Day trip

Milford Sound: Coach and Cruise Day Trip From Queenstown

Activity provider: RealNZ

Milford Sound: Coach and Cruise Day Trip From Queenstown

Activity provider: RealNZ
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From US$ 138.19 per person

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Experience the stunning Milford Sound on a day trip including a 2-hour cruise and round-trip luxury coach transport from Queenstown.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound through impressive, awe-inspiring scenery
  • Relax in comfort on a luxury coach with live commentary from your driver
  • Enjoy a cruise along Milford Sound
Full description
Travel to Milford Sound for an extended nature cruise on a day trip from Queenstown. Experience one of the most beautiful drives in the world in the comfort of a state-of-the-art coach. After meeting at a central location in Queenstown, you'll board the luxury coach and journey along the shores of Lake Wakatipu into rolling countryside through to Te Anau. Take a short break, then continue along the spectacular alpine route of the Milford Road. Enjoy photo stops and short walks along the way. Relax on an extended nature cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea and admire the fiord’s wildlife, waterfalls and mountains along the way. A specialist nature guide will provide live informative commentary. You can also bring your own lunch or purchase snacks and drinks (cash only) on-board. Following the cruise, board the coach for your return journey to Queenstown that allows for bathroom breaks. Be dropped off back in Queenstown at around 7:45 PM.
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • English-only live commentary
  • 2-hour Milford Sound cruise
  • Drinks from the licensed bar on-board (cash only)

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Meeting point

The RealNZ Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf 88 Beach St, Queenstown

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • Always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit, the landscape is especially dramatic when it rains in Fiordland
  • Bring sensible clothing and footwear for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 134 reviews

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The weather was nice, so the scenery on the way and the wonderful view of the fjord, waterfalls, dolphins, and seals were so nice. It was nice that the bus ceiling was made of glass, but on the way back, the sun was so strong that it was a bit hot. And most of all, the 5-6 hour bus ride from Queenstown was so hard. The seats didn't recline well, and the Europeans in the front seats were sprayed with perfume too thick, so it was difficult to get motion sickness. If you are not good at riding the bus, think carefully!! I forgot the neck pillow and didn't bring it, but I hope you take it. And the bus was full with passengers who joined from Te Anau, and even though there were many other passengers who had traveled alone before arriving in Te Anau, the guide asked me if I could move to an aisle seat (so that two other people could sit); I suffered from motion sickness, so I pretended not to notice and stayed in the window seat. If you are boarding from Te Anau, please note that the

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January 19, 2023

Much longer day in the coach than I realized. 6 hours there and 4 hours back with a bit of a delay due to some machinery incidents with the coach. That aside, the day was terrific! Craig was incredibly knowledgeable and equally charming as he shared his great knowledge about all thing NZ with us. The two hour boat tour around the Sound (really fjord) was spectacular. The weather was dramatic and it was certain a trip that will not be forgotten. Well done!

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December 31, 2022

luckily we left in good weather which allowed us to admire the magnificent landscapes between QUEENSTOWN and MILFORD SOUND On the other hand, near MILFORD SOUND the weather deteriorated and the cruise lost much of its interest due to a lack of visibility from heights. we could not take the majesty of this site if you have the possibility it is advisable to program this excursion for a day when the weather forecast announces a good weather

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December 11, 2022

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