Enjoy a Milford Sound cruise during a one-way day trip, departing from Queenstown to Te Anau, the gateway to World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park. Break for morning tea before traveling through the Eglinton Valley and pausing at Mirror Lakes en route to majestic Milford Sound, where glacier-scarred rock walls like famous Mitre Peak rise from the sea. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off with commentary on board the coach and cruise boat.
Full-day tour of Milford Sound from Queenstown to Te Anau
Travel through the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park
See the ancient alpine beech forest of Eglinton Valley
Relax aboard a luxury coach on a driving tour from Queenstown to Te Anau, taking in the rugged landscapes of the South Island before you embark on a Milford Sound cruise.
After hotel pickup, leave Queenstown behind as your coach motors along the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu with the Remarkables mountain range as your scenic backdrop.
Upon reaching Te Anau, stop for morning tea before entering the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Your driver passes through the Eglinton Valley, flanked by steep glacier-carved rock sides, and comments on the grandeur of the landscape including alpine beech forests and the Mirror Lakes, where you’ll disembark the coach for photo ops.
Continue on through the Upper Hollyford Valley, past Christie Falls, and prepare for the breathtaking sight of the Cleddau Valley upon exiting the Homer Tunnel toward Milford Sound.
During your boat cruise, you’ll drift past mist-shrouded or snow-capped vertical walls that rise 3,937 feet (1,200 meters) from the sea. See awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, glimpse cascades that tumble into the fiord below, and search for penguins, dolphins, and seals that inhabit the icy waters.
After your Milford Sound cruise, re-board your coach for the journey to Te Anau, where your tour ends.