• Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, the 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’ll also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu — New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau — the South Island’s the largest lake. Includes a delicious barbecue lunch and stops for sightseeing throughout the day.


  • Full-day small-group tour to Milford Sound with sightseeing cruise, from Queenstown
  • Enjoy nearly two hours on a boat that cruises through the Milford Sound
  • Snap photos and take optional walks during scenic stops along the route
  • Pass the Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Te Anau and other beautiful locales
  • Admire the incredible scenery while the pros handle the driving
  • Snack on a delicious barbecue lunch served in a picturesque location
  • Soak in the natural beauty of Fiordland National Park and the Milford Sound with a small group limited to 15 people

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown

Mirror Lakes en-route to Milford

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic day tour. This is a full, long day tour, but worth it. Once you get into the Fiordland National Park, the waterfalls are amazing. Pray for rain as this increases the number of waterfalls you will see.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A long day but thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide was fun and informative. He was also attentive to the needs of all the passengers. We liked that it was a small mini bus rather than a large group. It is a long drive to Milford Sound but we had lots of informative commentary and stopping for a barbecue which our driver prepared for us was a treat. The cruise on the Milford Sound was amazing - scenery is stunning and very peaceful. Well worth seeing. Of course there is then the long drive back but our driver had a movie for us - made in New Zealand of course, which we all watched with increased awareness and appreciation. Great tour. Recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was a very long day, made enjoyable by our personable and knowledgeable driver/guide, Rob. Well worth the time if you want to maximize your experience in a short period of time. We were picked up on time at our air b and b, picked up some others, and headed out. Beautiful sights, well-planned pit stops, entertaining and informative narrative.

Thomas A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We are a family traveler 2 adults, 1 kid. This tour shouldn't be missed. Our tour guide and BBQ bus driver - Chris was amazing. He's an expert. The road travel was long, but it was worth it. We didn't have other options as well as it as raining and cloudy. The BBQ lunch was great! we had fund in the rainy Fiordland National Park. This small group tour has also an advantage as we sort of had a customized tour. The Milford Sound tour was amazing and the best! First time that we saw as many waterfalls. Also, the small group on the boat gave as great views and pictures of Milford Sound. The rain made it even better to have as many waterfalls. We also saw a seal. Definitely a must and we'll do this again when we return to Queenstown. Indeed, this is one of NZ's most photogenic places.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We really enjoyed our driver/guide, Chris. He was funny and knowledgeable. The side stops were varied and interesting. We especially were impressed with the power and two views of the falls. Even the cold wind couldn't keep us from enjoying a wonderful meal provided by our driver. Because of the rainy weather as we approached our boat tour, we had quite good views of the falls. We liked having the smaller group on the bus and boat as it allowed more options to get good photos. An interesting Kiwi movie was shown on the return trip, keeping it from getting boring.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A fantastic day. The BBQ bus was great fun and we stopped off at various points on the way to Milford Sound and saw many interesting sites. This was a small group tour and our guide was very friendly and informative. We stopped off for a BBQ at a lovely spot by the river and had an enjoyable lunch before reaching Milford Sound. The cruise itself was great and the scenery was amazing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Trip is long but scenery was great as was the cruise. Rob our guide was also great, he kept the drive interesting.

Tom M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The BBQ was a great event at a nice covered site. The food was well prepared with plenty to eat.
The trip on Milford Sound was very entertaining with a great crew and commentary.
The sights were unusual.
A long day in all over 14 hours with stops and all.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Postcard photos is what you'll gain from a tour into a Milford Sound. What a beautiful place to visit! To get close up into the waterfalls was pretty amazing. We saw a school of dolphins and sea lions during our ride. Our driver was very knowledgeable and since we were on time he made a few pit stops along the way. One in particular was Mirror Lake where you could see the reflection of the blue sky off the silky water. I would highly suggest booking this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A very exciting cruise. We practically went under the falls. Beautiful experience.

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