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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Treat yourself to the ultimate Milford Sound experience on this day trip from Queenstown that allows you to see this world-famous fiord region by land, sea and air. Enjoy a scenic drive through the alpine landscapes of the ‘Milford Road’; take a 2-hour cruise along the full length of Milford Sound to see its legendary natural scenery and wildlife; and end the day with a thrilling helicopter flight over the sound, Mt Tutoko and Lake Wakatipu. You’ll also learn about the area from a driver/guide.

Highlights

  • Milford Sound day trip from Queenstown by land, sea and air
  • See Milford Sound and its incredible natural beauty from all angles
  • Travel past Lake Wakatipu and the region’s alpine scenery, stopping for photo ops
  • Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the sound to see waterfalls and wildlife
  • Take an exhilarating helicopter flight over the sound and Mt Tutoko
  • Land briefly on Donne Glacier, if the weather permits
  • Listen to interesting commentary throughout the day

What You Can Expect

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Helicopter Flight

After pickup from centrally located Queenstown hotels, your Milford Sound adventure starts with a 5-hour scenic drive by luxury 47-passenger coach, equipped with reclining seats and a glass roof so you can take in the amazing views.

Listen to commentary from your driver as you travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau, where you’ll take a break for morning tea (own expense). Then continue along Highway 94 — the ‘Milford Road’ — and admire its stunning alpine scenery, stopping along the way for photo ops and a short walk.

When you arrive at Milford Sound, board your 2-hour nature cruise — either the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer — which takes you along the whole length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Learn about the region's history, natural features and native wildlife as you are wowed by the sound’s famous beauty. See rainforest waterfalls, towering peaks and marine life like seals, dolphins and penguins, depending on the season. Sip provided tea and coffee, and purchase lunch at the onboard cafe when you get hungry (own expense).

After your cruise, hop on a shuttle bus for the short drive from the wharf to the airstrip, where the final and most exciting leg of your tour begins — a 40-minute helicopter flight from Milford Sound back to Queenstown. As you soar over Milford Sound — one of the most breathtaking experiences you’re sure to ever have — marvel at the aerial views of glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest. Fly over the fiord along Harrison Valley, over Mount Tutoko and on to the Wakatipu Basin. If the weather cooperates on the day of your tour, you may even get to enjoy a snow landing on Donne Glacier.

Upon your landing in Queenstown, your day trip ends with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Absolutely Amazing!! Helicopter flight was cancelled but flew back on fixed wing plane instead. We worth the cost of the tour.

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!
From USD $ 715.17

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