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Milford Sound Day Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound is an absolute must-do when visiting New Zealand’s South Island.

On this day tour from Queenstown, you’ll travel through beautiful Fiordland and the majestic Milford Road before joining a cruise on Milford Sound. 

Looking for more time on the water, a nature guide on board and a luxury glass roofed coach? Check out this Premium Milford Sound Day Tour Ex Queenstown

Highlights

  • Experience Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park on this full-day tour from Queenstown
  • Explore the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park on your 90 minute Milford Sound sightseeing cruise
  • View the stunning Mirror Lakes
  • View Mitre Peak, the iconic mountain that rises dramatically from the sounds to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level.
  • Stop for brief walks and photo stops on the way, including The Chasm on a short and impressive walk over swirling waterfalls and rapids 

What's Included

Your day begins with a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Listen and be entertained by the informative and fun commentary from your driver before stopping for a late morning refreshment break.

From Te Anau, you will experience the incredible Fiordland National Park and enjoy unique photo stops and short walks along the way, allowing you to check out the native flora & fauna and the majestic glacial scenery.

Arrive into Milford Sound to enjoy your stunning cuise before returning back to Queenstown. This is a big day, but well worth it – Milford Sound is an NZ Must Do. If you’re keen to get back to Queenstown early, consider a scenic return flight over the Southern Alps instead of boarding the bus ($375 per person extra).

  • Refreshment stop in Te Anau (approx 2 hours after departure)
  • Photo stops and short nature walks throughout the Fiordland National Park, including Eglington Valley, Mirror Lakes, knobbs Flat and various other viewpoints
  • Scenic cruise on board of the Maiden of Milford

Important Notes

Winter Departure: Approximately  8am 

Summer Departure: Approximately 9:15am 

Pick-ups available from most Queenstown accommodation, please advise upon booking. 

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PRICE: $125 NZD

Duration 10-12 hours

Departs From: Queenstown

Tour Type: Day Tour & Activities

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Reviews

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Maura
February 2016

Wow - what a day. This is a must if you're in Queenstown, make sure you have a free day! The Milford Road is just amazing, and the cruise- wow. Loved it

Trip Date: December 2015

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David
April 2016

One of the better informational and scenic tours I've experienced in any trip that I've been in. The tour guide (driver) was extremely knowledgeable and truly made it a great experience. I recommend this to everyone who is in Queenstown.

Trip Date: December 2015

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Maryanne
May 2016

Terrific tour with loads of information. It poured rain the entire day of the tour, and I was dreading it because visibility was so limited. But the incredible bonus was thousands of waterfalls that only occur when it is raining. So the tour is a win regardless of weather. Bus is comfortable and stops are adequate. Well worth the price.

Trip Date: February 2016

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shireen
October 2016

So beautiful

Trip Date: August 2016

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