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Milford Sound Tours from Queenstown

By Viator, February 2018

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The dramatic focal point of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is a popular natural wonder on New Zealand’s South Island. Whether you want to cruise the fjord, soar overhead in a helicopter, or hike through the mountains, these are your options for Milton Sound tours from Queenstown. 

Half-Day Tours
Those short on time can take in the highlights on a half-day tour, with options including a combination flight and cruise with round-trip flights from Queenstown landing in the heart of Fiordland National Park. After taking in views from above, set out to cruise Milton Sound, enjoying photo stops at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke. Maximize your time by opting for a tour with hotel pickup and drop-off, and pre-book activities in advance.

Full-Day Tours
Full-day tours mean you can spend more time exploring and soak up the scenery on the spectacular drive from Queenstown. Enjoy panoramic views and ample photo opportunities aboard a glass-roofed coach or comfortable minivan as you drive the Milford Road, passing the Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Te Anau, and the Homer Tunnel. Most full-day tours include a range of activities, such as a boat cruise or scenic plane flight. 

Helicopter Tours
The sweeping glaciers, rugged mountains, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are dazzling from the air, and helicopter tours offer the ultimate aerial view. Opt for a round-trip private or small-group flight from Queenstown; swoop over the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, and Tasman Sea; and touch down on Tukuko Glacier, Otago's Glacier Basin, or one of the west coast beaches. 

Things to Know
  • Milford Sound is located on the southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island, about 178 miles (287 kilometers) northwest of Queenstown.
  • The quickest way to get to Milford Sound is by plane, while by road, it’s at least a 4-hour journey each way. 
  • Day tours from Queenstown typically last between 10 and 13 hours.
  • Be sure to bring your camera, wear comfortable walking shoes, and dress according to the weather—it can get chilly out at sea.
  • Full-day tours differ in their inclusions, but many include hotel pickup, lunch, and sometimes extra activities.

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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound, Fiordland & Milford ... 
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

An extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer designed for the free, independent traveler. ...  Read more

Location: Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.94
Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown, Queenstown, Day Cruises
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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $298.34
Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ ... 
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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 285 Reviews

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, a must-see for any traveler. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking a ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.42
Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown, Queenstown, Day Trips
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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

4.5 star rating: Recommended 214 Reviews

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Queenstown. You'll travel through beautiful Fiordland in a luxury coach with panoramic windows and take an ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $166.90
Milford Sound Tour with Flight, Cruise and Jet Boat Adventure from Queenstown, Queenstown, Day Trips
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Milford Sound Tour with Flight, Cruise and Jet Boat Adventure from Queenstown

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Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a 2-hour cruise traveling the full length of the fiord. Then board your Aircraft for a scenic flight ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $472.89
Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight, Queenstown, Day Trips
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Milford Sound Day Trip from Queenstown by Coach, Cruise and Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

For the most engaging way to experience the riches of Fiordland National Park. This tour includes three modes of transport on land, sea and in the air ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $413.77
Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Queenstown by Luxury Coach, Queenstown, Day Trips
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Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Queenstown by Luxury Coach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Sit back, stretch out, relax and enjoy the scenery in the warmth and comfort of a luxury Volvo coach. These coaches are the most luxurious way to travel from ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.53
Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown, Queenstown, Day Trips
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $372.05
Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown, Queenstown, Air Tours
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Air Milford hosts you on an intimate experience, combining two incredible scenic flights into Fiordland National Park, with a Nature Cruise through the ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $372.05
Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour, Queenstown, Air Tours
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $31.29

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