The road to Milford Sound will be closed from 23 May for up to two weeks due to closure of the Homer Tunnel for safety works.
During this time we recommend the Dart River Wilderness Jet Safari as a great alternative to Milford Sound.
Milford Sound is undoubtedly one of the world's most spectacular natural phenomenon and the journey along the 295km Milford Road is equally impressive.
Now with our limited availability InterCity tours you can discover this amazing region on a great value day trip from Queenstown, starting from just $119 (+booking fee).
Tours deaprt daily with our modern comfortable coaches and include informative and entertaining commentary local and experienced guides, plus you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos along the way.
Upon arrival in Milford Sound you'll join the crew of Southern Discoveries and enjoy a 1 3/4 hour scenic cruise aboard the most modern and comfortable cruising experience in Milford Sound.
The experienced crew delivers a full, informative commentary on the natural history and wildlife of the area and the large top deck provides for amazing viewing and panoramic photo opportunities.
Translation sheets are provided in Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin. Large covered seating areas and viewing windows are located on other levels.
Milford Sound receives and average of 182 days of rain every year making it one of the wettest places in New Zealand. The rain creates many impressive waterfalls and is flanked by lush rain forests clinging precariously to the cliffs, some rising 1,200 metres or more from the sea.
Dolphins are regularly spotted playing in the wake of the large catamarans as they cruise to the head of the fiord and the Tasman Sea and seals and penguins are also resident in waters around Milford Sound.
Following the cruise, you'll rejoin your driver and return to Queenstown by the early evening.