Tour code: 3910GS76
On this full-day Milford Sound tour from Queenstown, enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour journey aboard the ‘Pride of Milford’ cruise boat. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise past Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound. 


  • Explore the beauty of Mildford Sound and Fiordland National Park on this full-day tour from Queenstown
  • Explore the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park on your 1.5-hour Mildford Sound sightseeing cruise
  • View the stunning Mirror Lakes
  • View Mitre Peak, located at the pinnacle of the sound. It rises dramatically from the depths to a height of 1,692 metres above sea level.
  • Experience The Chasm on a short but impressive walk over footbridges and see a series of powerful, swirling waterfalls and rapids

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What You Can Expect

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

Milford Road, Milford Sound

After you’re picked up at your hotel, settle in aboard a comfortable coach with panoramic windows and begin your Milford Sound tour from Queenstown. This day trip departs the shore of Lake Wakatipu, situated against the jagged backdrop of the Remarkables mountain range, and makes a stop in Te Anau for morning tea (own expense). 

On arrival at the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park, step off the coach at the Mirror Lakes. Snap photos of this natural roadside attraction before passing through the Hollyford Valley. Your coach then enters the Homer Tunnel, emerging above the Cleddau Valley, where you’ll follow a footbridge over the Cleddau River to the Chasm to view the river’s turbulent whirlpools.

Upon reaching Milford Sound, board the Pride of Milford, a 112-foot-long (34-meter) catamaran. Throughout the 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, listen to expert commentary about the pristine environment and natural landmarks such as Mitre Peak. Rising dramatically to a height of 5,551 feet (1,692 meters) above sea level, it’s one of many towering cliffs carved by a massive glacier in the last ice age.

Pass cascading waterfalls, and search for birdlife and marine mammals including New Zealand fur seals in addition to penguins and pods of dolphins. If you opted for a provided lunch, open your snack box (sandwich roll, cheese, crackers and fruit) or dig into a buffet lunch of international dishes, before you’re returned by coach to your Queenstown hotel.

Customer Reviews

Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved it. This was the second time I took a tour from via tour. The tour bus driver was friendly and knowledgable and there were many stops which made the long bus trip less boring.

Billie Yan Zhan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Despite the long road trip, the bus driver is very friendly and helpful on giving us the description along the journey. The boat cruise is amazing but it will be better if they could provide a rain coat in the event of raining

Jonathan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic tour. Long day, but totally worth it. The bus took care of everything, and I was glad to be able to sit back and enjoy the ride instead of having to do my own driving. Our driver Shale I believe was extremely friendly, and very informative throughout the drive.

Megan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip was fantastic. Well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was the highlight of our New Zealand trip! Amazing day with the boat getting close to the base of the waterfalls for an up close experience!

Lori A. L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an amazing tour!! Beautiful drive to the sound; informative guide; and we were lucky to have perfect wrather


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Long day but scenery worth it.

Madonna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic tour to see Milford Sound if you did not want to fly. A long day however it is broken up with photo stops along the way. Beautiful scenery. Cruise was lovely. We took the option to do a short helicopter flight landing on the glacier which was worth it. Bus driver Shale was very informative and made the day very enjoyable.

Galina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour was great. We were lucky with the weather which allowed us to fly by little plane back to Queenstown from Milford Sound instead of getting back by bus which is quite long trip by road!. The tour is a great photo opportunity.

Juhi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


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