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Overview
Cruising Milford Sound is among New Zealand’s most spectacular activities, but the mountain scenery that lines the coast is just as gorgeous. Experience both on this full-day trip from Queenstown, traveling through the heart of Fiordland National Park, and then cruising all the way to the edge of the Tasman Sea. An included Kiwi-style barbecue lunch completes the excursion, which includes plenty of sightseeing stops throughout the day.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
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  • 2
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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  • 3
    Milford Sound
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  • 4
    Lake Te Anau
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  • 5
    Homer Tunnel
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  • 6
    Eglinton Valley
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  • 7
    Mirror Lakes Walk
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Highlights
  • Traveling by coach means close-ups of great scenery—without driving windy roads
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch inside Fiordland National Park
  • Chance to see marine wildlife in its natural habitat 
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service from your guide
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown (select hotels only), and then board a comfortable coach bus for the scenic trip to Milford Sound. Follow the Eglington River to the head of Eglington Valley, with a break to stretch your legs on a walk through the lush forest. Your lunch of lamb-and-chicken kebabs, sausages, salads, fresh bread, and juice is served en route. Continue through the Homer Tunnel, and then wind into the Cleddau Valley, arriving at Fiordland National Park. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board a sightseeing cruise for a trip that traces the sound to the outlet on the Tasman Sea, passing waterfalls that tumble from high cliffs along the way. Keep your camera ready during this portion of the tour as it’s common to spot seals and other wildlife while cruising Milford Sound. Following your time at Milford Sound, begin the return trip to Queenstown, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
13h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (at select Queenstown accommodations)
  • Nature Cruise on Milford Sound.
  • Local Driver/Guide.
  • Sightseeing Stops with opportunities for short bush walks.
  • Kiwi-style BBQ or Picnic Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)
  • Alcoholic beverages on board the boat
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring walking shoes, warm clothes and rain jacket
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Special meal requests such as vegetarian or do not eat pork, lamb, chicken or beef MUST be advised at time of booking and then reconfirmed at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • During the months of May to October and the Early Bird Summer departures the itinerary for this tour will be modified. In place of the BBQ lunch enroute to Milford Sound, the tour will include a full scenic cruise with a BBQ lunch on board the cruise boat.
  • Please be aware that this is a full day excursion (up to 13 hours for our Summer tours) due to road distances.
  • 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 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Becky R wrote a review Yesterday
Minneapolis, Minnesota20 contributions28 helpful votes
Our family of 5 (including kids ages 13, 11, and 9) were looking for a more intimate way to see Milford Sound - based on the reviews of Altitude's tours, we booked with them and are so glad we did! The trip out to Milford is a LONG DAY (4-5 hours drive from Queenstown one way)
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Date of experience: March 2020
Linda D wrote a review 20 Mar
Concord, New Hampshire166 contributions32 helpful votes
From timely pickup to comfortable travel to fun companions, decent lunch, and informative guides, this was one of the best days ever. Worth every penny to be in a small coach and on a small boat. Podge was a fabulous guide and so was the conservation expert on the boat. The
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Linda! That you so much for this lovely review. It's really great to read something to positive in a time of such uncertainty. Wishing you safe travels. Many thanks, the Altitude Team
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Passionforhotels wrote a review 18 Mar
London, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
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Thank you Andy for an unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound - it was incredible and I enjoyed every minute of it! Milford Sound has got to be on your list of things to do here in NZ. Altitude Tours provides an exclusive tour and it could not have been more informative and
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for this great review of your experience to Milford Sound with our guide Andy. We love to hear from happy travelers and it sounds like you had a really fantastic trip! Cheers, The Altitude Team
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Joli_Papillon wrote a review 16 Mar
San Francisco, California42 contributions12 helpful votes
Podge was the excellent driver who entertained us throughout this 13-hour tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Pick up was at 7:30am. We made several stops along the way, including photo stops, and arrived in Milford Sound about 1pm. The weather can be unpredictable so I would
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving a great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and that Podge provided an awesome day for you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time here!
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Savea P wrote a review 15 Mar
58 contributions19 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this tour. Andy our tour guide was fun and informative. Even though the drive is long, there is so much to see and learn about. Milford Sound is breathtaking and a must-see for any visitor to the South Island. The best part was seeing the epic waterfalls and a pod
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time to leave a review! We're delighted you enjoyed the tour with us and that you got to see some of the fantastic wildlife in Milford Sound. Thank you for your feedback on the lunch, rest assured we are looking into this. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time here!
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Becky R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1028
Wonderful way to experience Milford Sound
Our family of 5 (including kids ages 13, 11, and 9) were looking for a more intimate way to see Milford Sound -
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Linda D
Concord, New Hampshire
12732
A highlight in a country full of wows
From timely pickup to comfortable travel to fun companions, decent lunch, and informative guides, this was one of
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Kate B
42
Fabulous Experience - highly recommended
We chose to go with Altitude and it was definitely a great choice. Andy, our guide was extremely qualified ,
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Passionforhotels
London, United Kingdom
122
An unforgettable trip of a lifetime
Thank you Andy for an unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound - it was incredible and I enjoyed every minute of
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Joli_Papillon
San Francisco, California
4212
Long day but totally worth it!
Podge was the excellent driver who entertained us throughout this 13-hour tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
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Savea P
2619
Fantastic experience!
Really enjoyed this tour. Andy our tour guide was fun and informative. Even though the drive is long, there is so
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Ken_LAF
Lafayette, Indiana
12364
Very Good Trip but Mediocre Boat Food
The only reason this isn't a five star review is the food on board the boat. The logistics for the trip (hotel
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Courtney
Auckland, New Zealand
20
Great tour, would do it again!
This tour was such a convenient option for me, both with the Milford Rd closed and travelling solo. Convenient
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Sue M
Adelaide, Australia
50
A long day but well worth it!
Travelling on a smaller bus enabled our driver to stop at out of the way great scenic spots a larger bus couldn’t
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Nancy L
20
Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Beautiful drive to Milford Bay. Driver was very personably and made the journey pleasant. Boat ride into the fjord
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