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    Milford Sound

    Milford Mariner Overnight Cruises

    Milford Sound

Getting there

The journey to Milford Sound is just as spectacular as the destination itself, whether you travel by road or by air.

Milford Sound is around 5-6 hours (one-way) from Queenstown and around 3 hours from Te Anau by road. We have specially designed luxury coaches that can get you there from both these towns or if you prefer we can get you there on one of our scenic flights. You could also drive yourself to Milford.

The best way to enjoy the Milford Road, one of the world’s finest alpine roads without having to worry about the often tricky driving conditions, is on one of our coaches. Our experienced coach drivers know all the right places to stop and take in the magnificent views of the Milford Road. Along the way, they will provide you with informative commentary about the region, its history and natural surroundings.

Our flights and coaches connect with our overnight cruises.

By far the most satisfying way to experience Milford (or Doubtful) Sound is to do an overnight cruise; it gives you more time in the fjord when it's at its best—first thing in the morning and early evening.

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Departures

Milford Mariner Overnight Cruises depart from the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal:

  • Milford Sound - departs 3.30pm / 4.30pm (returns 9.15am day 2)

Coach and Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise Excursions depart from Real Journeys Visitor Centres as follows:

  • Te Anau - departs 12.45pm (returns 12.30pm day 2)
  • Queenstown - departs 8.30am (returns 3.30pm day 2).  

If you choose an accommodation pick up in Te Anau and Queenstown please note that these times do vary from those noted above - accommodation pick up times are shown during the booking process and also on your booking confirmation.

What to bring

  • Non-slip shoes/boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses 
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimwear (optional)
  • Camera
  • Cash for bar and snacks
  • Overnight bag only
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About the Milford Mariner

2987 Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruises

The Milford Mariner is a purpose built vessel designed to replicate a traditional trading scow and is perfectly suited to cruising the fiords

  • Sleeps 60
  • Private cabins with ensuites (twin or double bed configuration) 
  • Limited quad-share bunk-style compartments* with ensuites (we try and ensure cabins are unisex)
  • Spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, licensed bar and observation lounge
  • Carries 30 kayaks and 2 tender craft onboard

*Available mid Sep - 31 Oct & 1 Apr - mid May only