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Milford Sound Coach Tour & Boutique Cruise from Queenstown

Product ID: 71844
Experience Milford Sound on a luxury coach full-day tour from Queenstown. Travel through incredible scenery and enjoy an intimate cruise experience of the fiord on a boutique cruise.
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Duration: 12 hours
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  • Journey into the heart of Fiordland National Park
  • Travel in comfort aboard a deluxe coach and boutique heritage vesse
  • Enjoy informative commentary from your expert crew
  • Take in breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and lush rainforests
  • Marvel at cliff faces and crashing waterfalls as you cruise Milford Sound
  • Make use of free Wi-Fi and share your adventure with friends and family
Full description
Explore one of the world’s most spectacular fiords on this Milford Sound day tour. Depart Queenstown in the morning and travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu aboard your deluxe glass-roofed coach. Glimpse the dramatic peaks of the Remarkables before journeying through southern farmland to Lake Te Anau where you can enjoy morning tea.

Entering Fiordland National Park prepare to take in the epic scenery awaiting you. Gaze up at rocky mountains, marvel at Mirror Lakes, and quench your thirst as you sip fresh spring water in Monkey Creek. Travel through Homer Tunnel to the Chasm, before finally descending through the Cleddau Valley into Milford Sound.

Upon arrival in Milford Sound, board a small heritage vessel and set off for a boutique Milford Sound cruise. You’ll have plenty of room to move around with spacious decks both inside and out. See snow-capped mountains, rugged cliffs, and magnificent waterfalls crashing into the ocean below. Enjoy a light picnic lunch on board as you glide through the sound.

After an adventurous day exploring by land and sea, climb aboard your deluxe coach once again for the return journey to Queenstown, arriving at approximately 6:45 PM. 
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off by request
  • Transport in luxury glass roof coach
  • Lots of scenic stops and photo opportunities
  • Experienced local guides on coach and cruise
  • Full commentary in English
  • 1-hour 45-minute Milford Sound cruise aboard boutique heritage boat
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits on cruise
  • Picnic-style lunch on cruise

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• Children under 3 years of age travel free if a seat is not required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Great coach - average boat

Paid a little bit more to go on a smaller boat than other tours go on as it offered "an intimate cruise experience. There is plenty of room to move around, fewer crowds, and the local crew provide an informative personal tour of Milford Sound." At the cruise harbour about 50% of the boats were this size, and they all follow exactly the same route so you don't get to see anything more on this boat compared to any of the others. Coach driver was truly excellent. Lots of information and interesting stops. Funny and friendly. Boat captain / guide was a lot less chatty and informative... would have been better for the coach driver to do the commentary on the boat. Overall, a good tour... the little extra compared to other tours was worth it for the driver, but certainly not worth it for the boat.

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14 February 2019

Spectacular, breathtaking views.

If you only do one trip when in Queenstown do this one! Spectacular, breathtaking views. Highly recommend this coach trip as it is a long journey if you are driving and you will miss the scenery. Our driver was fantastic, a great guide, informative and stopped off at interesting places too for short breaks.

5 April 2017

Stunning scenery

Great driver and guide, excellent views, the travel could not be bettered. Lunch was disappointing there being two cheese course. The boat trip was at best OK, the commentary was lost due to poor speaker system and the open deck seating inadequate for those aboard. Not a trip I would repeat.

2 March 2017

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Gray Line New Zealand

Product ID: 71844