Situated on the west coast of the South Island, surrounded by towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and native wildlife, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) is often called the eighth wonder of the world. There are many different cruises through the deep fiords, so we’ve put together our Top 3 picks just for you.

Southern Discoveries

Milford Sound is probably best explored as a tour package such as one of Southern Discoveries’ with drive, cruise and kayak options available. Plus a visit to their exclusively-operated underwater observatory where you are behind the glass as marine life pop by for a visit.
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Real Journeys

Real Journeys will help you discover Milford Sound with a day or overnight cruise, coach tour, or scenic flight. They also offer the option of combining the 'must-dos' of Fiordland in a guided day trip: Departing Te Anau, the day consists of two different cruises (Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound), a visit to the Te Anau Glowworm caves and a guided nature walk.
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JUCY Cruise

The best way to experience the beauty of Milford Sound is from out on the water, and the JUCY Cruise catamarans will take you the closest to waterfalls and wildlife, giving you the best views. With JUCY Cruise you can make your own way to Milford Sound or choose one of their coach trips departing from Queenstown and Te Anau. If you’re after an aerial view of the area they’ve also got you covered with the option to fly in for your cruise from Queenstown.
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