Milford Sound tour and Boutique cruise with picnic lunch from Queenstown
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Attractions & guided tours

Milford Sound tour and Boutique cruise with picnic lunch from Queenstown

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Travel in comfort aboard coach and boutique heritage vessel
  • Lots of scenic stops and photo opportunities
  • See the best of Milford Sound's landscapes on a boutique small boat cruise
  • Get you up close and personal with the local wildlife like New Zealand Fur Seals or dolphins!
What to expect

Set off from Queenstown in the morning, following in the path of the ancient Māori who used to travel to Milford Sound in search of precious pounamu (greenstone) more than 1,000 years ago. The road to Milford Sound has some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Check out panoramic views of Fiordland National Park along the way from our glass-roof coach and hear about the history of this special part of the world. Stop for a bite to eat in Te Anau (own expense), before driving along the shores of Lake Te Anau and through the Eglinton Valley, where you’ll see an ancient alpine forest, massive waterfalls, and the famous Mirror Lakes. Make the most of these magical photo opportunities before our Milford Sound tour continues, taking you through the Upper Hollyford Valley and past the stunning Christie Falls.

After passing through the 1.2km long Homer Tunnel (drilled through the solid rock of the Southern Alps), we enter the breathtaking Cleddau Valley and then descend into Milford Sound. Here you’ll jump on 1-hour 45-minute boat cruise and tuck into a free picnic lunch and complimentary coffee, tea, and biscuits as your Milford Sound cruise begins. Cruise along the fiord and take in the famous sights and landmarks of Milford Sound, like the uniquely shaped Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls that rise 1,200m vertically from the sea. Keep an eye out for marine life like dolphins, seals, and penguins too! The fiord is dotted with waterfalls that tumble through the valleys and crash into the sound far below, making the scenery in Milford Sound spectacular, rain or shine.

After the cruise your guide will be waiting to drive you back to Queenstown, arriving in the evening.

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What's included
  • Picnic-style lunch on cruise
  • Coffee, tea, and biscuits on-board
  • Cruise admission ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • Additional food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children (age 5-14)
  • Infants (age 0-4): free of charge, please remember to reserve your free ticket at checkout
Where
Meeting point:

The pick up from your hotels or private addresses in Queenstown. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • A picnic lunch is a fresh wrap with ham or chicken and salad. If you have any dietary requirements/food allergies please contact the local partner after booking to ensure they have all the necessary requirements. You will find the contact information on the voucher after booking
  • Photo stops along Milford Road are subject to weather and road conditions on the day
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Cruise Milford New Zealand Ltd
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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