Day trip

Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Altitude Tours

Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
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From US$ 147.08 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on a small group tour departing from Queenstown and enjoy a nature cruise with plenty of amazing photo opportunities in the majestic Milford Sound.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from hotels and backpacker accommodations in Queenstown on request.


  • Enjoy a premium tour with a maximum of 16 guests
  • Travel in comfort in Mercedes touring vehicles designed for long-distance comfort
  • Enjoy a stunning, two-hour nature cruise through the stunning fjord landscapes
  • Escape the crowds on native forest walks past waterfalls and endemic wildlife
Full description

Discover New Zealand's renowned Milford Sound on this tour from Queenstown. Take in the sighs in style aboard a Mercedes minivan equipped with Wi-Fi, bottled water, and large viewing windows. Expereince the stunning scenery of Milford Fjord on scenic cruise. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Queenstown. Enjoy plenty of stops along the way to Milford. Board a boat for a 2-hour cruise along the fjord, where you can feast your eyes on the spectacular sights and go under waterfalls.

Allow your local guide to provide you with informative commentary while you absorb the lush surroundings views. Along the way, you'll see everything from cascading waterfalls, mirrored lakes, and awe-inspiring mountains to fur seals and dolphins. 

Stop at a beech forest where you can take a leisurely stroll. Travel back to your hotel in Queenstown at the conclusion of your tour. 

  • Full-day guided tour
  • Roundtrip transport via premium Mercedes van
  • 2-hour nature boat cruise
  • Bottled water and Wi-Fi
  • Pickup and drop-off from central hotels or meeting points
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • The pickup service is available at select accommodations in Queenstown and not at Airbnb accommodation or private addresses unless agreed with the local partner
    • If your hotel is not included in the pickup service, please contact the local partner for a meeting point
    •  This activity requires a minimum of six participants to operate; you will be offered alternative dates or full refund in the event that minimum numbers aren't met
    • Pickup times vary depending on your tour departure and location
    • It is recommended to wear walking shoes, warm clothing, and a waterproof jacket and bring snacks
    • Please be aware this is a full-day tour of up to 12 hours from Queenstown
    • Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated; the operator will do their best to accommodate other dietary requirements
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 29 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was a long, but thoroughly enjoyable day. We started off missing the pick up instructions, but a phone call to the number provided at 7:30 am, and all was fixed with a smile. Graham the driver/tour guide was a font of knowledge about the sights and stories of the places we drove through. He was quirky, affable, and a great host. Milford Sound is stunning. Our only regret was not booking more excursions during our all-too-brief stay in Queenstown.

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    August 1, 2022

    Graham was very friendly and flexible. His knowledge in the important area made it very useful. A small group trip made the journey more interesting. Made some friends. All in all it was a very good experience and the friendly nature of the guide even made it fantastic and experience. A big Cudo to Graham.

    July 17, 2022

    Took the tour with Altitude Tours. Roland, our driver and guide, was very professional and accomodating. The stops he made along the journey were all very scenic. Milford Sound is beautiful. Definitely worth the long journeyn getting there. The return journey was however very tedious and long, made worse by short daylight hours during winter.

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    June 23, 2022

    Product ID: 108139