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Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Activity provider:Pure Milford
Water activity

Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Activity provider:Pure Milford
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From US$ 132.79 per person

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Take in the stunning views and wonderful wildlife as you cruise around Milford Sound. Relax on board with tea and coffee, enjoying the commentary, and make the most of the photo ops as you go.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from selected central Queenstown locations and along Frankton Road. The activity provider will advise your nearest designated pickup point and confirm your pickup details after booking. Your tour departure time is not your pickup time. Please ensure you read the confirmation email from the activity provider with the correct pick up point and time. Please be at your designated pickup point at least 5 minutes before your scheduled departure time. The pickup route in Queenstown takes around 35 minutes.


  • Explore Milford Sound and New Zealand’s famous Fiordland National Park
  • Admire rainforests, waterfalls, and wildlife as you cruise the length of the fiord
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from your experienced local guides
Full description

Enjoy a fun and leisurely day trip to admire the glacial features, wild flora and fauna, and picturesque backdrops of the world-famous fiord at Milford Sound.

Start with pickup for the bus journey to Te Anau. Your driver will share their local knowledge as you stop along the way to see spectacular scenery. Marvel at views of waterfalls, wildlife, and the rainforest. Soak up the sights from any of the three indoor and outdoor viewing decks during your cruise and 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.  Benefit from complimentary tea service is available for the entire cruise and espresso coffee, snacks cakes. Additional drinks can be purchased from onboard cafe / bar.

  • Central Queenstown and Te Anau pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Experienced skippers and guides
  • Live commentary
  • Scenic photo stops and short walks
  • Scenic Milford Sound cruise
  • Access to 3 viewing decks
  • Complimentary tea and hot water
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Additional drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • The tour departure time is NOT your pick up time. The pick up time and place will be confirmed after booking.
  • 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
  • Wear comfortable, layered clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a good raincoat, fly repellent, sun cream, and your camera

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 480 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Such a fabulous experience! Our guide Scotty was so friendly and knowledgeable, I absolutely loved listening to his stories about the area. We had a great bunch of travellers on our bus and Scotty even managed to slip in some additional stops along the way. The cruise was awesome, we saw dolphins and a fur seal. The crew took the time to search them out for us so we didn’t miss out. We also went under multiple waterfalls (rain jackets were on the boat). Don’t forget the insect repellent- even in the rain I was bitten! Our stop in Te Anau gave us plenty of time for photos, food and coffee (which was actually pretty good). Highly recommend the sausage rolls at Miles Better Pies, just down from where the bus pulls in. Our day was long but worth every minute. The coach was super clean, comfy and we loved the glass roof. The catamaran had plenty of space and multiple viewing platforms. If you’re going to pick a bus/cruise - this one is the best!

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June 1, 2023

Very long trip but worth seeing. Milford Sound is absolutely beautiful and it's nice to be in the hands of a person experienced driving this long route. I'd suggest packing a lunch because there's only one cafe between Queenstown to Milford Sound and the food YouTube are limited.

May 4, 2023

Wonderful guide who offered great commentary during scenic drive to Milford Sound. Bus has large windows and glass roof for wonderful viewing. Delicious lunch provided and cruise is exceptional. Very well organized with plenty of stops along the way for photo taking. Professionally managed so that while it was large group everyone was kept to schedule.

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April 25, 2023

Product ID: 188556