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Things to Do in Milford Sound

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Milford Sound and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Milford Sound activities? We have 11 tour ideas.


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Air Tours

Scenic Flight Transfer to Queenstown from Milford Sound

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 295.66


Take the scenic route back to Queenstown from Milford Sound with this one-way 35-minute flight. Admire spectacular views of natural wonders such as the Southern Alps, Sutherland Falls, and the Fiordland National Park from above, then touchdown at Queenstown... Read More

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Catamaran Cruises

Lake Wakatipu Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 36.31


Enjoy exploring New Zealand's gorgeous Lake Wakatipu on a catamaran cruise from Queenstown. Surrounded by stunning mountains including the Remarkables and the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake and a highlight of Queenstown. Your captain provides informative commentary about the sights and wildlife around the lake as you cruise to the western shore to take in the stunning scenery. Choose from a... Read More

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Day Cruises

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 34.09


Towering peaks and cascading waterfalls - this has to be the spectacular Milford Sound. Described as the 'Eighth Natural Wonder of the World', this cruise will take you past the incredible Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point. See marine life in their natural environment as you... Read More

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Day Cruises

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 105 minutes
Priced From: USD 66.69


Join this tour for an uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. With limited passenger numbers, comfortable luxury lounge style seating and superb customer service, a memorable experience is guaranteed. The smaller vessel will get you closer to the local wildlife like seals, dolphins and penguins.

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Day Cruises

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 67.43


An extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer designed for the free, independent traveler. Nature cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow guests to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned.... Read More

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Day Cruises

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 51.87


Enjoy a two hour cruise traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound, located in Fiordland. Your cruise will take you past St Anne's lighthouse and out into the Tasman Sea. Informative guides point out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls (dropping 160 metres seaward), Sinbad Gully (a classic example of a hanging valley), snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692... Read More

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Day Cruises

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 59.28


Experience the majesty of Milford Sound on a boat cruise that stops at the Milford Sound Discovery Center and Underwater Observatory. The smaller boat travels outside of peak hours, offering better viewing and more time on the water than other tours. Look directly into the waters of the sound from New Zealand's only underwater observatory. Expert naturalists share informative commentary throughout your tour. Bonus: Include a... Read More

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Day Cruises

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 396.43


See Milford Sound by air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown that includes a round-trip flight and a boat tour through the sound. Save time and enjoy spectacular views as you fly over the breathtaking landscape of Fiordland National Park. Then, land in Milford Sound and board your boat to explore the scenic waterways of this World Heritage–listed region. Experienced naturalists and your pilot share... Read More

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Day Cruises

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.94


Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound during a boat cruise led by a naturalist guide. On board a smaller-sized vessel than typical Milford Sound cruises, enjoy indoor and outdoor observation decks that provide fantastic photo ops of this famous South Island natural wonder inside New Zealand's World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water longer than most other tours, and get... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 95.59


Experience a morning guided walk to Giants Gate on the world famous Milford Track. From Milford Sound the track is access by water taxi and follows the mighty Arthur River through lush, temperate rainforest to Giants Gate, a most photographed and spectacular waterfall. This walk is suitable for all skill levels.

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Multi-day Cruises

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 228.23


An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

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