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

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Reviewed by: Jeffrey T, October 2016

This tour leaves Queenstown just after 7am and arrives back maybe around 4 or 5pm? It is an all day tour but completely worth every minute, and this trip is an absolute MUST DO when in South Island.
The bus, provided by Great Sights, had a glass ceiling for the roof which allowed for full viewing of the mountain peaks above, and the driver stops at the most strategic points to allow for the best views where available on the very windy road.
The driver provided great commentary from the history about the lake, the Maoris, native forests, to the hanging glaciers, and the geography of the land.
In my opinion, just the experience of getting OUT to Milford sound once you enter Fiordland National Park was quite possibly the highlight of the trip.
From seeing the forests, to the super blue lakes, the beech trees that have this unique ability to cling to the sides of the almost vertical cliffs, to even being about to stop at one point and drink fresh mountain water right out of the stream, everything about this tour was extraordinary.
A great day, great tour, and one that I highly recommend to everyone who is visiting Queenstown.

Reviewed by: Juan A, October 2016

It was an amazing tour, I really enjoyed the trip and the driver was nice and kind, he also recommended me to take the flight back to Queenstown and this was really worth!! I really recommend this tour.

Reviewed by: Paul S, August 2016

Gorgeous drive, beautiful stops along the way, and then, the incredible Milford Sound! Long day, but well worth it!

Reviewed by: Ava S, August 2016

Drive was really long back and forth but sooooo worth it! That view right after the tunnel was majestic. One of the most beautiful scenic drives I've ever had. Will definitely recommend this!!!

Reviewed by: John B, August 2016

Wonderful tour, well organized, spectacular scenery

Reviewed by: Sue P, July 2016

The tour guide was a wealth of knowledge and the tour was one not to miss.

Reviewed by: Sue P, July 2016

Loved the trip