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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$ 119.94 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 as you go, and make the most of the photo ops as you go.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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. 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.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 "Off The Rocks" onboard bar.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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 193 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Such a great tour and very informative. Our tour guide (sorry I forgot his name) knew all there is to know about Milford sounds. He got us to and from the destination very safely although it was a long day driving for him. The boat ride was amazing as we got to see dolphins as well as seals! Bonus.

September 30, 2022

The Milford Sound experience with Pure Milford was incredible, and I highly recommend it for others who are looking to have a fuss-free day trip like we were. Hotel pick-up was on time and our driver was super friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable. We had a few coffee and scenery stops along the way, and he made sure we will well taken care of from the start till the end. The scenery was absolutely unreal, probably the most beautiful I've ever seen in my life, and the cruise staff were extremely helpful throughout the trip as well. Managed to see dolphins and seals, on top of some cheeky Keas. Thank you for making this trip such a memorable one!

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August 3, 2022

Our guide was super informative he really knew his stuff. Also a very good coach-driver. Milford sound cruise is a must and the whole ride there could even be a separate trip itself as the landscape is breathtaking too take in. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Enjoyed the whole day.

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 188556