Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

71 Reviews

  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3910GS76

Reviewed by: thornylain, October 2014

Milford Sound is a must-see on the South Island. This tour is long (takes at least five hours to get to the Sound) but with stops on the way, the ride is beautiful and relaxing. The tour guide Brian was informative and had a great knowledge of the area - if only he didn't talk so much! :D The cruise itself is great, however, do not get the buffet lunch as we didn't think it was worth it. You are better off bringing your own, or buying a sandwich, crisps and a drink on the boat. Also, highly recommended to upgrade to a scenic flight back to Queenstown. This is organised by the tour guide on the way to Milford and worth every penny if only to shave 4 hours off the bus ride back. :)

Reviewed by: kaysb, October 2014

What an experience! Even with terrible, rainy weather this was so worth it. A sight to see, don't miss out!

Reviewed by: deepak, August 2014

Well worth doing this trip. The river cruise was the highlight.
The bus driver needs peoples skills though.

Reviewed by: Sheems, August 2014

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome - don't bother with the lunch though. not good at all or worth the money. I should have brought some sandwiches along with me.

Reviewed by: ANIL PAUL K, January 2014


Reviewed by: Mark B, January 2014

The bus ride was long, but was quite interesting and included several stops along the way! Milford Sound is and was amazing, so well worth the trip. The boat trip was also fun and made for an enjoyable day. I did not take the buffet option and I am not sure if it was worth it to be honest. Personally, either buy a sandwich onboard or bring your own. I did not fly back to Queenstown, however the option was there... however I found the cost's were very high! I found out you can take a helicopter tour from Queens town and land on a glacier for just over $200 NZD compared with the $550 or so that was suggested. So best to do your home work ! All in all it was a good day out!

Reviewed by: Karen K, USA, November 2013

An incredible day providing breathtaking views of hills, sheep, mountains and rivers. The cruise on Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea added waterfalls, rainbows, awsome rock formations and seals. It was a day to remember and comes highly recommended.

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Tour code: 3910GS76