Day trip

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: GreatSights New Zealand

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: GreatSights New Zealand
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From US$ 100.86 per person

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Discover New Zealand’s best scenic highlight with a Milford Sound cruise from Queenstown. Glide along the tranquil fjord, viewing amazing wildlife, dramatic waterfalls and the majestic Mitre Peak.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Enjoy stunning scenery as you travel to Milford Sound in an air conditioned, glass-roofed coach
  • Glide across the peaceful fjord at Milford Sound on your boat cruise and enjoy spectacular views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak
  • Make the most of photo stops at Eglinton Valley and the Mirror Lakes
Full description

In the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is known as one of New Zealand’s top scenic attractions. On this day tour from Queenstown, jump on board an air-conditioned coach and be entertained with commentary from your driver/guide.

After passing through the 1.2-kilometer-long Homer Tunnel, descend into Milford Sound. Here jump on board a boat to cruise along the fjord. Take in the famous sights, like the uniquely-shaped Mitre Peak and the glacier-scarred rock. Keep an eye out for marine life like dolphins, seals, and penguins too. The fjord is dotted with waterfalls that tumble through the valleys and crash into the sound far below, making the scenery in Milford Sound spectacular, rain or shine.

  • Glass-roofed coach travel
  • Glass-roof luxury catamaran
  • 1 hour and 45-minute boat cruise
  • WiFi
  • Driver/guide commentary
  • Picnic lunch
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your driver in the middle of the carpark at the Athol Street bus station.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • There is limited phone service and internet in Milford Sound
  • It is recommended you bring cash with you on this tour if you would like to make any extra purchases
  • While every effort is made to operate the Milford Sound tour in glass-roof coaches, due to operational reasons these vehicles may not always be available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Lovely trip. Milford Sound is Beautiful. The bus ride was abit too long and slow. Would have been easier to drive there on my own. Was very exhausted by the end of the trip. They provide you with a meal bag if you picked the option. Carry more snacks for the road. Carry your phone charger.

September 10, 2022

We had an amazing time on our Milford Day Tour. Jayden was our driver/tour guide, he was very good and accommodative :) the bus was clean and with free lunch included! The cruise was also clean with excellent views. Value for money is definitely top notch! We definitely recommend this tour!

July 22, 2022

Definitely recommended. Trip doesn’t feel long because the tour guide Paul does a great job of keeping us entertained and informed about the surrounding areas! Very modern and clean bus. Picnic lunch is great. You see a lot of nice places esp in the Fiordland national park. Plenty of opportunities for photos. The Milford sound cruise is top notch. Well worth it.

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May 29, 2021

Product ID: 238827