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Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight provided by Milford Sound Experience by Altitude Tours

Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight

Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight
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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
Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand and a must-see for any traveller. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travellers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi trip to Milford Sound.  We keep things personal using our fleet of modern Mercedes vans. Enjoy your journey with no more than 16 people, in a vehicle with luxury features such as leather seats, panoramic scenic windows, Wi-Fi and Spotify playlists. Let your Altitude Tours guide entertain and amaze you with their in-depth knowledge of the area. Enjoy many scenic photo-stops at both famous locations, as well as our guide's favourite off-the-beaten-track spots. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a 2-hour small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Milford Sound has to offer! After your cruise, take in the views from above, travelling back to Queenstown on an incredible flight over the Southern Alps.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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: 10h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3287P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up from select Queenstown based accommodations • Knowledgable and friendly local driver/guides • 2-Hour nature cruise on Milford Sound • Off-the-beaten track scenic photo stops en route • A breathtaking fixed-wing scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown • Picnic Lunch • WiFi on board • Bottled water • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day) • Gratuities
Duration
10h
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 • Knowledgable and friendly local driver/guides • 2-Hour nature cruise on Milford Sound • Off-the-beaten track scenic photo stops en route • A breathtaking fixed-wing scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown • Picnic Lunch • WiFi on board • Bottled water • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day) • Gratuities
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
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Please bring walking shoes, warm clothes and a rain jacket
Minimum numbers of 6 apply (for the van from Queenstown to Milford Sound). 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
The flight back is weather dependant and in the case where flights are cancelled due to weather, you will return to Queenstown by van and be refunded your flight portion of your ticket.
Most travellers can participate
A picnic lunch is included and you have a choice between chicken, beef and vegetarian
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
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  • 5
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Homer Tunnel
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  • 7
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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JoePro215
5 contributions
Great way to see Milford Sound
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great trip to Milford Sound with Altitude. Very comfortable small bus, friendly and knowledgeable driver and a beautiful flight back.
Written 8 June 2021
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Theresa M
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Milford Sounds Experience
Jun 2021
Amazing scenery.
Roland great driver provided knowledgeable commentary during the trip.
Definitely recommend Altitude to my friends and family.
Written 7 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenona
Gisborne, New Zealand112 contributions
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 ! Our packed lunch was nice though ! Highlight was stopping at Mirror Lake - amazing ! And also we had a light snowfall the night before so the drive all the way to Milford was beautiful ! The small bus we were in was so comfy and we really enjoyed the ride !
The cruise was fantastic - it was a calm day so we were able to go further out into the ocean . We saw a pod of dolphins which was a highlight and our captain was a great driver !
Our flight back with James was the absolute highlight - so worth the money and we were back in Queenstown by 5 instead of 8! The flight was magical - just the best !
Written 17 May 2021
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altitudetours
Kia Ora, so great to hear you had such a lovely time on tour with Tania. It sounds like you had the best weather day and how amazing you saw dolphins. Thank you for the great review :)
Written 1 June 2021
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Sean T
5 contributions
10/10 trip
Nov 2020 • Couples
Tania was amazing as our tour guide. She was able to be both professional and casual at the same time balancing the tour really nicely with her lovely personality. As a tour guide she was not only knowledgable and keen on sharing that knowledge with us but she was very good in ensuring we were well taken care of. She knew all the best spots to go and gave us some good information on it too, if you’re looking for a tour which has a couple of stops I really recommend this one, even without the scenic flight it would have been great. I really enjoyed my journey to Milfordsound and I felt very well taken care of. Thanks so much Tania and to the Altitude tours team!
Written 19 November 2020
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altitudetours
Thank you so much for leaving a great review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and Tania ensured that you had wonderful Milford Sound experience!
Written 21 November 2020
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AppleStud
Dallas, TX389 contributions
Great adventure and flight topped it off
Small bus tour and hotel pickup was fantastic. We got to see some spots that big buses couldn't stop for. The bbq buffet was awesome...beef cheeks are a luxury choice on the cruise's bbq. Then the flight back was perfect to keep the day under 9 hours.
Written 1 April 2020
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altitudetours
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience to Milford Sound with us! We are glad you enjoyed it and could appreciate the convenience of being in a smaller group.
Written 20 May 2020
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Andy O
Antalya, Turkey12 contributions
Milford sound
Jan 2020 • Couples
Absolutely brill day with our Irish driver dispenser of many jokes and stories to while away the hours. Food was fab and the tour was a lifetime memory x
Written 27 January 2020
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altitudetours
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. It sounds as though you had a fantastic day with our guide Podge!
Written 6 February 2020
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Caspcel1
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Excellent experience and great service
My family, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 7 and 11, had a great day with tour guide and driver Chris who kept us entertained on the drive with local knowledge and stories. The transition from coach to the excellent cruise was easy and the lunch very tasty and plentiful. We were also particularly grateful to Altitude Tours for taking quick action today when the only road out was closed unexpectedly and indefinitely (due to an accident), by promptly booking us all on scenic flights back to Queenstown. We got back safely and on time - we are very lucky and happy to not be stranded in Milford Sound overnight with hundreds of other tourists. And we got an amazing added experience of the flight over the Sound. Even without the flight it would have been a fantastic day. I highly recommend this tour
Written 21 January 2020
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altitudetours
Thank you for taking time to leave a great review! A similar incident in the past closed the tunnel for 2 days and as we didn't want to disrupt your travel plans or risk being stranded overnight, we didn't hesitate in arranging flights out of Milford. We're delighted you enjoyed the tour and the disruption didn't affect your experience to much. Thanks again and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and NZ!
Written 24 January 2020
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Amal012016
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Milford sound
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great scenery, lovely boat, informative tour guide.
Bus trip was fine with few nice stops along the way
Written 20 January 2020
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altitudetours
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We're delighted you had a good time on our tour and enjoyed the spectacular scenery Milford has to offer. Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ!
Written 24 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

007Sydney
Sydney, Australia89 contributions
A great day - well worth it!
This tour was fabulous and I thoroughly recommend it. Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenage boys) had a great time. The bus was comfortable and our guide Andy kept us entertained with information and stories along the way. The choice of the small group tour worked well - we travelled comfortably, but could readily stop at various places along the way that were not always suited to large coaches. The boat we were booked on was also not overcrowded, meaning we got a plentiful and comfortable lunch as well as wonderful views and ready access to all parts of the boat. Even though it was a long trip back, we arrived back in Queenstown feeling really happy with the day we’d had.
Written 12 January 2020
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altitudetours
We're delighted you enjoyed your tour with us and Andy provided a great day for you. The journey is long but we feel it's definitely worth it! Thank you for leaving a lovely review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time here :)
Written 12 January 2020
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Emmanuel M
1 contribution
Great views, poor ship
Jan 2020 • Couples
From the picking up (that was at 730) we were 5 minutes on time and the driver was rushing up but after that the service was good. When we arrived to the ship the food quantity was very poor (not enough for all the people there) the tour supposed to include coffee but there was no coffee and when we asked the staff they just said “there’s no coffee and there was more people asking for it. Ultimately I wanted to buy a beer with card but since my card does not have my name printed (in Mexico some debut cards are like that) they didn’t want to sell me anything because of that. But the views and all the Milford sound landscape is terrific!!
Written 9 January 2020
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altitudetours
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We're sorry you had some issues on the cruise which did not meet your expectations - we will pass your feedback to the cruise operators and look into this for future. We're glad that you still enjoyed the views and scenery of Milford Sound in spite of this and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand!
Written 12 January 2020
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Birubi8208
Birubi8208
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Spectacular day
Beautiful day! Lovely drive with comments from Andy our driver, then the cruise and a return by plane to QT. I can
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
Zi2One
Zi2One
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A day of fun
Our driver was incredibly informative and the ride there was comfortable. The cruise was fantastic. If you want a
Schalk B
Schalk B
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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
Cushla T
Cushla T
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Milford Sound
Tanya was an excellent driver, felt safe, kept the van warm. Friendly and gave us knowledge of the area. It was so
Georgemathewisme
Georgemathewisme
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Awesome Experience
Friendly crew ( our guide Andy) and wonderful experience. Really recommend Altitude Tour and mitre peak cruises
956vicr
956vicr
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Perfect in everyway it should be
The best experience of my time in New Zealand. The crew of whole tour are so friendly and joyful which would make a
staceandjames
staceandjames
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Well worth it! Experience of a life-time
An absolutely awesome experience of a life-time. The views were spectacular and well worth the drive! We had the be
160jacob
160jacob
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A wonderful experience
Tania, the tour guide, helped to make this a very pleasant and enjoyable day for us. Comfortable vehicle, well plan
PenelopeExcellence
PenelopeExcellence
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Excellence!!
thank you so much ...this day trip was lovely. the drive was effortless and luxurious, Andy the tour guide ..Amazi
Robyn578
Robyn578
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Spectacular day
The day was spectacular for the views, the commentary and the packed lunch. I couldn’t recommend it more highly! An
Ryan S
Ryan S
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Great trip great tour guide
Tania is a really great tour guide and drives super steady. The views were amazing. I had a great great day
AvinNarayan
AvinNarayan
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A great value for money.
On time,Great value for me, Service beyond expectation. Starting from Queenstown our coach driver/guide Mr.Bo was j
Tabirassy
Tabirassy
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Leessshggoo
Maaaaaate! What an experience. Your surrounded by majestic mountains, hundreds of waterfalls and just beautiful sce
I6271QHamyd
I6271QHamyd
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Spectacular must do trip.
We travelled from Melbourne as soon as the travel bubble was allowed and decided to see Milford Sound. Everything w
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