One of the most popular ways to visit Milford Sound is on a sightseeing tour from Queenstown or Te Anau. Milford Sound tours take the hassle and stress out of getting there and back, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenery along the way.
There is a wide range of Milford Sound tours on offer through many local companies. Most include a cruise on the fiord and some kind of commentary during the journey to Milford Sound.
Here’s a quick guide to the types of Milford Sound tour on offer to help you plan your trip.
MILFORD SOUND TOURS
Far and away the most common way to see Milford Sound. Most Milford Sound tours give you the option to start in either Queenstown or Te Anau, and travel by bus or coach into Fiordland National Park, with stops at some of the scenic highlights along the way. These day tours usually arrive in Milford Sound around lunchtime, just in time to board a cruise on the fiord (included in the price of your tour) and explore it from the water.
If you have the budget, returning from Milford Sound by air is not only faster but also a wonderfully scenic way to travel. Find out how to book a coach-cruise-fly tour and experience Milford Sound in three different ways, all in one day.