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Book - Milford Sound Coach and Cruise from Queenstown: Go Orange

COACH & CRUISE TOUR LEAVING FROM QUEENSTOWN


Join this full day tour to Milford Sound via coach from Queenstown and relax and explore the famous drive along the Milford Road with commentary from your experienced and knowledgeable driver guide.

Upon reaching Milford Sound step on board the newly refurbished Milford Haven ship bringing you a comfortable and quality experience both inside and out. Go Orange pride themselves on their approach to cruising, allowing you and your fellow travelers the time to immerse yourselves fully in the jaw dropping surrounds that has made Milford Sound a must do on your tour of New Zealand.

Enjoy a full two hours out on the waters of NZ's most famous fiord, while soaking in the wilderness, wildlife, waterfalls and generally epic scenery that Milford has to offer. 

You can also experience this tour via coach from Te Anau or drive yourself to Milford Sound to join the cruise only. For more information on these click on the following links for the tour leaving from Te Anau or leaving from Milford Sound

How long does it take to get to Milford Sound?

Driving to Milford Sound from Queenstown will take around 5 hours. Te Anau to Milford Sound is a 2 and ½ hours drive.

What is the weather like in Fiordland?

They say you can never have a bad weather day in Fiordland. If the sun is shining, you're in for a treat, if it's raining, then get ready to be blown away by all the extra waterfalls on show. The rainfall is what makes Fiordland National Park so unique and visitors should be prepared for some rain during their visit, after all it rains 200 days of the year. Temperatures can vary and here is roughly what you can expect in all four seasons.

  • Summer (December-February) 19-23 Celsius / 66 - 73 Fahrenheit 
  • Autumn (March-May) 8-18 Celsius / 46 - 64 Fahrenheit
  • Winter (June-August) 5-9 Celsius / 41 - 48 Fahrenheit
  • Spring (September-November) 10-19 Celsius / 50 - 66 Fahrenheit

Can we purchase food on the boat?

You sure can. They take cash only, so please grab your cash in Te Anau before you get into Fiordland National Park. Go Orange have a great new menu on board with food from some of their favourite Queenstown eateries. They also have salads, Fish and Chips, Chia pots, Vegetable Curry and more. 

How long do we cruise for?

The Milford Sound Cruise is two hours long. Departing the terminal and returning two hours later. You will cruise up the left-hand side of Milford Sound and back down the right. Visiting Seal rocks, the Tasman Sea and the famous Stirling Falls where you can get yourself a free glacial water shower.

What are the chances of seeing Wildlife?

The awesome thing about the wildlife in Fiordland National Park is that it is wild. We cannot guarantee you a wildlife sighting, however we have a pod of dolphins residing in Doubtful Sound so, you may witness these incredible mammals swimming in our bow waves. Seals are also sighted regularly, taking residence upon a collection of rocks in Milford Sound & if you're super lucky then the Fiordland Crested Penguins can sometimes make an appearance.

Will we stop to take photos?

Yes! And now with the added bonus of our glass roof coach you can see the wonders of Fiordland National Park from the comfort of your seat.

Milford Sound Coach and Cruise from Queenstown: Go Orange Location

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