Milford Sound Tours

Milford Sound tours offer an unforgettable day travelling deep into Fiordland National Park. During your coach-cruise-coach tour you’ll experience one of our most spectacular natural environments by road and by sea.

Most tours start in Queenstown, but you can also book a Te Anau to Milford Sound day tour. Board your bus or coach and travel through stunning scenery along the Milford Road and into Fiordland, where your cruise boat awaits you. Milford Sound tours include a cruise around the fiord so you can experience its wonders up close. Cruise the inmost reaches of Milford Sound to the open Tasman Sea and back.

During your tour, your driver guide will entertain you with information about the region. Many visitors say the commentary and friendly service from their driver guide is what makes the day truly special. The top Milford Sound tour companies also offer extras like leather seats and free wifi to make your day more comfortable. Some also offer the option to convert your tour to a coach-cruise-fly tour.

We recommend Milford Sound tours operated by the companies listed below.


awesomeNZ is a local company offering interactive and exciting New Zealand tours, including one of the best value tours to Milford Sound. The awesomeNZ team get great reviews and their passionate local crew will ensure you’ll have a great day. awesomeNZ has daily tours to Milford Sound from Queenstown or Te Anau, including:

  • Entertaining commentary from local driver guides
  • Modern glass-roof coaches with English commentary and free wifi
  • Milford Sound cruise with free lunch
  • Backpacker prices available


GreatSights is one of NZ’s best known sightseeing companies, and their Milford Sound tours are a popular choice. GreatSights tours run daily, with departures from Queenstown and Te Anau.

Glass roof coaches mean you can enjoy the views and stop for photos along the way. The tour includes a scenic cruise on board Milford Sound’s newest and most luxurious cruise ship. The vessel has expansive outdoor viewing decks, as well as innovative glass ceilings and screens showing live footage inside.

  • Complimentary hotel pickups and drop-offs
  • Luxury glass-roof coaches with onboard toilets and free wifi
  • Expert commentary from local driver guides
  • GPS-operated multilingual headsets available in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese
  • 1 hour 45 minute scenic cruise, including a delicious buffet lunch (other lunch options available)

Gray Line

Gray Line New Zealand is part of Gray Line Worldwide, the world’s largest sightseeing tour company. Gray Line’s premium Milford Sound day tours include:

  • Complimentary hotel pickups and drop-offs
  • Friendly service from professional driver guides
  • A boutique cruise offering an intimate experience
  • A range of optional extras including bottled water and lunch upgrades

Gray Line day tours to Milford Sound depart daily from Queenstown.


InterCity is NZ’s largest long distance bus operator, but also offers a selection of great value day tours. InterCity Milford Sound day tours provide significant savings compared to other tour operators.

  • Usually operated in a glass-roof coach with free wifi
  • Choose from three cruise options: Standard, Luxury or Nature
  • Lunch options available as an optional extra