Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
from AUD $266.34
Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. You'll travel through Fiordland on a luxury coach tour before continuing to explore via a renowned Milford Sound cruise, enjoying a buffet lunch on board. Join us for an unforgettable day in Fiordland National Park!
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In Brief

Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand
12 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
Tour departs from this location


  • 1-hour 45-minute sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Glass-roofed coach with free WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

7:20 AM

Departure Point

Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487

If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We had a marvellous time on our Milford Sound tour. So glad we could sit back on the bus and enjoy the driver’s commentary. We wouldn’t have learned as much about the area if we had driven ourself. And the boat tour was tremendous. Way beyond expectations. Such a great boat with so much room to move around and see the sights from different vantage points. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
My wife an I enjoyed the whole trip to Milford Sound. The driver's commentary about history of the various places on the way to Milford Sound was excellent. It was very safe enjoyable journey and can be recommended...
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
A bus trip then a cruise down Milford Sound, a great way to see a lot of countryside with fantastic speeches and jokes from the tour guides.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
Despite the weather being very wet and windy, it was still a great trip to Milford Sound. Waterfalls were everywhere and they alone were a site to see! Great driver and informative of the area travelled. The cruise, even tho very wet and windy was well worth getting drenched to see what we could. Definitely have to do again when a sunny day :) Thank you
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
A long day made very enjoyable by a fantastic tour guide and wonderful, comfortable bus ride. Milford Sound boat tour was amazing....loved every minute of it. Worth the trip.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2019
The trip to Milford Sound is amazing with plenty of stops before reaching Milford Sound. Once you're at Milford Sound, it's like a gate to heaven - truly stunning and breathtaking. In terms of the tour, everything was well organised. The bus was clean, comfortable, and the driver was very entertaining and told us plenty of history and information along the way. The buffet on the cruise ship was also very delicious. Great value for a full day excursion!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
the tour was great... the commentary during the bus ride, stops along the way, and final destination, milford sound, were all exceptional! lunch on the cruise was also good. highly recommended!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
Like everyone says it is a big day but absolutely worth the effort. The views along the way are just breathtaking and our bus driver Hamish was amazing. Giving us a guided tour the whole way as well as driving like a boss.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Sensational scenery from luxury Coach all the way from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Our driver Eric was a very caring and gentle man concerned about our well being with a vast amount of knowledge of the history of the region, couldn't have asked for a better driver. He allowed us various photo opportunities ( spectacular ) and I'm a Kiwi plus toilet stops along the way. We were offered various options subject to weather for returning back to Queenstown 1, with him on the Coach,2, direct fixed wing 14 seater plane 3, Helicopter direct flight to Queenstown 4, Helicopter flying up close to Glaciers and landing on the top of a mountain getting and experiencing really what being on top of the world is like. My Partner and I took option 4 an absolute sensational experience a must do for the bucket list. The trip on the Milford Sounds was another experience second to none, close and personal to our New Zealand Fur Seal ,Close up and under various Waterfalls both sides of the Sounds, right out to the Tasman Sea. being the middle of winter was very cold however the lunch they supplied on board was way beyond our expectations and very much appreciated ( Hot Food ) warmed us up, we were dressed appropriately. Mitre Peak was only visible some of the time, probably the most photographed Mountain in New Zealand.The Juicy company boat we were on and the crew were excellent, the commentary from the captain was exceptional and informative. This is a must do experience for any New Zealander and any visitor from all corners of the Globe to partake in. Just Do It !!!!!!!
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
Eric was our guide, he was friendly and very informative. Milford Sound was amazing. Highly recommend if you are in New Zealand.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2019
My husband and I had a great time on the tour. The bus driver Stew was fantastic and had alot of information to share. The bus was comfortable and we only had 25 passengers on a big bus so we weren't squashed together. The cruise through Milford Sound was amazing!!! The crew were super friendly and the buffet lunch was delicious! Overall an excellent experience from being picked up from our hotel to being dropped off. Would definitely recommend Great Sights tours for going to Milford Sound!!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
Great experience of our prehistoric geology and connection with the mother nature. Great service from the Bus Driver and the Yacht Captain and the crew.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Would highly recommend this tour. Our bus driver Eric was a world of knowledge and make a long day very enjoyable - great sense of humour! Milford Sound tour was also informative and just enough time on the water to appreciate the extraordinary scenery. Picture perfect tour from start to finish!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
It was a long day of travel (7am pickup and 8pm dropoff) however this was a small price to pay for the breathtaking views which we saw and experienced not only at Milford Sound but on the stop off points along the journey also. The time passed a little quicker with the views which we passed. Pleasant driver who was also most helpful with a good sense of humour.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
We had a most excellent day to Milford Sound.Hamish our driver was most interesting with all his knowledge of the area.Cruise was enjoyable spectacular sight seeing. Cruise commentary ok
• Submitted 25 Apr 2019
We loved our trip to Milford Sound. It is a bit of a drive, but we had an awesome bus driver who kept us entertained the whole time. We liked the stops on the bus that we made along the way. The boat ride was beautiful and very relaxing; out captain got us close to the waterfalls. The boat was very clean and very big. The buffet lunch (included in the price) was good.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
I would highly recommend this tour, we had a wonderful bus ride on a very comfortable coach that provided water and a jack to charge your phone so don’t forget to bring your cord to have a full charge to take some amazing pictures! The ride to Milford Sound was breathtaking with a few great photo opportunities that the bus stopped at along with a stop at a cafe/gift shop. Adrian was our driver and shared many great NZ pearls with us during our ride. Once we got to the boat we set off on our cruise and the staff was terrific and food was ok enough to fill us up! Overall great day and will NEVER forget the waterfalls! We went in March and were just fine with a long sleeve shirt, jeans and a really good raincoat!
• Submitted 27 Mar 2019
Our trip was a 12 1/2 hour combines bus and boat cruise. It was fantastic. Our bus driver, Adrian, was perfect. He gave us information on the trip to Milford Sound and did it with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. The scenery is amazing with a combination of lakes, mountains, forests and farmland. Our stop in Te Anau was well timed after 3 hours on the bus. It’s a nice small town and the travel centre has great food and a wide selection of clothing. When we arrived at Milford Sound we were immediately put on a large catamaran power boat. They fed us a great meal as soon as we boarded. The cruise was stunning with mountains rising straight up out of the fiord. We saw many cascading waterfalls and got extrmely close to 2 of them. We saw fur seals sleeping on the rocks The trip home was uneventful, lots of snoozing, and we arrived at the predetermined time. Thanks for a wonderful day
• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
Milford Sound has long been on to-do list but logistics of getting there were off—puttingHowever a comfortable coach, witty and knowledgeable driver and plenty of photo stops made the journey pass quickly. The cruise on the Sound was fantastic with the added bonus of a very high class buffet lunch
• Submitted 12 Dec 2018
Great tour. On time pick-up, great driver and guide. Milford Sound there aren't any words that will do it justice, simply beautiful.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
great experience and bus driver has stopped at his favourite spot, and I must agree with him that it was breathtakingly beautiful. Milford Sound boat ride has been memorable.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
Lot of fun. Loved taking a shower in the falls. Watched the dolphins dancing around. Missed the seals somehow. Food was excellent even for vegetarians. Stsff were very nice and helpful. Enjoyed it
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
This was a great tour! Milford Sound was one of the highlights of our South Island tour. We wished we could have stayed longer! My biggest problem with this tour was the driver especially on the return trip luckily we sleep most of the way there. The driver chose to go very fast on very tiny 2 lane roads in a gigantic tour bus. This made me very queasy and I am not someone who gets car sick easily. I think we tried to do too much in the short time we had. Lunch was a bit later in the afternoon about 2 or so so make sure to bring a snack. The juicy cruise was awesome. The only downside is that it is really crowded. If we had chosen to do this on our own, I am sure it would have been easier to get pictures etc. The scenery of Milford Sound is well worth everything!
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
This was a magnificent tour. So much beauty.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018

In Brief

Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand
12 hours 30 minutes

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