From Queenstown: Milford Sound, Observatory & Cruise w Lunch

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Enjoy a more intimate Milford Sound day tour from Queenstown. Experience breathtaking views, discover the fjord on a boat cruise, visit the Underwater Observatory, and savor a freshly made picnic.

Highlights

  • Encounter Milford Sound on a day trip from Queenstown
  • Enjoy the most in-depth Milford Sound day trip experience
  • Discover the scenic alpine Milford Road
  • Cruise beneath towering waterfalls and along the length of the fiord
  • Visit New Zealand's only floating underwater observatory

Description

Set off on a day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy a more intimate and in-depth experience of Milford Sound. Discover the native wildlife, towering waterfalls, and majestic mountains of the fiord on an intimate cruise on a smaller boat. Journey through spectacular landscapes as your experienced, local bus driver provides engaging and informative commentary. Enjoy short walks and photo stops along Milford Road. Arrive at Milford Sound and relax on a nature cruise with a freshly prepared lunch onboard. Get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and up close to Stirling Falls. Your passionate skipper will share their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary. Visit Milford Sound Underwater Observatory along the way. Descend 60 steps down a spiral staircase into a spacious viewing chamber to discover the unique and beautiful environment hidden under the surface of Milford Sound. Cruise back to the Milford Sound Visitor Centre to re-join the bus for the return journey to Queenstown.

Includes

Travel in a premium, spacious bus with comfortable seats Charging ports on the bus Cruise on Milford Sound on a smaller boat English commentary from your experienced coach driver Freshly prepared picnic lunch Complimentary tea and coffee Milford Sound Underwater Observatory

Important Information

  • Commentary is available onboard the coach in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French and German
  • Always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during your visit. The landscape is especially dramatic during wet weather as rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls
  • All vessels are fully licensed with a range of beverages plus a selection of snack foods. Note that smoking is not permitted on any of the vessels
  • Reservations may be amended to another date or time, subject to space and availability
  • Infants aged 0-4 are charged at a special rate, an appropriate child restraint must be provided by an adult caregiver in order for an infant or small child to travel on the coach. This is in accordance with New Zealand Law
  • In the interest of your safety, the local operator may cancel the activity at any time due to unsafe weather conditions or maintenance

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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