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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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icon12 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound.
  • Explore the beauty of Mildford Sound and Fiordland National Park on this full-day tour from Queenstown
  • Relax and enjoy the sites of Mildford Sound on a sightseeing cruise
  • View the stunning Mirror Lakes
  • Includes hassle-free, round-trip transportation
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1-hour 45-minute sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound
Lunch
Local guide
Live commentary on board
Glass-roofed coach with free WiFi
Air-conditioning
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487

If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior

Departure Time

7:20 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After you’re picked up at your hotel, settle in aboard a comfortable coach with panoramic windows and begin your Milford Sound tour from Queenstown. This day trip departs the shore of Lake Wakatipu, situated against the jagged backdrop of the Remarkables mountain range, and makes a stop in Te Anau for morning tea (own expense). 

On arrival at the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park, step off the coach at the Mirror Lakes. Snap photos of this natural roadside attraction before passing through the Hollyford Valley. Your coach then enters the Homer Tunnel, emerging above the Cleddau Valley, where you’ll follow a footbridge over the Cleddau River to the Chasm to view the river’s turbulent whirlpools.

Upon reaching Milford Sound, board the luxurious catamaran. Throughout the 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, listen to expert commentary about the pristine environment and natural landmarks such as Mitre Peak. Rising dramatically to a height of 5,551 feet (1,692 meters) above sea level, it’s one of many towering cliffs carved by a massive glacier in the last ice age.

Pass cascading waterfalls, and search for birdlife and marine mammals including New Zealand fur seals in addition to penguins and pods of dolphins. Gourmet Buffet lunch is included on your cruise, before you’re returned by coach to your Queenstown hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GreatSights

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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

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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 Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make no mistake, this IS a full-day trip 7:00 am to 7:00 pm." See review
  • "Lunch was a bit later in the afternoon about 2 or so so make sure to bring a snack." See review

Reviews

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One of the best destination
Teresita_P
, Mar 2020
A wonderful place to visit, extraordinary sights. An environmentally preserved place for everyone. It was a long bus ride, 5 hours to go and 5 hours to go back but it was worth the sights.
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NO REFUND WHEN COMPANY CANCELLED TRIP!
Ronald_B
, Mar 2020
Our tour was cancelled due to roads being closed because of heavy rains. We completely understand that. However, we have tried for the last month to get a refund and are NOT being assisted!
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Breathtakingly beautiful
Beverly
, Mar 2020
Long drive to Milford Sound but spectacular scenery, then the boat trip, lunch as soon as you board, they said gourmet lunch, it was a hot buffet but the food was good. The scenery stunning and has to be seen pictures do not show the beauty of the place. We chose to fly back and I would recommend everyone to do this, the views from the air are truly breathtaking
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Milford sounds trip
Christina_G
, Mar 2020
Given that we had to go in a convoy—because of rain damage to the road—the organization of the trip was awesome and everyone on the bus listened and therefore we had fun and enjoyed thoroughly—it was raining when we reached Milford but that gave us waterfalls that were tremendous so we didn’t mind getting a little wet—our driver and his assistant were very informative and fun to be on a long trip with!!
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Wonderful
Colleen_D
, Mar 2020
Really enjoyed the day even tho it was very long, . Exceeded my expectations Thank you I recommend this tour to any visitors to New Zealand a must.
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Words are not good enough for this trip has to be done.
Elaine_V
, Mar 2020
Excellent day out, views need to be experienced as words would/ could not do them justice. Coach driver very informative, if just a little to chatty, but excellent driver, felt very safe as he negotiated all those hairpin bends. A very long but fantastic day. Has to be done.
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Good tour to an incredible place
Stephanie_G
, Feb 2020
The Milford Sound was really incredible. It’s amazing that it was formed into something so grand and beautiful just by way of glaciers. I’m happy we saw it, but the weather was not nice and I feel like it would have been a much better experience if it was (the weather here is unpredictable though, so what can you do?). It was fun that the crew took the boat under some of the falls, and lunch was very good. We got a buffet with lots of options (chicken, lamb meatballs, fish, etc.) as opposed to other tour operators, who provided those particular guests with pre-packaged sandwich lunch boxes. Our bus driver Stu was great, it’s really a great skill to talk for such a long period of time! He was funny and engaging. However, his assistant (Sochinko I think?) was on the phone talking the whole way to the Sound. We were sitting near the front so it was extremely distracting, and seemed inconsiderate sitting right next to Stu who was trying to entertain the whole bus. The ride is very, very long, it makes for a greatly long day but the bus is comfortable so that helps. I would recommend this tour, so long as you are ready to sit for a long time and brave potentially bad weather that will limit the beauty and visibility of the Sound.
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Tour never happened!
ShaunaBRN
, Feb 2020
The roads washed out and you sold us a tour afterwards. The roads do not open for another two weeks. Why are you still selling these tours? When will our money be refunded?
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Best tour!
joannethomas
, Jan 2020
We had a marvellous time on our Milford Sound tour. So glad we could sit back on the bus and enjoy the driver’s commentary. We wouldn’t have learned as much about the area if we had driven ourself. And the boat tour was tremendous. Way beyond expectations. Such a great boat with so much room to move around and see the sights from different vantage points. I highly recommend this tour!
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Milford Sound, and the coach tour to get there are absolutely amazing!
elizabethR4833WV
, Jan 2020
The boat was ok, due to a small number of tourists, it was manageable to see everything. The lunch was inedible. Most dishes used the same chili pepper flake that overpowered any flavor.
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