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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

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    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

    Board a luxury coach in Queenstown and travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau.

    Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    After a short break in Te Anau the coach will continue along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Eglinton Valley, 6202/6244 Te Anau-Milford Hwy, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand

    Enjoy a photo stop at the amazing Eglington Valley on your journey along the Milford Road.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road,, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Take a short walk past the Mirror Lakes, where, on a clear day the mountains can be seen perfectly reflected in the water.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Homer Tunnel, 94 S.h., Milford Sound New Zealand

    Journey through the mountains via the Homer Tunnel, bringing you out at Milford Sound.

    Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

    On reaching Milford Sound you will join a leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea.

    Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

    Stop At: Milford sound Hwy, Milford Sound New Zealand

    On reaching Milford Sound you will join a leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Cruise past the impressive Mitre Peak whilst looking out for wildlife and enjoying an informative commentary from your onboard nature guide.

    Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Your coach journey will take you on a scenic drive through the beautiful Fiordland National Park.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island
    2: 92 Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    3: 88 Beach St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Hot drinks
    • Live commentary on board (English only) - interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Queenstown and Te Anau departures if option is selected)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Free WIFI (on coach, where there is reception)
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
    • Entry/Admission - Eglinton Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Mirror Lakes Walk
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    • Entry/Admission - Milford sound Hwy
    • Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Lunch (but available at extra cost)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions
    • Please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    You can't go to New Zealand, and not visit Milford Sound. I departed from Ta Anau for arrival at the dock, to board the cruise ship within Milford Sound. A boxed lunch was provided with my tour, which was excellent! Nice freshly made sandwich, didn't...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank 32,807
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Wow words and pictures dont do it justice you have to see this in person. It is definitely worth checking out. The mountains are spectacular as are the waterfalls.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kurt P
    Reviewed 27 August 2019

    Many people told us how good this cruise was but it was better than we even thought. A taxi picked us up at 7am at the Hilton Queenstown and took us to the bus. Our driver was Barry and his coach number 19. A two...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank beheaded c
    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    This should be a ‘Must Do’ on your list of Things to do and see in South Island. A great bus journey, despite the weathers best attempts. Milford Sound is stunning. The boat is big, warm with free hot drinks. A wonderful day.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank klrbaby
    Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

    The only thing that really went wrong was that the bus was late so we weren’t able to stop at many of the points along the way to Milford sounds, was still lovely to look at driving past. The cruise itself was fantastic, the meal...More

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    14 October 2019|
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    Response from beheaded c | Reviewed this property |
    We left from Queenstown about 7am and arrived at Te Anau just after 9am for pickup. Returning from Milford we arrived in Te Anau about 5:30pm. Weather can play a part so these times are approximate.
    Janice T
    26 July 2019|
    Response from 912jeffryh | Reviewed this property |
    The boats hold 50 to 100 people.
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    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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