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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

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An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

As you board your luxury coach in Queenstown you can enjoy a relaxing 5-hour trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. Stopping in Te Anau for a short lunch break before the excursion continues along the spectacular Milford Road. There is time for a photo stop and short walks along the way.

What You'll Get


Day 1: Queenstown to Milford Sound

Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand
Drive around Lake Wakatipu in a luxury coach on your way to Milford Sound.

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Your coach journey will take you on a scenic drive through the beautiful Fiordland National Park.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Cruise past the impressive Mitre Peak at the beginning and end of your journey

Stop At: Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
The Mariner will sail through Milford Sound, stopping to observe wildlife and for water activities such as kayaking.
Duration: 15 hours

Stop At: Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road,, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Take a walk alongside the Mirror Lakes for some fantastic photo opportunities.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
After a short break in Te Anau the coach will continue along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner: Enjoy a 3 course buffet on board the Mariner.
Accommodation included: Spend the night in your own private cabin with en-suite.

Day 2: Breakfast aboard the Mariner before departure

Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand
Spend the morning cruising leisurely back through Milford Sound to your departure point.
Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Cruise past Mitre Peak

Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand
Drive back around Lake Wakatipu on your return journey to Queenstown.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Cooked and continental breakfast available.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vessel information: The cruise has spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, fully licensed bar and observation lounge.
  • Need to bring: Non-slip shoes/ boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent, swimwear (optional), camera, cash for bar and snacks. Overnight bag only required.
  • Maximum capacity - sleeps 60
  • Aircraft is a twin-engine 7 to 9-seater Britten Normal Islander.
  • IMPORTANT: Flights are weather dependent. If due to unfavorable weather conditions the flight does not operate, you will return to Queenstown by luxury coach and refunded the difference.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please add additional products to your cart for any extra cabins required.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant rates apply provided they no not occupy a bed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Queenstown
  • Luxury coach transfers with commentary from Queenstown to Mildford Sound (5-hours in each direction)
  • Overnight Milford Sound Cruise
  • Private cabins with en suite bathrooms
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau

  • Drinks, fully licensed bar is available on cruise
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We do offer pick up from most Queenstown hotels. Please contact our Contact Centre to advise on where you will be staying.

Departure Time
9:00 AM

2 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.