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Milford Sound Cruise & Milford Track

Quick Details

Adult Ages 15+
NZ$219
Child Ages 4-14
NZ$119
Infant Ages 0-2
Free

A World-Renowned Milford Sound Day Walk & Cruise

Our 2-hour cruises are one of the most intimate and immersive ways to explore Milford Sound. We’ve designed our boats for better maneuvering to get you closer to your incredible surroundings. Each tour group has no more than 55 or 75 spaces available, so you have enough room to appreciate the grandeur.

Our Milford Track tour groups are even smaller and designed to give you a taste of this world-renowned day walk. Guided all the way, you’ll see many of the famous highlights.

What to expect:

The Milford Track guided walk

After brief introductions at the Milford Sound terminal, we begin with a short boat ride across Milford Sound’s Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, adeptly named as you will see! This is the endpoint of the Milford Track, but the start of your morning’s guided walk.

Meandering alongside the cascading Arthur River then Lake Ada on a well-formed track, we head for our destination and halfway point – Giant’s Gate waterfall. This spectacular waterfall is best viewed and photographed from the large swing bridge spanning the river.

There is much to see, from the ancient trees towering above to the vibrant green ferns and mosses below. Walking in a small group (maximum 12 people), your Trips & Tramps nature guide will point out the native fauna and flora and share the fascinating human heritage of the track, bringing the area to life.

Upon conclusion of the guided walk, you return to the main wharf complex for your 2-hour boat cruise.

The cruise

Sit back and relax as your cruise makes its way out into Milford Sound past the iconic Mitre Peak. We’ll sail the length of the 16km fiord, out past St Annes Point Lighthouse, with informative commentary from our skipper who will highlight points of interest along the way including the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls. You’ll see towering peaks, sheer cliffs, cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest. Feel the spray of Fairy Falls and listen to the sound of nature thriving in its habitat.

We also take you out into the Tasman Sea so you can enjoy the unique opportunity of approaching the fiord just as the first sealers did way back in the 18th century.

Be sure to keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun, pods of dolphins, or rare Fiordland Crested Penguins that can be found seasonally within the region.

Keep warm with complimentary tea and coffee in the lounge and take in the scenery through expansive windows. Or venture onto the spacious outdoor viewing decks to breathe in the pristine alpine air. Either way, you will be inspired by the majesty of the region.

Trip highlights

  • Guided Milford Track walk of key highlights
  • 2-hour cruise with frequent stops at spectacular points of interest
  • Up-close perspectives of flora and fauna, waterfalls and wildlife and more
  • Uninterrupted aerial views over untouched wilderness
  • Fantastic photo opportunities
  • Interactive and informative commentary
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on-board
  • Small and uncrowded experience
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