GreatSights is one of NZ's best known sightseeing tour companies and their day tour itineraries to Milford Sound are popular choice for those not keen on tackling the long and winding Milford Road. Their professional and experienced local drivers provide an informative commentary while you concentrate on the scenery.
GreatSights tours to Milford Sound include a range of lunch options and complimentary hotel transfers.
On board the glass-roof coach, which is equipped with free WiFi, it's easy to enjoy the stunning views and stop for photos of highlights like the Eglinton Valley and Mirror Lakes.
Once in Milford Sound, passengers board a 1 3/4 hour Scenic Cruise for great views of Mitre Peak, glacier scarred waterfalls and local wildlife like seals, penguins and dolphins.
After the cruise the coach returns to Queenstown via Te Anau, or alternatively you can book a scenic flight back!
After a coach tour to Milford Sound, visitors can choose to take a scenic flight back to Queenstown. Soaring over hanging valleys, rugged coastline, and alpine lakes, the flight provides a memorable return of scenic splendour.
GreatSights offers a pre-booked coach-cruise-flight package which can also be booked through the driver on the day. Visit Milford Sound Scenic Flights for more information.
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awesomeNZ is another local tour company that offers interactive and exciting tours around New Zealand. The awesomeNZ team get great reviews and their passionate local crew will ensure you'll have a great day.
The awesomeNZ Milford Sound day trip is a popular option for backpackers and younger travellers who are keen to see the real New Zealand.
Tours depart Queenstown or Te Anau daily on modern glass roof coaches with free WiFi and include an amazing 2 1/4 hour nature cruise around the sound, getting up close to the awe-inspiring landscape and wildlife.
awesomeNZ offer one of the best value tours to Milford Sound, starting from only $159 per person including lunch and return coach travel with a local guide. Visit awesomenz.com for more information.