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Go Orange - Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

Discover the totally breathtaking world heritage site that is Milford Sound with a Coach + Cruise brought to you by Go Orange.


  • Coach transfer through stunning scenic locations with photo stops along the way
  • Spread out with loads of indoor/ outdoor seating and large viewing windows and decks
  • Meet our awesome crew and visit the skipper with our open deck policy
  • Some of the most sought after driver commentary on the way to Milford Sound

Your adventure begins and finishes with a comfortable coach journey from and to either Queenstown or Te Anau.

After a scenic drive to Milford, board our beautiful vessel that’s set to half capacity to ensure an uncrowded and personal experience of New Zealand’s most spectacular sound.

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

See some of the countries unique birds and wildlife and watch the many seals that call Milford home as they play in the shallows.

Soak up the incredible views of snow-capped mountains and ancient rainforests. Get up close to the iconic Mitre Peak and for the more adventurous, get wet under the Stirling Falls waterfall!

With a relaxed cruising pace – You’ll get to cruise longer for less!

We challenge you to delve deeper, go further than the average experience and Go beyond with us.

Adult 1pm $179.00 (Ex. Queenstown)
Adult 6.55am $179.00 (Ex. Queenstown)
Adult 10.15am $129.00 (Ex. Te Anau)
Child $30 $30.00 (5 - 14 years)
Child $50 $50.00 (5 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Return coach connection to Milford Sound
  • Fun & informative commentary (English only)
  • 2 Hour cruise of the magnificent Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound levy


  • Allow approximately 12 hours for the whole experience


  • Queenstown pick up: Go Orange & Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 37 Camp Street, Queenstown.

    Te Anau pick up:Real Jouneys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Canyon Brewery Beer and Wine can be purchased on-board the Milford Cruise. Note: No credit card/eftpos available on board. Cash only.
  • Please Note: the vessel used in Milford Sound is interchangeable between both the Go Orange Milford Haven and the Real Journeys Milford Mariner. All inclusions will still apply.

Available Bookings from October 28 to November 03

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 28 Oct
Thu 29 Oct
Fri 30 Oct
Sat 31 Oct
Sun 1 Nov
Mon 2 Nov
Tue 3 Nov

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julianab from United Kingdom wrote on 30 January 2020

Milford Sound

We took coach from Queenstown as we were staying in Arrowtown, which worked well for us as it meant we could relax on the journey there and back while being entertained by our wonderful coach driver, Lewis (yes we even enjoyed his jokes!) He stopped at various places along the way so we could see the sights, although the weather on the way there wasn't particularly good. However it cleared beautifully once we arrived at Milford Sound and the cruise was enjoyed with sun and blue skies, the waterfalls being particularly superb due to the recent rain. We enjoyed a wonderful meal on board the boat (extra cost but good value). On the journey back, we had the chance to watch 2 great NZ films on the coach "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and "The World's Fastest Indian". It's a long day but well worth it and great value.

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Collette Devlin from New Zealand wrote on 19 December 2019

Excellent trip

Great experience. I would highly recommend. Our coach driver was helpful, very friendly and full of knowledge - she made the drive very enjoyable. The cruise was also great - comfortable boat, friendly staff and a good selection of food and drink on board.

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Jenny from Australia wrote on 12 December 2019

Great Experience

Great company, very organised and well informed. The staff were very friendly and gave informative commentary. There’s a few photo stops on the way to break up the drive and they stop so you can buy your own snacks and food rather then spend a fortune on the boat. Smooth bus ride, I normally get car sick but didn’t have any issues on the windy roads. Wifi was a bit spotty but there’s no signal after Te Anau anyway so enjoy the scenery. They put a movie on for the way back so bring headphones if you don’t want to watch. There’s USB charging ports for each seat.

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From Go Orange - Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

Thanks for your insight Jenny, glad to hear you had a good experience with Go Orange

Gemma from New Zealand wrote on 09 December 2019

Great day out!

Super happy we booked the tour with Go Orange. Our driver Lewis was great and drive was comfortable with rest stop in Te Anau and photo stops on the way - seeing the keas was a big highlight! We arrived at Milford terminal on time and set sail at 3pm. I think we were lucky with the weather as it has been raining (great for the waterfalls!) but most of the cruise was cloudy with occasional sun. The fish and chips sold out so we had fish burger and chicken n chips instead. Staff were great and lots of seating options inside. Would definitely recommend to friends!

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Thanks so much for your recommendation Gemma, the rain brings out the best in Milford, we are glad you enjoyed your experience :)

heidelenel from Australia wrote on 18 November 2019

Once in a Lifetime

Me and my husband drove to Te Anau the day before so that we can have a good rest and only catch the tour bus for a 2hrs drive. The coach arrived on time and the driver was very knowledgeable with few stops here and there. The cruise itself was amazing, food was great and the service of the staff was impeccable. It is really worth going on a tour bus rather than driving yourself to Milford Sound as you wouldn’t know history or information about the places you will pass through on your way to Milford Sound. Added bonus was a snowfall during our trip. I would highly recommend Go Orange for a trip to Milford Sound!

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Adult 1pm Ex. Queenstown

    Adult 6.55am Ex. Queenstown

      Adult 10.15am Ex. Te Anau

        Adult 11.30AM Ex. Te Anau

          Child $30* 5 - 14 years

            Family Ex Queenstown 6.40am 2 Adults + 2 Children. Family Pass Rate is $480 if purchased Individually. Discounts shown from this rate.

              Family Ex Te Anau 9.30am 2 Adults + 2 Children. Family Pass Rate is $440 if purchased Individually. Discounts shown from this rate.

                Child $50* 5 - 14 years

                  Infant* 0 - 4 years

                    *Option must be made together with another price type.

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