Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise departing Queenstown

Depart Queenstown on a glass-roofed coach experiencing the beauty of the Milford Road before reaching Milford Sound. Board the Milford Wanderer and cruise the length of the sound - keeping a lookout for wildlife. Anchor at Harrison Cove for the night before exploring more of the sound the following morning. A beautiful, peaceful overnight cruise!

Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise departing Queenstown

The Milford Wanderer cruises the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. An onboard nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region's history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone. After reaching the open sea the sail may be hoisted subject to weather and conditions. The vessel then returns to the fiord and anchors overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove.

Activities include guided walk on a section of the Milford Track (approx. 1.5 hours) or exploring the shoreline by tendercraft (small boat) is included. The overnight cruise includes an evening meal. Beverages are available for purchase at the licensed on board bar. The next morning following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to the Milford Wharf.  

The next morning following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to the Milford Wharf and Queenstown. 
Tour Type: Overnight Cruise
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Departs: Daily
Duration: Overnight
Tour Code: DMFN06

Regions Visited

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Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound

Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury coach transport from Queenstown
  • Overnight accommodation on the Milford Wanderer
  • 3 course buffet dinner & cooked breakfast
  • Experience an exclusive short walk (approx 1.5hrs) on the world famous Milford Track or hop on the tender boat to explore the fiord up close
  • Specialist nature guide on board
  • Wildlife sighting opportunities - seals, dolphins and penguins


Season Cabin Adult Child  
20 December 2019 - 31 March 2020 Double / Twin share $610 NZD $305 NZD Enquire / Book
Single $983 NZD Enquire / Book
Quad $522 NZD $261 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tour departs at 8.30am, returns 3.30pm the following day.

Accommodation: Private cabins and limited quad-share bunk - style compartments (all with shared bathroom facilities). Quad share cabins are mixed gender.

Children: Child (5 - 14 years) sharing with one adult is charged at child rate. Please note: this tour is not suitable for infants (under 5 years).

What to bring:
  • Non-slip walking shoes/boots *
  • Waterproof jacket *
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Change of clothes *
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Insect repellent *
  • Swimwear (optional)
  • Camera
  • Cash for bar and snacks
  • Small bag only
    * Essential items if you are doing activities.  Activities take place even if it is raining.

Tour Exclusions

Expenses of a personal nature such as beverages and snacks are not included in the tour cost.

Average Score: 5 (1 rating)
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We did the overnight cruise on Milford Sound on Milford Wanderer and could not have been happier.

Picked up from hotel in Queenstown by Craig. Very informative, funny trip through to the sound via Te Anau and many other rest/photo stops.

Boarding the Wanderer was seamless and we were underway shortly after arriving. Well informed regarding what was happening throughout the evening and the rain made the cascades and waterfalls amazing … The skipper and crew do amazing job highlighting all sights and give you heaps of fantastic photo opportunities. Hard to get a bad photo here though!

Craig made the long bus trip back to Queenstown informative once again, very knowledgeable and never stuck for a word! We thoroughly loved the whole experience and can’t recommend it enough.