Luxury Milford Sound Coach And Scenic Cruise - Queenstown

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel with a family-owned and operated company. Milford Sound Day Tour, enjoy maximum space with our day tours.

Sit back, stretch out, relax, and enjoy the scenery in the warmth and comfort of our luxury small coach. The most luxurious way to travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound on a Full-Day Tour, our drivers are local kiwis who know all about this region and its stories. Enjoy our Full Milford Sound Cruise before hopping back on the bus for your return journey to Queenstown.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Family friendly
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Enjoy a unique approach to touring. Relax on your luxurious coach that will stop often for you to enjoy the environment and take photos. Enjoy more time to soak in the trip of a lifetime at a relaxed pace.

Your coach trip includes a Milford sound cruise aboard a comfortable, purpose built cruise boat with optional lunch and refreshments. On arrival at Milford sound we immediately proceed to the boat terminal. Your driver will give you your boat pass and direct you to your cruise boat. On boarding make yourself comfortable in one of the saloons or catch the scenery from the decks.

Milford sound is famous for its waterfalls, if its raining it's even more spectacular. The boats nudge right up to the base of the waterfalls, often challenging visitors to fill a glass of water from the cascading plumes. Those who have ordered lunches can pick them up from the food bar. Drinks and snacks can be bought whilst on the boat. The boat cruise will allow you to get close to the wildlife in Milford sound, the boats are often escorted by pods of dolphins, and seals bask on the rocks, your skipper will get you as close as possible for some great photos.

The cruise will take you out to the point where the fiord meets the open sea, it is here at Anita Bay that the Maori collected their sacred Pounamu or Greenstone, prized for making tools, jewellery and ornaments, this stone is still valued highly today.

Inclusions

1 Hour 45 Minute Cruise

Air Conditioned

National Park fees

Live commentary on board coach and cruise

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Entry/Admission - Milford Sound

Exclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Not wheelchair accessible

Appropriate child restraints are not provided by the operator. These must be provided by the parent or caregiver - without this you may be turned away and unable to travel - please be prepared.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Jan-2023

    This was amazing. We brought things like online games and books to entertain ourselves on such a long drive but instead loved hearing the commentary from our driver as well as admiring the scenery. Very engaging. Everything ran smoothly other than a few tourists arriving back late to the bus. Boat cruise ran smoothly. Trip back I watched movies on my iPad as I had seen and heard everything. It is a looooooong day. I wish we flew back.

  • 28-Dec-2022

    Made a booking via Milford Sound Select for their one day tour. Once fully paid we were sent an email to advise look out for southern discoveries however this was not communicated prior to paying. Was picked up 15 mins ahead of schedule at 0645 however then proceeded to Frankton and sat for 35 minutes waiting for passengers. The tour felt very rushed and the 2 hour cruise ended up being 90 mins. (1320-1450) The southern discovery coach was very hot with no curtains like seen on other coaches also on the same day out. On our return we arrived Frankton at 1900 and sat there for 45 mins waiting for taxis to collect some passengers. The website of Milford Sound Select advises your returns at 7pm which we had plans for 7:30pm and have now missed. Would not recommend.

  • 10-Dec-2022

    Trip was well planned. We stayed at a hotel where they could pick us, and it all went well thereafter. Fuss free from with the long ride to the boat ride. No need to worry on tickets and parking. Picnic lunches were provided. Well times toilet breaks and quick bites. Dropped us back to our hotel after thr trip. Good experience.

  • 12-Nov-2022

    Our tour driver was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable and a very experienced driver. Thanks Shalandra!! An asset to the company. What an amazing journey to Milford Sound and the cruise was very good.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    We were very fortunate to have had a beautiful sunny day for our trip. It had rained and snowed the day before, so the waterfalls were still very active. We had a pod of dolphins play along with the boat as well as spotting penguins and seals. We chose the picnic lunch option, which was presented appealingly in boxes, so we could spend more time on the deck, enjoying the scenery. Free tea and coffee was available and it was most welcome after getting sprayed by a waterfall ( part of the fun they take you close to the raging fall) We chose the bus trip from Queenstown and our driver Brad did an amazing job. Such a long day for him as well as us (12 hours). On the way down he provided us with great local knowledge of the area, we had a wonderful break at TeAnau, where we could buy a nice hot coffee and snacks. The best steak and cheese pie I have ever had was my choice and my partner had the Venison and plum sauce pie, both freshly baked on the premises including the pastry. We stopped several time during the journey to Milford for photo opportunities, very beautiful. On the journey home Brad set up a DVD filmed and produced in NZ. lovely touch for us while he drove us safely back to Queenstown. Great experience!

  • 07-Oct-2022

    Caught the bus to Milford Sound via Te Anau. The driver was only 22 and the youngest bus driver in NZ. Had a great banter. Beautiful landscape. Loved the cheeky Keas. Mirror Lake was stunning too.

  • 27-Sep-2022

    First and foremost, the crew was AMAZING and courteous. Second, you can't do anything about the weather and safety hazards. Unfortunately, we hopped on the bus towards Milford Sound but previous weather made it impossible to cross the roads, and we had to turn back. Luckily we got our money back, but I'll send 5 stars for such courteous and knowledgable drivers who taught us so much and all the stops for photos and food along the way.

  • 05-Aug-2022

    The bus ride was long! But views were well worth it. Had 1 stop in Te Anau for food which was amazing. Milford sound was a dream ! If i had to do this again, I would highly recommend catching a coach to milford sound and then flying back.

  • 20-Jul-2022

    Amazing scenery, comfortable coach, exceptional driver with outstanding area knowledge and presentation

  • 23-Mar-2022

    We had a fantastic day, Brad our driver was amazing, he was so knowledgeable and entertaining, he certainly earned his money and must have been exhausted after a long 13 hour day. Would definitely reconnaissance trip.

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