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Enjoy the educational and informative commentary from our experienced driver guides as you travel through Fiordland’s famous National Park with plenty of short walks and photo stops at iconic spots such as Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat and more. On arrival at Milford Sound, board the fiord’s only glass roof vessel, the Gem of the Sound, for a two-hour exploration of the region’s most famous fiord. Pure Milford’s enchanting crew will share what they know about their place, point out their flora and fauna neighbours, and dance beneath the waterfalls. Tea, coffee, and lunch are complementary and served from the licenced Café / Bar. Optional fly back upgrades available to Queenstown. Return time from Queenstown is 12 hours; 8 hours from Te Anau.
The Gem of the Sound
Welcome aboard the Gem of the Sound, Piopiotahi / Milford’s only glass roof vessel guaranteeing you the best viewing opportunities in the fiord.
This custom built catamaran has been specifically designed with Piopiotahi Milford in mind with her spacious viewing decks, covered outdoor seating area, comfortable booth seating and large windows throughout.
Skipper controlled remote HD cameras project live outdoor footage onto TV screens throughout the boat ensuring you won’t miss a moment of Piopiotahi / Milford no matter where you are on board.
Dining on board
The scenic on-board Café/Bar serves up a variety of hot and cold refreshments throughout the cruise to keep those sightseeing hunger pangs at bay. Tea and coffee is complimentary.
Choose from a variety of local beers, wines, soup, sandwiches and other grab and go options as well as soft drinks and confectionary.
We do not sell products containing peanuts, and have options for gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian requirements.
Wildlife in Piopiotahi / Milford Sound
From the lofty green treetops of the rainforest to the darkest depths of the sound, Piopiotahi / Milford Sound is a haven for wildlife. Short walks and longer hikes are ideal for spotting birds, while cruises are the best way to get up close to dolphins and seals.Read our Journal