Day trip

Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

4.9 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
Day trip

Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
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From US$ 168.57 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

4.9 /5

based on 81 reviews

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The bus ride out and boat tour were both excellent with knowledgeable and personable bus driver and boat staff. The bus ride was long although it stopped often enough to keep it from being a grind. It was disappointing that the small bus fed into a large boat which was very crowded. And although it was nice to have some sheltered areas indoors, too much of the boat was devoted to that. It would be much better if there were more and larger on deck areas as they are best for viewing the tour.

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March 7, 2023

We really enjoyed this trip. Hassel free, the driver was a new driver but she did brilliantly, well done to Ashley. We had plenty of stops and enough time to see it all. The boat was great with the commentary and all the waterfalls. We had the picnic lunch too that was really nice.

March 3, 2023

My tour to Milford Sound with Altitude Tours was great. Andy, our guide was fun, interesting and an excellent driver. This small group tour of 16 people in a Mercedes Benz Van with a glass top couldn't be beat, even from the way back seat. A beautiful drive as New Zealand is stunning. The packed lunch was really good too.

February 21, 2023

Product ID: 108139