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Day trip (destination A to B)
Get up-close to native wildlife
Informative, friendly and professional guide
If you choose the coach tour option, the trip to Milford Sound is a 4-hour drive from Queenstown and a 2-hour drive from Te Anau. After pickup, journey through the pristine mountain landscapes of Fiordland National Park. Encounter beautiful scenery; enjoy plenty of photo stops; and listen to your guide’s interesting and informative narration.
Marvel at the Avenue of Disappearing Mountains, an optical illusion where the mountains appear to sink into the surrounding beech forest. Crossing the halfway point between the equator and the South Pole, see stunning views over Hollyford Valley and the Darran Mountains before entering the Homer Tunnel and descending into lush rainforest canyons. You will also see majestic views of Mt Tutoko, the highest and most glaciated peak in Fiordland National Park.
Arrive at Milford Sound, one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. If you choose the cruise-only option, this is where you’ll meet to start your tour. Board the boat for a 1.5-hour cruise, taking in the spectacular sights of waterfalls cascading from towering rock walls and verdant rainforests gripping the cliffs. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea while watching seals, penguins and dolphins swim in the water.
You'll cruise Milford Sound on a two-deck vessel that offers great viewing from inside and outside on both decks. Each cruise is limited to 100 passengers to ensure a choice of seating and uninterrupted viewing. It is the only vessel on Milford Sound to provide a glass-roof, all-weather viewing area.
For the cruise-only option, your tour concludes on shore. For the coach tour option, you will be taken back to your pickup location.
Hotel Pickup Queenstown: - Gorge road directly opposite Bowen Street - Creeksyde Top 10 Holiday Park, 54 Robins Road. Bus stop on opposite side of road - Novotel, Marine Parade - Nomads, 5-11 Church Street - YHA Lake Front, 80-90 Lake Esplanade. Bus Stop outside - Crowne Plaza, 93 Beach Street. Bus stop outside - Base Backpackers, Shotover street. Bus stop outside - The Station, corner of Camp and Shotover street. Bus stop on camp street - Stanley Street bus stop Cnr of Sydney and Stanley streets (Near Bungi backpackers) - Millenium Hotel Bus Shelter, Frankton road - Copthorne Lakeview, Frankton Road - Pounamu Apartments Bus Stop, 128 Frankton road - The Rees Hotel, bus stop opposite hotel. - Goldfield Heights Bus Stop, Cnr Frankton Road and Goldfield Heights - Greenstone Apartments Bus Stop, Battery Hill Frankton - Marina Heights Bus Stop, opposite Mantra Marina and next to Z Garage. - Frankton Bus Shelter, Cnr of Gray Street and SH6
Hotel Pickup Te Anau: - Kiwi Country/Boulevard café
1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
Complimentary tea and hot water
Live commentary on board
Regular photo stops & nature walks to admire the scenery (if transport option selected)
Touring Coach for comfortable & relaxing travel (if transport option selected)
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Lunch, snacks, drinks, and coffee (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Milford Sound Cruise Only from Milford Sound Oct - April: 8.55am 11.15am 1.10pm 3.10pm
May - Sept: 9:25am 11:30am 1:25pm
Milford Sound Cruise and Coach Tour Oct - April: 9.10am from Queenstown 11.25am from Te Anau
May - Sept: 7.35am from Queenstown 9.50am from Te Anau
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.