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  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise on Premium Glass-Roof Catamaran

    1. Milford Sound Nature Cruise on Premium Glass-Roof Catamaran

    Climb aboard 'Gem of the Sound', the newest vessel to cruise in the fiord, for a Milford Sound nature cruise. Capture the best views of the incredible fiord with three-levels of indoor and outdoor seating, unique glass roofs, and large viewing decks. Your friendly crew will welcome you on board and embrace you as one of the family, whilst you marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. Relax in the comfortable booth seating with stylish decor and ambient lighting. High-definition cameras project outdoor footage live onto TV screens throughout the vessel - so no matter where are, you won't miss a thing. Admire New Zealand fur seals basking on rocks and feel the spray of cascading waterfalls. Look out for playful dolphins and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive Fiordland Crested Penguin. Travel the length of the fiord and out into the Tasman Sea, to see why ...

    Great boat trip with friendly informative staff on board. The boat has plenty of space and viewing decks were excellent.?

  • Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

    2. Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

    Your tour will begin when you arrive at the historic wharf of Lake Te Anau 5, where you'll be greeted by your crew and welcomed aboard “Faith”. You'll then receive a personalized briefing about safety onboard the ship and what to expect during the cruise.  Once onboard, you’ll be free to roam around and your crew will offer you a drink and a chat during the 40-minute journey to the Hidden Lakes wharf. During this time, you’ll learn about the history of your cruise ship, the vessel’s journey from Scotland in the 1980s and its Royal Navy service during WW2. Upon arrival at the Hidden Lakes, experience a guided walking tour of Fiordland National Park of roughly 45 minutes, and learn about the surrounding flora and fauna from your guide. Once back at the wharf, enjoy a selection of canapés and desserts in the calm of the cove. Finally, sit back and enjoy the journey home or visit the engin...

    Easily one of the best things I've done. Such an amazing cruise with amazing crew and Faith has such a cool history, we fell in love with her the second we stepped on board. Would gladly do it again.

  • From Te Anau: Scenic Flight to Doubtful and Milford Sound

    3. From Te Anau: Scenic Flight to Doubtful and Milford Sound

    Soar high above Lake Manapouri and deep into the heart of Doubtful Sound, also known as the "Sound of Silence" due to its remote location. The first landing is in Campbell’s Kingdom, a unique hanging valley suspended amidst mountains. See the picturesque valley that has its own waterfall and lake. From here, fly above several more fiords before arriving at Milford Sound and touring Fiordland’s most famous destination. A Milford Sound scenic flight is the best way to see all the fiord has to offer, as you will be amazed by the sheer granite cliffs and inky blue water. The second landing is at Lake Quill, high above Milford itself and is located at the head of the spectacular Sutherland Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Cruise

    4. Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Cruise

    Take flight a small luxury plane leaving Queenstown. Admire the awe-inspiring scenery from your very own window seat as you soar over Fiordland National Park, listening to the pilot's commentary. Landing at Milford Sound airport you will be escorted to the Cruise Terminal either by shuttle or 15 minute nature walk to meet your boat. Enjoy 2 hours of spectacular scenery and wildlife on the Gem of the Sound, learn all about the history of the area from the skipper as he skillfully pulls the boat underneath waterfalls and right up to the base of famous Mitre Peak. Your pilots will meet you off the cruise at the Terminal and take you back to the awaiting plane for your return to Queenstown. Your complimentary shuttle will drop you back to your hotel with plenty of time to enjoy the legendary dining scene.

  • Te Anau: 30-Minute Fiordland National Park Scenic Flight

    5. Te Anau: 30-Minute Fiordland National Park Scenic Flight

    Sample the grandeur of the Fiordland scenery. This scenic helicopter flight is a short adventure into the untamed Kepler Mountains. You can see what lies beyond the Te Anau horizon, with a Te Anau helicopter scenic flight a must-do experience when visiting the area. Views of both the Kepler Track Great Walk and the Hidden Lakes will be spread out before you. You can fly over the local's backyard of the lower Kepler mountains, and can also receive a bird's eye view of the rural basin of Te Anau from a helicopter. During your tour, you will also make a landing at a mountain tarn so you can enjoy the vista and ruggedness of the Main Divide and breathe the crisp pure air of Fiordland.

    Excellent service from the team as weather meant we might miss out. Rearrangements made snd we were kept in the loop all the way. Excellent safety briefings from lovely staff. The flight was absolutely fantastic with Matt being very friendly and knowledgeable. Landed on a flat area for the most amazing photos ever. Fantastic from start to finish.

  • Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Scenic Cruise and Walk with Morning Tea

    6. Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Scenic Cruise and Walk with Morning Tea

    Begin your tour at the historic wharf of Lake Te Anau, where you'll be greeted by your crew and welcomed aboard. After a safety briefing and check-in, you'll be free to explore the ship. Enjoy some light refreshments on the scenic 40-minute journey to the Hidden Lakes wharf.   Upon arrival, leave the ship for a guided 45-minute walk through the Fiordland National Park. Learn about the surrounding flora and fauna from your guide. Once back at the ship, enjoy a delicious morning tea with a selection of canapes and desserts in the peaceful cove. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the journey back to Lake Te Anau.

    It was a very relaxing and organised trip delivering everything promised. The walk into the native forest was gorgeous and informative and arrived back to a very special morning tea. Nothing was a problem and both the skippers/guides had a lot of information which you could accept or not and a healthy sense of humour. The Faith is a gorgeous ship and sitting out the back was a fantastic experience. Thanks for the memories.

  • Te Anau: Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful Helicopter Flight

    7. Te Anau: Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful Helicopter Flight

    See three of Fiordland’s best wilderness destinations, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and the iconic Milford Sound including 3 landings. See Dusky Sound, which is one of Fiordland's most remote and longest fiords. Dotted with 350 small islands, it’s only accessible by air or by boat making it a special place to explore by helicopter. Next, get a look at Doubtful Sound which is often referred to as ‘the Sound of Silence’ because of its beautiful serenity. Fly over Crooked Arm along with several of the fiord’s most impressive waterfalls. Seeing Campbell’s Kingdom from the air is a real highlight as this hanging valley is the stuff of storybooks and movie scenes. Finally, travel to Milford Sound, once referred to as the eighth wonder of the natural world. From the air, it’s easy to see why. Rainforests cling to soaring granite cliffs that leap out of inky water. Spot the Pembroke Glacier, ...

  • Te Anau: Milford Sound Scenic Flight with Lakeside Landing

    8. Te Anau: Milford Sound Scenic Flight with Lakeside Landing

    Begin your adventure by soaring over the shores of Lake Te Anau. It’s a great way to get a feel for the grand Fiordland scenery right from the get-go. Once airborne again, fly high above the remote Wick Mountains and the rugged landscapes that surround the range. Look out for Lake Iceberg, which does exactly what its name says — grows icebergs. Soak up stunning views of Mitre Peak and Milford Sound as they unfold below; circuit the fiord to follow the route of the Milford Track. Soar over the McKinnon Pass — one of the tougher parts of the Milford — followed by a landing at Lake Quill, a hanging lake that is the source of the famous Sutherland Falls. Milford Sound itself is more than 9 miles long, running from the Tasman Sea to Deep Water Basin Harbour. It was the location for epic scenic shots in The Hobbit Trilogy; carved by glaciers, it really is deserving of every superlative you c...

  • Fiordland National Park Scenic Flight

    9. Fiordland National Park Scenic Flight

    Journey deep into the wilderness and discover the treasures that Fiordland National Park has to offer. Soar high over the Main Divide with its ever-changing scenery of beech forest, mountains, bright blue alpine lakes, waterfalls, and hanging valleys. Discover this little-seen part of South-West New Zealand. Breathe the crisp alpine air as you land on Mount Kidd, a remote, picturesque area complete with an inky blue lake. From here, soak up the epic views out over Fiordland’s landscapes. Make sure your phone or camera is charged, this is a scene you’ll want to revisit time and time again.

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What people are saying about Southland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Easily one of the best things I've done. Such an amazing cruise with amazing crew and Faith has such a cool history, we fell in love with her the second we stepped on board. Would gladly do it again.

Most amazing picturesque scenic views. Cruise was excellent and right on money. Overall 100% satisfaction for the whole trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

The boat was great with plenty of viewing locations and the Skipper was very informative and provided memorable experiences by the places he took us.

Great boat trip with friendly informative staff on board. The boat has plenty of space and viewing decks were excellent.?

Amazing knowledge and service. Highly recommend for a more personal cruise