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Milford Sound Day Tour

Experience stunning scenery on an unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound

  • 2hr Nature Cruise
  • Glass roof coaches with FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE delicious hot buffet lunch
  • FREE hotel pick ups and drop-offs

Visit one of New Zealand's unmissable destinations with an awesomeNZ Milford Sound tour, departing daily from Queenstown and including a cruise on the fiord. Our experienced local guides will keep you entertained during your tour, giving you plenty of opportunities for photo stops and making sure you have a truly awesome Milford Sound experience! Take a look at the Reviews tab above to see what others have said about our Milford Sound tours.

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 - enjoy 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, 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 a mountain range), we enter the breathtaking Cleddau Valley and then descend into Milford Sound. Here you'll jump on board a Southern Discoveries Nature Cruise boat and tuck in to a FREE delicious buffet lunch 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.

Following the cruise your guide will be waiting to drive you back to Queenstown, arriving in the evening after your full day tour of this true wonder of the world. Alternatively, book a scenic flight back to Queenstown (optional extra, conditions permitting) and soar your way over spectacular scenery. A shuttle will meet you at the airport and return you to your accommodation.

Summer Tours to Milford Sound run 1st October – 30th April. From 1st May this tour switches to the Milford Sound winter tour option with the Scenic Cruise, a 1hr 45min cruise. Lunch options include a FREE Buffet Lunch, Obento Lunch, Thali Indian Lunch or a Gourmet Picnic Lunch.


Milford Sound Tour - Free Picnic Lunch

FREE Buffet Lunch

with every Nature Cruise you'll receive a free buffet lunch. Choose from a selection of hot and cold dishes including lamb, chicken, beef stew, seafood, Asian dishes, fresh bread, ice cream and fruit.

Milford Sound Tour - Obento Lunch

Obento Lunch

Hot rice, hot miso soup, prawn salad, grilled salmon, crumbed fish, chicken, maki sushi, pickles, soy sauce, seasonal fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables (blanched), green tea, coconut palmier pie, hot towel, chopsticks, flask of hot water.

Milford Sound Tour - Indian Thali Lunch

Indian Thali Lunch

Curry samosa, hot rice, hot dhal, cucumber raita, roasted pumpkin, aloo gobi, steamed vegetables, roasted potato, sliced raw onion, mango chutney, naan bread and seasonal fresh fruit.

Contact our friendly team on 0800 264 536 to upgrade your lunch.