Queenstown: Small-Group Tour to Milford Sound with Cruise

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Soak up the landscapes of Fiordland on a guided day tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown. Get up close to nature and wildlife onboard a cruise of Milford Sound and opt to add on a scenic flight.


  • Immerse yourself in the serene mountain and lake landscapes of Fiordland
  • Be amazed by the majestic Hollyford River and Eglington Valley
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and see the Iconic Mitre Peak and Mirror Lakes
  • Cruise on the number 1-rated cruise boat in Milford Sound
  • Stop off at beautiful locations to capture some brilliant photos of the area


Join a guided day tour from Queenstown or Te Anau to the world-renowned Milford Sound: the crowning glory of Fiordland. Highlights of the drive will include Lake Wakatipu, the Devil’s Staircase, the truly majestic mountains of Fiordland, Mirror Lake, and Homer Tunnel. Enjoy multiple stops along the way for photo opportunities and to spot the Kea bird. Travel through the mind-blowing Homer Tunnel, emerging as the valley descends sharply down to Milford Sound, with its hundreds of waterfalls cascading into the crystal clear waters beneath. At Milford Sound, take an intimate cruise on a smaller boat that gets right up close to nature and wildlife. Onboard your cruise you will have up-close views of thousands of waterfalls, Mitre Peak, as well as local wildlife, providing you with hundreds of amazing photo opportunities along the way. Following your cruise you will begin the return journey back to Queenstown, stopping again in Te Anau for a quick break. At the end of the day, your guide will drop you back to your Queenstown accommodation, or you can opt to upgrade to a scenic, one-way flight back from Milford instead. Choose this option for the ultimate view over the mountains and region during your return journey.


Pickup and drop-off from select hotels Fully guided tour Cruise in Milford Sound Flight (if option chosen) Picnic lunch and refreshments Entertainment during the drive

Important Information

  • Children under 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat (if you do not have a car seat you can rent one from the local partner for $20 per child, but you must give 24 hours notice)
  • This is a small-group tour by minivan • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be some walking on your tour • The weather in Milford Sound can be unpredictable, therefore it is recommended to bring clothing for all weathers including a rain or wind jacket

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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