Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise ex Queenstown

For the ultimate Milford experience, travel from Queenstown via glass-roofed coach then spend the night aboard the Mariner. After cruising the sound, you'll anchor in a sheltered cove and wake up to a dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Tour Type: Activity
Starts: Queenstown
Duration: Overnight

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HIGHLIGHTS - included in the fare
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Fiordland World Heritage Park
  • Eglinton Valley
  • Beautiful Mirror Lakes
  • Homer Tunnel
  • The Chasm
  • View Bowen Falls
  • Complimentary meals
  • Mitre Peak views
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An overnight cruise is the ultimate way to experience Milford Sound. When all the day visitors have left, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. It is the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers.

Tour operates September to May
Day 1: Depart Queenstown 8:30am, board Milford Mariner at
Day 2: Disembark Milford Mariner at 9:15am, return to
Queenstown at 3:30pm
Please note: The Milford Mariner does not operate over the winter season. No bookings between mid May & mid September. 

Overnight cruise tour costs:

01 April - 20 May & 15 - 30 September 2018
NZ$429 per adult in a twin / double cabin
NZ$751 per adult in a single cabin

Activities include kayaking and exploring the shoreline on a tender craft.  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.  Suitable for most ages except infants.  Not suitable for wheelchair passengers due to steep stairs.

Accommodation:  28 cabins with en suite bathrooms (16 cabins with twin single beds, 12 cabins with double beds).
Children:  Child (5 - 14 years) sharing with one adult is charged at child rate. Please note: this tour is not recommended for infants.
Baggage:  One overnight bag only to be brought on board for passenger convenience and safety reasons.
What to Bring:  Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, a change of clothes, swimwear (optional) and insect repellent. 

The Milford Mariner is also available departing from Milford or Te Anau.

For a less expensive alternative, the Milford Wanderer is available with departures from
Queenstown or Milford. The Milford Wanderer has shared bathroom facilities.

This tour departs daily

As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

Priced From: NZ$410 per adult (prices from) per person

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018

Return coach transport from Queenstown, photo stops and short walks along the way into Milford, three-course dinner and buffet breakfast.



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