Milford Sound is located on New Zealand’s west coast, in the Fiordland national park. Victorian poet and storyteller Rudyard Kipling referred to it as the ‘eighth wonder of the world,’ created by glaciers throughout the ice ages.
Wet or dry With its dramatic cliffs rising vertically from the black waters below and several waterfalls plummeting from the peaks above.
Milford Sound is spectacular in all weather. The cliffs of the fiord rise abruptly from the black waters below to the sky, and several waterfalls tumble down from the cliffs above, the greatest and most permanent of which are the ‘Stirling Falls’ and ‘Lady Bowen Falls’.
When it rains in Milford sound, which is very frequently (7 metres of rain per year on average), waterfalls grow, flowing down high cliff sides, creating stunning and dramatic scenes. Without a doubt, a cruise on Milford sound is an amazing experience.
The Fiordland National Park is located inside the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site, which encompasses 26,000 square kilometres and is widely regarded as one of the world’s top tourism destinations and one of the most stunning regions of New Zealand.
You may immerse yourself in this natural treasure onboard the ‘Milford Adventurer’ and enjoy this “Must Do” experience in New Zealand.
You’ll get up up and personal with New Zealand fur seals basking on the rocks, gigantic rock walls towering hundreds of metres from the sea, and waterfalls cascading from old forests high in the mountains. It’s lovely on a bright day, and amazing on a rainy day! At Cruise Milford, we are confident that you will have an amazing and wonderfully unforgettable day out on your Milford Sound cruise; this will be one of your top day excursions in New Zealand.
RealNZ Milford Sound Cruise boats feature purpose-built observation lounges and huge decks, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to take in the scenery. You’ll witness towering cliffs, tremendous waterfalls, glaciers, and rainforest geological formations. Keep an eye out for marine life, such as seals lazing on the rocks or dolphins.
Throughout your voyage, the friendly staff will deliver commentary in a variety of languages and point out views including Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier.
Throughout the tour, the pleasant staff provides commentary in a variety of languages and points out views such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier. As Milford Sound drifts past outside your window, indulge yourself to one of our delectable lunch options, which range from Indian to Thai to a buffet and are freshly made on board by our chefs.
Milford Sound is a must-see destination, and RealNZ offers a range of cruises, as well as luxury coach and aircraft connections, to get you there. You may drive the legendary alpine Milford Road yourself or choose one of our coach/flight alternatives that link to our cruises. So relax and let us to make your Milford Sound trip unforgettable!
Join Mitre Peak Cruises for a small, cosy, and intimate tour that will allow you to experience Milford Sound in a manner you never thought possible. The St Anne’s Point Lighthouse may be seen from Mitre Peak Trips’ daily cruises into the Tasman Sea. Intimate, uncrowded, and personalised cruising on small boats allows passengers to get up close and personal with the area’s natural beauty and fauna.
If you want, you may join the tour in Milford Sound or take our daily compact luxury buses from Queenstown or Te Anau, which includes picture stops and short bush excursions along the way. The Fly-back option from Milford Sound to Queenstown can be arranged.
Join us on one of our cruises for an unforgettable excursion to Milford Sound, which has been dubbed the world’s eighth wonder. From the viewing decks of one of our luxury catamarans, reach out and touch steep rock cliffs and drink pure glacial water direct from the waterfalls. See seals sunning themselves on the rocks and dolphins riding the bow wave. Add kayaking or a visit to the new Milford Discovery Centre, Milford’s only floating structure, to your cruise. Here, you’ll discover Milford’s unique underwater ecosystem.
Take in Milford’s breathtaking landscape from one of our contemporary, purpose-built catamarans’ roomy observation salons or large, outdoor viewing decks. Navigate the boat freely and take advantage of the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide.
Season: Mid September to Mid May
The best way to enjoy Milford Sound is to spend the night on board a traditional-style boat. Cabins with private bathrooms. Activities, accommodation, and meals are all included. Allowing plenty of time to see the fiord’s stunning waterfalls, forests, mountains and animals – you’re likely to see seals and if you’re lucky, dolphin and penguins – the cruise style is laid back.
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.