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RealNZ - Milford Sound Coach & Cruise ex Queenstown

Take a spectacular journey into Milford by luxury coach before exploring the stunning Milford Sound by cruise!


  • Relaxing scenic coach road along Milford Road with plenty of photo stops
  • Cruise the full length of the Fiord on board a spacious vessel
  • Spacious viewing decks and indoor lounges for great photo opportunities
  • Get right up next to waterfalls and spot local wildlife such as dolphins and seals

Prepare to soak up the beauty and grandeur of what has been called the "eighth wonder of the world" with RealNZ.

Departing from either Queenstown on-board a luxury coach, sit back, relax and take in the stunning location on one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand along Milford Road, while enjoying on-board commentary and various photo stops along the way.

Upon reaching Milford, you'll take a relaxing cruise on board the spacious vessel which boasts fantastic outdoor decks and indoor lounges specifically designed to optimise your viewing experience.

To ensure you experience the very best of Milford Sound on the day, your knowledgeable skipper has planned each trip based on the weather and recent wildlife sightings. As we cruise the full length of the Fiord you'll witness the majestic beauty of Milford first hand while we cruise right up close to grand waterfalls and sheer rock faces, and discover local wildlife such as dolphins, seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.

Enjoy the relaxing scenic journey back on the coach to your accommodation.

Snacks and drinks are available to purchase during your cruise (cash only) or you are welcome to bring a picnic along to enjoy.

Adult $179.00 (16+ years)
Child $85.00 (5 - 15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Coach transfers
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Milford Sound Levy


  • Allow approximately 12 hours for the whole experience


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please Note: the vessel used in Milford Sound is interchangeable between both the Milford Haven and the Milford Mariner. All inclusions will still apply.

    Pickups Queenstown: Please select your pick up location from the default locations as you proceed to checkout. The default pickup locations from Queenstown are 1) RealNZ Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street OR 2) Frankton Bus Shelter (Terminus), SH6 Kingston Road, Frankton, Queenstown (near to the BP petrol station roundabout). Also include your accommodation name so that we know where you are staying, as it is possible your accommodation appears on our free pick up list. Any changes to your booking will be shown on the RealNZ email confirmation.

  • Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.

Available Bookings from July 07 to July 13

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 7 Jul
Fri 8 Jul
Sat 9 Jul
Sun 10 Jul
Mon 11 Jul
Tue 12 Jul
Wed 13 Jul

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$85.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$85.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$85.00
  • 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


33 reviews

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Bronwyn Going from New Zealand wrote on 27 July 2020


What an incredible trip. Amazing scenery, wildlife and a great driver, Brian. Very easy to book through bookme and confirmation came from Real Journeys very quickly. From start to finish everything ran very smoothly. I understand it’s tough for operators at the moment, but what an incredible opportunity for New Zealanders to get out and see NZ without the hoards of tourists. We went pretty much the whole journey with very little traffic and had the Milford Sound cruise limited to a couple of boats. Us and one other. Saw Kea on the way in and on the Sound there were dolphins and seals. The weather was great - misty clouds adding to the atmosphere And the water calm. Lots of waterfalls after all the rain the previous week. Just breath taking. You must do this trip if you can.

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loum1 from New Zealand wrote on 04 October 2020

Milford sound

We had an awesome experience. Our driver Jill is a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Hannah from Australia wrote on 07 July 2022

Amazing experience

The Milford Sound Coach & Cruise was incredible. RealNZ were awesome - great communication, friendly, and the driver was very knowledgable and shared lots of facts about the area. I loved being able to stop at different points along the journey to take time to looks at the beautiful landscape. The cruise was lots of fun. It was so surreal to see the fiord. Absolutely stunning.

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Kim from New Zealand wrote on 04 July 2022

Fantastic Time!

Driver was friendly and informative, coach was comfortable, cruise was beautiful, and the food and drink on board was great too.

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peterm20 from New Zealand wrote on 30 June 2022

Milford Sound

My wife and I had a fabulous time travelling on the coach to Milford Sound John and Hudson our drivers on 2 coaches were both incredible drivers and both gave very informative commentary during the trip. The cruise in Milford Sound was fabulous and great food on-board (we had fish and chips).

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Adult 16+ years

    Child 5 - 15 years

      Infant * 0 - 4 years

        1 Adult + 1 Free Child 1 Adult + 1 Free Child - Valid 10th-25th July

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

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