Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown


  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board the boat

  • Chance to see marine wildlife in its natural habitat 

  • Small-group tour ensures personal service from your guide


Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown (select hotels only), and then board a comfortable coach bus for the scenic trip to Milford Sound. Follow the Eglington River to the head of Eglington Valley, with a break to stretch your legs on a walk through the lush forest. Your picnic lunch, with a choice between chicken, beef or vegetarian, will be served en route. Continue through the Homer Tunnel, and then wind into the Cleddau Valley, arriving at Fiordland National Park. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board a sightseeing cruise for a trip that traces the sound to the outlet on the Tasman Sea, passing waterfalls that tumble from high cliffs along the way. Keep your camera ready during this portion of the tour as it’s common to spot seals and other wildlife while cruising Milford Sound. Following your time at Milford Sound, begin the return trip to Queenstown, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Tour info

13 hours
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Why take this tour?

Cruising Milford Sound is among New Zealand’s most spectacular activities, but the mountain scenery that lines the coast is just as gorgeous. Experience both on this full-day trip from Queenstown, traveling through the heart of Fiordland National Park, and then cruising all the way to the edge of the Tasman Sea. This excursion includes plenty of sightseeing stops throughout the day, along with a picnic lunch to enjoy onboard the cruise.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pick-up from select Queenstown based accommodations

  • 2-Hour nature cruise on Milford Sound

  • Knowledgable and friendly local driver/guides

  • Off-the-beaten track scenic photo stops en route

  • Picnic Lunch

  • WiFi on board

  • Bottled water

  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound

  • Gratuities

  • Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)

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Before you book

  • Duration: 13h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Cancellation Policy

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

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Milford Sound Experience by Altitude Tours

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About operator:

Join the Milford Sound Experience for a top rated, unique and interactive small group tour. Travel in luxury and comfort from Queenstown or Te Anau to Milford Sound. This full day tour includes return transport, a two hour nature cruise on the Fjord and an picnic lunch on board the cruise. WHY TRAVEL WITH US? - Small group, max 19 people. - Flexibility to escape the crowds with your guide creating a more personalised experience. - Vehicles specifically designed for long distance touring with large panoramic windows, leather reclining seats, free Wifi and bottled water. - Small uncrowded boat cruise (max 70 people) with large panoramic windows and nature guide. Get up close under waterfalls. - New Zealand guides with years of experience into Milford. - Onboard videos with fun kiwi humour and information about the region. - Fly back options with top rated airline companies. Book this tour for a taste of New Zealand!

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