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Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

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From US$ 135.67 US$ 122.10 per person

Take in the stunning views and wonderful wildlife as you cruise around Milford Sound. Relax on board with tea and coffee, enjoying the commentary as you go, and make the most of the photo ops as you go.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from selected central Queenstown locations and along Frankton Road • Provide your accommodation details when booking and the local operator will advise your nearest designated pickup point • The local operator will confirm your pickup details after booking • Your pickup time may differ from the tour start time • Please be at your designated pickup point at least 5 minutes before your scheduled departure time • The pickup route in Queenstown takes around 35 minutes


  • Explore Milford Sound and New Zealand’s famous Fiordland National Park
  • Admire rainforests, waterfalls, and wildlife as you cruise the length of the fiord
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from your experienced local guides
Full description

Enjoy a fun and leisurely day trip to admire the glacial features, wild flora and fauna, and picturesque backdrops of the world-famous fiord at Milford Sound.

Start with a bus journey as you sit back, draw the curtains, and nap en route to Te Anau. Your driver will share their local knowledge as you stop along the way to see spectacular scenery. Marvel at views of waterfalls, wildlife, and the rainforest. Soak up the sights from any of the three indoor and outdoor viewing decks during your cruise and join your jovial crew at the bow as you nose under Stirling Falls for a free shower in some of the world's freshest water.  Complimentary tea service is available for the entire cruise and espresso coffee, snacks cakes, and a selection of drinks can be purchased from "Off The Rocks" onboard bar.

  • Central Queenstown and Te Anau pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Experienced skippers and guides
  • Live commentary
  • Scenic photo stops and short walks
  • Scenic Milford Sound cruise
  • Access to 3 viewing decks
  • Complimentary tea and hot water
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Additional drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound is about 5-6 hours with stops
  • Infants 4 and under are free of charge and must be allocated their own seat
  • Wear comfortable, layered clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a good raincoat, fly repellent, sun cream, and your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 152 reviews

Review summary

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This was such a fabulous trip. The bus driver couldn’t have been more friendly, more informative and continually informed us of “what was happening next”. The Captain on the boat was awesome too, very professional yet personable in how he delivered his information. These two men really made it a wonderful experience for me - Thankyou.

December 1, 2021

The trip started very early, but the bus arrived on time, the roll was called and we departed immediately. The bus was comfortable, and there were enough stops for various purposes. The driver was courtiers, very attentive to the road, entertaining us, passengers, with various kinds of information, news and commenting on what was happening. The cruise vessel was spacious, with a well stocked cafe. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience.

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March 20, 2020

Milford Sound is a must activity in Queenstown. The driver/guide was very passionate about Milford sound and made us feel the history of Milford sound. He himself worked building some walking tracks. It was very interesting how much he was involved with Milford Sound. The ferry ride was beautiful. The day I took the trip it rained cats and dogs and I have seen hundreds of rainfalls and on the ferry we were told that they there were 2000 rainfalls. I wish it wouldn’t have rained then on the ferry maybe I would have tried to go under the big rainfalls. If you want to experience that make sure to take some spare clothes with you. Then it would be great fun doing it. Next day after my trip people are stranded at Milford Sound and some could be rescued two days later. This should be an exception and I recommend every visitor of Queenstown to go there.

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February 19, 2020

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