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Full-Day Milford Explorer Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
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12 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


On this tour, you’ll visit a destination ranked one of the world’s most beautiful places—Milford Sound. Take the stress out of driving on unfamiliar mountain roads by having round-trip transportation included. You’ll travel with a knowledgeable driver who will entertain you with stories about New Zealand and stop off at interesting viewpoints en route. The highlight of the day is a scenic boat cruise at Milford Sound—spot native wildlife and see picturesque mountain views.
  • Learn as you travel with full commentary from your coach driver
  • Select Queenstown hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Maiden of Milford boat cruise ticket is included
  • See Milford’s Sound’s incredible peaks and waterfalls up close


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Just so you know-it will rain!
, Jun 2019
The tour was very well organised . Good stops on the way. Now, just so you know-it will rain. You will need and umbrella, waterproof shoes etc, as you will get wet. It rains more that 200 days a years so the likelihood of being there on a Sunny day are very slim. Also in Autumn and Winter months it may be too cold/windy to be out on the deck during the cruise, which means you won't get nice photos. The ferry itself is very modest, the view from there may not be worth a 12 hour trip. Try to get a weather forecast for Milford Sound before you book to make sure its worth the effort.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Kia Ora Katrin, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. You are right that Milford Sound gets about 200 rainy days a year, but this can be the most beautiful time to visit as water = waterfalls!
Our tour guide Helly was amazing, as...
Ken D
, Apr 2018
Our tour guide Helly was amazing, as were the views from the road and the Sound
The organization was quite good as...
, Jan 2018
The organization was quite good as we had enough time to visit all the famous spots along the way to Milford Sound and we would catch up the cruise with 10 to 15 minutes before It started.
This was an awesome whole day...
Jennifer v
, Oct 2017
This was an awesome whole day outing. Our driver/guide was very well versed with regards to the history of the area we drove through. He also stopped frequently for us to stretch our legs and to take photos. We enjoyed the boat trip on Milford sound. Weather was not all in our favour. We saw quite a few waterfalls, saw a penguin and some seals.
We were happy with the services...
, May 2017
We were happy with the services provided there, very friendly and professional. However, because of the weather, we couldn't say we enjoyed and loved the tour.

Product code: 35584P1

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