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Queenstown: Milford Sound 2-Hour Cruise & Scenic Coach Tour

Product ID: 170346
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Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on a relaxed 2-hour cruise. Travel comfortably by coach from Queenstown and benefit from the engaging commentary of experienced guides. The journey there is just as magical as the destination itself!
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Instead of meeting at the meeting point, you can contact the local partner and arrange for a pick-up from your hotel in Queenstown.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tick Milford Sound off your bucket list on a scenic day trip from Queenstown
  • Travel in the comfort of a specially-designed luxury glass-roof coach
  • Discover Milford Road without the hassle of self-driving as your experienced guide stops in the best places for magnificent views and photos
  • Hunt out the best photo opportunities on an uncrowded boat with lots of room
  • Relax as you sail past steep cliffs, towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and spot amazing wildlife
Full description
Described as the 8th wonder of the world, Milford Sound is a journey, not just a destination. Embark on a day trip through Fiordland National Park and the Te Wai Pounamu World Heritage Site in a luxury glass-roofed coach from Queenstown.

Depart Queenstown for a scenic journey south between The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Along the way, enjoy informative commentary about the region, its history, and natural surroundings. From Te Anau, enter Fiordland National Park on the stunningly scenic Milford Road. Take in the grandeur of the untouched wilderness that surrounds you on all sides, from rugged mountains, hanging glaciers to ancient mossy rainforest, punctuated by crystal clear streams and lakes. Sit back and relax as your driver points out the sights and provides light commentary. There will be plenty of photo stops and time for you to take it all in.

Arrive in Milford Sound in time to board your cruise vessel to get up close and personal with the wonders of the fiord. Take in the beauty of the waterfalls and towering peaks, with commentary from an experienced local guide. Penguins, dolphins, seals and a variety of birdlife call Milford Sound home so keep your eyes peeled for that once in a lifetime photo opportunity.

Glorious on a fine day, Milford Sound’s ethereal, moody beauty in the rain is equally spectacular. Enjoy 2 hours on the fiord and experience the spray of the waterfalls from the safety of inside the boat - or be brave and get right under it. Then, it's time to get back on the coach for the return journey to Queenstown.
  • Round-trip coach journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • Transport in custom-built glass-roofed coach (depending on option)
  • Experienced driver-guide
  • Scenic photo stops along Milford Road
  • 2-hour cruise on the fiord
  • English commentary on the cruise and coach
  • Milford Sound Levy is included in the price
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• The journey to Milford Sound is around 5-6 hours (one-way) from Queenstown
• Food and drinks are available for purchase on the boat and dietary requirements can be catered to
• Purchases on board are by cash only
• Hotel pick-ups can be arranged from selected locations directly with the local operator after booking, subject to availability
• Fiordland’s weather is what gives the region its unique character you should always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit
• It is recommended to bring sensible clothing for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your stay
• From August 5 to 23 August the boat will be on survey and a replacement boat will be in use so no alcohol will be available, the food and inside boat features will differ, and the cruise duration will be 1 hour 40 minutes
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Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 154 reviews
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Product ID: 170346