Overview

Book a great value Milford Sound day tour from Queenstown and see one of the world's most spectacular natural attractions. Cruise the fiord and experience this dramatically beautiful landscape with its towering mountain peaks, gushing waterfalls, ink-dark water and sheer cliffs covered in lush native rainforest.

Our limited availability InterCity Milford Sound tours start from just $125 and depart daily on modern, comfortable buses with air conditioning and free WiFi.

All tours include return travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound, in a glass roof coach* with free WiFi. Plus a Milford Sound cruise with entertaining and informative commentary on the natural history and wildlife of the area. 

Choose from 3 cruise options:

Choose from a range of Milford Sound cruise options to suit every price range. All cruise boats have indoor and outdoor seating options allowing amazing viewing and panoramic photo opportunities in all weather conditions.

NEW Afternoon Cruise

From 1 December, you can choose our new Afternoon Cruise option - the same as the Standard cruise, but with a later start and end time so you can sleep a little later and enjoy the fiord when it's less crowded.

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Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown
Afternoon Cruise
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Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Afternoon Cruise
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Standard Cruise
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Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown
Standard Cruise & Lunch
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Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Standard Cruise
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Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Standard Cruise & Lunch
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Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown
Luxury Cruise
$159.00 $169.00 $159.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00 $159.00
Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown
Luxury Cruise & Buffet Lunch
$189.00 $199.00 $189.00 $179.00 $179.00 $179.00 $189.00
Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Luxury Cruise
$159.00 $169.00 $159.00 $145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $159.00
Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Luxury Cruise & Buffet Lunch
$189.00 $199.00 $189.00 $175.00 $175.00 $175.00 $189.00
Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown
Nature Cruise
$165.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00
Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown
Nature Cruise & Picnic Lunch
$185.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00
Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Nature Cruise
$165.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00 $149.00
Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Nature Cruise & Picnic Lunch
$185.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00 $169.00

FAQs

Can I be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation?

Sorry, our great value InterCity day tours don’t include hotel pickup and drop-off. Check out our friends at GreatSights and Gray Line for premium day tour options.

Can I bring my bags with me?

You can bring one carry-on item with a maximum weight of 5kg and store check-in luggage under the bus. Take a look at our full luggage policy here.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my tour?

No, our day tours are non-refundable.

How do I book a tour with my pass?

Booking a day tour using your FlexiPass or TravelPass bus pass is a slightly different process. First, you need to make sure you’re logged in to your pass. On your pass dashboard, click on the ‘Tours’ button and follow the instructions to book your tour.

What happens if my day tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

If your day tour is cancelled for any reason, we’ll contact you to discuss your options. These will include a transfer to the next available service, or a refund of your fare.

Where do we stop for photos?

We stop at many places on the way to Milford Sound but this varies depending on the weather. You’ll stop for morning tea in Te Anau and you’ll also enjoy a walk over footbridges above gushing waterfalls at The Chasm. Your driver will let you know on the day where you’ll stop.

Can I start in Te Anau and finish in Queenstown or vice versa?

Yes, our reservations team can you with this. Feel free to contact them on info@intercity.co.nz or 0800 222 146.

What should I bring?

The weather in Milford Sound can change drastically and we recommend you wear or pack warm clothes. Bring a jacket, sunglasses, a sunhat and your camera. Share your experience with us online by tagging #nzallover!

Does this tour include meals?

You can choose book a cruise that includes lunch, take a look at our different cruise options.

Can I go for a swim in the fiord?

You’re brave! The water in Milford Sound is very, very cold – but in any case, there won’t be time for you to go swimming – sorry!