Queenstown: Small-Group Tour to Milford Sound with Cruise

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Queenstown: Small-Group Tour to Milford Sound with Cruise

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
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From US$ 159.53 per person

Soak up the landscapes of Fiordland on a guided day tour with picnic lunch. Get up close to nature aboard the number 1-rated cruise boat in Milford and on beautiful short bush and waterfall walks. Choose to upgrade to a scenic flight back to Queenstown.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 - 13 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Select hotels in Queenstown. Pickups may vary, so please be ready 10 minutes prior to your pickup time.


  • Cruise on the number 1-rated cruise boat in Milford
  • Be amazed by the stunning Hollyford River and Eglington Valley
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on board your cruise
  • See the Iconic Mitre Peak and Mirror Lakes
  • Be in awe of the powerful at The Chasm
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 gets 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.
  • Cruise with Cruise Milford
  • Scenic flight (if option chosen)
  • Picnic Lunch and refreshments
  • Scenic drive
  • Professional guided tour
  • Entertainment during the drive
  • Multiple stops to purchase food, souvenirs, or take photos
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at selected locations only
  • Return scenic flight from Milford to Queenstown, unless selected
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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May 14, 2022

Great tour, definitely recommend doing when in Queenstown. Tour guide Shane was great, the stops along the way to Milford sounds were some of the most stunning views I’ve ever seen. Thoroughly enjoyed!

January 27, 2022

January 1, 2022

Product ID: 306703