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Go Milford Day Trip - Small Coach & Cruise ex Te Anau

An unforgettable, personal Milford Sound day trip!


  • The best value day trip from Te Anau, perfect for those with extra time to explore the wonders of Milford Sound
  • Travel in comfort and style on our small coach through Fiordland National Park and connect seamlessly with our small boat nature cruise
  • Experienced, local coach drivers provide engaging and informative commentary and show you the best short walks and photos stops along the Milford Road
  • Cruise with specialist nature guides and visit our Milford Sound underwater Observatory

Travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound in comfort and style with our personal, small group tour through Fiordland’s spectacular snow-capped wonderland.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy magnificent views as your experienced, local, and knowledgeable drivers provide a lively and informative commentary on the area’s history, flora, and fauna.

See dense rainforests, towering waterfalls, and rugged mountains with plenty of stops and short walks to enjoy as you journey to Milford Sound - an incredible experience in itself.

In Milford Sound, get closer for longer on our small boat, all-inclusive Discover More Cruise.

Our passionate nature guide will share their knowledge and find opportunities to view wildlife up-close.

Visit our Milford Sound Underwater Observatory for an interactive experience where you’ll learn more about the culture, heritage, wildlife, geology and history of this remarkable marine sanctuary.

Descend 10 metres underwater into a spacious viewing chamber with 360-degree views of the undersea world.


Adult $145.00
Child $75.00

What's included

  • Complimentary pick-up in Te Anau
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Visit to Milford Sound Underwater Observatory

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • We offer a picnic lunch as an optional extra - this can be added as you proceed through the checkout for $25 per person.

    Please note an appropriate child restraint must be provided by the caregiver (adult) in order for an infant or small child to travel on the coach. This is in accordance with New Zealand Law.

  • Child age is to 0-14 years.

    **Complimentary pick-up in Te Anau is available, please request when booking. Main check in is Southern Discoveries Visitor centre, 80 lakefront Drive Te Anau.**

    Important Notice: Please note that if you are travelling in March or April this trip does not include a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Due to the damage caused to the Milford Road from the floods at the start of February, there will be changes to your Go Milford Day Trip.

    From Friday, 21 February coaches will drive into Milford Sound under the guidance of New Zealand Transport Agency. During this time we will be unable to make any stops on the Milford Road and our cruise schedule will be operating slightly different as a result. If you have any concerns or would like further information before your trip, please call 03 441 1137 or email reservations@southerndiscoveries.co.nz.

    Please Note: The Underwater Observatory will not be available until October 2020.

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Eric Dutch from Australia wrote on 21 March 2020

Milford Sound

A very enjoyable trip. Well organised, comfortable coach, friendly and informative driver, plenty of photo stops and even fine weather.

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Mika Shojima from Australia wrote on 09 February 2020

Wonderful tour

My daughter and I truly enjoyed this tour from Te Anau. Reece, the bus driver, was cheerful, kind and great to spot places and things to see.

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Elana from Australia wrote on 15 January 2020

Great Family experience

We thoroughly enjoyed our day. It was great to sit back and enjoy the scenery and commentary on the way. The smaller bus was brand new and very comfortable. Highly recommend this tour

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shaoxuanl from New Zealand wrote on 13 October 2019

A wonderful day

Me and my friend had a wonderful day with Southern Discoveries. During the whole trip we felt so close to the untouched and splendid nature. The highlights of the trip were the great services we received and the beautiful people we met. Our humourous and knowledgeable coach driver made the journey really special and full of fun! The Underwater Observatory was also a very special experience for us and it was fun to see the wrong map of New Zealand that Captain Cook drew.

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Pran Rawal from New Zealand wrote on 25 September 2019

Worth it!

This is the best thing you can do for yourselves. The crew at Southern Discoveries is awesome, caring, committed and knowledgeable. Kudos to Karina- our tour guide. She is a gem of a person and went beyond her call of duty to make sure everyone's experience on board was memorable, informative and fun. Please give her a pay rise.

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