Milford Sound Small Group Coach Cruise Fly Tour from Queenstown

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Highlights & inclusions

Small group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
Travel one way in a premium Mercedes van
Informative commentary from your local guide
1hr 45min scenic nature cruise on Milford Sound
45min scenic plane flight back to Queenstown
Depart Queenstown at 6:30am or 7.30am & return by 4:15pm or 5:15pm
From $707.48
or 4 payments of $167.67 with more info

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What you can expect

Combine the best of both worlds as you travel in style in a premium Mercedes van one way into Milford Sound, cruise by boat on the fiord and then fly out in a small fixed wing plane back to Queenstown.

The 5 hour drive into Milford Sound from Queenstown is absolutely stunning but you really don't need to do it twice. So forget the long coach ride back to Queenstown and jump on what many describe as the world's best 1 hour flight from Milford airport and take in the spectacular views of Milford Sound, dramatic Mitre Peak, often snow capped mountain ranges and crystal clear lakes as you head back to Queenstown by air.

Affectionately coined the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound is a destination not to be missed and a coach cruise fly tour with Altitude Tours will tick that box with an exclamation mark! Riding in premium Mercedes vans seating a maximum of 16 passengers, this premium small group Milford Sound tour provides you with an interactive and uniquely kiwi experience. Travelling to Milford in this way provides you with the most intimate and personal way to visit Milford Sound on a van, cruise, fly trip from Queenstown.

The seemingly untouched and endlessly scenic drive from Queenstown into Fiordland National Park is complimented effortlessly as your witty and knowledgeable guide for the day provides you with perfect blend of informative commentary and sarcastic kiwi humour.

When you arrive into Milford Sound, sit back and relax as your boat captain takes you on a 1hr 45min scenic cruise on a small group purpose-built boat with large windows ensuring the best views of the magnificent waterfalls and mountains. Or get up and wonder the decks during this once in a lifetime nature cruise and be on the lookout for the abundant native sea life like penguins, seals and dolphins; not to mention the infinite species of birdlife.

Sit back and enjoy cruising the fiord while tucking into a delicious packed picnic lunch (optional extra). If you have any dietary requirements just let us know and we can discuss the options.

At the conclusion of your boat take a short stroll over to the air strip and board your small plane where your experienced pilot will escort you back to Queenstown. Check out the incredible views from high above as you wave goodbye to the caravan of coaches starting off on their long drive back to Queenstown.


What you need to know

  • Complimentary transfers from select Queenstown accommodation
  • Premium van transfer from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • 6:30am departure includes a guaranteed glass roof van
  • Numerous sightseeing stops in the Fiordland National Park
  • Informative commentary from your local guide
  • 1 hour 45 minute scenic nature boat cruise on the fiord
  • 45-minute scenic plane flight back to Queenstown
  • This experience departs at 6:30am (returns by 4:15pm) or 7:30am (returns by 5:15pm)
  • Please allow 9-10 hours from Queenstown for this experience
Departure Location
  • This experience includes pick up from select Queenstown accommodation
What To Bring
  • Suitable clothing (warm clothing for the winter months)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
Additional Information
  • Optional packed picnic lunch available for an additional cost. If you have any dietary requirements please note this when booking.
  • Vegetarian & gluten-free options available upon request
  • Vans have large panoramic windows and leather reclining seats
  • Purpose-built, all-weather vessels offer superior comfort & viewing
  • Complimentary tea & coffee available on the cruise
  • Complimentary WIFI onboard the vans
  • Milford Sound is located 4.5hrs drive from Queenstown
  • Tours have limited seats (16) to ensure everyone can enjoy the best kiwi hospitality that we have to offer
  • Minimum numbers required for tour to go ahead
  • If the weather is not conducive to flying back to Queenstown then you will return by coach from Milford Sound & receive a partial refund for the flight portion that did not go ahead
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
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
  • For your information, full details of the Tour Operator including contact phone number will be printed on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction

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