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Queenstown: Small-Group Tour to Milford Sound with Cruise

Product ID: 306703
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Soak up the stunning landscapes of Fiordland on this fully-guided day tour. Get up close to nature on board a Mitre Peak cruise and on some beautiful short bush and waterfall walks. You can also choose to upgrade to a scenic flight back to Queenstown.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 13 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Select hotels in Queenstown. Pickups may vary, so please be ready 10 minutes prior to your pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Travel through the mind-blowing Homer Tunnel and emerge to see the Milford Sound
  • See native wildlife up close, including the infamous kea bird, seals, and maybe even dolphins
  • Enjoy a fully-guided drive through the rugged wilderness of Fiordland
  • Feel the spray of mighty waterfalls from the deck of your cruise boat
  • Upgrade the tour to include a memorable scenic flight over the mountains
Full description
Join a fully-guided, small-group day tour from Queenstown or Te Anau to the world-renowned Milford Sound; the crowning jewel of Fiordland. Highlights of the drive will include Lake Wakatipu, the Devil’s Staircase, the truly majestic mountains of Fiordland, Mirror Lake, the Chasm, and Homer Tunnel. You will also enjoy multiple stops along the way for photo opportunities and Kea bird spotting (the world’s largest alpine parrot).

You will then travel through the mind-blowing Homer Tunnel, emerging as the valley descends sharply down to Milford Sound, with its hundreds of waterfalls cascading into the crystal clear waters beneath. At Milford Sound you will take an intimate cruise on a smaller boat that goes further up the Milford Sound, getting right up close with nature and wildlife. Onboard your cruise you will have up-close views of thousands of waterfalls, Mitre Peak, as well as local wildlife, providing you with hundreds of amazing photo opportunities along the way.

Following your cruise you will begin the return journey back to Queenstown, stopping again in Te Anau for a quick break. At the end of the day, your guide will drop you back to your Queenstown accommodation, or you can opt to upgrade to a scenic, one-way flight back from Milford instead (to be booked during the booking process). Choose this option for the ultimate view over the mountains and region during your return journey.
  • Mitre Peak Milford Sound Cruise
  • Scenic flight (if option chosen)
  • Refreshments
  • Scenic drive
  • Professional guided tour
  • Entertainment during the drive
  • Multiple stops to purchase food, souvenirs, or take photos
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Return scenic flight from Milford to Queenstown

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Children under 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat (if you do not have a car seat you can rent one from the local partner for $50 per child, but you must give 24 hours notice)
• This is a small-group tour by minivan
• It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be some walking on your tour
• The weather in Milford Sound can be unpredictable, therefore it is recommended to bring clothing for all weathers including a rain or wind jacket
Organized by

Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Product ID: 306703