Milford Sound (Coach - Scenic Cruise - Coach)

Milford Sound (Coach - Scenic Cruise - Coach)

Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound.

Located within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, this region is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Journey through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock.

Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board your “Gem of the Sound” vessel for a spectacular cruise where you will see the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier scarred rock walls that rise 1,200m vertically from the sea, and waterfalls that tumble from hanging valleys and crash into the sound far below.

In the afternoon return to Queenstown by coach.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Coach Day Tours
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Price: From (NZD) $247 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: G76L


Price includes hotel pick-up and admissions
Luxury Coach Transport
A gourmet buffet lunch

Tour Highlights

  • Te Anau – morning tea break (own expense)
  • Eglinton Valley – ancient alpine beech forest, stunning waterfalls
  • Mirror Lakes – where the coach pauses for photo opportunities
  • Christie Falls
  • Upper Hollyford Valley / Monkey creek
  • Homer Tunnel – 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock
  • Cleddau Valley
  • Milford Sound – within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point:, Athol Street Carpark, Central Queenstown
  • Departure Time: 7:20am
  • Duration: 12 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour concludes at 7:45pm at Athol Street Carpark, Central Queenstown or hotel drop-off to central locations
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Children’s Prices

Child prices for day tours apply to children aged 3 – 14 years (inclusive) and are generally 50% of the adult price. Children less than 3 years are free of charge, if not occupying a seat.

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

General Information

  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand.
  • Glass roofed coaches on a number of tours.
  • English commentary while headsets are available in Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from inner city hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 20 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.6 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Overall an a very good tours with Great Sights, but not enough time in each area for photo opportunity. Driver is very courteous, a careful driver through all those winding, narrow roads, and lots of interesting facts and stories narrated by the driver. Good value for the money, worth it.
Overall Tour Rating

The coach driver was brilliant. His telling of local history and relating other information was extremely well done. Also, his friendly manner and diligence capped off what I'd call a totally professional approach to his job. The boat cruise was well-run, with no complaints. The weather was absolutely brilliant, so special thanks to whoever organised that. Chris McDonald and Claire Bradshaw (and our kids) from Western Australia.
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Our bus driver was great - very informative, gracious and kind (and funny)! Milford Sound was amazing!
Overall Tour Rating

The journey to and from Milford Sound was smooth and good. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Unfortunately, it was raining during the cruise hence we only managed to see much of the scene only from inside the boat. Thanks for the experience.
Overall Tour Rating

We took the Milford Sound Trip from Queenstown. An early start but well worth it. Fabulous scenery on the (long) coach journey with an informative driver. Don't miss Mirror Lake. Had perfect weather. Persuaded to fly back in a Cessna plane - single seats get the best views. Cost a lot but decided we would probably only have this one opportunity so \"Carpe Diem\" and give the credit card a hammering!
Overall Tour Rating

Our tour guide Brian was excellent. We appreciated his firmness setting time limits for the group. Did shorten our return time in Te Anau much to the chagrin of my wife wanted to shop a little bit more in the stores. The whole journey was well run. We had a great time.
Overall Tour Rating

We really enjoyed our trip from Queenstown to Milford by bus. Our driver was excellent and must be given a knighthood in showing patience in dealing with noisy, rude Japanese passengers who refused to listen!! We found them hard to take. We then had a pleasant boat trip and took the option to fly back. In all a top day, well done!
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Overall Tour Rating

We thoroughly enjoyed our coach /scenic cruise/ coach to Milford Sound. Our driver Bruce was very punctual, informative and entertaining. Even though the cruise staff hadn't been informed of my previous request for a gluten free meal they promptly arranged for one with no fuss. And the food was delicious!
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A wonderful experience! Our guide was informative and pleasant, the coach was comfortable enough. Our only problem was the length of the ride, which can't be helped, and it was only a few days after another long ride to Doubtful Sound. We elected to take the helicopter back- which totally added to the experience.
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Milford Sound (Coach - Scenic Cruise - Coach)
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: G76L
From (NZD) $247 per person
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20 reviews (4.6/5)

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