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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  Varies
Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise! As you marvel at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, see dolphins, seals and penguins against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and a lush rainforest. If you want to see more stunning scenery, take an optional coach tour from Queenstown or Te Anau through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, stopping for short, guided walks and plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

Highlights

  • Milford Sound cruise and optional coach tour
  • Travel by coach through beautiful Fiordland National Park (if option selected)
  • Admire stunning landscapes and glacial scenery at one of the world’s most scenic locations
  • See dolphins, seals and penguins at play
  • Enjoy guided commentary on board the coach and cruise

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What You Can Expect

Milford Sound Cruise and Optional Coach Tour

Milford Sound Cruise and Optional Coach Tour

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 hotel 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 Queenstown or Te Anau hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

was a great trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Travelled with kids and they loved the views, Our driver/tour guide OZ was very knowledgeable, the whole journey was a memorable experience, some of the highlights were the mirror lakes, panoramic views, getting extremely close to the waterfalls whilst on the ferry and sea lions basking on the rocks - oh you really need to checkout the venison pie shop on the way to Milford sounds too

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