Ultimate Queenstown

Fiordland National Park

Book - Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound

Explore Milford Sound from every angle - above, below and at sea level. Discover more with the longest cruise in Milford Sound journeying the full length of the sound before enjoying a tour of the Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory. Descend 10 metres beneath the water and take in the uninterrupted 360 degree views of Milford Sounds marine world.

Then take to the sound at sea level with a one hour kayak tour around the serene Harrison Cove with a specialist kayak and nature guide in an intimate, up close nature experience. Gaze through the crystal clear waters as you kayak in one of the most majestic places in the world with spectacular views of Harrison Valley looking up to the Pembroke Glacier. If you want to slow down and really explore the beauty of Milford Sound, then this tour is for you!

There are many ways to join the Cruise & Kayak tours:

  • SELF DRIVE: Get yourself to Milford Sound by car to take your time to explore this beautiful part of New Zealand, rather than sticking to timetables of the tour buses.
  • BUS FROM TE ANAU: Join a bus tour from Te Anau [Summer Only: 1 November - 30 April]
  • BUS FROM QUEENSTOWN [Summer Only: 1 November - 30 April]
  • FLY FROM QUEENSTOWN: Take the most spectacular scenic flight over the Southern Alps from Queenstown airport to Milford Sound. [Summer Only: 1 November - 30 April]


Ex Milford Sound

  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Free Gourmet Picnic Lunch
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee
  • Entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory
  • One Hour of Kayaking including all equipment & clothing around Harrison Cove

Ex Te Anau: Return Bus Transfers
Ex Queenstown: Return Bus Transfers OR Return Fixed Wing Flights


Ex Milford Sound [Year Round]

  • Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Check in is 20 minutes prior to departure.
  • 12:15PM: 1 October - 30 April 
  • 1:00PM: 1 May - 30 September 

Ex Te Anau [Summer]

  • 8:30AM: 1 November - 30 April 

Ex Queenstown Coach [Summer]

  • 7:00AM: 1 November- 30 April 

Ex Queenstown Flight [Summer]

  • 8:00AM:  1 November - 30 April 


Ex Milford Sound: 4.5 hours
Ex Te Anau: 10.5 hours
Ex Queenstown: 14.5 hours Coach / 6.5 hours Flight


  • Weatherproof jacket, warm coat/layers, light shorts or trousers, change of clothes, comfortable shoes, drink bottle, sunhat, sunglasses, insect
    repellent. All kayak equipment is provided.


  • Child age is 4 - 14 years old
  • All children are required to paddle in a double kayak with an adult
  • Includes a specialist kayak & nature guide to point out the fiord features and wildlife.
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • Automated lift for easy entry/exit from the kayaks
  • Intimate, up close, nature experience with a maximum of 12 kayak passengers.
  • Double and single kayaks are available - please request at the time of booking.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Milford Sound Underwater Observatory will be closed for routine maintenance from 24 June - 9 August.

6:45AM Coach - Cruise - Kayak Ex Queenstown [1 Nov - 30 April]:
Includes: Transport from Queenstown, Milford Cruise and Kayak, Underwater Observatory + Buffet Lunch. Returns 9:15pm.

  • Adult $375.00
  • Child $285.00

8:00AM Fly - Scenic Cruise - Kayak - Fly: Ex Queenstown [1 Nov - 30 April]:
Want to get there faster? Fly from Queenstown so you can enjoy views from the air over Fiordland and get straight into the cruise & kayak action. Includes Picnic Lunch and Underwater Observatory. Allow 6 hours return.

  • Adult $749.00
  • Child $499.00

8:30AM Coach - Cruise - Kayak: Ex Te Anau [1 Nov - 30 April]:
Don't want to drive the whole way? Catch the coach from Te Anau and get the Milford Road experience with a driver & commentary. Allow 10.5 hours return. Includes Picnic Lunch and Underwater Observatory.

  • Adult $239.00
  • Child $179.00

12:15PM: Encounter Nature Cruise & Kayak: Ex Milford Sound [1 Oct - 30 April]:
Includes: Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise, Picnic Lunch, Tea & Coffee, Underwater Observatory and 1 hour Kayaking. Returns 5:00pm. [Can be substituted for 1:00pm Nature Cruise & Kayak or 1:30pm Scenic Cruise & Kayak on request]

  • Adult $209.00
  • Child $130.00

1:00PM: Nature Cruise & Kayak: Ex Milford Sound [1 May - 30 Sept]:
Includes: Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Lunch, Tea & Coffee, Underwater Observatory and 1 hour Kayaking. Returns 4:45pm. Can be substituted for 11:30am Scenic Cruise & Kayak.

  • Adult $169.00
  • Child $99.00

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