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Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Tour
Milford Sound Coach Cruise Coach from Queenstown
Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Tour from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Tour

Experience one of the world’s finest alpine drives from Queenstown or Te Anau to Milford Sound, followed by a stunning 2-hour cruise.

Queenstown, New Zealand
DurationDuration9 hrs to 12 hrs
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeVaries
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum AgeMinimum AgeAll agesi
MealsMealsNot includedi
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationQueenstown or Te Anaui

What's Included

  • Get up to $20 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A scenic alpine drive to Milford Sound from Queenstown or Te Anau, with sightseeing stops along the way
  • A 2-hr cruise along Milford Sound, with frequent stops at spectacular points of interest
  • Great photo opportunities as you get closer to waterfalls & wildlife
  • Tea & coffee are served onboard the cruise
  • Interactive & informative commentary from the Skipper
  • Travel in style in luxury Mercedes vans with unique onboard videos Wi-Fi
  • Convenient return transfers from selected Queenstown or Te Anau accommodation

What's Excluded

  • Lunch – BYO is recommended as there is nowhere to purchase lunch at Milford Sound

What to Expect

Leave the driving up to your guide so you can enjoy the stunning scenery on the route to Milford Sound from either Queenstown or Te Anau. 

 

You'll travel to Milford Sound in a comfortable, modern Mercedes van with panoramic windows for superior viewing, as your driver shares their extensive knowledge of the area along the picturesque Milford Road. Along the drive, you'll see local points of beauty such as Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat and the famous Eglington Valley.

 

Look out for a silver Mercedes van. The Cruise works in conjunction with Altitude Tours, a luxury coach provider, and they will pick you up for the journey to Milford Sound. 

 

Milford Sound Cruise

 

Sit back and relax as your cruise makes its way out into Milford Sound past the iconic Mitre Peak. You'll sail the length of the 16km fiord, out past St Annes Point Lighthouse, with informative commentary from the skipper, who will highlight points of interest along the way, including the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls.

 

You'll see towering peaks, sheer cliffs, cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest. Feel the spray of Fairy Falls and listen to the sound of nature thriving in its habitat.

 

The boat will also take you out into the Tasman Sea to enjoy the unique opportunity of approaching the fiord, just as the first sealers did in the 18th century.

 

Be sure to keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun, pods of dolphins, or rare Fiordland Crested Penguins that can be found seasonally within the region.

 

Keep warm with complimentary tea and coffee in the lounge and take in the scenery through expansive windows. Alternatively, venture onto the spacious outdoor viewing decks to breathe in the pristine alpine air. Either way, you will be inspired by the majesty of the region.

 

Journey Home

 

You can stop for some great photo opportunities during the return coach journey. When departing from Queenstown, this day trip usually takes just over 12 hours, or nine hours if you're joining from Te Anau.

 

Where we Visit:

  • Mirror Lakes
  • Knobs Flat
  • Eglington Valley
  • Milford Sound
  • Mitre Peak
  • Lady Bowen Falls
  • Sinbad Gully
  • Mount Pembroke
  • Lion Mountain
  • Copper Point
  • Seal Rock
  • Stirling Falls

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Water bottle & lunch (complimentary tea & coffee is provided)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Smiles
  • Sunglasses

The wildlife you may spot will depend on the time of year you visit and how friendly the wildlife are feeling on the day. You will see New Zealand fur seals lazing on the rocks, and if you’re lucky enough, you might spot dolphins or the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin.

There are toilets located at the back of the boat on either side.

It is a magical paradise when it does rain, as the cliff faces come to life with thousands of waterfalls. Come prepared with a raincoat and warm clothes, and you will enjoy the show nature puts on for you.

Due to the changeable nature of the conditions in Fiordland, Milford Road can be closed at any time throughout the year. Should the roads close, The Operator is happy to transfer you to another departure or refund the cost of your cruise, depending on the circumstances.

Policies

Terms & Conditions:
  • Children 4-14 years inclusive pay child price. Children under 4 years are free of charge (FOC). Children under 4 years are FOC on flight if they sit on adult’s lap if less than 11kgs. Children over 11kgs will be charged at 50% of adult retail rate.
  • The Operator reserves the right to amend timetables and cancel cruise departures at any time for safety or operational reasons. The Operator has the right to cancel any cruise at any time due to unsafe weather conditions or change the cruise route at the captain's discretion
  • In the event of the tour being cancelled due to road closures or weather or any other reason outside of our control, Mitre Peak Cruises will offer you the opportunity to reschedule and if this is not possible, arrange a refund
  • Minimum numbers are required for the tour to go ahead
Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations and changes permitted for bookings up to 48 hours prior to departure at no charge, subject to availability.

  • Any changes to bookings made within 48 hours will be subject to space availability and may incur a cancellation fee of up to 100%.

  • Cancellations of bookings made within 48 hours will be charged 100% of the booking or nil refund.

Tour Operator

Mitre Peak Cruises
Queenstown, New Zealand

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