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Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Pure Milford

Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Pure Milford
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From US$ 142.47 per person

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Take in the stunning views and wonderful wildlife as you cruise around Milford Sound. Relax on board with tea and coffee, enjoying the commentary, and make the most of the photo ops as you go.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from selected central Queenstown locations and along Frankton Road. The activity provider will advise your nearest designated pickup point and confirm your pickup details after booking. THE TOUR DEPARTURE TIME IS NOT YOUR PICK UP TIME. Please ensure you read the confirmation email from the activity provider with the correct pick up point and time. Please be at your designated pickup point at least 5 minutes before your scheduled departure time. The pickup route in Queenstown takes around 35 minutes.


  • Explore Milford Sound and New Zealand’s famous Fiordland National Park
  • Admire rainforests, waterfalls, and wildlife as you cruise the length of the fiord
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from your experienced local guides
Full description

Enjoy a fun and leisurely day trip to admire the glacial features, wild flora and fauna, and picturesque backdrops of the world-famous fiord at Milford Sound.

Start with pickup for the bus journey to Te Anau. Your driver will share their local knowledge as you stop along the way to see spectacular scenery. Marvel at views of waterfalls, wildlife, and the rainforest. Soak up the sights from any of the three indoor and outdoor viewing decks during your cruise and join your jovial crew at the bow as you nose under Stirling Falls for a free shower in some of the world's freshest water.  Benefit from complimentary tea service is available for the entire cruise and espresso coffee, snacks cakes. Additional drinks can be purchased from onboard cafe / bar.

  • Central Queenstown and Te Anau pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Experienced skippers and guides
  • Live commentary
  • Scenic photo stops and short walks
  • Scenic Milford Sound cruise
  • Access to 3 viewing decks
  • Complimentary tea and hot water
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Additional drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • The tour departure time is NOT your pick up time. The pick up time and place will be confirmed after booking.
  • The trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound is about 5-6 hours with stops
  • Infants 4 and under are free of charge and must be allocated their own seat
  • Wear comfortable, layered clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a good raincoat, fly repellent, sun cream, and your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 292 reviews

Review summary

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Easy pick up and drop off. Everything was clearly explained. Guide had lots of good info about many different things on the way down. Had extra stops on the way down for photo opportunities of scenery and wildlife (but these are subject to availability). The boat trip was great. Loved being out on the different levels decks for easy access to seeing the amazing scenery- so majestic!! Very worth seeing!! Lunch was provided and had a good range in the bag - pie, apple, cheese and crackers, chips, muesli bar. It is a long day bussing back but can sleep on the bus .

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January 12, 2023

My husband and I booked a 9.40am day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound return. The bus driver had lots of stories about Mouri heritage and was informative about the scenery we drove through. There were plenty of stops along the way for photos. The cruise was spectacular and lunch provided was very good. It was quite late when we returned to Queenstown but thoroughly enjoyed our day

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January 7, 2023

Enjoyed my coach ride to Piopiotahi (Milford Sounds) It was a beautiful day, so it got a bit hot, take a fan. Debbie was a good tour guide and driver. It was a bit hard to understand her kupu Māori, correcting pronunciation, especially of names of important sites, like Takitimu, by the time I realized she was talking about my waka, Takitimu, it was gone. The scenery is spectacular all the way to Piopiotahi, once you're aboard the catamaran and sailing upon the water, it's magical.

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January 3, 2023

Product ID: 188556