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Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise with Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch ex Te Anau


Spend longer in Milford and witness spectacular wildlife on the ultimate, all-inclusive day trip from Te Anau!


  • Enjoy the most in-depth Milford Sound day trip experience
  • The only day trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound that includes a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory!
  • Witness spectacular scenery with plenty of photo stops and nature walks on the road to Milford
  • Get within touching distance of majestic waterfalls
  • Your friendly skipper shares their local knowledge with informative and lively commentary
  • Top off the experience with a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch!

Travel to Milford Sound on a premium coach for the only day trip from Te Anau that includes a visit to the amazing Milford Sound Underwater Observatory!

Journey through spectacular natural landscapes as your local coach driver provides engaging and informative commentary and shows you the best short walks and photo stops along the Milford Road.

Upon arrival at Milford Sound, jump on-board a smaller boat for a fascinating Nature Cruise with fewer people. Soak up breath-taking scenic views as we really explore the beauty of the Fiord, and get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and right up close to Stirling Falls. Our expert skippers will share their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary, plus you'll enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch.

Visit Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and descend 60 steps down a spiral staircase into a spacious viewing chamber to discover the unique and beautiful environment hidden under the surface of Milford Sound. Immerse yourself in a mysterious undersea world and encounter the extraordinary rare black coral and colourful sea creatures teeming just below the surface.

We'll then cruise back to the Milford Sound Visitor Centre to re-join the coach for the comfortable return journey back to Te Anau.

Adult 10.30am $179.00
Child 10.30am $119.00
Adult 9.30am $199.00
Child 9.30am $159.00

What's included

  • Return coach transport from Te Anau
  • Milford Sound Nature cruise
  • Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
  • Interesting commentary
  • Picnic lunch


  • Allow approximately 8.5 hours duration


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child age is to 0-14 years.

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

    Departure: Check-in is at Southern Discoveries Te Anau Information Centre, 80 Lakefront drive, Te Anau.

    Important: ***IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:*** 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. Children must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult on all cruises.

Available Bookings from 11 Dec to 17 Dec 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sat 17 Dec

  • Adult 10.30am$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child 10.30am$129.00

  • Adult 10.30am$159.00
  • Child 10.30am$129.00

  • Adult 10.30am$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child 10.30am$129.00

  • Adult 10.30am$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child 10.30am$129.00

  • Adult 10.30am$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child 10.30am$129.00

  • Adult 10.30am$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child 10.30am$129.00

  • Adult 10.30am$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child 10.30am$129.00

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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Eileen Rosenbauer from United States wrote on 31 January 2020


A great tour! Nice way to spend a day and great value! Drive to Milford Sound was very scenic and our driver did a great job telling us all about what we were seeing! The cruise was terrific and we got to see a lot of waterfalls which was fantastic! The lunch provided was quite plentiful! I will definitely recommend this tour!

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raghuk from New Zealand wrote on 09 February 2022


Loved the experience, the coach driver kept us entertained for the entire journey, allowing for numerous stops along the way to explore other sights! The cruise and underwater observatory were also really nice, loved every bit of the trip including the picnic lunch. Lastly, the views, simply breathtaking! A must do for everyone!

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Jennie from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2022

Fabulous experience!

The whole experience was just incredible, super knowledgeable and friendly guide in BaaBaa, he made sure we saw as much as possible but without hurrying us, lots of beautiful stops along the way. The route is just gorgeous and a completely different experience than the flight+cruise which I’d done previously, the whole day was just brilliant and we’re so glad we did it and would do it again!

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alexw29 from New Zealand wrote on 05 February 2022

Turned a pretty drive into a total experience

Sublime. Incredibly informative bus driver, who stopped at gorgeous places, in arguably the most beautiful part of the country. Highly recommend this tour. In fact think it is a must if you can possibly do it. We would have just driven through with no idea about the geography, history, conservation efforts, or the phenomenal stops along the way. It turned a pretty drive into an absolute experience. Thank you people. (,And to our driver... Your dad should definitely do this tour!)

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Wayne Steward from New Zealand wrote on 25 January 2022

Review, Te Anau to Milford , Jan 24th

Loved the entire experience Thanks to all staff involved, especially to our driver.

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