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From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Bus & Boat

1. From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Bus & Boat

Take the hassle out of driving to Milford Sound and join a guided coach tour from Queenstown. Sit back, relax and enjoy magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Your experienced local coach driver will show you the best views along the Milford Road and connect you seamlessly with a 2-hour nature cruise. Travel in a spacious coach with USB charging ports. Marvel at the native rainforest, spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Pause briefly in Te Anau before continuing along the spectacular alpine Milford Road. Admire incredible views at Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobbs Flat or Monkey Creek and pose for photos. Be wowed by the glaciar-carved Milford Sound as you approach the visitor terminal. Seize your cruise and lunch passes from the driver who’ll help you find your cruise departure gate.  Climb aboard a purpose-built catamaran for a nature cruise along the fiord’s deep blue waters. Savor a freshly prepared picnic lunch. Marvel at the impressive natural landscape and keep a lookout for native wildlife like dolphins, seals and penguins. Be fascinated by live commentary from your skipper in the open wheelhouse. Get within touching distance of impressive glaciar-carved rock walls and feel the full force of the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls on your face. Awed and satisfied, rejoin your driver for the scenic return journey to Queenstown. 

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What people are saying about Queenstown

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 39 reviews

An amazing day out, despite the mist obscuring some of the scenery in some ways it just made it more magical. Our bus driver Gabe was a wealth of knowledge and funny stories. He was also very courteous to other drivers and took great care around the windy roads. We were very well looked after and I would definitely recommend thus tour.

The trip is worth it. Going through the scenic drive,although a bit long, is enjoyable. The views of Milford sound are great and the overall service from Southern Discovery staff is very pleasant and memorable. The lunch on the boat was very good. We felt that going in winter would be better experience than in summer.

The bus driver told us a lots of things about the history and geography on the way to Milford Sound which was really interesting. It was a big day but definitely worth it!

Such a unique destination. You really get brought down to size in the vastness of the fjords. Me and my two daughters really enjoyed it.

Loved our trip, from the pick up service, the bus driver and commentary boat trip, lunch ...awesome