Milford Sound Day Tour from Queenstown

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InterCity Milford Sound Day Tour

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 a Milford Sound cruise and return travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound and return.

Enjoy commentary from your experienced local driver guide as you depart Queenstown and journey along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, through Te Anau (where you’ll stop for a morning tea break) and into stunning Fiordland National Park.

The road to Milford Sound is just as impressive as the destination – travel past snowy mountaintops, along glacier valleys and through the Homer Tunnel, with plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos along the way. Admire the picture-perfect reflections at Mirror Lakes and walk over footbridges above gushing waterfalls at The Chasm.

At the end of your scenic bus trip, board your Milford Sound cruise and explore the fiord from the water. You'll see breathtaking scenery including waterfalls, lush rainforest and steep rocky cliffs as you travel along the fiord towards the Tasman Sea. Dolphins are regularly spotted playing in the wake of the boats, and seals and penguins are also frequent visitors.

Your Milford Sound cruise  (see options below) includes commentary on the natural history and wildlife of the area. All cruise boats have indoor and outdoor seating options allowing amazing viewing and panoramic photo opportunities in all weather conditions.

After your cruise, return to Queenstown by bus. Don't miss out, as we only offer limited seats on this great value tour - book now!

View Milford Sound day tours from Te Anau instead.

Milford Sound tour options

Choose from a range of Milford Sound day tour options to suit every price range. All tours include return travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back, in a glass roof coach* with free wifi and commentary from your driver guide, plus a Milford Sound cruise. 

Standard Cruise

  • Premium glass roof coach with free wifi
  • 1 hour 45 minute Milford Sound cruise
  • Indoor and outdoor viewing decks on board
  • Choose to add a yummy lunch
  • Tour departs Queenstown 7.05am, returns 7.25pm

Luxury Cruise

  • Premium glass roof coach with leather seats and free wifi
  • 1 hour 45 minute Milford Sound cruise
  • State-of-the-art new cruise boat with glass ceilings
  • Choose to add a delicious buffet lunch
  • Tour departs Queenstown 7.20am, returns 7.45pm

Nature Cruise

  • Premium glass roof coach with leather seats and free wifi
  • 1 hour 45 minute Milford Sound cruise
  • Small boutique cruise boat for an intimate nature encounter
  • Choose to add a tasty picnic lunch
  • Tour departs Queenstown 6.45am, returns 6.45pm

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* While every effort is made to operate the Milford Sound tour in glass roof coaches, due to servicing requirements these vehicles may not always be available. Photo stops subject to weather and road conditions.