Amazing Milford Sound Day Tour

A day excursion to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. A vast, remote wilderness of white snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and valleys, fiords, waterfalls and dense rainforests. Enjoy a spectacular day in the Fiordland World Heritage Park culminating with a cruise of famous Milford Sound.

Amazing Milford Sound Day Tour

This one day tour to Milford Sound is a "must see" on any visitors itinerary and one not to miss.

Situated in the breath-taking Fiordland National Park it's easy to see why this area gained World Heritage status by the United Nations in 1986. Powerful and extraordinarily beautiful no matter the weather, this fiord deserves its reputation as one of the worlds most spectacular fiords.

Start your day in Queenstown, taking in the magnificent mountain range known as the Remarkables as you leave town. After a journey through lush rural farmland, you'll stop for morning tea (own expense) in the picturesque lakeside town of Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park.

Continue your journey along the Milford Road into Fiordland, through scenes of natural beauty that have remained unchanged for many years. With the glass-roofed coach you'll be able to gaze up at the amazing rocky mountains above. Be mesmerised by the Mirror Lakes, where on a clear day you will see the reflection of the mountains on the water's surface. Quench your thirst at Monkey Creek, where you can drink pristine glacial water straight from the stream - nature at its purest! Travel through the stunning feat of engineering that is the Homer Tunnel, carved out of solid rock through the mountains. Marvel at The Chasm, a series of uniquely shaped rocks and potholes formed by the Cleddau River rushing into a dark narrow abyss. Finally, descend through the Cleddau Valley into Milford Sound.

Board your Milford Sound cruise on a small boutique boat and view the stunning snow-tipped mountains that surround you. Cruise past rugged cliffs that are covered in magnificent native rainforest, with powerful waterfalls that tumble hundreds of metres down into the fiord. Keep a look out for seals, dolphins, and penguins in the waters below.

After your Milford Sound cruise, board your coach for the return journey to Queenstown, arriving in the early evening.
Tour Type: Day Tour
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Departs: Daily
Duration: Full day
Tour Code: DZQN01

Regions Visited

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Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound

Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury glass roof coach from / return to Queenstown
  • Milford Sound boat cruise
  • Full commentary in English
  • Lots of scenic stops and photo opportunities
  • Expert local guides on both the coach and cruise boat
  • Complimentary tea, coffee & biscuits available during the cruise


Season Optional Adult Child  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 Excluding lunch $199 NZD $100 NZD Enquire / Book
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 Including lunch $219 NZD $120 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tour departs at 6:45am.

Children: Child age is 2 - 12 years.

What to Bring:
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Layer of warm clothing
  • Average Score: 5 (2 ratings)
    1 - 5
    I took a day tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and found Grayline excellent. Our driver, Eric, couldn’t have been friendlier and obviously knew his stuff about the area he was taking us through. Also, my hotel pickup was spot on time. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thank you.
    Me and my daughter went to Milford sound on Gray line last week. We had a good time with the luxury was raining the whole day however there was a lot of waterfalls due to the same reason.

    My daughter’s first time in Milford she was amazed. The Driver Greg gave a good commentary explaining the road and tunnel and Manuka tree. It was enjoyable trip overall. I can recommend this trip to anyone.