Fiordland, South Island

Milford Sound Cruise Go Orange Milford Haven

Our large vessel gives you plenty of space, seating, viewing areas – and the opportunity for you and your family to have a relaxed interaction with Milford Sound.

Experience 100% pure nature as we pause under Stirling Falls – Milford Sound’s second highest permanent waterfall.

Go Orange: our large vessel gives you plenty of space, seating and viewing areas

Delicious food on board with Go Orange.

Go Orange Milford Sound Cruise

Cruising on Milford Sound with Go Orange

Go Orange Milford Sound Cruise

Coach + Cruise or just Cruise!    

Our newly-refurbished vessel gives you plenty of space, outward facing seats, viewing areas – and the opportunity for you and your family to have a relaxed interaction with Milford Sound without being shoulder to shoulder with others!  Get excited as we nose right into the waterfalls and the fiord’s sheer cliff faces and look out for the fiord’s wildlife! 

Cruise Milford Sound for two hours on board the Milford Haven. You can enjoy exclusively brewed XPA beer on tap and a selection of food sourced from local eateries from the on board café. With soft outward facing seats and comfy booths there is plenty of places to sit indoors. The top deck boasts an AstroTurf roof with a communal wooden bench seat and a bar, this is the best place to sit and take in 360 degree views of the Fiord. We take you up close and personal.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is home to unique birds and wildlife; view seals chilling on the rocks and playing in the shallows just meters away. On occasion dolphins, whales, and the very rare Fiordland Crested Penguin visit the sound providing privileged photo opportunities. 

Take in spectacular views as these majestic mountains plunge into the deep waters of Fiordland; their ancient hanging rainforests give way to towering waterfalls. Gaze up at iconic Mitre Peak; get with the adventure and experience 100% pure nature as we pause under Stirling Falls – Milford Sound’s second highest permanent waterfall. This is awesome, put on a rain poncho & get wet (if you want to). Denis, our skipper swears it knocks 10 years off your age!

* As always with Nature everything is weather dependent. How far out to the Tasman Sea we will travel on the day will be weather dependent. We aim to make the cruise as comfortable and safe as possible.

Milford Sound – Kids Go Free and other offers

All school aged children (up to the the age of 18yrs) can travel for FREE on selected Milford Sound 2 hour day cruises during the New Zealand school holidays. Maximum 2 children per full fare-paying adult.
Dates and selected tours here >>

Milford Sound departure information

Choose from cruise-only (if you're making your own way to Milford Sound) or departures with Go Orange from Queenstown or Te Anau.
 Select your cruise and make a booking here >>

Itinerary

• Make your way to the Milford Terminal in Milford Sound
• The drive from Queenstown will take five hours and three from Te Anau.
• Find a park in the customer parking and take the ten-minute nature walk to terminal
• Check in 15 minutes before your experience
• Board the newly refurbished ship
• Explore the boats different levels, order from the bar, grab a bite to eat and relax
• Get one of our exclusively brewed beers and enjoy the viewing deck
• Cruise for two hours up and down the Fiord, taking in the views
• As you depart the boat, watch your step and take the short walk back to the car park
• Drive safe back to your next destination

Highlights
• Cruise for 2 hours
• Newly refurbished ship
• Outward facing seats
• Astroturf rooftop with communal bench seat
• Beer on tap & restaurant quality food available
• Dolphins, seals & penguins (if they decide to make an appearance)

What to bring

Non-slip shoes, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen and sunglasses, insect repellent and your camera. Please bring cash to make any food, beverage or merchandise purchases on board.

Other Go Orange Adventures


Cruise Doubtful Sound

With a maximum capacity of 45 passengers, our Doubtful Sound day cruise is offering the only small boat day cruise in this remote fiord. Our Doubtful Sound full day experience will take you to an untouched world of spectacular mountains and dramatic landscapes where nobody will be facebooking, tweeting, twerping or making phone calls.

Doubtful Sound, is quite simply awesome on a scale you won’t believe. Cruise across Lake Manapouri by ferry, then by coach cross the Southern Alps over the Wilmot Pass into Doubtful Sound. The isolation of this place makes the fiord a very unique place few people get to experience. In Doubtful Sound we spend 3 hours exploring the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea.
Read more on Doubtful Sound cruises here >>

Cruise and Kayak Milford Sound

Be dwarfed by Mitre Peak, Pembroke Glacier and thundering waterfalls from water level – this is truly amazing – and no paddle experience is required.  Minimum age from 14 years depending on trip.
Check out our awesome kayak and cruise + kayak options here >>

Cruise and Kayak Doubtful Sound

Experience genuine fun and friendly sea kayaking on Doubtful Sound plus options for multi-day kayak + camping tours in Fiordland! 

With a maximum capacity of 8 per guide, Go Orange Kayaks offers fantastic small group one-day or overnight kayaking experiences in this remote wilderness area. We’ll take you to an untouched world of spectacular mountains, lush rain forests and dramatic landscapes.  Minimum age 16 years.
Read more on kayaking Doubtful Sound here >>

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.