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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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About
Experience stunning scenery on an unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound. The pristine Milford Sound is part of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, in the south west of the South Island, and is famed for its remote atmosphere and rugged beauty. It is New Zealand’s best known fiord and the only one that can be reached by road. Maori are believed to have discovered Milford Sound more than 1,000 years ago, returning seasonally to collect the prized pounamu (greenstone). In the early 1800s John Grono was the first European settler to land in the sound, which he named after Milford Haven in Wales. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Milford Sound is breathtaking in any weather. Cliffs rise high into the air from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1000 metres.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 157701P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Glass Roof Coaches with Free-Wifi
  • Free Hotel Transfers
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h 30m
Departure details
  • Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Glass Roof Coaches with Free-Wifi
  • Free Hotel Transfers
  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
12h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Sep 2020
A note from Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
The two seats next to the driver / guide are not to be occupied. Increased customer tracing is in place.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Athol Street
    Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • 1
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Monkey Creek
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Homer Tunnel
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
304 reviews
Excellent
269
Very good
19
Average
9
Poor
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Terrible
5

Graham P
13 contributions
Great Sights Milford Sound Day Tour
Aug 2021 • Couples
The Great Sights tour was amazing, from pick up to drop off. The scenery....nature at its finest. From Paulie our driver and his commentary of the history and knowledge of the area and personal stories of his travels there were fantastic and humorous.
The road trip is awesome, from dry to rain to snow...amazing...the Homer tunnel and pass were just awesome.
Then you have the boat tour...simply awesome, we had rain, avalanches, waterfalls, seals, towering mountains, rainbows...just magical. The crew were friendly, helpful and also knowledgeable.
We had very few people on our tour which was fantastic and enhanced our experience.
Don't pass up the opportunity to do this tour with this fantastic company with amazing people. Highly recommend...😁👍❤
Written 19 August 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia ora Graham, Thank you for your amazing 5 star review of your time travelling with us at GreatSights to Milford Sound! It sounds like you got to enjoy all 4 seasons in one day as well as some wildlife too. Thanks for the recommendation!
Written 2 September 2021
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Georgia M
3 contributions
Milford beauty
Jul 2021 • Friends
This was the first thing we did when we touched down in NZ and was absolutely amazing. Milford sounds is a pure beauty of the world and incredible to experience. We stopped at a few spots along the one, each just as beautiful as the last.
Paulie was our host and he was great. Extremely informative, passionate and funny.
We would definitely recommend this trip and awesome NZ to anyone.
Written 27 July 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia ora Georgia, Thank you for choosing to travel with us to Milford Sound and for your great review! It really is such a beautiful part of the world and we are so lucky to be able to share it with you. We really appreciate the recommendation.
Written 3 August 2021
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Alex
5 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience made better by great driver/tour guide David
Jul 2021 • Couples
The entire experience was great start to finish. Our bus driver/tour guide to and from Milford was David and he was really brilliant, so kind and knowledgeable and made us feel really safe as he drove.

Highly recommend this company! Lunch was ample and healthy and the cruise was awe inspiring!
Written 16 July 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia Ora Alex23is, We really appreciate the time taken to write this awesome review of your time out with David travelling to Milford Sound. It is always great to hear that our guides make for an even more enjoyable time while you sit back and relax. Its a beautiful part of the country that we get to share with you so we are glad to have the recommendation!
Written 18 July 2021
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scanman2015
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Well Worth It.
Jun 2021
Did this trip recently with Paulie as our Driver/Guide. This is his playground when he is not at work and that showed in his commentary and how he related his experiences within the Fiordland National Park. Very highly recommended - Five stars is not enough.
Written 28 June 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia Ora scanman2015, Thank you for your 5+ star review of your trip with us. Paulie really does make it easy to sit back and relax while taking in the sights and learning along the way! He is a great asset to the team and makes the tour that much more enjoyable for our passengers.
Written 8 July 2021
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Kere
1 contribution
A true adventure!
Jun 2021 • Solo
The best way to see Milford Sound. The whole day was a fantastic adventure filled with stunning sights and beautiful weather. Our guide Paulie made the entire experience worthwhile - his charisma, knowledge and passion of the Fiordlands was very evident and engaging!
The cruise on Milford Sound was something beyond I could ever imagine. We were able to get up close to towering waterfalls and even sight a few seals on the back in! Truly memorable.
I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Sounds but also have the chance to see and learn about the magnificent Fiordlands National Park. All the while being about to relax in comfort and ease about the coach.
Written 24 June 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia Ora Kerewk, Thanks for taking the time to write such an awesome review of your time out with us travelling to Milford Sound. Paulie really does add so much value to the entire experience! Great to hear you also were lucky enough to see a couple of seals on your way back in too!
Written 8 July 2021
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Ramonenz
Auckland31 contributions
This is the way
Finally got to go see Mikford sound at the weekend, we decided to bus and not drive so we could relax
Let's start with the driver ... and we will end with him ... Our driver Paul , on his 956 trip to the sound was beyond the one and only thing that make this beautiful tour such a relaxing, knowledgeable and mind blowing journey to such a stunning part of the country
Our guide Paul gave such an insight to the surrounding areas on the journey with his witty banter ... I can't believe he has done this so many times but still delivers it with such excitement
Paul you created such a great time for us such awesome memories, thank you
Written 9 June 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia Ora Ramonenz, Thanks so much for your great review of your time travelling with with us to Milford Sound. Paulie really is a fantastic asset to the team and we are very lucky to have him sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the area with our passengers!
Written 13 June 2021
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A2019B
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
Worth it!
I was hesitant to book this tour as a solo 20 something year old woman. I thought the tour would be full of older people but it wasn’t at all! There were a range of ages and I’m glad I went!! We stopped along the way for photo opportunities and breaks. The cruise was great and so was the included lunch!
Shoutout to Hudson for being a great guide!
Nothing to fault, great day!
Written 22 May 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia Ora, It is great to hear that coming out with us was worth it! The photo stops do break up the journey nicely along the way and thanks so much for the shout out to Hudson, will be sure to pass on the feedback.
Written 24 May 2021
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AMFMNewZealand
New Zealand48 contributions
Ian rocks!
May 2021
Great trip with our driver Ian. On a long day of bussing the driver makes all the difference and Ian had the balance of interesting facts, abit of humour, making sure everyone was comfortable and knowing when to shut up for a while completely down pat. Not much on offer food wise at the place we stopped for morning and afternoon tea, but understandable with so few tourists in these COVID times. Take some snacks of your own for the journey and you’ll be sweet. The glass top bus is cool. Makes you feel like you’re not so cooped up. And yeah, goes without saying that Milford Sound is awesome. Huge and abit foreboding, we’re just little hobbits left to wonder at her beauty.
Written 14 May 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Kia Ora, Thanks so much for your awesome review of your time travelling with us to Milford Sound. Being able to sit back and relax, not having to worry about all the driving really does make such a difference!
Written 16 May 2021
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Sarah Kwong
8 contributions
Amazing Day
May 2021 • Couples
Had the most amazing day. Couldn't recommend this tour enough. Paul our tour guide was a very good driver and was very knowledgeable about the area. The bus was very comfortable and loved the glass top. The scenery on the drive to Milford Sound and the boat tour were spectacular and liked that we got lunch provided as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.
Written 3 May 2021
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Safari56899416608
Kia Ora, Having the glass roof on the coach definitely helps to ensure you can really take in all the stunning scenery on the way into Milford Sound! It is great to hear you had an amazing day with us and we appreciate the 5 star review. Cheers, Anna and the team at awesomeNZ
Written 6 May 2021
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Dian
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Nice but tough
It was lovely and nice to trip with nice couch.
It was pretty hard though sitting in the bus for a long time and must wear masks.
The guide Paulie was absolutely professional and great for those explanation.
Written 3 May 2021
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Safari56899416608
Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We understand that it can be pretty hard to wear masks for a prolonged period, however, we do need to ensure all our passengers are adhering to the regulations that have been put in place by the NZ Government. We are glad you enjoyed your time with Paulie while on our Day Tour to Milford Sound though! Cheers, Anna and the team from awesomeNZ
Written 6 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour
939marielr
939marielr
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Really Awesome
My partner and me live at Queenstown but this is our first tour to Milford sound and I have to say that it was amaz
RobPWhite
RobPWhite
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Great value. Great experience
My wife and I chose to do a day trip to Milford Sound and it was brilliant. Ian the driver made it so pleasurable t
GSAJ
GSAJ
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Definitely Recommend
Decided not to drive ourselves to Milford Sound on the recommendation of others. Picked up this day tour from Te An
oscarvdb
oscarvdb
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Awesome day with Ian
Picked up at our holiday park in time. Very friendly and knowledgeable and good and awesome driver (Ian). Would def
MarshaD132
MarshaD132
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Professional and thorough!
We went with our Ohio State University Alum. Assoc. as recommended by our New Zealand guide to the tour of Doubtful
WoodlandsMike
WoodlandsMike
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Bad customer service!
Not their fault, but the tour got canceled because flooding washed out the access road to Milford sound. That happe
myspaceMattia
myspaceMattia
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Milford Sound Sundowner
The day was just awesome! It all started at 9am, which is perfect if you like to snooze in a bit more. We hooped on
newzealandlife
newzealandlife
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Good commentary and plenty of leg stretching breaks
We did the Te Anau to Milford Sound leg and really enjoyed our 'getting there'. Stopped enough on the bus trip an
SunainaA19
SunainaA19
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Traveling as a couple
First of all a huge shout out to the staff of Awesome NZ at Queenstown... very cooperative and supportive . I had b
BryanP164
BryanP164
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Day trip to Milford Sound
Started with a timely pickup in the centre of Queenstown. Friendly driver Graeme gave us full details of the plan f
Megan S
Megan S
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Fantastic Day Tour
Early morning start is worth it - Paulie is a sensational tour guide, bus driver, comedian, information provider! H
Mstrd
Mstrd
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Amazing journey through the sound
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time with great Paul as driver. The landscape is just spectacular and the boat
Artiandi
Artiandi
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Great option from Te Anau to visit Milford Sound
Joining the tour in Te Anau made for a shorter day which was a good option for me. The large coach had only 16 on
Quest06682398717
Quest06682398717
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A very enjoyable day trip
Though there wasn't much luck with the weather on that day, the long day trip was very enjoyable, A special praise
mwoolley206
mwoolley206
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Great experience
First off, shout out to Paulie for being a great tour guide. He made the experience extra informative. I am so happ
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