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RealNZ Milford Sound Nature Cruises

Explore New Zealand’s most iconic fiord with a Milford Sound nature cruise.

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!

Nowhere in Fiordland do the mountains stand as tall, straight out of the sea. Cruise the length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea, keeping an eye out for the abundant wildlife along the way!

Activity Options

Milford Sound 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

Nature Cruise departing Milford Sound – All year, daily departures

  • November – April: 10.30 am & 1.35 pm
  • May – October: 10.30 am & 12.55 pm

Coach–Milford Sound Nature Cruise–Coach departing Te Anau – All year, daily departures

  • November – April: 8.00 am & 10.20 am
  • May – October: 9.50 am

Other Information

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


  • Underwater Observatory (extra cost – you can only do this option if you self drive and are departing from Milford Sound).
  • Lunch options available, must be pre ordered: Picnic Box, Gourmet Antipasto, Obento Lunch.


  • Ex Milford: 2 hours 30mins (2 hours in winter)
  • Ex Te Anau Coach-Nature Cruise-Coach: 8 hours 30 minutes (7 hours in winter)

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.

Book a Milford Sound Nature Cruise

You can book Milford Sound cruises separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

These popular New Zealand holiday packages include the Milford Sound Cruise with RealNZ:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Milford Sound activities.

Tour Prices

* 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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