Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Fly from Queenstown with Glenorchy Air

Meals included
Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

Coach trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound
1 hour 45 minute cruise through Milford Sound
Guaranteed window seat on your flight
Fixed-wing scenic flight back to Queenstown
Spectacular views over Fiordland National Park
The best way to visit Milford Sound!
or 4 payments of $165.37 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Sat, Jul 13, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on the ultimate Milford Sound day trip that combines the best of both worlds with the Milford Sound Coach Cruise Fly tour from Queenstown. This full-day adventure offers the perfect opportunity to experience Milford Sound scenery by land, sea and sky - often regarded as the best way to see Milford Sound.

Your Milford Sound Coach Cruise Fly package begins with a scenic 5-hour coach trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound, provided by Southern Discoveries. Travel in comfort and style in air-conditioned coaches equipped with USB charging ports and a glass roof for unobstructed views of the journey into Milford Sound. Along the way, enjoy informative commentary from your driver and take advantage of photo opportunities at key spots like Mirror Lakes, Monkey Creek, Knobs Flat and the Homer Tunnel.

Upon your arrival in Milford Sound, embark on a 1 hour and 45-minute nature cruise with Southern Discoveries. The cruise features open-air viewing decks perfect for wildlife spotting and fantastic views of Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, the Tasman Sea and much more. Keep an eye out for New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and penguins as you enjoy the kiwi-style buffet lunch included in your tour, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and water.

The highlight of your Milford Sound day trip is the scenic flight back to Queenstown with Glenorchy Air. This 45-minute flight provides spectacular aerial views of glacier-fed braided rivers, snow-capped mountains and incredible glaciers, including Lake Quill and the Sutherland Falls. Enjoy unimpaired views from your guaranteed window seat, capturing the essence of Fiordland's dramatic landscapes throughout the last portion of your Milford Sound Coach Cruse Fly package.

This Milford Sound Coach Cruise Fly tour is the ultimate way to experience one of New Zealand's most iconic destinations. Book today for an unforgettable adventure and one of the best Milford Sound day trips available.


What you need to know

  • Five-hour scenic coach tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 1.75-hour nature cruise through Milford Sound
  • A kiwi-style buffet lunch
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water on your nature cruise
  • 40-minute scenic flight from Milford Sound returning to Queenstown
  • Complimentary transfers after returning to Queenstown available
  • Guaranteed window seat on your scenic flight
  • This experience departs at 7am
  • Please allow a full day for this experience
Departure Location
  • Please select your preferred pick up location upon booking, or meet at Southern Discoveries Queenstown Visitor Centre at St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street
What To Bring
  • Any essential medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camera – make sure it’s fully charged
  • Warm clothing layers – you’ll want to enjoy the open-air viewing decks where it can get chilly
  • Sensible footwear
  • Bottle of water
Additional Information
  • In accordance with New Zealand law and for your safety, all children aged 6 and under must be correctly secured in an approved child seat while traveling in any Southern Discoveries coach.
  • If you need to hire an approved child seat, we recommend you contact Tots on Tour on +64 3 442 0409
  • Nappy changing facility onboard the cruise
  • Due to the weather-dependent nature of flying in the Southern Alps to Milford Sound, it is unfortunate that there are very rare occasions where the forecast changes on us and although uncommon
Cancellation Policy
  • If passengers choose to cancel a flight, fail to check in on time, or notify us of changes less than 24 hours prior to their departure, they will incur a 100% cancellation charge
  • Changes or cancellations made with more than 24 hours warning incur no penalties
  • Please note: if you've booked through a third-party booking agent their terms and conditions may differ and will also apply
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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