Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown Including Scenic Flight

Highlights

  • Hotel transfers and lunch are included

  • Reach Milford Sound by bus, then return to Queenstown via scenic flight

  • An easy way to visit the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park

Summary

Start your Queenstown departure to Milford Sound with hotel pickup by luxury coach, hugging the shores of sapphire-hued Lake Wakatipu with the rugged Remarkables range as your backdrop. Your guide stops for morning tea (own expense) in Te Anau, considered the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park.  Prepare to be wowed by the grandeur of the landscape throughout the scenic coach trip. Motoring through the Eglington Valley, you’ll pass alpine beech forests and pause for photo ops at the Mirror Lakes. Continue on to the Hollyford Valley, past Christie Falls, and through the Homer Tunnel before coming upon the Cleddau Valley on the final leg into Milford Sound. Jump on a luxurious catamaran for a sightseeing cruise. En route, you’re surrounded by dense rainforest and tumbling waterfalls that cascade from glacier-carved rock walls into the pristine waters of the sound. An informative crew provides commentary on spires like Mitre Peak, and helps you spot marine mammals and birdlife including New Zealand fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, and Fiordland penguins.  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board before swapping your cruise boat for a Milford Sound scenic flight by light aircraft. The 1-way flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown soars over Fiordland and other regions in New Zealand's untamed countryside, including the snow-capped Southern Alps (weather permitting). Upon landing in Queenstown, your full-day tour ends with a ground transfer to your hotel.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours
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Why take this tour?

The scenery between Queenstown and Milford Sound is spectacular, and it'd be easy to get dangerously distracted if self-driving. On this guided tour you'll be transported on a luxury coach, so you can sit back and enjoy the view, and listen to the commentary. After reaching Milford Sound, see the views from different angles, on a scenic cruise and a flight.

What’s included?

  • Sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound

  • Buffet lunch

  • Local guide

  • Live commentary on board

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 9h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Certain seats on the vehicles will be no sit zones for distancing, Increased contact tracing is in place so you are required to provide your details upon arrival. We are following the guidelines and precautions set by the New Zealand Government.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Combine a luxury coach tour through Fiordland National Park and a catamaran cruise on Milford Sound on this full-day tour from Queensland. Leave the logistics to your guide and simply focus on taking in the views through the UNESCO-listed national park and the cruise past Mitre Peak. All of your needs are taken care of, with a buffet lunch and door-to-door hotel transportation provided.

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