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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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icon12 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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.
  • Leave the planning to someone else on this full-day Milford Sound tour
  • Get up close and personal with a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Lunch and round-trip transit from your Queenstown hotel are included
  • Cruise Milford Sound, hike the Mirror Lakes Walk, and more
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Lunch
Glass Roof Coaches with Free-Wifi
Free Hotel Transfers
Milford Sound Cruise
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Athol Street , Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Reviews

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332 Reviews

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star-5
Better than Awesome
Christine_G
, Jun 2022
Amazing - what a fabulously glorious day - our driver Paul was so awesome and the scenery just spectacular- thank you and would totally recommend 😍
star-5
Awesomenz is awesome
Gemma_g
, May 2022
Absolutely awesome day enjoyed every minute... would highly recommend to everyone. Paulie our bus driver/guide was an absolute delight from his in depth knowledge and love of the area to his witty Sense of humor and personality. So glad we decided to use awesomenz as our guide to Milford Sounds. Thanks so much
star-5
Totally memorable
Michelle_S
, Apr 2022
We loved our day trip. Pauline is so knowledgeable. Highly recommend If you are thinking of doing Milford Sound, do it this way, you learn so much along the journey
star-5
Day trip to Te Anau and Milford Sound
GayAloha_T
, Apr 2022
Thank you so much to the driver Pauly for taking us to Milford sound safe n back. An amazing driver. Beautiful day trip an amazing experience we loved it. Thank you so much God bless ❤️
star-5
Go see it now 👍👍👍👍👍
Daniel_T
, Apr 2022
Fantastically knowledgeable guide who was completely approachable and pleasant, amazing scenery and even lunch chucked in made for an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended, go see it now 👍👍👍👍👍
star-3
The trip itself was very...
Brenda_P
, Mar 2022
The trip itself was very nice. Lots ot great scenery and the bus driver is very knowledgeable about the history of the places. But something I would like to mention was about the meal on the boat. We (4 of us) were charged $20 each on our prepaid invoice but upon sailing, our names were not on the list. So we end up not being given the 'lunch' which was supposed to be included in the amount we paid. NOW, I WANT TO ASK FOR A REFUND OF $80 (4 x 20), the amount we paid for the 'lunch' we never get.
star-5
Great tour, definitely recommend to visitors.
Elaine_S
, Jan 2022
We were fortunate to have superb weather. The bus was very comfortable and our guide Paulie, imparted lots of history and geography of the area. A knowledgeable and interesting guide, with a great sense of humour, Paulie is a great asset to your company. All the scenery was wonderful, plenty of opportunity to take photos. The cruise was also great, We were lucky to see baby seals, and the staff were also very knowledgeable and attentive. Perfect timing.
star-5
Excellent
Michael_C
, Jan 2022
Highly recommended the Milford Sound cruise. Highlight was seeing the dolphins and waterfall. Also Paulie was awesome top class tour guide/ bus driver. He’s very knowledgeable and he’s a credit to your company and nz tourism as a whole. Thank you
star-4
Beautiful
Becky_R
, Jan 2022
Beautiful drive from queenstown to the milford sound. Weather was fantastic! Coach driver was interesting with his commentary..
star-5
It was amazing experience!!
Nyzza_C
, Jan 2022
I booked under viator and the operator was the AwesomeNZ. They literally live by that name. It was really AWESOME! We were coming from Queenstown and bus picked us up, the bus can also pick people from their hotels. Travel from Qtn to Milford sound was very long but you will not feel it coz our driver, Paulie, is very informative and he tells a lot of stories. All of his amazing adventures and his jokes were funny too🤣 Along the way, we stopped in every beautiful spots, took photos and even tried some fresh water👌 The Milford sound cruise was amazing and we had a wonderful time. Crews were amazing and the views were spectacular! Every cent is worth it and people should try this while in town😉
star-5
What a fantastic trip....
Larn_W
, Dec 2021
What a fantastic trip. From start to finish this trip was superb. What made it real special was having such a great tour guide. Dave Jackson your a legend! If your thinking of going, make sure you jump on board with Dave and experience one of the most beautiful trips ever. The scenery is stunning and the commentary along the way is fantastic.
star-5
Mil-FIORD not sound
Geraldine_A
, Dec 2021
Stress-free,stunning, amazing experience.Recommended so that you can fully enjoy your trip.Paulie was informative,friendly and professional. New coach. Weather was lovely.1st time to drink melted glacier haha loved everything about this trip.
star-5
Spectacular Day
Kerry_P
, Jul 2021
Tour guide was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed his commentary the whole trip. Lots of information and humour. Spectacular views. Smooth ride. Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Kia Ora Kerry_P, Thanks for your 5 star review of your time travelling with us to Milford Sound! It is always great to hear that your guide made the trip really enjoyable with his commentary.
star-5
Tour you can't miss in the south
Cris_T
, Jul 2021
I booked a 7am schedule, but the ticket given was 7:40am, the coach was on time though, the tour guide/driver is spot on and entertaining.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Kia Ora Cris_T, Thank you for your 5 star review of your time out with us travelling to Milford Sound. We appreciate the feedback around the schedule timing - this has been updated to show a 7:30am arrival time with a 7:40am departure time. We are pleased to hear our tour guide/driver provided some great entertainment along the way.
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star-5
Absolutely amazing tour and day
Melissa_B
, Nov 2020
Amazing trip to Milford Sound. We had the most amazing weather, thoroughly enjoyed the whole day !!! Our tour guide for the bus trip Paulie, was the best tour guide we have had both here in NZ and other places in the world. He made the tour even better. Definately a must do !!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Hi there, Thanks so much for your feedback on our trip and especially about Paulie! He is definitely a great guide and we are very lucky to have him. Anna and the team at awesomeNZ
star-5
Milford with AwesomeNZ is awesome
Yogi_S
, Oct 2020
Our guide and driver Paul made the trip perfect . He stopped at the right places ,pointed out what to look for and gave us lots of information Milford sound with AwesomeNZ is just awesome
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Kia Ora Yogi, We are pleased to hear you had an awesome time with us on our AwesomeNZ trip to Milford Sound! Thanks for writing a review to let us know. Anna and the team at awesomeNZ
star-5
Unforgettable journey
Ian_M
, Aug 2020
This was just an awesome day. Paulie our driver was really friendly and full of information about the country we were driving through. Had some nice stops to admire the spectacular scenery. Then the Much Cruise captain and his crew were brilliant. Fjord (his real name) was friendly and informative and got us close enough to the bank we could touch the southern rata growing out of the rocky side and got soaked under a waterfall. It was truly magical day. Thanks guys and AwesomeNZ for an unforgettable experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Ian, thank you for your review, and glad you enjoyed your day with Paulie & Fjord.
star-3
Great location, average tour organization
Erina_I
, Feb 2020
The bus arrived about 30min late for pick up (tells you to be there 15 min before, so we waited for 45min in cold), had to call the company twice while waiting to make sure they didnt miss us. Bus ride itself was okay, but "complimentary" wifi only worked for about an hour on the way there, did not work at all on the way back, if you are going to advertise that you have wifi, wish it works for the whole duration of tour. Cruise was good and is worth going for. Milford Sound was great and so stunning. Lunch was not something you should count for, we had to buy additional food as it was so bad and small.
star-4
Worth it
Shikha_D
, Jan 2020
It is a trip that is a must do if u are in Newzealand.. coming from US I felt it was like Lake Tahoe and Niagara combined. It was a very well coordinated tour and worth its price . Only thing was we missed the original trip and had to take a sundowner which didn’t include lunch like our original one but we were glad that we got to have the tour..

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