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Milford Sound Discover More Cruise with Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch

Don't just see Milford, but experience it on the longest and most personal cruise in Milford Sound!


  • Cruise on the original, locally owned and operated Milford Sound Cruise
  • The only cruise that includes a visit to New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory
  • See rare black coral growing in its natural habitat and meet colourful sea creatures
  • Learn about the story of Milford Sound and our conservation efforts with entertaining videos and easy to read information panels
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board the cruise

If you’re looking for an experience that’s more authentic, more insightful, and more personal – this is it!

Cruise on our small boat while our onboard nature guide chats with you and answers questions. Drink glacial water, touch natural artefacts and get under massive waterfalls.

The adventure continues at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory where you can experience the amazing world beneath the surface.

Descend 64 steps (10 metres) underwater into a large viewing area where windows open your eyes to this underwater haven. Unlike an aquarium, the fish are free to come and go; it’s the people who are contained.

Adult $119.00
Child $30.00 (Aged 5 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years - Picnic Lunch not included for infants.)

What's included

  • Milford Sound Discover Cruise
  • Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
  • Interesting commentary
  • Picnic Lunch (for adults and children only)


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound.
  • Allow approximately 5 hours drive time from Queenstown or 3 hours from Te Anau.



  • Departure: Check-in is at Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound.

    Lunch: Picnic Lunch is not included for infants however it can be added on for $20 per picnic.

  • Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers.

    Picnic Lunch is not included for infants however it can be added on for $20 per picnic.

    Car parking in Milford Sound is $25 for five hours, if parking in the main car park, please allow 10-12 minutes to walk to the terminal. There is free parking in Deepwater Basin, please allow 25-30 minutes to walk to the terminal. If you choose to self-drive, we recommend arriving into Milford Sound at least one hour prior to your scheduled cruise departure to allow sufficient time to find a car park and make your way to the Milford Sound Cruise Terminal. For further information about car parking please visit milfordsountourism.nz/parking

Available Bookings from August 17 to August 23

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug
Sun 21 Aug
Mon 22 Aug
Tue 23 Aug

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Janine Cooper from New Zealand wrote on 12 March 2021

Milford Sound

A not to be missed experience loved it

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Zoe from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Epic experience

My hubby and I have never been to the South Island and to discover this amazing place in our beautiful country was just breath taking. The scenery was amazing, the staff were awesome and we will definitely be talking about this for years to come. Loved every moment!

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Rowen D'Souza from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2021


This was a lovely cruise with lovely staff. The food on board was good. Commentary during the cruise was very informative. Will definitely do it again with another group of friends. Definitely recommend.

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Justin from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2021

Amazing experience

An experience we will never forget.

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billie from New Zealand wrote on 09 March 2021


Definitely a must do. The best thing to experience

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    Child Aged 5 - 14 years

      Infant 0-4 years - Picnic Lunch not included for infants.

        *This option must be made together with another price type.

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