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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown provided by Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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from $199.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3960P16
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Return transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound on premium glass-roof coach • USB charging ports on board coach • Informative commentary provided by local coach driver • Headset commentaries in several languages available • Milford Sound Nature Cruise • Freshly prepared Picnic Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
12h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departs Queenstown daily at 7.00am (check in 15 minutes prior to departure)  Hotel Pickups available - Please contact our reservations team to arrange a pick-up at least 24-hours prior to the departure time.
110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Return transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound on premium glass-roof coach • USB charging ports on board coach • Informative commentary provided by local coach driver • Headset commentaries in several languages available • Milford Sound Nature Cruise • Freshly prepared Picnic Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departs Queenstown daily at 7.00am (check in 15 minutes prior to departure)  Hotel Pickups available - Please contact our reservations team to arrange a pick-up at least 24-hours prior to the departure time.
110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Sunscreen and insect repellent advisable
PLEASE NOTE: Infants (0-3) are charged at child rate, 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.
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    110 Beach Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
  • 1
    Queenstown
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Te Anau
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Eglinton Valley
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lake Gunn
  • 4
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cleddau River
  • 5
    Monkey Creek
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Homer Tunnel
  • 6
    The Chasm Walk
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Bowen Falls
    Sinbad Gully
    Stirling Falls
  • 8
    Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Visitor Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    110 Beach Street
    110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    See address & details
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5.0
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Loveena P
7 contributions
Exciting
May 2021 • Friends
The coach driver was very engaging , fun and lively. That made our coach trip really fun.
He took us to great lookout points and made sure we left on time.
The cruise trip was beautiful as well. Seeing dolphins was the incing on the cake..
Great trip.
Written 24 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia ora Loveena We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this awesome 5 star review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your Milford Sound Coach & Cruise day trip. It's always so special seeing dolphins in the fiord. Ngā mihi
Written 27 May 2021
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yvonnerkh23
Te Kuiti, New Zealand24 contributions
12 Hour Day Worth Every Penny!
Wow! What a huge day filled with the most stunning scenery and landscape. We chose to travel with southern discoveries to experience the knowledge of the local drivers, and we were not disappointed. Our driver kept us entertained and shared more local knowledge with us than we could have ever hoped for! All the stories and facts made the drive and scenery that much more stunning. We travelled on the smaller bus which was very comfortable, made even better by the skilled driving of our guide. The views out of the bus were amazing, with the large windows and skylight we got to see the mountains and scenery in a way that’s just not possible when driving in a car.

The stops along the way were beautiful, and we were spoilt to get to see them during this very quiet post covid time. We even got to see a kea along the way which was a definite highlight of the trip.

Finally boarding the cruise we spent almost every second enjoying the views from outside. Milford sound on a rainy day feels like a movie! We will never forget our trip that, thanks to southern discoveries, was the most special experience during our first visit to the South Island.
Written 11 May 2021
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Kia ora Yvonne, Wow it's reviews like this that mean the world to us. We're so glad you had an awesome experience with us and we could help make your first trip to the South Island so special. We love what we do because of guests like you. Thanks so much for choosing us and taking the time to pass on your feedback. Ngā mihi,
Written 13 May 2021
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Kailah Wehipeihana
5 contributions
Beautiful trip
May 2021 • Couples
our bus driver gabe was so entertaining and welcoming made our trip very comfortable & the sights we got to stop and see along the way was incredible, fortunately but unfortunately it wasn't raining when we went but everything was still amazing 😍 even our cruise guy commentary was great ! Had some good laughs!! Will definitely be back hopefully on a rainy day.
Written 4 May 2021
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Kia ora Kailah, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this awesome review. Oh we're sorry you didn't get to see Milford on a rainy day, but as you said you're just going to have to visit us again when it's raining. :) Ngā mihi, Ciara
Written 6 May 2021
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Monique
4 contributions
Totally amazing
Feb 2021 • Family
The coach ride was awesome we had greg as our tour guide. Amazing! So much knowledge and very funny. Made the trip extra special. Well worth it a recommend very much. Well organised
Written 17 February 2021
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Thanks so much for your awesome review. Great to hear you enjoyed your trip to Milford Sound with Greg, he does have some good jokes! Thanks, Ciara
Written 17 February 2021
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Jerry K
2 contributions
Coach trip to Milford Sound
Fabulous coach trip today. Wonderful scenery. Our trip was made special by our driver and guide Gabe. A real gem and you’re lucky to have him taking you to your destination (in our case the cruise). Fabulous day.
Written 14 February 2021
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Thanks so much for the review Jerry. We love hearing this feedback on our drivers and Gabe will be stoked to read your comments. Thanks,
Written 17 February 2021
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Tracy T
Whangarei, New Zealand9 contributions
Fabulour coach trip to Milford sound
Dec 2020
I booked this trip for the whole family as our Christmas present, we went on 27 December. We caught the bus in Frankton, Queenstown (the bus was about 20 minutes late but that didn't impact on the day badly). Our driver was Greg who was an absolute blast. Funny commentary and a great driver. Plenty of places to stop and take photos. The cruise was incredible. We were lucky enough to have a clear blue sky, saw dolphins and seals, and the boat wasn't overly crowded (thanks Covid!!) I'd love to return to Milford at a different time of year. Thoroughly recommend this trip. We got a good deal through booking early online and even though we're not 'coach trip' travellers it was definitely worth doing it with Southern Discoveries (the best company in my opinion!)
Written 27 January 2021
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Wow Tracy thank you so much for this amazing five-star review. So great to hear you had an awesome time in Milford Sound with your family. It's been very special for us getting to see so many kiwi's exploring this beautiful part of the country. Thanks, Ciara, Southern Discoveries
Written 28 January 2021
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KURA Kotero
10 contributions
Excellent Scenic Discoveries QTown NZ
Dec 2020 • Couples
Our driver Gab was our favourite part, he was amazing, going above & beyond when it came to the "service factor" treating us with the utmost respect. Gab is the reason that we will return to see what else Qtown & Scenic Discoveries has to offer. Anybody can serve somebody but not everybody has the ability to make their customer want to return! Thank you for your amazingness Gab - Mum & I loved your work. Merry Christmas to all the Scenic Discoveries team! The KURA Koteros.
Written 24 December 2020
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Kia ora KURA Koteros Thanks for the amazing review and feedback on Gabe. He is one in a million right? I know he will love reading this review. Kind regards and safe travels Kerry Southern Discoveries
Written 5 January 2021
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Charmaine R
3 contributions
Amqzing
Oct 2020 • Couples
Our trip from queenstown to milford sound was absolutely awesome. The scenery was amazing. Our bus driver Gabe was awesome and kept us entertained he was friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to do this trip once in a lifetime. Couldnt be happier.
Written 29 October 2020
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b0nnie55
New Plymouth, New Zealand68 contributions
Fantastic and Safe! Best way to get to Milford.
Oct 2020
The Coach Trip was fantastic!!! The driver was excellent and funny, giving a really good commentary. I wish I could remember his name, starts with De . The road to Milford is very challenging, and I was really glad I didn't drive. The boat trip was also excellent. Really good crew, and funny commentary. The picnic lunch was substantial. We got out to the mouth of Milford Sound. The highlight of the cruise was probably when we went up to the waterfall, and got sprayed. That was awesome. It's a very long day, but really worthwhile.

I can recommend this to seniors - very comfortable boat and different options of where to sit - inside or up on top.

There is no Covid in the South Island so precautions only needed on planes.
Written 6 October 2020
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Jill Roberson
3 contributions
Magical Day The mountains to the Fiordland
Aug 2020 • Solo
All of the 12 hour day was an amazing experience. The coach driver Gary was a wealth of knowledge, keeping us all entertained with his commentary.
The cruise on Milford Sound was magic. The rain added to the scenery giving us nature at its rawest hundreds of beautiful waterfalls.
Written 30 August 2020
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By: Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
LittleRiverCamp
LittleRiverCamp
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Amazing experience (and with vegan lunch!)
Southern Discoveries are the only cruise operators to offer the underwater observatory at the end of the cruise. We
NZlovetotravel
NZlovetotravel
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Special Day
As soon as we went into the Southern Discoveries office in Te Anau we were greeted with friendly staff who made us
ged2850
ged2850
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Awesome time
Absolutely stunning views ,makes you proud to be a New Zealander . The bus ride was entertaining with a very educat
VIS2407
VIS2407
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FANTASTIC
Having been to Milford before, I persuaded our group of 8 to coach it ,enabling a better viewing experience, but r
Smaug_11
Smaug_11
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A great experience
We booked with Southern Glacier Helicopters - which are Southern Discoveries heli partners. They flew us in and out
Simone S
Simone S
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Worth doing
Was a lovely cruise, good information was given very clear over sound system, the packed lunch supplied was good va
TomB7113
TomB7113
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Amazing cruise, but be aware of $20 parking charge
We really enjoyed the nature cruise. Saw amazing sights throughout the whole cruise, including glacier-carved valle
PhilnTrace
PhilnTrace
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3 hours of bliss
We took a 3 hour trip with Southern Discoveries on Milford Sound and were so lucky. The weather delivered for us -
Whitefirebird
Whitefirebird
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Amazing experience!
Stunning scenery, and wonderful cruise. Gabe was.an excellent tour guide, lively with banter despite the ridiculous
JustineNZ127
JustineNZ127
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Experience must do for all ages
This cruise is so worth the drive from Queenstown. The beautiful Mountains, and people that helped with booking, ma
michblaz
michblaz
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Bucket list ticked!
Had an amazing afternoon on the Discover More cruise. We were so fortunate that there was 270mm of rain the night
Littlemisssunshine06
Littlemisssunshine06
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Loved every minute
From pick up to drop off, this trip was excellent. Our driver/tour guide Pradeep was the perfect man for the job. A
40batty
40batty
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3 hr cruise
We took the 3 hour cruise as an inclusion of our stay at milford sound lodge. Boarded at 930 and headed through tow
sesjj
sesjj
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Breathtaking scenery
We did the Discover More cruise which included a visit to the underwater observatory and we also had a very generou
alishas838
alishas838
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Unique Milford Sound Coach & Cruise
The journey to and from Milford Sound was both exhilarating and entertaining. Greg’s golden commentary and profound
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