Walk & Cruise from Milford Sound

Cruise

Enjoy a taste of the world-famous Milford Track with a half-day guided walk. Highlights include the notorious Sandfly Point at the end of the track, and the beautiful Giant’s Gate waterfall. Complete the day with a magnificent cruise on Milford Sound.

Morning Guided Walk on the Milford Track

After brief introductions at the Milford Sound terminal, we begin with a short boat ride across Milford Sound’s Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, adeptly named as you will see! This is the end point of the Milford Track, but the start of today’s Milford hike. From there we begin our guided walk, meandering alongside the cascading Arthur River then Lake Ada, on a well formed track. Our destination and half way point is Giant’s Gate waterfall. This spectacular waterfall is best viewed and photographed from the large swing bridge spanning the river.

There is much to see, from the ancient trees towering above to the vibrant green ferns and mosses below. Walking in a small group (maximum 12 people), your Trips & Tramps nature guide will point out the native fauna and flora and share the fascinating human heritage of the track, bringing the area to life.

On conclusion of the guided walk, you return to the main wharf complex for your boat cruise.

Afternoon Boat Cruise

Enjoy Milford Sound’s awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of a small boat cruise, as you sit back and relax.

Cruise the length of the fiord and experience the beauty of Milford Sound in all its grandeur. Listen to the informative commentary from the skipper, view the iconic Mitre Peak and get up close to the mighty Stirling Falls. With limited numbers, you are rewarded with an intimate experience of Milford Sound and unobstructed photo opportunities from the outdoor viewing decks. Keep an eye out for the seals basking in the sun or maybe even a pod of dolphins visiting! There is so much to see, and is a perfect way to round off your day.

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Fly Cruise Fly

Cruise

4 Hours, Queenstown

Priced Per: Person
Ages: 0-99 Years

4 Hours • World’s best scenic flight

For the ultimate Milford Sound experience, fly over snow-capped mountain ranges, sparkling lakes and tumbling waterfalls as you journey into the Fiordland National Park by plane.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • Two hour uncrowded cruise through Milford Sound
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available on-board
  • We go further, and get you closer than any other cruise operator
  • Great photo opportunities as we get you closer to waterfalls and wildlife
  • Return scenic flights on different flight paths over Fiordland National Park from Queenstown to Milford Sound

Duration

4 Hours

Ages

All Ages

Your Journey

Take off from Queenstown, and fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu. Witness what the power of nature has created over the years, as you journey over two remarkable National Parks; Mt Aspiring and the world heritage listed Fiordland National Park.

On arrival in Milford Sound, join your purpose-built small boat for a comfortable two-hour cruise through one of the world’s natural wonders. Make your way out past the iconic Mitre Peak and cruise the length of the fiord while our skipper highlights points of interest along the way, including the mighty Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls. Keep an eye out for wildlife that can be found in the region including seals, pods of dolphins and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin (seasonal).

Complete your journey with a birds-eye view of the largely untouched region as you fly back over the Southern Alps and are welcomed to the incredibly blue Lake Wakatipu upon landing in Queenstown.

Please note infants for the Fly Cruise Fly experience are classed as 11kgs or under. If over this weight they will be charged the child price due to CAA legal requirements.

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Fly - Walk - Cruise - Fly with Milford Track

Cruise

8 Hours, 30 Minutes, Queenstown
Priced Per: Person
Ages: 0-99 Years

8.5 Hours • Air, land and sea!

Experience Milford Sound by air, land and sea.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • Two hour uncrowded cruise through Milford Sound
  • Three and a half hour guided walk featuring Giant Gate waterfall
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available on-board
  • We go further, and get you closer than any other cruise operator
  • Great photo opportunities as we get you closer to waterfalls and wildlife
  • Return scenic flights on different flight paths over Fiordland National Park from Queenstown to Milford Sound

Duration

8.5 HoursYour Journey

Fly from Queenstown airport over the Wakatipu Basin and into Fiordland, sweeping the length of Milford Sound where you can take in unparalleled views of world famous fiord.Upon landing in Milford Sound, take a short boat ride to where your walk on the Milford Track begins. The three and a half hour guided walk takes you along a well formed track to the half way point, Giant Gate waterfall. After your walk, transfer back to the boat terminal where you’ll board a Mitre Peak Cruise through Milford Sound where our informative guide will point out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls, snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor.Fly back over the Milford Track before having your breath taken away when you first view the 548 metre Sutherland Falls. This scenic flight will allow you to take in magnificent views of the mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests of the Fiordland national Park on your way back to Queenstown.Please note infants are classed as 11kgs or under. If over this weight they will be charged the child price due to CAA legal requirements.Inclusions

  • Fixed wing plane transfers
  • Boxed picnic lunch
  • Cruise on Milford Sound
  • Guided walk on the Milford Track
  • Return airport transfers

Welcome to Queenstown

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Coach - Cruise - Fly

Cruise

Discover Milford Sound from three unforgettable perspectives

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive with sightseeing stops along the famous Milford Road
  • Two hour cruise, with frequent stops at spectacular points of interest
  • Interactive and informative commentary throughout the journey
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available on-board
  • Scenic flight over untouched wilderness back to Queenstown

Duration

9 Hours

Ages

All Ages *Please note infants are classed as 11kgs or under. If over this weight they will be charged the child price due to CAA legal requirements.

Your Journey

Departing from Queenstown, your knowledgeable driver will provide an informative commentary on the points of interest along one of the world’s most picturesque drives – The Milford Road. Stop for some great photo opportunities along the way, before enjoying a two hour cruise aboard one of our specially designed small boats in Milford Sound.

Sit back and relax as your cruise departs from the Milford Sound Wharf, and makes its way out past the iconic Mitre Peak. Evoke your five senses as you take in the sights of this majestic region, feel the spray of Fairy Falls and listen to the sound of nature thriving in its natural habitat.

Cruise the length of the 16km fiord, out past St Annes Point Lighthouse, while listening to informative commentary from our skipper who will highlight points of interest along the way including the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls. We go further, and get you closer than any other operator in Milford Sound.

Complete your journey with a birds-eye view of the largely untouched region as you fly back over the Southern Alps and are welcomed to the incredibly blue Lake Wakatipu upon landing in Queenstown


Milford Sound Experience - Coach, Cruise & Fly (Including Lunch)

Cruise

9 Hours, Queenstown

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 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
  • Delicious picnic lunch included (default selection is a chicken sandwich, option to change to beef or vegetarian, or advise dietaries up until 5pm the day prior)

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.

What to Bring:

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


Milford Sound Experience - Coach, Cruise & Fly

Cruise

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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TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Farm Excursion

Cruise

Surprise and delight the whole family with this iconic Queenstown experience.

  • 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship
  • Tour of Walter Peak High Country Farm, including the opportunity to feed the highland cows, sheep, alpacas, and other farmyard animals
  • A delicious freshly baked afternoon tea is included
  • Child rates apply for 5 – 14 years
  • Infants 0 – 4 years carried free of charge but MUST be added to your booking
  • The TSS Earnslaw will undergo annual maintenance from early June – early July. A substitute vessel will operate, which will be reflected in the price.


Queenstown Ulva Island Explorer

Cruise

Discover Stewart Island’s renowned birdlife sanctuary, Ulva Island.

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Cruise through beautiful Paterson Inlet on our modern catamaran
  • 45min guided walk through Ulva Island
  • Our Nature Guides will share the rich history of the region and help you to spot local wildlife
  • Small group sizes


Queenstown TSS Earnslaw Cruise

Cruise

njoy Queenstown’s stunning alpine beauty aboard the vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw.

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Visit the engine room and historic museum on board
  • Fully-licensed bar with local craft beers, wine and delicious food available for purchase
  • 360 degree views to enjoy while cruise
  • Depart Steamer Wharf, in the heart of Queenstown
  • The TSS Earnslaw will undergo annual maintenance early June – early July, and will not be operating during this time.


Milford Sound Coach & Cruise from Queenstown

Cruise

The journey to Milford Sound is as spectacular as the destination. Sit back, relax and take in the views from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

  • 12 hours
  • Custom build coaches, with extra-large windows, glass roof, and angled seating for optimal viewing
  • Explore Milford Sound with us on the mighty Milford Mariner or Milford Haven.
  • Great viewing decks, comfy interiors and fresh craft beer on tap
  • Insightful commentary by our friendly guides
  • Amazing nature and wildlife viewing opportunity
  • A Milford Sound Levy applies to all adult tickets and is included in the price displayed
  • Check in 20 minutes before departure