Milford Experience Day Tour and Milford Cruise

This full day tour is a must for any visitor to New Zealand. Travel by luxury coach to the stunning Fiordland World Heritage Park. You'll be surrounded in natural beauty as you pass through Eglington Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat and Monkey Creek before reaching Milford Sound and majestic Mitre Peak. Enjoy a cruise on Milford Sound before re-tracing your steps back to Queenstown. A magical day out!

Tour Type: Sightseeing Tour
Starts: Queenstown
Duration: Full Day

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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.  

Leaving Queenstown, you follow state highway 6 South East, around the banks of stunning Lake Wakatipu. You stop in Te Anau for morning tea (own cost) before continuing along Milford Road enjoying the natural beauty and spectacular scenery this area is renowned for.

Places of interest you may visit during your tour:

Eglinton Valley - a deep valley between two of the regions mountains offering spectacular photo opportunities.
Mirror Lakes - enjoy a brief walk through the trees to the lake edge and witness the mirrored reflection of the surrounding mountain ranges on the lake surface.
Knobs Flat - here you maybe able to view the highest 'knobs' (grass covered hillocks) that appear across the Eglinton Valley, thought to have been created by a significant land slump after the last glacial period ended.
Monkey Creek - now deep in the Fiordland National Park, the natural beauty and purity of the area can be seen. Take your water bottle and fill it with the fresh, clean water from Monkey Creek (one of the few places you can safely drink water from a stream).

On arrival into Milford Sound you join the Milford Eco Cruise for a 1.5 hour cruise of the fiord. With glaciated mountains, stunning waterfalls and beautiful rainforest - not to mention the friendly wildlife there is something to see with every turn of your head.  At the end of the cruise re-join your coach for your journey back to Queenstown.  A stop is made late afternoon for refreshments (own cost).  Arrival back into Queenstown is approximately 7.45pm.

Tour cost:
NZ$195 per adult & NZ$97 per child (without lunch)
NZ$214 per adult & NZ$107 per child (including picnic lunch)

Optional extras which can be added to this tour
From Queenstown
Queenstown - Christchurch via Mt Cook one way Day Tour
Safari of the Scenes Tour
Skyline Gondola & Buffet Dinner
Longer Independent Tours

Departs daily at 6:45am (except Christmas Day) & returns approximately 7:00pm.

This tour departs daily

As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

Priced From: NZ$195 per adult (from) & NZ$97 per child (3 - 12 years) per person

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018

Complimentary pick up / drop off from selected locations.



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