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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 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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$277.69
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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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$645.33
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.67
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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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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
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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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$142.06
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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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$328.75
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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 Scenic Fly-Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown

Milford Sound Scenic Fly-Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown

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Round-trip flights between Queenstown and Milford Sound take you deep into the spectacular Southern Alps. Following a scenic flight with views of snow-covered peaks, remote valleys, and waterfalls, touch down for a boat cruise on Milford Sound. Traveling by both air and water takes you to the dramatic places that you'd miss by sticking to the road.
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  • 4 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
  • 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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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown Including Scenic Flight

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown Including Scenic Flight

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Discover the best of the South Island on a land, sea, and sky tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, including Mitre Peak, by coach. Then board a cruise through Milford Sound while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. A scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown completes this full-day tour offering a bird’s-eye view from the air that will take your breath away.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$427.60
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch

Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch

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Get a comprehensive tour of Milford Sound with this combination coach and boat cruise. Book ahead to ensure you see the area’s highlights; first traveling along Milford Sound Road in a glassed-in coach for panoramic views, stopping for photo ops and short walks. Then transfer to a boat for a scenic cruise on the Tasman Sea, during which you will dig in to a buffet lunch with unlimited coffee and tea.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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See the sheer cliffs of Milford Sound from the air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown by sightseeing plane and catamaran. Fly over Fjordland National Park, part of a UNESCO-listed landscape, then touch down at Milford Sound for a cruise with drinks and lunch (for the midday departure) served on board. This tour is perfect for photography and wildlife watching, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Queenstown hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau

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Premium small group tour including boutique Milford Sound cruise onboard TripAdvisors No.1 rated cruise operator, Cruise Milford, and picnic lunch from Te Anau. There is no better way to see this famous attraction. Highlights: • Milford Sound Cruise with Cruise Milford • Fiordland National Park • Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Hollyford River, Homer Tunnel and Mitre Peak • Wildlife Spotting While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. Our tours are led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

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See Milford Sound from aboard a coach, a nature cruise, and an aircraft on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Take in the stunning scenery from three different modes of transport and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transportation from Queenstown included.
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  • 8 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

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This Milford Sound cruise in UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park stops at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory, accessible only by boat. Your morning cruise on a smaller boat travels outside of peak hours, offering prime viewing and more time on the water than other tours. Hear informative commentary from our passionate skippers on board, and enjoy a provided picnic lunch. Upgrade to include a kayak excursion and paddle Harrison Cove in a small-group limited to 8 people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown - 203

Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown - 203

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Truly the best way to see Milford Sound is by helicopter. Soaring high above the cruise boats, you’ll fly the length of the stunning fiord all the way to the Tasman Sea. This 2.5-hour aerial adventure from Queenstown takes you into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Your professional pilot hovers above iconic Mitre Peak and makes a landing on a coastal beach and atop Mt Tutoko glacier.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Flight Sightseeing Tour from Queenstown

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Explore the Milford Sound on a full-day tour from Queenstown with a combination of a scenic coach ride, 2-hour sightseeing cruise, and return flight over the pristine mountain wilderness.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Milford Sound costs USD 56.39. Guided Milford Sound tours start around USD 56.39 per person. See all 60 Milford Sound tickets and tours on Viator.
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