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  4. Milford Sound

Queenstown: Milford Sound Early Bird Coach & Cruise Day Trip

Product ID: 188556
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Catch the sunrise, avoid the crowds, and be back in time for Happy Hour aboard the "Sunriser". Take in the stunning views and wonderful wildlife as you cruise around Milford Sound. Relax on board with tea and coffee, enjoying the commentary as you go.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from selected central Queenstown locations and along Frankton Road. The local operator will confirm your pickup details after booking. Note that your pickup time may differ from the tour start time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Beat the crowds on the first bus to explore Milford Sound
  • Admire rainforests, waterfalls, and wildlife as you cruise the length of the fiord
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from your experienced local guides
Full description
Be the first of the day to discover Milford Sound with an early-bird departure at 6:00 AM. Enjoy a fun and leisurely day trip to admire the glacial features, wild flora and fauna, and picturesque backdrops of the world-famous fiord. Climb aboard the "Sunriser" and depart Queenstown before the other buses as you sit back, draw the curtains and nap en route to Te Anau.

Enjoy a breakfast stop before continuing through the stunning Fiordland National Park. Your talented bus driver will share their local knowledge and stop along the Milford Road to show you stunning scenery. Marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth as you enjoy unlimited, close-up viewing of waterfalls, wildlife, and rainforest.

Soak in the sights from any of the three indoor and outdoor viewing decks during your cruise as you join your jovial crew at the bow as you nose under Stirling Falls for a free shower in some of the world's freshest water. Complimentary tea service is available for the entire cruise and espresso coffee, snacks cakes, and a selection of drinks can be purchased from "Off The Rocks" onboard bar. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round trip transportation
  • Experienced skippers and guides
  • Live commentary
  • Scenic photo stops and short walks
  • 1.5 hour scenic Milford Sound cruise
  • Access to 3 viewing decks
  • Complimentary tea and hot water
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • Additional drinks
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound is about 5-6 hours with stops.
• Infants 4 and under are free of charge and must be allocated their own seat.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 108 reviews
Review summary
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JUCY Cruise Milford Sound

Product ID: 188556