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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Overview
Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. You'll travel through Fiordland on a luxury coach tour before continuing to explore via a renowned Milford Sound cruise, enjoying a buffet lunch on board. Join us for an unforgettable day in Fiordland National Park!
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Athol Street
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  • 1
    GreatSights
    Stop: 1 minute -
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    Pass by Lake Wakatipu
  • 2
    Kiwi Country
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Eglinton Valley
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Mitre Peak
    Pass by Homer Tunnel
  • 6
    Monkey Creek
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Kiwi Country
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Get more value for your money by combining a coach tour and a cruise
  • Live commentary on board bus and boat gives you in-depth information
  • Glass-roofed coach provides panoramic views
  • Convenient door-to-door hotel transportation from Queensland
What to Expect
Simply roll out of bed for early morning pickup at your Queenstown hotel. With the navigation, driving, and logistics handled, snooze or gaze at the Remarkables or the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Make a brief stop at Te Anau to purchase optional morning tea and breakfast. Disembark at UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, home to the photo-worthy Mirror Lakes. Continue through Hollyford Valley, Homer Tunnel, and Cleddau Valley with its scenic river. At Milford Sound, transfer to the catamaran and find a seat on the deck or in the cabin. Cruise past Mitre Peak while listening to live commentary from your guide about the sound’s formation. Look for fur seals, penguins, pods of dolphins, and bird life, and learn about these animals’ biology and behavior from your guide. Enjoy a buffet lunch on the boat. Relax and enjoy the bus ride on the way back to your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487

If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior
Departure Time
7:20 AM
Duration
12h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1-hour 45-minute sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Glass-roofed coach with free WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our bus guide/driver Eric was excellent, super knowledgeable, had great stories, super responsible driver and great at multitasking (drove safely while guiding at the same time!) Even kept us feeling safe by telling us about his driving technique/how he passes cars on the road.
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Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora cturtle13, Thank you for writing a review about our tour and for your wonderful feedback about Eric- I'm sure he will appreciate it! We hope you have taken lots of photos to remember your time in the South Island! All the best for your future travels, Jerome and the team at GreatSights
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The 5 hours coach each way might sound dull, but it is far from it. The driver, Eric, was funny, insightful, and entertaining throughout the entire trip, and the views are spectacular from start to finish. The cruise itself was incredible too, with incredible waterfalls and
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Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora jhaakma, We are pleased to know you had an awesome experience and that Eric made your tour that much more special with his extensive knowledge and information shared with everyone. All the best for your future travels, Jerome and the team at GreatSights
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Five Aussies travelled to Milford Sound for a visual experience second to none. Great sites bus company took us there accompanied by the expert commentary of Mr J Singh. Our cameras could not stop clicking... Our eyes filled with superb visuals and our memories filled to the
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Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora mishdealtravels, Thank you for your amazing review, we are pleased to hear that Mr Singh provided excellent service and commentary. We hope you had an unforgettable experience on our tour to Milford Sound and we hope to see you again on our services in the near future. All the best for your future travels, Jerome and the team at GreatSights
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You take the luck of the draw as far as the weather is concerned and this time, Milford Sound was very wet but spectacular nonetheless and the cat was very comfortable. Coach trip was entertaining with our Great Sights driver rather elaborate and loose with the facts.......but
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Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora Gordon M, Thank you for writing about your wonderful experience! Milford Sound is spectacular indeed, and I believe it is more beautiful in the pouring rain. It is the only place I know of that looks better in a bad weather. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the coach ride and the cruise. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon! All the best for your future travels, Maye and the team at GreatSights
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Although the coach ride is long, the driver provided interesting and amusing commentary... and many toilet stops. On the water you will be in awe of the scenery.... even on an overcast day. Our driver let us know about flights back and I took him up on it. It cost 420 dollars,
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Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora Paul2key, It seems you had an amazing experience at Milford Sound and we are glad to hear about it! We hope you have taken a lot of photos to remember your time there. The scenery is indeed beautiful - no matter what the weather is like. I believe the flight is worth the price. After all, you never know if you will have the opportunity to do that again. Thank you for writing about your experience. If you ever choose to revisit Milford Sound, we hope you choose us again. All the best for your future travels, Maye and the team at GreatSights
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By: GreatSights
298 reviews
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cturtle13
Hong Kong, China
31
Coach and Cruise to Milford sound through GreatSights with guide Eric (Jan 4, 2020)
Our bus guide/driver Eric was excellent, super knowledgeable, had great stories, super responsible driver and
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jhaakma
10
Awe Inspiring
The 5 hours coach each way might sound dull, but it is far from it. The driver, Eric, was funny, insightful, and
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gpilatowicz
20
Eric rules on bus tours!
The best guide and driver we ever had pleasure to travel with. Huge knowledge about New Zealand and all the
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261carolh
Williamsburg, Virginia
20
Very long day.
Our very long day began with a pickup problem. We had specified a hotel pickup and booked a hotel that would
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mishdealtravels
Sydney, Australia
20
Milford Sound
Five Aussies travelled to Milford Sound for a visual experience second to none. Great sites bus company took us
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Gordon M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
34
Coach trip to Milford Sound 29/12/19
You take the luck of the draw as far as the weather is concerned and this time, Milford Sound was very wet but
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Paul2key
Hirakata, Japan
5425
Interesting ride out and stunning tour of the Sound
Although the coach ride is long, the driver provided interesting and amusing commentary... and many toilet stops.
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ryansingapore87
20
Poor Communication
Booked this and the bus didn’t arrive. We called the operator after waiting 15 minutes and was told “you missed
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Varghese_Muthalaly
Fremont, California
199
Milford Sound is beautiful, but the food was strictly average
I wish I could review the food and the service/experience separately. I thought the service and the experience of
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dleighb
Texas
4337
Great when you are on a short timeline
We took the Great Sights buses from Queenstown to Franz Josef and then the following day from Franz Josef to
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Chander S
Ghaziabad, India
18630
Tour of a life time
Just do it buddies ! Great coach, driver Stewart who knows so much of the land and history and geography. His
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Geminican
San Jose
936351
Long but an awesome way to travel from Queenstown to Christchurch
A very long trip but you get to see the one of the most beautiful scenic route in New Zealand. Lunch buffet in
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Johnny3874
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10
Milford Sound
Trip was interesting, explanation was clear and the whole journey trip is enjoyable with the addon of the showers
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Shetlandcruiser
10
Day trip To Milford Sound
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The trip was broken up so didn't feel like a long journey. The driver, Chalindra,
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Jensftang
40
Just perfect
Had a lovely day with family. Mike, our guide was excellent. With his knowledge of the places and its rich history
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  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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