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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown
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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu—New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau—the South Island’s the largest lake.
  • Full-day small-group tour to Milford Sound with sightseeing cruise, from Queenstown
  • Snap photos and take optional walks during scenic stops along the route
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board the boat
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Overland travel means discovering scenery at a slower pace with photo stops, bush walks.
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Hotel pick-up from select Queenstown based accommodations
2-Hour nature cruise on Milford Sound.
Knowledgable and friendly local driver/guides
Off-the-beaten track scenic photo stops en route
Lunch
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Bottled water
Gratuities
Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Additional Pick ups:
- Fernhill Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Arthurs Point Hotel (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Rydges Bus Stop, Lake Esplanade (For Rydges Resort, QT Queenstown, and Peppers Beacon)
- Queenstown Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time)
- Central Queenstown (Please meet the us outside Base Backpackers, 49 Shotover Street)
- Amber Lodge, 1 Gorge Rd (For Gorge Rd, Henry St, and Turner St accomodations)
- Cnr Cemetery Rd & Brecon St (For Lakeview Holiday Park, The Dairy, Browns Boutique)
- Upper Stanley Street Bus Stop, Stanley St (For Heartland Hotel, Blue Peaks, Caples Court, Four Seasons and Scenic suites)
- Millennium Hotel Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Millennium Hotel, Melbourne Lodge, Hurley's, Autoline Motel)
- Pounamu Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Swiss Belsuites, Colonial Village, Villa del Lago, Oaks Club)
- Hensman Rd / Oaks Shores Bus Stop (For The Rees, Oaks Shores, Andrews Rd, and Hensman Rd)
- Sherwood Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Sherwood, Holiday Inn, Goldfield Heights)
- Battery Hill Bus Stop, Frankton Rd
- Perkins Rd Bus Stop, Frankton Rd
- Marina Drive Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Mantra Marina)
- Frankton Bus Shelter, Cnr of Gray Street & Kawarau Rd

If your accommodation is not listed, please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please bring walking shoes, warm clothes and rain jacket
  • Please be aware that this is a full day excursion (up to 13 hours) due to road distances.
  • Minimum numbers of 6 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A picnic lunch is included and you have a choice between chicken, beef and vegetarian and you have until 6pm the day prior to confirm your choice. The default lunch selection is chicken.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Milford Sound BBQ Experience

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown.

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Traveller Tips


  • "While a long day this is an iconic New Zealand outing that should not be missed, pack a snack for the way home," See review
  • "Don't let dietary restrictions stop you from considering this tour.All in all, after taking this tour with Rob as our guide I wouldn't even imagine recommending any other tour to anyone visiting the area and wanting to see Milford." See review
  • "Milford Sound is a must-see, but be prepared for 80% of your day to be consumed by driving." See review

Reviews

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An amazing day!
Tsoline_M
, Jun. 2021
An incredible day all round!! The tour guide Andy was especially a stand out. He was fun, knowledgeable, easy going and made the experience very memorable. It was obvious that he absolutely loves New Zealand/Queenstown and it was infectious.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for choosing Altitude Tours. We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Milford Sound with Andy!
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Brilliant!
Paul_E
, Jun. 2021
Andy was a fantastic host and made the day really enjoyable. Loved the Milford Sound cruise! The lunch was also really good.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Thank you so much for your great review and for choosing Altitude Tours. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with Andy and loved the cruise!
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star-5
A wonderful day with magnificent views
Elie_A
, Jun. 2021
A wonderful trip with a great guide and driver. It was comfortable and the views along the journey were magnificent.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Milford Sound day trip. It is great to hear you enjoyed our experience and our guide.
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A long trip but a nice trip
Lu_G
, Jun. 2021
We had a great day in Milford sound. The trip was lovely and Andy is such a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful guide. I will definitely recommend to my friend.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your out to Milford Sound with Andy. Thank you for your recommendation - we hope to see you back here in Queenstown again one day.
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star-4
Majestic
Peter_M
, Apr. 2021
Fantastic weather for the cruise on Milford sound, majestic grandeur and very comfortable boat, bus trip quite long and arduous and for that reason we flew back from Milford sound to Queenstown. Bus driver was excellent and very knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2021
Glad you had a great time, you truly got the best of what Fiordland has to offer!!
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star-5
Day 2 in Queenstown - must do
Pierre_M
, Mar. 2021
On time. What we wanted. Guide with courtesy. Well taken care of - just focus on what we wanted to see and do - forget the rest ! What more do you want ?
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2021
Thanks so much for your review!! We are glad you had a great time out with us.
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star-5
Great day, thanks Andy & Altitude tours
Judy_F
, Mar. 2021
Andy was very knowledgeable as well as being a very safe & competent driver. Very comfortable van and the whole experience was well worthwhile
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2021
Thank you so much for a great review. We're delighted to hear that Andy provided a wonderful experience for you and that you enjoyed the tour with us!
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Excellent trip
Hiueni_N
, Feb. 2021
excellent service and the beautiful view of rainfalls, snow even summertime, mountains, The driver from Queenstown was excellent providing tour guide and explanation on our 4 hours drive to Milsfordsound.
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2021
We're delighted to hear you had a great experience on our Milford Sound experience and that our guide made sure to provide an awesome tour for you. Thank you for leaving a review!
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star-4
A long journey.....but worth it :)
Hannah_J
, Jan. 2021
My partner and I enjoyed our trip to Milford Sound and all the stops at key locations we made along the way ! For those interested in this trip, it is a long journey (12+ hours) but you'll have an amazing tour guide. Podge was very informative and friendly. He made sure that everyone was comfortable and aware of the schedule. Thanks Podge!
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2021
Thank you for leaving a review! It is a long day but we feel it's so worth it with the incredible scenery through the journey. We're delighted to hear Podge provided an awesome experience for you and that you enjoyed the tour with us!
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star-5
A great trip. Highly recommended
Wilding
, Jan. 2021
Excellent driver/guide. Andy was considerate, an excellent driver and a great commentator with interesting observations and knowledge of the area. Great boat trip. The day was amazing and went by very quickly. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2021
We're delighted to hear you had a great time in Milford Sound and that Andy provided an awesome day for you. Thank you for taking time to leave a review!
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