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Experience of the Week: Milford Sound Nature Cruise

A two and half hour Milford Sound cruise with Real Journeys. Perhaps the quintessential must-do New Zealand experience.

Cruising Milford Sound with Real Journeys

What is the Experience?

The classic Milford Sound Cruise, Real Journeys’ ‘Milford Sound Nature Cruise’ takes you on a two and half hour long cruise up the sound on board one of their purpose-built vessels. Learn the region’s history from specialist nature guides and visit some natural surroundings of one of the most photographed locations in New Zealand.

With sheer cliffs grazing the sky, while waterfalls tumble down on every side, and lush rainforest and native wildlife surrounds you there is nothing but excitement to be had in this beautiful location. You’ll also enjoy a picnic lunch as you relax and get up close and personal with Milford Sound. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and, in season, unique Fiordland Crested Penguins.

The glassy waters of Milford Sound

Where is it located?

The tour starts from Milford itself but you could add in the coach package from Queenstown (5-6 hours one way) or Te Anau (3-Hours). The road can be tricky and Real Journeys have experienced coach drivers who do this drive every day  and know all the great places to stop along the way. They will also pick you up from most accommodation and main visitors centres in both towns.

Who would enjoy this?

Everyone! This is one of New Zealand’s must-dos and will stop you in your tracks! A once in a life time experience.

Interesting Fact?

Milford Sound has an annual rainfall of 6,813mm and is known as the wettest place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world. The amazing amount of rainfall creates dozens of waterfalls that come and go with the changing volume of rain so every Milford experience can be different, depending on when you go.