Experience the breath-taking wonders of Milford Sound on this complete day trip from Queenstown!
Embark on your unforgettable journey from Queenstown and travel in comfort by coach to the heart of New Zealand's Fiordland to experience the world famous Milford Sound. You'll pass the tranquil Te Anau, the largest lake in the South Island and travel along the Eglinton Valley, one of only a few road-accessible glacier valleys in New Zealand. There will be more opportunities along the way to stop off to take the perfect picture, capturing images of the stunning Mirror Lakes and Knobs Flat.
Your glass-roof coach will provide amazing views of the dramatic skyline as you cross the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, with stunning mountain peaks all around. You'll stop, weather permitting, to enjoy a short walk to The Chasm where you'll be met with fascinating diorite rock formations, waterfalls and rapids.
Upon reaching Milford Sound climb aboard a luxury three-level cruise catamaran for your 1 hour 45 minute scenic cruise to explore the length of the fiord, features of the vessel allow you to gaze through the unique glass roofs and watch the live footage screens on board. Take in the impressive scenery of glacier-scarred rock walls, lush native forest and waterfalls tumbling down from high above.
A highlight is seeing the dramatic profile of Mitre Peak, rising out of the fiord to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level. Make sure you have your camera ready as you're guaranteed spectacular views! Whilst cruising you'll also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, allowing you to enjoy the food while admiring the ever-changing view. At the conclusion of your cruise, you'll disembark for your return journey to Queenstown.
Book this unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound, New Zealand's most famous tourist destination with us today!
Free transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.
Meeting point: Athol Street (in the middle of the carpark), Queenstown (tours depart and return to this location)
Infants aged 0 - 4 can take part in this tour for free when not occupying seats. However, please advise on booking when an infant is travelling.
Tour time: 7:20 am - 7:45 pm
Milford Road stops including Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Monkey Creek and the Chasm are dependent on weather and road conditions.
Please contact us in advance if you need non-English audio commentary. Due to the limited amount of audio commentary, there is no guarantee that it will be available for every customer.
What to bring:
Non-slip shoes or boots
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Warm layers in cooler months