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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown provided by Milford Sound Experience by Altitude Tours

Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
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. This excursion includes plenty of sightseeing stops throughout the day, along with a picnic lunch to enjoy onboard the cruise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Traveling by coach means close-ups of great scenery—without driving windy roads
Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board the boat
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 picnic lunch, with a choice between chicken, beef or vegetarian, will be 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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Call the number below and use the product code: 3287_ZQN
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Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up from select Queenstown based accommodations • 2-Hour nature cruise on Milford Sound. • Knowledgable and friendly local driver/guides • Off-the-beaten track scenic photo stops en route • Picnic Lunch • Air-conditioned vehicle • WiFi on board • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Gratuities • Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)
Duration
13h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Additional Pick ups: - Fernhill Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time) - Arthurs Point Hotel (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time) - Rydges Bus Stop, Lake Esplanade (For Rydges Resort, QT Queenstown, and Peppers Beacon) - Queenstown Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time) - Central Queenstown (Please meet the us outside Base Backpackers, 49 Shotover Street) - Amber Lodge, 1 Gorge Rd (For Gorge Rd, Henry St, and Turner St accomodations) - Cnr Cemetery Rd & Brecon St (For Lakeview Holiday Park, The Dairy, Browns Boutique) - Upper Stanley Street Bus Stop, Stanley St (For Heartland Hotel, Blue Peaks, Caples Court, Four Seasons and Scenic suites) - Millennium Hotel Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Millennium Hotel, Melbourne Lodge, Hurley's, Autoline Motel) - Pounamu Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Swiss Belsuites, Colonial Village, Villa del Lago, Oaks Club) - Hensman Rd / Oaks Shores Bus Stop (For The Rees, Oaks Shores, Andrews Rd, and Hensman Rd) - Sherwood Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Sherwood, Holiday Inn, Goldfield Heights) - Battery Hill Bus Stop, Frankton Rd - Perkins Rd Bus Stop, Frankton Rd - Marina Drive Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Mantra Marina) - Frankton Bus Shelter, Cnr of Gray Street & Kawarau Rd If your accommodation is not listed, please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up from select Queenstown based accommodations • 2-Hour nature cruise on Milford Sound. • Knowledgable and friendly local driver/guides • Off-the-beaten track scenic photo stops en route • Picnic Lunch • Air-conditioned vehicle • WiFi on board • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Gratuities • Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Additional Pick ups: - Fernhill Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time) - Arthurs Point Hotel (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time) - Rydges Bus Stop, Lake Esplanade (For Rydges Resort, QT Queenstown, and Peppers Beacon) - Queenstown Hotels (Please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time) - Central Queenstown (Please meet the us outside Base Backpackers, 49 Shotover Street) - Amber Lodge, 1 Gorge Rd (For Gorge Rd, Henry St, and Turner St accomodations) - Cnr Cemetery Rd & Brecon St (For Lakeview Holiday Park, The Dairy, Browns Boutique) - Upper Stanley Street Bus Stop, Stanley St (For Heartland Hotel, Blue Peaks, Caples Court, Four Seasons and Scenic suites) - Millennium Hotel Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Millennium Hotel, Melbourne Lodge, Hurley's, Autoline Motel) - Pounamu Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Swiss Belsuites, Colonial Village, Villa del Lago, Oaks Club) - Hensman Rd / Oaks Shores Bus Stop (For The Rees, Oaks Shores, Andrews Rd, and Hensman Rd) - Sherwood Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Sherwood, Holiday Inn, Goldfield Heights) - Battery Hill Bus Stop, Frankton Rd - Perkins Rd Bus Stop, Frankton Rd - Marina Drive Bus Stop, Frankton Rd (For Mantra Marina) - Frankton Bus Shelter, Cnr of Gray Street & Kawarau Rd If your accommodation is not listed, please contact us with your accommodation information to confirm pick up location and time
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please bring walking shoes, warm clothes and rain jacket
Please be aware that this is a full day excursion (up to 13 hours) due to road distances.
Minimum numbers of 6 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Not wheelchair accessible
A picnic lunch is included and you have a choice between chicken, beef and vegetarian
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 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
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  • 2
    Lake Te Anau
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  • 3
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 4
    Eglinton Valley
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Homer Tunnel
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  • 7
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Max M
3 contributions
Andy is the man!
Andy is the best!! He went out of his way to build a connection with each of us, and learn/remember where we are all from and bits of information about us. He explained all our surroundings with so much knowledge. He stopped at different places throughout the way and gave us a chance to take photos + be amazed at the scenery. Such a great guy. The cruise itself was out of this world, something everyone has to witness in their lives. We had a very small group, which was great as we were able to build friendships with the others.

If you are thinking about going, it’s definitely worth it.
Written 24 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roy F
2 contributions
Milford trip
Fantastic sunny day. Really stunning scenery. Wonderful host Beau !! Very knowledgeable and enjoyed his banter. Gunn lake was the highlight. Unbelievably stunningly beautiful.
Written 23 June 2021
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john
1 contribution
Do it, Do it, Do it.
Jun 2021
Day was awesome, we did the trip with the fams and no issues at all.
Andy was great, friendly and good conversation. no prob's recommending the trip.
Never been down here before, some beautiful weather and nothing short of amazing landscapes.
Written 20 June 2021
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altitudetours
Thank you so much for your great review. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with Andy. We are delighted that you chose us to host you to Milford Sound
Written 22 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisarich3
Kyle Bay, Australia7 contributions
Great experience and stunning scenery
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fabulous day with a very professional small group. Andy our driver was so full of knowledge and extremely welcoming and friendly. He kept us on time and we had a beautiful cruise on Milford sound on a stunning day. We also stopped at a number of spots along the way. Andy knew the history of the area and there wasn’t much he didn’t know. The bus was comfortable with lovely leather seats and great temperature inside. Andy also keep us safe in some very icy wet weather coming back. He is a great driver.
Thank you for a sensational day!
Written 20 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
altitudetours
Thank you for choosing Altitude Tours to host you to Milford Sound, and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your day with Andy, and he will be too.
Written 22 June 2021
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Andrew S
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Milford Sound Magic
Jun 2021 • Couples
The stunning beauty of the place was worth the visit and a must do for anyone planning on visiting Queenstown. Tania our driver was ace and the fact that we had the whole place virtually to ourselves was pretty 😎 cool.
Written 17 June 2021
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altitudetours
Thank you so much for joining us for the day to Milford Sound. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your day with Tania - thank you for choosing Altitude to spend your day with.
Written 22 June 2021
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Neha
4 contributions
Worth every penny!
Jun 2021 • Solo
If I could describe the experience in just a word MAGICAL would be it! The scenic drive and cruise were something beyond words.

Tania, our guide/hostess and driver was sooo wonderful and made the experience even more remarkable. Will definitely do it again next time I’m in Queenstown!
Written 16 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
altitudetours
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your day with Tania and our day trip to Milford Sound. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday - thanks again for joining Altitude Tours!
Written 22 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Birubi8208
Sydney, Australia53 contributions
Spectacular day
Beautiful day! Lovely drive with comments from Andy our driver, then the cruise and a return by plane to QT. I can only recommend it. It was spectacular.
Written 9 June 2021
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altitudetours
Thank you so much for joining us to Milford Sound. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with Andy. Thank you for your review and recommendation :)
Written 14 June 2021
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Zi2One
1 contribution
A day of fun
Jun 2021 • Couples
Our driver was incredibly informative and the ride there was comfortable. The cruise was fantastic. If you want a close-up waterfall camera shot be prepared to get drenched. Thanks for an awesome day.
Written 7 June 2021
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altitudetours
Thank you so much for your review and for joining us to Milford Sound. It is great to hear you enjoyed the day out with us.
Written 14 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Schalk B
9 contributions
World-class hospitality and commentary with unimaginable views!
The trip was jam packed with regular stops and a boat cruise. Communication was world class with Andy having a calm tone and knowing the area extremely well. Soon after pickup he makes everyone feel comfortable and is extremely inclusive. Andy’s vast experience in the tourist industry pays off resulting in an unforgettable experience. There is always a joke to crack and the interesting things are great to listen to. The tour was well planned although the rainy weather wasn’t ideal.

Andy was well informed in relation to rugby and we enjoyed the occasional banter between rival countries!🇿🇦

Thanks Andy and Altitude Tours!
Written 5 June 2021
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altitudetours
Thank you so much for your amazing review. That's great to hear Andy gave you such a great experience and good rugby banter! Thank you so much for choosing Altitude Tours to host you to Milford Sound and for taking the time to share your experience through this review.
Written 7 June 2021
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Cushla
New Plymouth, New Zealand10 contributions
Milford Sound
Jun 2021
Tanya was an excellent driver, felt safe, kept the van warm. Friendly and gave us knowledge of the area. It was so worth the trip. The Mercedes van was really comfortable and the ceiling window allowed great views of the mountains.
Written 4 June 2021
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altitudetours
Thank you so much for your review. Thank you for choosing Altitude Tours to enjoy Milford Sound and for your great comments about our guide Tania and our vehicles - we are delighted that we were able to host you for the day.
Written 7 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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singhnita2007
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The best driver and tour guide
Hi, The driver who took us in a group to Milford Sound on 16/06/2021, was just amazing driver and tour guide! He w
JoePro215
JoePro215
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Great way to see Milford Sound
Great trip to Milford Sound with Altitude. Very comfortable small bus, friendly and knowledgeable driver and a beau
260sammy
260sammy
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Perfect day in Milford Sound
Had a wonderful time on this tour to Milford Sound, our guide Roland was fantastic and knowledgeable and the van wa
theresamR7302TH
theresamR7302TH
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Milford Sounds Experience
Amazing scenery. Roland great driver provided knowledgeable commentary during the trip. Definitely recommend Altitu
Jenona
Jenona
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What a day
The bus trip with Tania was great - we ordered the lunch but they do stop at a nice cafe so you can buy lunch there
Alan C
Alan C
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Excellent
We did a tour to Glenorchy guided by Eric. His local knowledge was impressive and pointed out interesting facts of
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_xreaperfangx
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Not to be missed
Really great tour, the guide was really nice :) Saw dolphins in Milford sound and lots of beautiful sights along
mariaelizabethheron
mariaelizabethheron
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Milford Sound Experience
We were going to fly into Milford Sounds but the weather wasn’t suitable so we booked this trip instead. It was a f
SeannyTJX
SeannyTJX
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10/10 trip
Tania was amazing as our tour guide. She was able to be both professional and casual at the same time balancing the
JaneMargaretDee
JaneMargaretDee
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Long day but totally worth it!
Once again the Altitude Tours team provided a sensational experience with this tour. This is a 12 hour day so prep
Susanoo1
Susanoo1
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Amazing Tour & Guide!
This is the second time I have been to Milford Sound and what a difference it was from the first trip (with another
jorgeandresg661
jorgeandresg661
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
We went to Milford Sound with ALTITUDE and everything was perfect. We traveled in a wonderful mini-bus, perfectly
CarrieCee
CarrieCee
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Excellent Tour Choice
So glad we chose to go with Altitude who connected with Mitre Peak Cruises. We enjoyed the small group size, much
ColeGF
ColeGF
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Milford Sound bus and cruise
Great day, really enjoyed the driver commentary, views were superb in a comfortable small bus. The cruise on the Mi
Bencrighton
Bencrighton
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Amazing Milford
We had such and an amazing day. Rowland our driver was a such a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Also a big thanks
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