Milford Sound Tour + Mt Cook Tour Combo

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Overview

From NZ’s tallest mountain to its most-visited attraction, this combo has you covered. Take in two of New Zealand’s most famous natural attractions with this two-day tour combo: Aoraki / Mount Cook, its tallest mountain, and the unspoilt beauty of Milford Sound.

Day 1: Mt Cook Day Tour

Your Mount Cook day tour starts in Christchurch and finishes in Queenstown, passing through landscapes of fertile pasture, glacier-fed lakes, and soaring snow-capped mountains. Along the way you’ll see Lake Tekapo with the picturesque Church of the Good Shepherd on its shores, and Lake Pukaki with its vivid turquoise waters.

Venture into Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, home to 700km2 of mountains, glaciers and native plants and wildlife. Climb high into the Southern Alps to Mount Cook Village, where you’ll have stunning views of the biggest peak of them all – Aoraki / Mount Cook, standing 3,724m high.

Grab some lunch (own expense) and explore the gorgeous alpine community nestled at the foot of the mighty snow-capped mountain. You’ll also have the opportunity to view this special part of the world from on high with a scenic helicopter or ski plane flight. This an additional cost and weather permitting – check with your driver on the day.

Leaving Aoraki / Mount Cook, continue south through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country, stopping for afternoon tea (own expense) in the quaint village of Omarama and a visit to the Jones Family Orchard (time permitting) near Cromwell in Central Otago before arriving at your destination: Queenstown, home of bungy jumping and the starting point for your journey into Milford Sound.

Day 2

Your Milford Sound day tour starts as you travel south along Lake Wakatipu, passing through rugged Southland farmland to Lake Te Anau. Stop for a bite to eat before entering world famous Fiordland National Park. Pass through the Eglinton Valley, home to ancient alpine forests, massive waterfalls and the famous Mirror Lakes.

Cross under the mountains through the 1.2km long Homer Tunnel (hewn from solid rock) and descend into Milford Sound, where you’ll board your cruise and enjoy a FREE lunch.

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 from the sea.

Keep an eye out for marine life like dolphins, seals and penguins during your cruise, and get up close to the waterfalls that tumble through the valleys and crash into the sound.

Following the cruise your guide will be waiting to drive you back to Queenstown.

Itinerary

  • 7:30 am

    Day 1: Coach departs Christchurch outside the Bus Interchange on Lichfield St, near Colombo St

  • 12:50 pm

    Coach arrives at Mt Cook Village

  • 2:25 pm

    Coach departs Mt Cook Village

  • 6:30 pm

    Day 1: Coach arrives in Queenstown at Athol St carpark

  • 7:05 am

    Day 2: Coach departs Queenstown from Athol St carpak

  • 9:50 am

    Morning tea stop, Kiwi Country, Te Anau

  • 10:20 am

    Coach departs Te Anau

  • Travel along the Milford Road and stop for photos along the way

  • 1:20 pm

    Coach arrives at Milford Sound

  • 1:30 am

    Milford Sound cruise departs

  • 3:30 pm

    Milford Sound cruise returns

  • 3:35 pm

    Coach departs Milford Sound

  • 5:05 pm

    Coach returns to Te Anau

  • 7:35 pm

    Day 2: Coach returns to Queenstown

What's Included

  • 1 hour 45 minute Milford Sound cruise
  • Free lunch during your cruise
  • Travel from Christchurch to Queenstown
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Awesome driver commentary

Lunch Info

With every Milford Sound cruise you’ll receive a delicious free lunch, served fresh and hot! Choose from:

  • Pizza Pie (sesame and soy chicken with cabbage, carrots, garlic and ginger)
  • Little India Meal (Turmeric and cumin spiced lentil and potato curry with steamed vegetables and rice – vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free)

Your driver guide will take your order on the day and your meal will be delivered to you when you board your cruise.

Additional Info

  • Photo stops along the Milford Road are subject to weather and road conditions on the day
  • Please note that while every effort is made to operate the Milford Sound tour in glass roof coaches, due to servicing requirements these vehicles may not always be available

Booking this Tour Combo

When you purchase this tour combo, you’re pre-paying for a pass which gives you access to these two tours at a discounted rate. You can then use the pass to book each tour on your chosen travel dates. Buying the pass does not automatically book you onto the tours.

At the checkout you’ll be asked to choose an access code (a bit like a password – it can be anything you like). We’ll send you a confirmation email with your pass number.

You can then contact us by phone or email to make your booking, or book the tours online by visiting our partner website, InterCity. To book online, log in to the InterCity website using your pass number and access code, then follow the below instructions.

To book your Milford Sound day tour and cruise:

  • Search for one-way travel from Queenstown to Queenstown on your preferred travel date.
  • Click on the search results for full details and select the Milford Sound day tour.
  • You’ll see a link marked ‘Optional extras are available – please select any you wish to add’. Expand this and select the Miford Sound cruise to add it to your booking. Booking the coach portion of the tour does not automatically book the cruise – you must add the cruise to your cart as well.
  • Once you’ve added the tour and cruise to your cart, follow the rest of the steps to the checkout to confirm your booking.

To book your Christchurch to Queenstown travel:

  • Search for one-way travel from Christchurch to Queenstown on your preferred travel date. (You must choose a different date from your Milford Sound tour and cruise.)
  • Select the available service and add it to your cart, then follow the rest of the steps to the checkout to confirm your booking.

Once you have booked the tours you will receive a confirmation email showing the dates and times of your tours, along with other useful information. If you have not received a confirmation email please contact us.

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