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Top Fiordland & Milford Sound Day Trips & Excursions
Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound
, Jan 2020
Fabulous trip. Take a jacket, it can be cold even in summer. Only issue, there is only one road in and one road out. There was an accident in the tunnel so our tour couldn’t get out. We opted for the flight back to Queenstown. Best option! I didn’t find our tour guide Deano knowledgeable but when we were stranded at Milford Sound, he was so experienced and knew what to do.
Free taxi brought us to meeting point from hotel. Easy check in process. Friendly, kind, and safe tour bus driver. Comfortable bus-don’t forget to pack a lunch to save some $$! Boat allowed for indoor/outdoor experience per customer
preference-but go outside! And dress for wind/cold on the water.
Travel to the Tasman Sea on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad', or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Te Anau by luxury coach.
We took our tour from Te Anau which made the travel time in the bus shorter. Our driver was great giving us stops to enjoy the beautiful scenery and lots of history. Cruise into Milford Sound was jaw dropping. A great day.
Milford Sounds is by far the best place that we have visited in New Zealand. We were lucky enough to be visiting Milford sounds after rain as a result, there were a number of waterfalls with plenty of water. We enjoyed the bus drive as well as cruise. Thanks to JUCY for a great experience.
Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the Maiden of Milford, a 3-deck vessel. This sightseeing cruise through one of the South Island’s most stunning natural wonders takes you past vivid waterfalls to frolicking dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Meet at the pier or opt for a round-trip coach tour of UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park from Queenstown, and stop for photographs and some short nature walks en route to Milford Sound.
Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour
From $55.52 (Price varies by group size )
The rain made for great waterfalls..but
, Dec 2019
Constant rain in Queenstown made for a less pleasant visit and journey to Milford Sound. However the fast flowing rivers and the waterfalls were magnificent. All arrangements went smoothly and our driver allowed us several stops along the way. Not sure whether it would be better or not in nicer weather, but enjoyed it anyway.
Cruise the spectacular waters of Milford Sound, passing colonies of fur seals, tumbling waterfalls, and soaring cliffs. You’ll explore on a boat whose viewing decks and glassed-in cabins are ideal for sightseeing in any weather, traveling all the way from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Make your own way to Milford Sound, or opt for round-trip transport from Queenstown by glass-roofed coach, with sightseeing, short hikes, and narration along the way.
Get up close to nature and explore one of the top spots on New Zealand's South Island on this half-day Milford Track guided walk. Take a boat ride across Milford Sound to Sandfly Point with your guide and admire soaring cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Hike along the banks of the Arthur River and Lake Ada, and enjoy panoramic views over the pristine countryside. Admire the mighty Giant's Gate Waterfall from the swing-bridge over the river and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
A luxury escape away from the crowds. Taking only 20 passengers a night, the Fiordland Jewel features nine climate-controlled cabins each with their own ensuite and sea views. Includes: overnight accommodation cabin for 2 people per cabin only (option in king twin or super king double cabin), two cruises of Milford Sound, a three-course evening meal, cooked and continental breakfast prepared by the on board chef, kayaking, tender boat explorations, use of top-deck hot tub (weather permitting).
The friendly expert crew will share with you the incredible natural wilderness and local wildlife of this area. View the fascinating sea life beneath the surface when shown underwater film footage captured by the Fiordland Jewels' onboard Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV) following dinner.
Luxury connections are available from Te Anau or Queenstown with exclusive charters available upon request. Operates from 14 October to 14 April.
See the best of Milford Sound and surrounds through the eyes of a local
Your day, your way
Design an incredible day out in Milford Sound that includes all the best, must- see spots. Pick and choose from some of Milford’s most popular attractions to create a personalised itinerary. This is your day: spend it your way.
Meet your local host
Explore Milford Sound alongside your local host. All our team are gifted storytellers who will share stories of Milford’s vibrant history, flora, fauna, wildlife, Māori legends, and local culture. They’ll also make sure you don’t miss out on any must-do experiences.