4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Discover Milford Sound by land, sea and air on this ultimate full-day tour from Queenstown. First, you'll travel through magnificent alpine landscapes on a journey by luxury coach to Milford Sound. Then take a leisurely 2-hour Milford Sound cruise to enjoy the scenery and wildlife as you sail the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Complete you Milford Sound experience, with a return 40-minute scenic helicopter flight to Queenstown.


  • Explore Milford Sound from all angles on this ultimate day trip from Queenstown
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats
  • Cruise the full length of the fiord
  • Exhilarating helicopter flight from Milford to Queenstown including a snow landing
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Informative and friendly guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Queenstown

What You Can Expect

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Queenstown hotel to begin the scenic five-hour alpine drive to Milford Sound in a luxury 47-seater air-conditioned coach, equipped with reclining seats and glass roof for your full viewing pleasure. Enjoy commentary by the driver as you travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau for a morning tea break. Continue along Milford Road and its stunning alpine scenery, stopping along the way for photo opportunities.

On arrival at Milford Sound board a 2-hour nature cruise. Learn about the region's history, flora and fauna as you immerse yourself in the beauty of Milford Sound. You'll see numerous waterfalls, rainforests, towering peaks and wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season. Receive complimentary tea and coffee and lunch is available to be purchased onboard the nature cruise.

Following the cruise board a short shuttle bus for a short trip from the wharf to the airstrip for the last and most exciting leg of the tour a 40-minute helicopter flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown. Soaring over Milford Sound is the ultimate breathtaking experience, with views of alpine scenery, glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest. Helicopter flight includes a snow landing on the Donne Glacier (conditions permitting).

You'll be picked up from the airport to return to Queenstown hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

The bus was clean, the driver was humourous and knowledgeable, the boat tour and lunch were great. The helicopter and pilot were fantastic, landing on the ice-field and giving us a memory to last a lifetime!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

Absolutely breathtaking. We were fortunate to have a beautiful clear day. While the drive to Milford Sound was long, it went by amazingly fast. The bus was very comfortable and the views were stunning. The bus even has windows across the top allowing you to see everything - top-to-bottom. The cruise was equally beautiful, albeit windy. We missed out on seeing penguins, but did see some seals sunning themselves. We also got up close and personal with a couple of waterfalls. The helicopter ride back was great and it was fun landing on a glacier and having a snowball fight. . I wish the helicopter ride was a little longer, but all-in-all this was truly a fabulous excursion. Quite frankly, Milford Sound has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet! Take this trip if you can! Erik from Rockford, IL USA
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