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Milford Sound cruise

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

Spending a night on board the Milford Mariner is by far the best way to experience the splendour of the majestic Fiordland scenery.

Arriving just as the busy day-trip schedule draws to a close, you are treated to a much more serene experience.

The boat will visit hanging valleys, dramatic waterfalls, penguin and seal haunts, and you can sit back and enjoy the scenery whilst watching out for dolphins and orca. The onboard naturalist will give those that are interested a running commentary and when the conditions allow the sails will be unfurled for gentle motor-sailing.

After cruising the Sound and taking in the views of Mitre Peak and, weather permitting, the Tasman Sea, the Mariner anchors in sheltered Harrison Cove for the night. A delicious three-course dinner is served, and the bar is well-stocked with New Zealand wines for you to enjoy as the sun goes down.

The private cabins are twin or double and are all en suite, with the vessel also offering a spacious viewing deck, dining saloon and observation lounge.

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Other experiences in Milford Sound

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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    River near Milford Sound, Fiordland

    Milford Track Day Walk

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    Milford Sound, New Zealand

    One Day Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly

    One Day Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly

    You will be flown down to Milford Sound in a twin-engine aircraft, from which you can enjoy the majestic views of the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, Mitre Peak and the sounds.

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  • Walk the Hollyford Track
    River on the Hollyford Track, New Zealand

    Walk the Hollyford Track

    Walk the Hollyford Track

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Experience it for yourself

You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.