Discover the magic of Milford Sound!

May 1, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

When it comes to the must-see places in New Zealand, chances are you’ve probably heard about Milford Sound. It’s kind of a big deal! You may have heard stories about the stunning waterfalls that cascade down its dramatic cliffs, or the weird and wonderful array of wildlife that you can find there. It’s one place we would say has to be on EVERY traveller’s bucket list, because it’s just so unique – and photos really don’t do it justice. Sounds amazing, right? Let’s get you there! There are plenty of options to choose from, so there’s definitely a tour that’s just right for you…

Day tours to Milford Sound from Queenstown


Magical Milford Sound

By land or by air? You decide. Either way, these tours get you there and back again in just one day.

Coach – Cruise – Coach
Relax in 5-star luxury on your plush coach and let your driver take care of the hard part, while you take in the sights! The drive into Milford Sound is famously beautiful, and your driver will provide expert commentary along the way to ensure you get the maximum enjoyment from your journey. Highlights include the Mirror Lakes (get your cameras ready) and the Homer Tunnel which passes through the heart of the Southern Alps. At Milford Sound, choose to embark on a Scenic Cruise or an Nature Cruise – both tours get you out on the water, but the Nature Cruise explores the far reaches of the Fiord and is an extended trip.

Coach – Cruise – Fly
Get the best of both worlds, as you take a plush coach ride from Queenstown to Te Anau, followed by a cruise on the water, and then top it off with a scenic flight back to Queenstown. Click here to learn more!

Fly – Cruise – Fly
Fly in, fly out for the quickest way to get your Milford Sound fix. Coming in at around 4 hours total duration, you can be on the water in the morning at Milford Sound, and lunching by the lake in Queenstown in the afternoon. What a dream!

Overnight adventures to Milford Sound via Queenstown


Milford Overnight Cruise

Take your time as you set sail on an overnight adventure on the Milford Mariner! With kayaks and shore excursions available, an overnight trip is the option to go for to ensure you experience the very best Milford Sound has to offer.

Choose one of the 4-day Cruises and you’ll get: two night’s hotel accommodation in Queenstown, plus the overnight voyage on the custom-built boat, the Milford Mariner. 3-course dinner and a continental breakfast is included onboard. Click the links to learn more about the Premium 4-day tour and the Mid Range 4-day tour.

The 5-day Queenstown & Milford Sound Overnight Cruise is our recommended option for those travelling with children – in addition to the same luxuries as the 4-day tours, you’ll be booked into a private family cabin on the boat to ensure privacy and comfort for the whole family.

Let’s start planning your adventure to Milford Sound, the 8th wonder of the world!

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