Milford Sound is situated on the west coast of the South Island in the Fiordland national park of New Zealand, described by victorian poet and storyteller Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ carved by glaciers during the ice ages.
Wet or fine the stunning Milford Sound is breathtaking in any weather, the fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters below to towards the sky, numerous waterfalls cascade down from high above with the largest and permanent of the falls being the ‘Stirling Falls’ and the ‘Lady Bowen falls’
When it rains in Milford sound which is quite often ( average 7 metres of rainfall per year) waterfalls multiply cascading down the sheer cliff faces giving spectacular and dramatic effects, without doubt a cruise on Milford sound is an unforgettable experience.
Real Journeys Milford Sound Cruise vessels have purpose-built observation lounges and large decks, so you can be sure you’ll get some great viewing opportunities. You’ll see the geological formation of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest. Keep a look out for wildlife like seals basking on the rocks or dolphins.
During your cruise, the friendly crew provide commentaries in several languages and point out the sights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier. As Milford Sound drifts by outside your window, treat yourself to one of our delicious lunch options – from an Indian thali to a buffet, freshly prepared on board by our chefs.
Milford Sound is a must-do location and Real Journeys offer a variety of cruises with luxury coach and flight connections to get you there. You can self-drive the famous alpine Milford Road or use our coach/flight options which connect with our cruises. So sit back and let us make your Milford Sound experience an unforgettable one!
For a small, cosy and intimate cruise join Mitre Peak Cruises who will enable you to experience the spectacular Milford Sound, in a way you never imagined was possible. Mitre Peak Cruises operate daily leisurely cruises that venture into the Tasman Sea past the St Anne’s Point Lighthouse. Small boats offering intimate, uncrowded, personalised cruising, give close-up views of the natural beauty and wildlife.
Join the cruise at Milford Sound or take our daily small luxury coach from Queenstown or Te Anau with photo stops and short bush walks en route. Ask about our Fly-back option from Milford Sound to Queenstown.
Join us on one of our cruises for an awe-inspiring journey of a lifetime, discover Milford Sound which has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Reach out and touch sheer rock cliffs and drink pure glacial water straight from the waterfalls, see seals sunning themselves on the rocks and dolphins riding the bow wave from the viewing decks of one of our small luxury catamarans. Add kayaking or a trip to the new Milford Discovery Centre on to your cruise, the only floating structure in Milford, where you’ll experience the unique underwater world of Milford.
Check out Milford’s awe-inspiring scenery from our spacious observation lounges or large, outdoor viewing decks on one of our modern, purpose-built catamarans. Move freely around the boat and enjoy the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide.
Discover a slice of New Zealand the totally breathtaking world heritage site that is Milford Sound with a Coach N Cruise brought to you by Go Orange, where your adventure begins and finishes with a comfortable coach journey from and to either Queenstown or Te Anau avoiding parking issues during the summer by ditching the car for the day and let our awesome ‘coach captains’ make your day personal and fun.
Season: Mid September to Mid May
Spend the night on-board a traditionally-designed boat for the ultimate Milford Sound experience. Private cabins with ensuites. Activities, accommodation, dinner and breakfast included. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife – you’re bound to encounter seals and if you’re lucky maybe dolphin and penguins
As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery and relax in the company of fellow travellers or indulge in some star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin.
Season: November to March
A laid-back overnight experience in spectacular Milford Sound with twin-share cabins (and shared bathrooms facilities). Includes accommodation, dinner, breakfast and a short walk on a section of the world famous Milford Track for an exclusive guided walk accompanied by your specialist nature guide.
After dinner relax in the company of like-minded travellers or you may want to check out the stars in the incredible inky blackness of the remote Fiordland night sky.