Tour Code 41
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound on a full day tour from Queenstown
Return transport from Queenstown
Luxury glass roof coach
Milford Sound boat cruise
Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
Free multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Japanese & Spanish
Full commentary in English
Lots of scenic stops and photo opportunities
Expert local guides on both the coach and cruise boat
Free tea, coffee & biscuits on the cruise boat
Lunch options available
Optional scenic aeroplane flyback available (can be pre-booked, extra cost)
Optional scenic helicopter flyback available (book through your driver on the day, extra cost)
Known as one of the world's most spectacular fiords, Milford Sound is a day tour that you do not want to miss - rain, hail or shine! Situated in a magnificent alpine landscape in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound a well-deserved reputation as the 'eighth natural wonder of the world'.
Start your day in Queenstown, taking in the magnificent mountain range known as the Remarkables as you leave town. After a journey through lush rural farmland, you'll stop for morning tea in the picturesque lakeside town of Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park.
Continue your journey along the Milford Road into Fiordland, through scenes of natural beauty that have remained unchanged for many years. With the glass-roofed coach you'll be able to gaze up at the amazing rocky mountains above. Be mesmerised by the Mirror Lakes, where on a clear day you will see the reflection of the mountains on the water's surface. Quench your thirst at Monkey Creek, where you can drink pristine glacial water straight from the stream - nature at its purest!
Travel through the stunning feat of engineering that is the Homer Tunnel, carved out of solid rock through the mountains. Marvel at The Chasm, a series of uniquely shaped rocks and potholes formed by the Cleddau River rushing into a dark narrow abyss. Finally, descend through the Cleddau Valley into Milford Sound.
Board your Milford Sound cruise on a small boutique boat and view the stunning snow-tipped mountains that surround you. Cruise past rugged cliffs that are covered in magnificent native rainforest, with powerful waterfalls that tumble hundreds of metres down into the fiord. Keep a look out for seals, dolphins, and penguins in the waters below.
After your Milford Sound cruise, board your coach for the return journey to Queenstown, arriving in the early evening.
Choose to take a scenic flight back to Queenstown instead of returning by coach.
Tour Code 41F ($574 per person): Fly back on board a scenic aeroplane to Queenstown Airport! A beautiful 45-minute scenic flight with amazing viewing. A taxi back to your hotel is included.
Note: Availability of scenic flights is subject to weather conditions. Minimum numbers also apply - typically 2 per flight.
Note: The scenic flight child age is 2-12 and adults are aged 13+. These ages differ from standard terms. In case of weather-related flight cancellations, the flight portion will be refunded.