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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Encounter New Zealand wildlife in the breathtaking environment of Milford Sound from the comfort of Southern Discoveries modern catamaran.


  • Say hello to the seals basking on the rocks
  • Specialist nature guide on board sharing their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary
  • Delve into the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord
  • Enjoy a whole top deck for viewing and take breathtaking panoramic photos
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Stand on the bow under Stirling Falls

With spacious viewing decks purpose built for the ultimate in comfort, panoramic views from the top deck and large covered seating areas below, you can enjoy the views from any vantage point.

Mitre Peak's distinct shape amongst unique wildlife and majestic towering waterfalls is second to none.

The Nature Cruise brings premium viewing of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins.

You’ll find yourself within touching distance of impressive geological features and feeling the full force of the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls.

Adult $99.00 (Aged 15+ )
Child $30.00 (Aged 5 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (Aged 0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Complimentary tea and coffee


  • Cruise duration: 1 hour 45 minutes - 2 hours


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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • 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

    Product Extras: Available to purchase through checkout

    Picnic Lunch - $20 per Adult/Child/Infant

  • Please note:Child age is 5 - 14 years. Infants 0 - 4 years are free.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult on all cruises.

    Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

Available Bookings from July 08 to July 14

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  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
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  • Adult$79.00
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  • Adult$89.00
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  • Infant Free

  • Adult$79.00
  • 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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Surain Fernando from Australia wrote on 22 January 2020

Best experience in Milford Sound

Great experience, great deal & great cruise. Highly recommend must to do list !

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sijos from New Zealand wrote on 11 December 2020

Absolutely awesome. .

A must do. Great captain and crew. Staff at front office very welcoming and helpful. The best trip ever done in NZ is Milford and this cruise

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Monique Woodward from New Zealand wrote on 30 May 2022

Stunning !

Amazing experience, definitely recommend to anyone thinking about doing it. The captain was awesome and very knowledgeable.

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Elaine Capayas from New Zealand wrote on 10 April 2021

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

We had such a great time, beautiful weather, amazing view and our highlight was seeing the dolphins.

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Marisa Bruan from New Zealand wrote on 05 April 2021

Milford Cruise Easter Sunday

It was a rainy day. There were ‘hundreds’ of waterfall along the way. The cruise itself was wonderful although we had gusts of wind every now and then. The skipper had some very informative commentary about the trip. Well worth the trip. Many thanks to the crew as well.

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    Child Aged 5 - 14 years

      Infant Aged 0 - 4 years

        Kids Go Free Family Pack 1x Child travels free with every 2x Adults - Valid 10th-25th July

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

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