Day trip

Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

4.8 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: Altitude Tours

Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
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From US$ 178.92 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on a small group tour departing from Queenstown and enjoy a nature cruise with plenty of amazing photo opportunities in the majestic Milford Sound.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please inform the activity provider of your accommodation. After you book, the team will contact you with the exact pickup time for your pick-up location. The 730 AM departure time applies to the central Queenstown pick-up, however, times can vary between 7 AM and 8 AM, depending on your location. Please take note of the time the team reconfirms with you and be at the pickup location 10 minutes prior to your departure time. Your guide will wait up to 5 minutes after your departure time. Any late arrivals who miss the tour will not be entitled to a refund.


  • Enjoy a premium tour with a maximum of 16 guests
  • Travel in comfort in Mercedes touring vehicles designed for long-distance comfort
  • Enjoy a stunning, two-hour nature cruise through the stunning fjord landscapes
  • Escape the crowds on native forest walks past waterfalls and endemic wildlife
Full description

Discover New Zealand's renowned Milford Sound on this tour from Queenstown. Take in the sighs in style aboard a Mercedes minivan equipped with Wi-Fi, bottled water, and large viewing windows. Expereince the stunning scenery of Milford Fjord on scenic cruise. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Queenstown or central meeting points along the route. Enjoy plenty of stops along the way to Milford. Board a boat for a 2-hour cruise along the fjord, where you can feast your eyes on the spectacular sights and go under waterfalls.

Allow your local guide to provide you with informative commentary while you absorb the lush surroundings views. Along the way, you'll see everything from cascading waterfalls, mirrored lakes, and awe-inspiring mountains to fur seals and dolphins. 

Stop at a beech forest where you can take a leisurely stroll. Travel back to your hotel in Queenstown at the conclusion of your tour. 

  • Live guide
  • Transportation with WiFi
  • 2-hour cruise in Milford Sound
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Souvenir postcard of Milford Sound
  • Convenient pick-up locations around Queenstown
  • Additional snacks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to bring snacks
  • Please be aware this is a full-day tour of up to 13 hours from Queenstown
  • Your tour includes a packed picnic lunch and the default sandwich flavor is chicken. If you would like to change this to beef or vegetarian sandwich or advise us of any dietaries, please let us know by 5 PM the day prior to departure
  • The pickup service is available at select accommodations and bus stops around Queenstown and not at Airbnb accommodations or private addresses unless agreed with the local partner
  • After you book, you will hear from one of our team to reconfirm all pickup information
  •  This activity requires a minimum of six participants to operate; you will be offered alternative dates or full refund in the event that minimum numbers aren't met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 61 reviews

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Really fun day trip with Tania. The drive was informative Re: scenery and history. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The cruise time was perfect, as were the well timed stops to see some scenery. Really great day - and a nice relaxing activity to do while in Queenstown-Wakatipu!

January 19, 2023

Spectacular day out! So much better with the smaller group as well. Our driver Sam, brilliant. Had the most amazing energy, a great sense of humour, and more general knowledge than an episode of who wants to be millionaire! This trip is an absolute must do for anyone visiting Queenstown, picturesque photo stops along the journey were magical to say the least, was each one surpassing the last. However even those could not prepare you for what's to come. There are no amount of words or photos that could ever prepare you 4 Milford Sound. All I can say is that to feel truly humbled in the presence of nature is such a wonderful gift for the soul. Altitude tours all the way!

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August 10, 2022

It was a long, but thoroughly enjoyable day. We started off missing the pick up instructions, but a phone call to the number provided at 7:30 am, and all was fixed with a smile. Graham the driver/tour guide was a font of knowledge about the sights and stories of the places we drove through. He was quirky, affable, and a great host. Milford Sound is stunning. Our only regret was not booking more excursions during our all-too-brief stay in Queenstown.

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 108139