Cruise Milford Small Group Day Tour from Queenstown

The limited passenger numbers on our modern Mercedes Sprinter Vans make for a much more personal experience. It also allows us to stop more often for photos and short walks than the big 50-seater coaches (up to 12 stops along the way). We connect with Milford Sound's only boutique small boat cruise. Passenger numbers on the cruise are limited to 50% of the boats capacity.

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13 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - a packed lunch is included, please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements you may have
    • Boutique Small Boat Cruise at Milford Sound
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

      Please choose one of the pickup locations listed

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

      For the first 30min of the drive we will travel on the Devil's Staircase along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. We will stop for 10min to give you the opportunity to take a photo of this beautiful area.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Devil's Staircase Lookout Point, 2911 Kingston Rd, Kingston 9793 New Zealand

      Photo Stop

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

      After more amazing mountain, river and farmland views we arrive in Te Anau, home to Lake Te Anau, New Zealand’s second largest lake. While in this idyllic town we will stop for a break and maybe meet some of the local animals or wildlife. Continuing along the lake we stop at Te Anau Downs, the starting point for the Milford Track, to hear the stories and admire the views.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Te Anau Downs, Te Anau Downs, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island

      Continuing along the lake we stop at Te Anau Downs, the starting point for the Milford Track, to hear the stories and admire the views.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Eglinton Valley, Milford Sound New Zealand

      Leaving Te Anau and entering Fiordland National Park we stop in Eglinton Valley. With views worthy of Lord of the Rings, this valley follows the path of an ancient glacier through Fiordland. One of the first major attractions as you enter the park, it really sets the scene for a journey that only get more impressive the deeper you get.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road,, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

      Our next stop on this epic adventure is Mirror Lakes for a short stroll to see the famous reflections of the Earl Mountains. Get the right day, take a good picture and no one with be able to tell which way is the right way up for the photo.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Lake Gunn, State Highway 94, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

      Continuing along the Milford Road we come across Lake Gunn. Named after a famous explorer and popular for fishing, often we will stop at Lake Gunn for some photos and to enjoy the peace.

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Darran Mountains, Southland 9679, New Zealand

      Climbing in altitude we go deeper into the Darran Mountains and these views require another stop to admire and take photos. We are also entering the area where Kea (the world’s largest alpine parrot) like to live. Start keeping an eye out for these large, cheeky and colourful birds that never fail to thrill and entertain when found.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Pass By: Homer Tunnel, 94 S.h., Milford Sound New Zealand

      The Homer Tunnel is a 1.2 km (0.75 miles) long road tunnel in the Fiordland region of the South Island of New Zealand, opened in 1953. New Zealand State Highway 94 passes through the tunnel, linking Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown, by piercing the Darran Mountains at the Homer Saddle.[1] It connects between the valley of the Hollyford River to the east and that of the Cleddau to the west.

      Stop At: Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island

      Following the valleys to the sea we arrive at Milford Sound where you will board your Boutique Small Boat Cruise (the No. 1 Cruise operator in Milford Sound on TripAdvisor). The cruise has a duration of 1hr 45min and offers complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Pops View Look Out, Milford Sound New Zealand

      After the cruise on the way back we pull over to admire the elevated amazing views of the divide in the Southern Alps, close to the start of the Routeburn Track. While here the guide will tell you the stories of ancient Maori explorers.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island

      We will stop in Te Anau on the way home for 30min. Restrooms and food available at this stop.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

      Sadly we must start to head back to Queenstown but your day is not over with a fully guided return trip and many stops and breaks along the way.

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Frankton Terminus, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Please call us to confirm your pickup location at least 24hrs before your tour departs. We will give you the correct pick up time and any further information required for you day tour.
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • We follow New Zealand's Ministry of Health guidelines.
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Cruise Milford New Zealand Ltd.

    Activity ID: V-21377P2

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