Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Scenic Flight

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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Scenic Flight information and booking

from
$508
Duration
9 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Queenstown hotels OR Athol Street, Queenstown (in the middle of the car park)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
Time of departure
7:20am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the wonderful and breathtaking Milford Sound from the land, sea and sky on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Seethe world-famous fiord in all its natural glory – surrounded by dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls.

Depart Queenstown and travel by luxury coach along the edge of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged Remarkables mountain range on the road to Te Anau, the "Gateway to Fiordland". After a brief morning tea break in Te Anau, enter the Fiordland National Park and prepare to be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region. Pass through the Eglington Valley and see ancient alpine beech forest, stunning waterfalls, and the famous Mirror Lakes. The coach will pause here for photo opportunities.

The tour then progresses through the Upper Hollyford Valley, past the stunning Christie Falls and enters the 1.2 kilometer (0.75 miles) long Homer Tunnel, drilled through the solid rock of a mountain. As you exit the Homer Tunnel, prepare yourself for the breathtaking impact of the Cleddau Valley and the descent into Milford Sound.

At Milford Sound, embark on a spectacular Milford Sound Scenic Cruise and set off to explore the region. Travel the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, gliding past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below.

After your cruise, join your light aircraft for a scenic flight from Milford Sound over the Southern Alps and back to Queenstown (weather permitting). Once in the air discover the sights of some of New Zealand's untouched country as your light plane soars up high and offers a birds eye view before landing in Queenstown, where you will be transferred to your Queenstown accommodation.

What's included

  • Sightseeing cruise on milford sound
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Scenic flight from milford sound to queenstown
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified