Day trip

Milford Sound: Coach and Cruise Day Trip From Queenstown

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45 reviews

Activity provider: RealNZ

Milford Sound: Coach and Cruise Day Trip From Queenstown

Activity provider: RealNZ
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From US$ 112.52 per person

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
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on the cruise
  • Interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
  • Drinks from the licensed bar on-board (cash only)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 45 reviews

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Our driver Bryan was absolutely wonderful. Not only was he very helpful and humorous but also very knowledgeable about the area. We were also able to stop at different photo spots along the way. Milford Sound is simply gorgeous. It was raining throughout the whole journey but that makes the sight even more wonderful.

June 8, 2022

Our coach driver, Brian, was superb. Commentary educational and entertaining, he stopped at all the scenic photographic spots, and was kind and caring to us older passengers. He had us in stiches with his puns and made the passengers feel that they are part of a shared experience. As a bus driver, I saw him cope with the challenges of idiots pulling out in front of him and stationary vehicles on corners- whithout missing a beat in his narration- an absolute legend. He is the best employee you will ever have.

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May 12, 2022

Excellent day trip. The whole day ran smoothly. Our driver Deano, was very informative along the way. Awesome scenery. During the cruise the guide was very knowledgeable, we were lucky to see Penguins, seals and dolphins. A long day, but we'll worth it, with regular stops along the way for photo opportunities and refreshments.

November 5, 2019

Product ID: 163593