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COACH TOUR & MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE FROM QUEENSTOWN


No matter how many photos you've seen of Milford Sound, nothing can prepare you for the incredible feeling of actually being there. It is an inspiring and incredible place and getting there is definitely part of the experience.

The overland route from Queenstown to Milford Sound is one of the finest drives in the world and the luxury glass-roof coaches provide absolute comfort and exceptional viewing. Along the way enjoy detailed commentaries, scenic stops and theatre-style seating angled towards the window so you don't miss a thing.

Once you arrive in Milford Sound you will board your Real Journey's Nature Cruise to explore the full length of the fiord. View wildlife including seals, penguins and dolphins and get up close with nature as the boat noses right into the waterfalls and the fiord's sheer cliff faces.

Milford Sound is the jewel of Fiordland National Park and will be sure to secure a special place in your memories of New Zealand.

INCLUDES:

  • Coach transfers to and from Queenstown or Te Anau
  • Photo stops and short walks along the Milford Road in Fiordland National Park.
  • Up to 2 hours 15 minutes cruise time on Milford Sound
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board the cruise

DEPARTURES:

  • Departs Queenstown year round with pick ups from 6:55am
  • Departs Te Anau year round with pick ups from 8:00am

DURATION: 

  • Ex Queenstown: 13 hours
  • Ex Te Anau: 9 Hours

WHAT TO BRING:

We recommend you take a few things for the day:

  • clothing suitable for all weather conditions
  • take a raincoat and/or umbrella so you can enjoy the outdoors in wet weather
  • sunscreen and hats for warm days
  • snacks and water bottles
  • lunch if you don't pre-order the cruise options (not included in ticket price)
  • some cash for a coffee break in Te Anau
  • your camera is an absolute must!

Real Journey's recommends: Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent and camera.

YOU NEED TO KNOW:

It rains in Milford Sound on average 7 metres annually, that's a lot of rain! So you are more than likely going to experience wet weather unless you are the lucky few who get to see the sun. The sheer amount of water that falls in Fiordland National Park is what makes this dramatic landscape so special, which you will appreciate with the incredible waterfalls to be seen along the way.


OPTIONAL LUNCH:

Lunch can be pre-ordered to be enjoyed on board the nature cruise:

  • Picnic Lunch (vegetarian option available) - Freshly made sandwich, biscuit, cheese & crackers, fresh fruit and juice - $19 per person
  • Indian Lunch - Selection of Indian dishes: including vegetable curry, rice, naan, dahl, samosas, fruit and ice cream - $31 per person
  • Obento Lunch - Japanese style lunch box containing: Miso soup, rice, fish, chicken, pickles, sushi, salad and fresh fruit - $37 per person

Ex Queenstown: Coach & Nature Cruise [Summer]:
Prices valid 1 Oct - 30 April. Summer Season.

  • Adult $207.00
  • Child $104.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Queenstown: Coach & Nature Cruise [Winter]:
Prices valid 1 May - 30 September. Winter Season.

  • Deal dates: 1st May 2019 - 30th Sep 2019
  • Adult $190.00 (Was $197.00)
  • Child $99.00
  • Picnic Lunch $1.00 (Was $20.00)

Ex Te Anau: 8AM Coach & Nature Cruise [Summer]:
Prices valid 1 Oct - 30 April. Summer Season.

  • Adult $165.00
  • Child $83.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Te Anau: 10:20AM Coach & Nature Cruise [Summer]:
Prices valid 1 Oct - 30 April. Summer Season.

  • Adult $185.00
  • Child $93.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Te Anau: 9:50AM Coach & Nature Cruise [Winter]:
Prices valid 1 May - 30 September. Winter Season.

  • Deal dates: 1st May 2019 - 30th Sep 2019
  • Adult $149.00 (Was $155.00)
  • Child $78.00
  • Picnic Lunch $1.00 (Was $20.00)

ADD ON: Scenic Flight from Milford to Queenstown:
You've seen the Milford Road now take to the air with the scenic fly back option from Milford Sound. A spectacular 40 minute flight takes you across the Southern Alps back to Queenstown direct from Milford Sound.

  • Adult $419.00
  • Child $272.00

ADD ON: Indian Lunch [Vegetarian]:
Selection of Indian dishes: including vegetable curry, rice, naan, dahl, samosas, fruit and ice cream

  • Adult $33.00
  • Child $33.00

ADD ON: Obento Lunch:
Japanese style lunch box containing: Miso soup, rice, fish, chicken, pickles, sushi, salad and fresh fruit

  • Adult $39.00
  • Child $39.00

LOCAL TIP #1

Pack your own lunch and snacks as there is not a lot on offer along the way or in Milford Sound. Rather than worrying about eating a pre-ordered lunch on board the cruise, you'll be able to eat when your hungry and spend the time you're on Milford Sound enjoying every moment!

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