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  1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Milford Sound

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise Day Trip from Queenstown

Product ID: 163593
Experience the stunning Milford Sound on a day trip including a 2-hour nature cruise and round-trip luxury glass-roof coach transport from Queenstown.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese

Pickup optional

Pick-up and drop off from Queenstown accommodation by coach or taxi can be arranged, subject to location and availability
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery
  • Relax in comfort on a luxury glass-roof coach with live commentary from your driver
  • Enjoy a cruise along Milford Sound
Full description
Travel to Milford Sound for an extended nature cruise on a day trip from Queenstown. Experience one of the most beautiful drives in the world in the comfort of a state-of-the-art coach.

Meet at a central location in Queenstown or opt for complimentary hotel pick-up. Board the luxury coach and journey along the shores of Lake Wakatipu into rolling countryside through to Te Anau. Take a short break, then continue along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road. Enjoy photo stops and short walks along the way.

Relax on an extended nature cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea and admire the fiord’s wildlife, waterfalls and mountains along the way. A specialist nature guide will provide live informative commentary. Enjoy lunch on-board by adding a picnic lunch to your order at check-out. You can also bring your own lunch or purchase snacks and drinks (cash only) on-board.

Following the cruise, board the coach for your return journey to Queenstown that allows for bathroom breaks. Be dropped off at your accommodation around 7:45 PM.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Queenstown (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • English-only live commentary
  • 2-hour Milford Sound cruise
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on the cruise
  • Optional pre-ordered lunch
  • Interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks from the licensed bar on-board (cash only)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
Know before you go
• Always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit, the landscape is especially dramatic when it rains in Fiordland
• Bring sensible clothing and footwear for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your visit
• Pre-order a picnic lunch (vegetarian), Japanese Obento-style lunch, or Indian-style (vegetarian) lunch box (available on selected departures) by adding-on an option for one or more travellers at check out
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Excellent day trip. The whole day ran smoothly. Our driver Deano, was very informative along the way. Awesome scenery. During the cruise the guide was very knowledgeable, we were lucky to see Penguins, seals and dolphins. A long day, but we'll worth it, with regular stops along the way for photo opportunities and refreshments.

November 5, 2019

What a lovely experience

Loved the Real Journeys glass roof coach option to travel to Milford Sound - definitely nicer to sit back and listen to the guide than to drive. Lots of stops on the way too. In Milford it was great to have a longer cruise with extra time to get to the Tasman Sea. The boat was unique and small enough where you didn’t have large groups of tourists on board. Milford Sound is amazing with stunning water falls. The guide on board provided so much interesting information of fiordland. The cruise itself is steady, and I didn’t get sea sick at all as Milford Sound is quite protected and not like being on a boat in the ocean. Overall a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend.

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April 7, 2019

Wonderful nature

February 13, 2020

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Product ID: 163593