Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown

Day Trips & Excursions in New Zealand
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Tour description

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether it is seen in sunshine or rain, the incredibly scenery is guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. You will be transported in a modern, fully air-conditioned mini-bus (15-18 seats) As you begin your tour out of Queenstown the bus will travel south along the side of the amazing "Remarkables" mountain range and New Zealand's longest lake, Lake Wakatipu. From Te Anau the scenery really begins to stand out as we drive north along Lake Te Anau and into the beautiful Fiordland National Park.Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch in the National Park (Nov - Apr) or on board the scenic cruise on Milford Sound itself (May - Oct)Transport, Driver/Guide, BBQ Lunch, Sightseeing Stops, and Scenic Cruise all included.

Upon entering the Fiordland National Park, the largest National Park in NZ, travel up along side the Eglington River to three mountain lakes at the head of the Eglington Valley. During this part of the journey you will make the first of our many sightseeing stops that also allow for some great photo opportunities. You have a couple of different locations for lunch and will endeavor to select the best spot on the day. With some fantastic walks in the area, this is a great opportunity to experience the beautiful alpine forest up close. After lunch you head towards the Homer Tunnel, taking in some incredible mountain views while driving along side the crystal clear waters of the Hollyford river. Once through the Homer Tunnel, you'll wind the way down the Cleddau Valley. At this time you arrive in an area called Fiordland but are visiting a "Sound", the difference will be explained. You link up with a scenic cruise for a 1 hour and 45 minute excursion on the fjord. The barbecue lunch includes a classic Kiwi BBQ of marinated lamb kebabs, chicken kebabs and sausages, a good range of salads, fresh bread and fruit juice. Vegetarian patties are available on request. Please be sure to specify any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Important Note:During the months of May to October and the Early Bird Summer departures the itinerary for this tour will be modified. In place of the BBQ lunch enroute to Milford Sound, the tour will include a full scenic cruise with a BBQ lunch on board the cruise boat.Important Note: Please be aware that this is a full day excursion (up to 13 hours for our Summer tours) due to road distances.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off (at select Queenstown accommodations)
  • Scenic Cruise on the Milford Sound.
  • Local Driver/Guide.
  • Sightseeing Stops with opportunities for short bush walks.
  • BBQ lunch inside the Fiordland National Park or a BBQ lunch on board your Milford Sound Cruise if traveling during the months of May - October or on the Earlybird summer departure.

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional Snacks (we provide lunch, but it is a long day)

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included