One of the absolute must-visit places in all of New Zealand would definitely be Milford Sound, an exquisite fiord located south of the country. This gem of nature is well-known for its lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls, glaciers, and abundant wildlife. With this cruise, you can get up close and personal as you come near the spray of waterfalls and the fiord's sheer cliff faces. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of dolphins, seals, and penguins, as Milford Sound is home to a number of different animal species. On the cruise, you'll be transported to another world, astounded by the surreal beauty of nature and life before civilization. Whether you want to stay inside or head onto the large outdoor deck, you'll be sure to get a great view of these sights with the Milford Sound cruise boat specially designed for maximal views. Want a meal to go with the cruise? Simply choose the package option with lunch included.
Discover one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking natural wonders and hop on a cruise along Milford Sound! Famed for its dramatic sceneries, picturesque peaks, mesmerizing bodies of water, and unique wildlife, Milford Sound is the perfect getaway for adventure seekers. Get to witness the iconic Mitre Peak and a taste of pure glacial waters fresh from Milford Sound’s towering waterfalls. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure to the magnificent region of Milford Sound with free coffee and tea and knowledgeable guides on board.
Discover one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking natural wonders and hop on a cruise along Milford Sound! Famed for its dramatic sceneries, picturesque peaks, mesmerizing bodies of water, and unique wildlife, Milford Sound is the perfect getaway for adventure seekers. Get to experience other amazing activities such as going to the underwater observatory and kayaking! Spot eccentric marine species such as black corals found at the depths of more than 500m. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure to the magnificent region of Milford Sound with listening to informative commentaries along the way.
Enjoy a full day tour of New Zealand's most famous natural attraction, Milford Sound. Located deep within the Fiordland National Park, the stunning natural attraction is brimming with mountain peaks, ink-dark waters, dramatic cliffs, and stunning snow capped peaks. The tour starts early in the morning with a pick up from your hotel in Queenstown or Te Anau. From there, you'll venture under the mountains through the Homer Tunnel to get to Fiordland National Park. Other stops before the main event include the pristine Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, where glaciers have carved their mark on the terrain, and Monkey Creek, where you can sample some of the purest waters in the world! Then, board your eco cruise as soon as you arrive, and enjoy the two-hour cruise around the park's highlights, including many waterfalls, magnificent land formations, and more! The tour includes a delicious buffet lunch on board your cruise, roundtrip hotel transfers, and an English speaking guide. You don't have to worry about anything at all and can just enjoy the fantastic views of Milford Sound.
Discover one of New Zealand’s natural wonders and get on a day tour to Milford Sound! Famed for its picturesque peaks, mesmerizing bodies of water, and unique wildlife, Milford Sound is the perfect getaway for adventure seekers. Hop aboard the the glass roofed coach with free WiFi access and USB charging ports and get to see scenic views on the way to the fiord such as Lake Wakatipu, Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, and more! Take on a sightseeing cruise along the dazzling waters of Milford Sound, and indulge in a scrumptious lunch of your choice. Choose from an international buffet lunch, Japanese obento, or Thali Indian options to replenish your energy. Enjoy a seamless tour with round trip transfer services to and from Queenstown or Te Anau!
pick up was easy at YHA Queenstown Lakeside. driver's commentary was great. very knowledgeable, gave lots of facts. the Japanese guide was also very helpful in gathering the group. both of them had pleasant smiles.
we took JUCY's cruise catamaran to Milford Sound. the captain was very entertaining & because of this, we had lots of fun! especially getting glacier facials!! lunch buffet on the catamaran was asian food. overall package was reasonably priced
I know this review maybe just my personal opinion. The ship was great and comfortable with cooked buffet-styled breakfast (I think it is only provided in the tour departing at 0900am). The Underwater Observatory was interesting at first glance as I have never seen anything like it before, but staying there for 20 minutes was a bit bored for me because the view of fishes and water outside widows didn’t change much. The main reason for giving 3 stars is that the view in Milford Sound wasn’t as outstanding and breathtaking as I thought it would be. Just my personal opinion, the view was just a combination of a vast ocean and tall mountains, which you can easily see around the coast lines in NZ, but somehow we still managed to see some dolphins and seals, where were a bonus.
We enjoyed the tour very much with GreatSights, especially because of our friendly guide Santiago. Although we did not manage to see Milford Sound in the end due to the very bad weather, we learnt a lot from Santiago's humorous commentaries. We can imagine how awesome it would be to complete the entire tour.. We might visit again to try our luck. I wouldn't miss this in NZ!!!
We were lucky to embark on the trip on a bright and sunny day when Milford Sound is rainy 2/3 of the year. Bus ride was long but driver made frequent stops along the way after Te Anau and gave good commentaries about wildlife. We chose Japanese bento for lunch and it was a good decision as buffet queue was super long. Food was very filling and spread was good. We also chose the nature cruise (30mins longer) instead of scenic and it brought us to the edges to see wildlife. We saw a lovely pair of endemic Fiordland crested penguins and 13 fur seals! Bring a pair of binoculars if you can. The cruise went very near to the waterfall and we had a fantastic though wet experience on the upper deck. Overall a very enjoyable trip and well worth the long coach ride from queenstown.
Very beautiful scenery and glacial facial under the Stirling falls.the drive up to and fro Milford sound will be a challenge, 2 hours per journey from te anau. But I assure you the experience is so wholesome. Sign up for the kayaking if you can and you can brag to others you've even kayaked at Milford Sound.
The best view and landscapes I've seen so far in my entire life 😍
It's really stunningly beautiful and worth to visit at least once in your lifetime 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿
**Day 4 in New Zealand and 1st Day in South Island: Queenstown in the South Island (The Adventure Capital of the World and Home of the Southern Lakes)
1. Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
- Lake Wakatipu (longest lake of New Zealand and the 3rd Largest in NZ)
- The Remarkables Mountain Ranges
- Devils Staircase
- Lake Te Anau (2nd Largest Lake in NZ)
- Milford Sound Road
- Eglinton Valley
- Mirror Lakes
- Knobs Flat
- Monkey Creek
- Homer Tunnel
- Milford Sound Cruise
- Tasman Sea