Milford Sound Experience - Coach, Cruise & Fly

Month: May 2023

9 Hours, Queenstown

Product Code: PLNLCP
Priced Per: Person
Trip Style: Mid Range
Ages: 0-12, 18-99 Years
Fitness Level: Leisurely
Suited To: Families with older children, Couples, Adults only
Transport: Boat , Mini-coach, Plane
Accommodation: N/A

Travel in style on a small-group tour along the famous Milford Road, embark on an incredible 2-hour nature cruise on the fjord and finish off with a spectacular 40-minute scenic flight back to Queenstown. A New Zealand must-do!

Our Milford Sound day tour was established in 1994 and is a top rated small group Milford Experience. We allow our guests to escape the crowds and offer a truly unique day, showcasing this world famous region.

On this full day tour to Milford Sound, depart Queenstown at 7:30am and enjoy guided commentary touring to Milford Sound with our experienced guides. Our small group tours give our guests the ability to get to know the driver and each other, creating a more personal and memorable touring experience.

We have custom made, 16 seat, glass roof Mercedes touring vehicles. This is business class travel with extended leg room, leather interior, panoramic windows for the best views, and USB charging ports on board.

Once in Milford Sound, we join a stunning two hour small boat nature cruise on the fjord – see waterfalls, fur seals, penguins and occasionally dolphins. Enjoy fun and informative commentary from your nature guide, and plenty of off-the-beaten-track visits away from the crowds.

Finish your day to Milford Sound with an unforgettable scenic flight back to Queenstown. Flights are by fixed wing aircraft and take approx. 40 mins. The scenic fly is a truly awe-inspiring way to complete your trip to Milford Sound and also provides a view of Milford Sound and its surroundings that you couldn’t possibly see any other way!

Upon arrival back to Queenstown, a complimentary hotel drop off service is provided. We guarantee this is a trip you will never forget!

The 9-10 hour Milford Sound Coach Cruise Fly tour departs Queenstown daily at 7:30am and arrives back in Queenstown around 5:00pm. Please note that this flight is weather permitting and in the case where the flight cannot depart, you will return to Queenstown by road at approximately 7:30pm.

  • Luxury transport in a glass-roof Mercedes Sprinter van
  • A personal small group tour (max 16 passengers)
  • Multiple scenic stops on the famous Milford Road
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from an experienced guide
  • 2-hr small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound
  • 40-minute scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Delicious picnic lunch (optional $27 extra)

Highlights:

  • A personal small group tour (max 16 passengers)
  • Travel in style in a Mercedes Sprinter van designed for touring
  • Escape the crowds and access more sightseeing stops on the famous Milford Road
  • Join a small boat 2-hour nature cruise on Milford Sound
  • Be entertained and learn interesting facts from your expert Altitude Tours guide
  • Take a spectacular 45 minute scenic flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown

Included:

  • Packed picnic lunch is included
  • Guided transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 2-hr small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound
  • 45 minute scenic fixed wing flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown

Not Included:

  • Single-use water bottles – please be a responsible traveller and bring your own reusable bottle. There are plenty of locations to fill up on the day.
  • Lunch – if you wish to include this, please go back select the lunch inclusive product

What to Bring:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Extra snacks
  • Reusable water bottle

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River Tubing

Month: May 2023

Cairns’ original half day tubing tours operate in two of the best rainforest locations in town, Behana Gorge and the Mulgrave River. We’ll pick the best one to maximize your fun, pending conditions at the time of travel.

Tubing is a fun, safe water activity, which combines adventure and action, set amongst towering trees, on freshwater streams.

Behana Gorge is billed as a locals’ secret, it’s where we come to play and get away. Think stunning natural rainforest, an arching canopy of trees and gently tumbling cold waters and you’re almost there. The Mulgrave River provides small, fun rapids and a lovely natural backdrop.

Highlights:

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  • Beautiful fresh water
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Included:

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Not Included:

  • Lunch

What to Bring:

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  • A hat
  • Swimmers
  • Sunblock
  • A towel
  • Waterproof shoes/footwear (if you don’t have any, we can hire them to you).

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