This tour is arguably the best value Milford Sound tour on this list at only $550 NZD for two days of adventure and a night’s accommodation. Although, the only downside is you don’t get to land in Milford itself and experience a boat cruise there. The walk takes you through lush native bush to a stunning waterfall called Giant Gate Waterfall.
They will give you information about the area, its history, and the natural surroundings as they go. We have specially designed luxury coaches with experienced drivers that can get you there from both these towns or if you prefer we can get you there on one of our scenic flights. Enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared by a master chef. Explore the still waters of the fiord via kayak and tender boat. Then, relax in the deck-top hot spa and retire to a luxurious room at night. If you’re going to make the trip all the way to Milford Sound then we highly recommended staying the night. Not only will it break up a long travel day, but you will also be able to see a side of Milford Sound that day trippers miss out on. We stayed at Milford Sound Lodge, which is the only place for campervans in this area.
The Wild Road To Milford Sound
You can also combine a coach trip and a return flight for an ultimate experience that falls within a mid-price range. Escape the crowds on a Milford Sound cruise aboard a spacious boat with a limited number of passengers. This boutique vessel provides a superior experience with unforgettable memories of highlights like Mitre Peak.
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Our 2-hour cruise takes in the best of Milford Sound and beyond, sailing out into the breathtaking Tasman Sea. Our boats are purpose-built for navigating near the shoreline to get you as close as possible to your incredible surroundings. A plus is that you don’t need to be an experienced hiker as this hike is considered easy. Combining a breathtaking hike with a famous boat cruise and a scenic flight is the perfect combination. my opinion. This tour is especially popular with couples and families with older children.
Plan Your Trip
This scenic cruise takes you through the South Island’s most beautiful natural wonders, passing by vivid waterfalls, frolicking dolphins, and New Zealand fur seals. You can meet at the pier, or take a coach tour of Fiordland National Park, UNESCO-listed from Queenstown. Stop for photos and a few nature walks en route towards Milford Sound. You’ll cruise the islands and inlets of Doubtful Sound for the next four days. Weather permitting, you may also visit Nancy Sound, George, Caswell, and Bligh Sounds. Activity options include wildlife spotting, with bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, whales and penguins all inhabiting the area, and exploring the calm waters by kayak and tender boat. Guests can also enjoy rare birdlife by visiting the Royal Albatross, which is the longest wing span in the world. It is often spotted from the boat.
As the water hammered me from high above, the sound became deafening. Many boats can sail directly beneath the water, so you can feel its true power. A standard cruise will get you through all the major highlights. Search experiences that are not able to interact with large crowds. Click to receive special offers, travel inspo, tips, and updates from Viator.
The last 20 minutes to get to Milford Sound are very steep and narrow. If you’ve decided to drive yourself to Milford Sound then it’s important to check the road conditions before setting off. In summer you likely won’t have any problems, but in winter things are different. The next way I highly recommend you to consider is the bus ride to Milford Sound with a return flight back to Queenstown. The reason you must take the return flight on the way way back is so you don’t miss the stops on the way to Milford Sound . Pack lots of snacks and water – Your day could be a long one and food and water are expensive in Milford Sound.