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Milford Sound: Coach and Cruise Day Trip From Queenstown

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Milford Sound: Coach and Cruise Day Trip From Queenstown

From US$ 114.06 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
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure to Visitor Centre, Camp Street, 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 20 reviews

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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

What a lovely experience

Loved the Real Journeys glass roof coach option to travel to Milford Sound - definitely nicer to sit back and listen to the guide than to drive. Lots of stops on the way too. In Milford it was great to have a longer cruise with extra time to get to the Tasman Sea. The boat was unique and small enough where you didn’t have large groups of tourists on board. Milford Sound is amazing with stunning water falls. The guide on board provided so much interesting information of fiordland. The cruise itself is steady, and I didn’t get sea sick at all as Milford Sound is quite protected and not like being on a boat in the ocean. Overall a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend.

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