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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown

From US$159.30
  • Traveling by coach means close-ups of great scenery—without driving windy roads
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch inside Fiordland National Park
  • Chance to see marine wildlife in its natural habitat 
Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown
From US$159.30
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7:20am Departure
7:20am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 9pm.
From US$159.31
5:40am Departure
5:40am Departure (November to April). Returns at approximately 5:30pm.
From US$159.31
6:50am Departure
6:50am Departure (May to October). Returns at approximately 7:30pm.
From US$170.17
Cruising Milford Sound is among New Zealand’s most spectacular activities, but the mountain scenery that lines the coast is just as gorgeous. Experience both on this full-day trip from Queenstown, traveling through the heart of Fiordland National Park, and then cruising all the way to the edge of the Tasman Sea. An included Kiwi-style barbecue lunch completes the excursion, which includes plenty of sightseeing stops throughout the day.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown (select hotels only), and then board a comfortable coach bus for the scenic trip to Milford Sound.

Follow the Eglington River to the head of Eglington Valley, with a break to stretch your legs on a walk through the lush forest. Your lunch of lamb-and-chicken kebabs, sausages, salads, fresh bread, and juice is served en route.

Continue through the Homer Tunnel, and then wind into the Cleddau Valley, arriving at Fiordland National Park. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board a sightseeing cruise for trip that traces the sound to the outlet on the Tasman Sea, passing waterfalls that tumble from high cliffs along the way. Keep your camera ready during this portion of the tour as it’s common to spot seals and other wildlife while cruising Milford Sound.

Following your time at Milford Sound, begin the return trip to Queenstown, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Long day but worth it

Great trip. The bus ride is a little long but that’s going to be the same anywhere you travel from queenstown to Milford sound. It’s hard to put into words the vastness of the mountains you pass by. We happened to go right after it...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Best way to visit Milford sound

It was a 'day to remember'. The guide was very kind and professional. The BBQ kebabs were delicious. The Milford cruise was the best part of the day. Overall worth what you pay.

Thank Nikhil B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the full package...an incredibly knowledgeable guide (Nigel is hilarious and a joy to be around) and a comfortable ride made this a great way to see all of the south. While it’s a very long day (approximately 12-13 hours when all is said...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milford sound bbq

Wonderful way to see a lot of the island in a short time. Our host was very knowledgeable and also considerate. Lots of little stops to see things and stretch our legs. It was a full day, but it was the highlight of our visit.

Thank kathyf269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the great place u need to visit while u in NZ!!!

Our initial plan was to take a drive to Milford Sound. But after a long drive from Christchurch to Queenstown, so we decided to take a day trip tour from QT to Fiordland / Milford Sound with a glass ceiling coach/bus. It was a great...More

Thank miss_rafter
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Hana H
April 12, 2018|
Response from miss_rafter | Reviewed this property |
they have few pick up points from big/famous hotels around. u can check which hotel close to your accommodation/airbnb/motels etc.. anyway QT just a small town that easy to get around.
April 7, 2018|
Response from simi1 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe there are limits to size of groups. There were around 10 people in the group we went with. There are a couple of scenic stops where you get out of the van and walk, but if your parents want to stay with the... More