departures

  • November – April: 7.15 am
  • May – October: 6.55 am

Coach-Nature Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown, All year, weather permitting

  • November – April: 7.15 am
  • May – October: 6.55 am

Fly-Nature Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown, All year, weather permitting

  • November – April: 12.30 pm
  • May – October: 9.00 am & 12 noon


  • Lunch options available, must be pre ordered: Picnic Box, Gourmet Antipasto, Obento Lunch.


  • Ex Queenstown Coach-Nature Cruise-Coach: 13 hours
  • Ex Queenstown Coach-Nature Cruise-Fly: 10 hours
  • Ex Queenstown Fly-Nature Cruise-Fly: 4 hours 20 minutes

Other Information

  • Check in 20 minutes prior to departure time
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Flights weather permitting

What to bring:

Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent and camera.


Nature Cruises depart from Milford Sound terminal, otherwise if taking the coach option, pick-ups are available from most in-town accommodation.


* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Children: 4-14 years

* Infants (0-3 year) free if sitting on parent’s knee

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.

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