UPDATE: Timetables have been updated due to flooding and damage on the Milford Road. There will be limited photo stops on the way to Milford Sound: Mirror Lakes and Eglinton Valley will be the only planned stops. If time allows we may make additional stops. Estimated time of arrival into Milford Sound will be 1pm and the duration of the cruises is unchanged.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound on a full day tour from Queenstown.
Known as one of the world's most spectacular fiords, Milford Sound is a day tour that you do not want to miss - rain, hail or shine! Situated in a magnificent alpine landscape in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound a well-deserved reputation as the 'eighth natural wonder of the world'.
Start your day in Queenstown, taking in the magnificent mountain range known as The Remarkables as you leave town. After a journey through lush rural farmland, you'll stop for morning tea in the picturesque lakeside town of Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park.
Continue your journey along the Milford Road into Fiordland, through scenes of natural beauty that have remained unchanged for many years. With the glass-roofed coach you'll be able to gaze up at the amazing rocky mountains above.
Your driver guide will stop at scenic highlights along the way, as long as weather and road conditions permit. Be mesmerised by the Mirror Lakes, where on a clear day you will see the reflection of the mountains on the water's surface. Quench your thirst at Monkey Creek, where you can drink pristine glacial water straight from the stream - nature at its purest!
Travel through the stunning feat of engineering that is the Homer Tunnel, carved out of solid rock through the mountains. Marvel at The Chasm, a series of uniquely shaped rocks and potholes formed by the Cleddau River rushing into a dark narrow abyss. Finally, descend through the Cleddau Valley into Milford Sound.
Board your Milford Sound cruise on a small boutique boat and view the stunning snow-tipped mountains that surround you. Cruise past rugged cliffs that are covered in magnificent native rainforest, with powerful waterfalls that tumble hundreds of metres down into the fiord. Keep a look out for seals, dolphins, and penguins in the waters below.
After your Milford Sound cruise, board your coach for the return journey to Queenstown, arriving in the early evening.
7:45am - Depart Queenstown from coach stop at Athol Street, in the middle of the car park (hotel pick ups may be earlier)
10:05am - Morning tea in Te Anau - Kiwi Country, 2 Miro St
10:35am - Depart Te Anau - several photo stops will be made along the way
Milford Sound Cruise
3:40pm - Depart Milford Sound
6-6:15pm - Afternoon tea in Te Anau - Kiwi Country, 2 Miro St
8:15pm - Return to Queenstown