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With its soaring cliffs, dramatic glacial valleys, and thundering waterfalls, it’s easy to see why Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most visited sights. This natural wonder is the star attraction of Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife haven for dolphins, seals, and penguins.

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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu—New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau—the South Island’s the largest lake.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.15
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$331.47
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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202

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Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.67
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

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Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. Board a cruise and pass dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing from Queenstown - 201

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing from Queenstown - 201

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Avoid the crowds and experience the grandeur of Milford Sound from the seat of a helicopter. This exclusive two-hour ride via helicopter will take you the full length of Milford Sound and, weather permitting, land on a glacier in Fiordland National Park. Listen to informative commentary from your skilled pilot during the trip, and stop for a short walk and photo opportunity at Milford Sound.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$665.06
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Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

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Take a 1.5-hour helicopter tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown, including a landing in Milford Sound and a remote alpine landing. Fly into the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, soaring over the South Island’s most dramatic scenery, such as Mitre Peak. You'll land in the remote mountains near the fiord. Hear entertaining live commentary from your professional pilot who points out remote alpine lakes and the rugged mountain peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The round-trip helicopter flight includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight

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Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand and a must-see for any traveller. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travellers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi trip to Milford Sound.  We keep things personal using our fleet of modern Mercedes vans. Enjoy your journey with no more than 16 people, in a vehicle with luxury features such as leather seats, panoramic scenic windows, Wi-Fi and Spotify playlists. Let your Altitude Tours guide entertain and amaze you with their in-depth knowledge of the area. Enjoy many scenic photo-stops at both famous locations, as well as our guide's favourite off-the-beaten-track spots. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a 2-hour small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Milford Sound has to offer! After your cruise, take in the views from above, travelling back to Queenstown on an incredible flight over the Southern Alps.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Travel to the Tasman Sea on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad', or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Te Anau by luxury coach.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
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Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight

Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight

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Get sweeping views of the South Island of New Zealand during a 40-minute scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown. The one-way flight offers an aerial perspective on the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, Sutherland Falls, and Milford Track. When your pilot gently lands at Queenstown airport, a driver transfers you to your hotel.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

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Cruise Milford Sound and explore New Zealand’s Fiordland on a full-day trip from Queenstown by luxury coach. See some of the South Island’s most dramatic scenery through the glass roof of the coach, then cruise past towering waterfalls and seal colonies to the Tasman Sea, choosing between open decks and cabins that are comfortable in any weather. With pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Queenstown, this Milford Sound trip is a spectacular day of scenery and wildlife in Fiordland National Park.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a Milford Sound cruise while visiting UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Departing from Milford Wharf, this boat cruises past Mitre Peak and waterfalls cascading down steep-walled mountains that rise straight up from the water. See Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point while searching the deep fiord for marine life including bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Te Anau

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Te Anau

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Take a cruise on Milford Sound, arguably the most scenic destination on New Zealand’s South Island, during this day trip from Te Anau. En route, you’ll tour the features of Fiordland National Park, home to untouched alpine forest, pristine waterways, glaciers and soaring peaks. Experience sightseeing stops and bush walks before a boat excursion, including a picnic lunch and narration by a well-versed guide. Numbers are limited to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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The UNESCO-listed landscapes of Milford Sound are even more spectacular from above. Take to the skies on a 1-hour round-trip flight from Queenstown; spot natural wonders such as Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls from the air; and enjoy unbeatable aerial views of the mountains, lakes and fjords of the Fiordland National Park.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

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Escape the crowds on a Milford Sound cruise aboard a spacious boat with a limited number of passengers. Get up-close views of New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and Fiordland-crested penguins from the luxury lounge in the upper cabin, where you can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits as you listen to the skipper’s narration. This boutique vessel provides a superior experience with unforgettable memories of highlights like Mitre Peak.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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The UNESCO-listed Milford Sound is the postcard icon of New Zealand’s South Island—a dramatic fjord, ringed by jagged cliffs and cascading waterfalls. This cruise checks off all the highlights, affording spectacular views of Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke; passing the mighty Mitre Peak; and gliding out along the Tasman Sea coast.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Tour and Cruise with Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Tour and Cruise with Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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See Fiordland in style on this luxury day tour. The glass-roofed bus allows you to see the wide-angled scenery uninterrupted on the drive from Queenstown. Cruise on Milford Sound in a boat that’s smaller than many others, allowing you to visit small bays and coves and see wildlife from up close. Return to Queenstown via spectacular scenic flight over fiords, valleys, and mountains.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

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Take in the vast scale of Milford Sound from the air and water with a half-day trip that includes round-trip flights and a catamaran cruise. You’ll board a small plane that accommodates up to 7 passengers, lift off above the ridges and lakes of Fiordland National Park, then cruise Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea. Watch for fur seals and penguins, and pass through the mists of Stirling Falls before meeting the pilot for the return trip to Queenstown.
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  • 4 hours
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Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

Milford Sound Overhead Flight with Landing from Queenstown

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Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most impressive natural wonders, but the fjord’s remote location is around four hours by road from Queenstown. Instead, maximize your time on this tour by plane; enjoy spectacular aerial views of Skippers Canyon, Sutherland Falls, and the Fiordland National Park; and touch down to experience the fjord up close.
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  • 4 hours
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
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  • 13 hours
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise with Lunch

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise with Lunch

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Receive a passport to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery on this full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Part of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, the region features a glacier-carved fjord, soaring mountains, and tumbling waterfalls. Explore via glass-topped bus, go for a cruise along the sound’s waters, stroll the Mirror Lakes Walk, enjoy lunch along the way, and much more.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

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Discover one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand's spectacular South Island on this full day Milford Sound hiking tour with cruise. Travel along the Milford Road from Te Anau and enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful countryside. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise through the fjord and out to the Tasman Sea, and gaze over soaring clifftops and plummeting waterfalls. Afterward, choose from a series of guided walks in the area or take an unguided hike on the Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
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  • 10 hours
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Full-Day Milford Explorer Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Full-Day Milford Explorer Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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On this tour, you’ll visit a destination ranked one of the world’s most beautiful places—Milford Sound. Take the stress out of driving on unfamiliar mountain roads by having round-trip transportation included. You’ll travel with a knowledgeable driver who will entertain you with stories about New Zealand and stop off at interesting viewpoints en route. The highlight of the day is a scenic boat cruise at Milford Sound—spot native wildlife and see picturesque mountain views.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

Milford Sound and Big Five Glaciers Scenic Flight

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Soar above the clouds and majestic mountain peaks of Mt. Aspiring and Fiordland National Park for a truly bird’s-eye perspective of New Zealand’s celebrated alpine scenery. On this compact scenic flight from Queenstown, enjoy views of at least five major glaciers, each lesser-known than the heavily-visited Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers further north. This flight also showcases the deep, densely-forested fiords of Milford Sound.
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  • 1 hour
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Milford Sound costs USD 56.86. Guided Milford Sound tours start around USD 56.86 per person. See all 57 Milford Sound tickets and tours on Viator.
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