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From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Bus & Boat

1. From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Bus & Boat

Take the hassle out of driving to Milford Sound and join a guided coach tour from Queenstown. Sit back, relax and enjoy magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Your experienced local coach driver will show you the best views along the Milford Road and connect you seamlessly with a 2-hour nature cruise. Travel in a spacious coach with USB charging ports. Marvel at the native rainforest, spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Pause briefly in Te Anau before continuing along the spectacular alpine Milford Road. Admire incredible views at Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobbs Flat or Monkey Creek and pose for photos. Be wowed by the glaciar-carved Milford Sound as you approach the visitor terminal. Seize your cruise and lunch passes from the driver who’ll help you find your cruise departure gate.  Climb aboard a purpose-built catamaran for a nature cruise along the fiord’s deep blue waters. Savor a freshly prepared picnic lunch. Marvel at the impressive natural landscape and keep a lookout for native wildlife like dolphins, seals and penguins. Be fascinated by live commentary from your skipper in the open wheelhouse. Get within touching distance of impressive glaciar-carved rock walls and feel the full force of the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls on your face. Awed and satisfied, rejoin your driver for the scenic return journey to Queenstown. 

Queenstown: Ice Bar Crawl

2. Queenstown: Ice Bar Crawl

Begin the bar crawl at 9:00 PM in The London Bar. Benefit from drink discounts all night plus free entry into the Ice Bar later in the tour! Throughout the course of the night visit 5 of the best bars in Queenstown. Receive 5 free shots as well as free pizza. Take part in a variety of bar games with the opportunity to win some prizes! The night finishes in the last bar just after midnight but you can keep the party going for as long as you like!

Otago Winery Tour with Gourmet Wine & Food-Paired Lunch

3. Otago Winery Tour with Gourmet Wine & Food-Paired Lunch

Make the most of your stay in Queenstown with this half-day wine and food experience for an unforgettable taste of Central Otago’s wine region. Enjoy a winery lunch consisting of several tasting dishes each perfectly matched by the Chief Winemaker and Head Chef, using estate wines and fresh local produce. Indulge in wine tasting and presentations at 3 wineries, visiting one larger well-known winery and two boutique style wineries. The tour also includes a wine cave tour and tasting, providing you with an insight into the local great wines and the Central Otago wine industry.

Queenstown: Bar Crawl with 5 Free Shots and Pizza

4. Queenstown: Bar Crawl with 5 Free Shots and Pizza

Discover 5 of the best party bars Queenstown has to offer on this bar crawl tour. Delight in one free shot on entry to each bar and free pizza throughout the night. Meet your fellow crawlers and tour guides at The London at 9 PM. After a short time there, head onto the next bar where the party really starts. Enjoy the opportunity to win prizes from local activities by getting involved in the games that are playing during the night. Throughout your bar crawl, make the most of various drink discounts. The activity will finish in the last bar just after midnight — but the party keeps going for as long as you want it to!

From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

5. From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is by no means among the world’s tallest but with the nearby Mt Cook village just 750m above sea-level, the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatization whatsoever, and so this tour is perfect for people of all levels of fitness. The guided tour begins with pickups in Queenstown and Frankton, before you then travel through the stunning Kawarau gorge to Cromwell. After making a comfort stop in the quaint township of Omarama (where you have the option to taste one of the best creamy chicken pies in New Zealand), you climb your way through Lindis Pass, one of only 3 alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. As you exit the Pass, you may catch glimpses of the mighty mountain itself; but before arriving there is much more to see, including what many consider one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Pukaki is one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, and is framed by the backdrop of Aoraki and its brothers in the Southern Alps. The location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lake Pukaki is a destination in and of itself. You soon pass the delta where the mountain’s various rivers, creeks and streams converge to form the lake, and the mountain continues to grow steadily in stature and grandeur until the shear scale of the view makes you feel powerless. Arriving at the alpine village of Mt Cook and the Hermitage - home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre - you now have the freedom to explore in whatever way suits your energy levels and budget. Please select the activity you would like to include during the booking process, which are at an additional charge.

Queenstown: 1-Hour Zipline Tour with 2-Lines & 21-Meter Drop

6. Queenstown: 1-Hour Zipline Tour with 2-Lines & 21-Meter Drop

Experience Queenstown in a whole new way. Whether you're seeking a heightened thrill level or short on time as its all done and dusted in just under an hour. Make your way to the Skyline Gondola summit (gondola ticket is your own expense) to meet your experienced guides. Harness up and feel the wind in your face as you glide down the ziplines. Find your wings and fly through the treetops on two breathtaking zip lines in Queenstown. Finish your adventure with a swooping and exhilarating 21-meter drop. Then, enjoy a scenic 10-minute uphill walk through Queenstown's iconic Tiki Trail.   Your experienced guides launch and receive you at each tree deck, so you are able to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Gaze at the spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable mountain range as you hear light-hearted and interesting details on local history, myths, legends, and ecological principals at each suspended tree-house.

Queenstown: Twilight Wine and Craft Beer Tour

7. Queenstown: Twilight Wine and Craft Beer Tour

Experience Queenstown by twilight and set off on an epic late-afternoon, four-hour tour through the Gibbston wine region. Hunt out the best boutique craft beers and wine on and off the beaten track, while hearing about the area and having a great time. This wine and beer tour aims to please, so if wine isn't your thing, simply swap it out for craft beer. Visit three unique locations, two beautiful cellar doors, and a brewery, offering a range of local, world-renowned and internationally awarded Central Otago wines and local craft beer on tap. Enjoy shared antipasto platters and even get a glimpse behind the scenes at the brewery. All locations are local favorites with stunning, picture-perfect backdrops. So, go on, fill your day with adrenaline activities — skiing, bungy jumping, jet boating — and then join this tour to unwind in the evening. With an emphasis on fun, you are guaranteed to have a great time and make some cool new friends on the way. Travel in style on board a premium Mercedes van, complete with fun onboard videos, complimentary Wi-Fi, and bottled water. Benefit from the insights of your knowledgeable local guide equipped with great kiwi humor. Those looking for a unique memorable experience while visiting Queenstown should look no further.

Dunedin: Speight's Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting

8. Dunedin: Speight's Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting

Enjoy over 144 years of brewing history as a guide takes you through an interactive brewery tour. Learn about the history of this Dunedin icon as you explore the brewery from top to bottom with your friendly guide. Along the way, you will learn about all the ingredients that go into their award-winning beers. You'll also hear about the state-of-the-art brewing process used today. The tour ends with a tasting, where you'll get to enjoy samples of the beer as your knowledgeable guides talk you through the different styles and flavors in the range.

From Te Anau: Milford Sound Tour with Cruise and Lunch

9. From Te Anau: Milford Sound Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Take a guided tour by comfortable minibus to explore the natural beauty of Milford Sound and the surrounding area. Your tour includes a sightseeing cruise, a picnic lunch, and plenty of scenic stops along the way. Meet your guide in Te Anau and drive along the lakeside, making a stop at Te Anau Downs to soak in the scenery. Enter the Fiordland National Park and visit Eglinton Valley, to admire the landscape carved by an ancient glacier. Continue to Mirror Lakes and see the Earl Mountains reflected in these clear waters. Relax and take photos by Lake Gunn, before continuing towards Hollyford River. Pass the waterfall at Falls Creek as you head higher into the Darran Mountains, stopping at viewpoints along the way. Keep a look out for local wildlife, including kea, the world’s largest alpine parrot. Enter Homer Tunnel and learn this history of this hand-built tunnel, before arriving at Milford Sound. Board the boat for a sightseeing cruise and see impressive views of Mitre Peak. Back on dry land, take a bush walk through The Chasm and snap photos at Pop's View Lookout, on the return journey to Te Anau.

Queenstown: Small-Group Tour to Milford Sound with Cruise

10. Queenstown: Small-Group Tour to Milford Sound with Cruise

Join a guided day tour from Queenstown or Te Anau to the world-renowned Milford Sound: the crowning glory of Fiordland. Highlights of the drive will include Lake Wakatipu, the Devil’s Staircase, the truly majestic mountains of Fiordland, Mirror Lake, and Homer Tunnel. Enjoy multiple stops along the way for photo opportunities and to spot the Kea bird. Travel through the mind-blowing Homer Tunnel, emerging as the valley descends sharply down to Milford Sound, with its hundreds of waterfalls cascading into the crystal clear waters beneath. At Milford Sound, take an intimate cruise on a smaller boat that gets right up close to nature and wildlife. Onboard your cruise you will have up-close views of thousands of waterfalls, Mitre Peak, as well as local wildlife, providing you with hundreds of amazing photo opportunities along the way. Following your cruise you will begin the return journey back to Queenstown, stopping again in Te Anau for a quick break. At the end of the day, your guide will drop you back to your Queenstown accommodation, or you can opt to upgrade to a scenic, one-way flight back from Milford instead. Choose this option for the ultimate view over the mountains and region during your return journey.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We did the Ice Bar Crawl, Was Overall an awesome experience. Highly recommend doing the bar crawl with these guys if your coming to Queenstown. We had the best night, our guides took good care of us making sure we were doing okay throughout the night. Free shot at every bar we went to and pizza. Discount drinks. It was all good vibes the entire night. 100% worth it. Would definitely do it again. Don't miss out, book your bar crawl now.

amazing trip and very informative courtesy of our guide/driver Brad. on the way there there was always interesting facts being fed and also plenty of opportunities to take photos off/on the bus. on the way back, seeing as it was dark he even came prepared with documentary/movie playing not too loud so you didn't feel obliged to watch them. Great day and highly recommend it!!

Great response, excellent service. Very efficient driver, explained well about the places. He got nice humour too. Support services are great. Overall it’s a great experience with this travellers and strongly recommended about get your guide . Thank you for making our trip joyful and memorable

Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the South Island. Bus is comfortable with plenty of room, and you have regular stops to take in amazing views. Brad was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly - even helped us organise a spontaneous scenic flight back! Thank you so much.

It was well organised, our driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and the cruise was amazing too. All in all a great experience and highly recommend it.