Day Trips from Queenstown to Lake Wakatipu

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4.8 / 5

based on 824 reviews

Our group of 6 people experienced the Milford Sound Coach Tour & Lunch Cruise from Queenstown. This journey was a 12.5 hour journey, which we all enjoyed our journey by bus coach and our driver who had a lot of knowledge providing information about the scenery areas while traveling to the Milford Sounds. The two hour boat cruise was an enjoyable experience to explore the Milford Sounds. Traveling by boat cruise, to capture the beautiful scenery views of the lake, water falls, sea lions and dolphin's. I would recommend this day trip to everyone, to book the Milford sound Coach tour & Lunch Cruise from Queenstown. Because you can sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery views while traveling. It is a long day journey to travel, if you drive yourself there to Milford Sound.

The Milford Sounds trip was the highlight of our holiday around the South Island. As its a long trip from Queenstown to Milford, we chose to take the coach-cruise-coach option - it was not only a break from driving (we were averaging 200+kms a day)- but with a driver/guide you know about what you're seeing, rather than whisking past the stunning scenery!

It was an experience of a lifetime one we will never forget awesome does not do it justice from the moment you board your aircraft . We will do it again . Karl the pilot was fantastic giving a commentary and answering all questions nothing was to much trouble

Excellent day from start to finish. Guides were very knowledgeable. The trip was very well organised. Enough stops to enjoy scenery and take photos. Very good picnic lunch, consisting of meat salad wrap, cheese and crackers, chippies, cookies and fruit.

Fabulous service from start to end. Collected from and returned to accommodation. Polite and helpful staff at all points of the day. Fabulous scenic flight, and cruise giving you a great feel for the area. Loved my day!