Pure Milford

Basic Information

Address: Booking Office Address: 26B Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, Milford Sound Office: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, 1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679
Phone Number: 03 442 4196 / 0800 500 121
Manager: Kate Danaher

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Additional Information


Te Anau
Milford Sound


New Zealand

Tour Packages:

Scenic cruise departing Milford Sound
Coach and cruise day tour from Queenstown / Te Anau to Milford Sound
Fly Cruise Fly departing Queenstown
Heli Cruise Heli departing Queenstown

Tour Information:

Scenic Cruise:

  • Informative exploration of Piopipotahi / Milford Sound
  • Cruise the fiord in style aboard a modren and comfortable catamaran
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor viewing decks guarantee you unlimited viewing opportunities
  • Most educational and entertaining cruise at Milford with our friendly and knowledgeable skipper and crew
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse for spotting seals, dolphins, and Fiordland crested penguins
  • Be the first to experience the spray of fresh glacial melt as the boat noses close to Stirling Falls
  • Tea and coffee is complimentary throughout the cruise, with plenty of hot and cold refreshments available from the licenced Café Bar

Coach & Cruise:

  • Join an all-inclusive day tour from Queenstown or Te Anau aboard our modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Enjoy an educational and informative commentary from our experienced driver guides as you travel through Fiordland's famous National Park
  • Plenty of short walk and photo stops are made through this World Heritage area of lush rainforest, glacier carved valleys and towering mountains
  • Scenic cruise through magnificent Milford Sound
  • Pure Milford's mesmerising crew ensure it's a day to remember as they share what they know about their place, point out their flora and fauna neighbours and join you in the spray of the waterfalls
  • Tea, coffee, and lunch are complimentary and served from the licenced Café / Bar

Fly Cruise Fly

  • The ultimate in Milford Sound sightseeing, and the quickest way to get a taste of the Fiordland National Park at 4-5 hours return!
  • Enjoy 35-minute scenic flight on a fixed wing plane or helicopter from Queenstown to Milford Sound over the Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Soar over snow-capped mountains, hanging valleys, alpine lakes, and ancient glaciers
  • Fly through the fiord itself before landing at Milford Sound, and heading to the wharf
  • Board one of our spacious catamarans for a scenic exploration of the Piopiotahi / Milford Sound fiord
  • Return 35-minute flight to Queenstown via the Fiordland National Park, with complimentary drop off at Queenstown / Frankton hotels
  • If heli option is chosen, glacier landing on return flight (weather permitting)
Pricing: Cruises start from $125 per adult / $496 per child
Company Information:

At Pure Milford we share the beauty of Piopiotahi / Milford Sound through daily scenic cruises reached by private car, glass roof coach, fixed-wing plane or helicopter.
We have two of the most spectacular vessels on offer, including the only glass roof boat in the fiord.
The glass roof feature allows customers to enjoy the incredible scenery in full from anywhere on board no matter the weather (and it can RAIN at Milford; our fiord is surrounded by native rainforest!).
Our boats have been finished to the highest standard with features such as HD cameras, spacious indoor and outdoor viewing decks, licenced food and beverage outlets and more.
Our crew are exceptional, and customer experience is at the core our business which is reflected in endless 5* reviews.

Be part of the magic of Pure Milford!


''Our guide Debbie made this very special. This was not merely a shuttle to Milford Sound but a full-on bus tour with interesting narration and Q&A. I hadn’t counted on that. The cruise itself was mind-blowing. Photos don’t do it justice, you just have to go. Seriously, just do it. There are several operators to choose from. I can say that Pure Milford has clean and comfortable buses and boats, very pleasant staff, extremely well-organized schedule and operations. ''

''Must experience when visiting New Zealand. We had four seasons in one day which gave us different views of fjord land throughout the day. Cruise was absolutely superb and Debbie was just rock star driving us safely on those narrow roads and provided amazing commentary for the entire bus ride.''

''Best tour I have ever done. Do not miss.''

''An excellent way to make the journey to Milford Sound . Stunning scenery with knowledgeable commentary from our brilliant, experienced guide Brian that included history, geology, geography and myths and legends. Once on the boat the views continued together with the captain’s commentary and we saw unbelievable waterfalls at close proximity from the water together with wild life spotting . Altogether a fabulous experience.''

''A great trip from start to finish. Hard to think of anything you guys could have done any
better. This part of New Zealand is an absolute must for any visitor.''

''It was awesome to experience another part of NZ I hadn’t been to before. The driver was very experienced and had a lot of interesting information to share with us about the landscapes and history of the places we visited. The cruise was wonderful and highly advise to not let a bit of rain stop you from going because it was truely magical''