Recent Searches
Clear

Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Queenstown, New Zealand
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon13 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Milford Sound
  • Ticket for Milford Sound Discovery Cruise included
  • See views of filming sites from Lord of the Rings
  • Travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle
Saved to wishlist!
Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
Cruise Entry
Lunch
Bottled water
Snacks
Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking

Hmm...we can’t seem to find this place. Please check the spelling, or choose another location.

Hotel Pick Up Points & Times: Please be ready, waiting in your hotel lobby or at the pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to your pick up time listed below. Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. 15 minutes before tour start time: Kamana Lakehouse, Heritage Hotel, Mercure Hotel 10 minutes before tour start time: Crowne Plaza, Hotel St Moritz, Rydges Lakeland Resort 5 minutes before tour start time: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, Base Backpackers, YHA Central, Nomads Backpackers, Sofitel Queenstown, Queenstown Central Pick Up Point (47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown) At tour start time: Scenic Hotel, Copthorne Hotel, Heartland Hotel, Millennium Hotel, Rees Hotel 15-25 minutes after tour start time: Frankton Bus Station (near Queenstown airport), Wyndham Gardens Hotel 20-30 minutes after tour start time: Hilton Hotel & Resort 2 hours 20 minutes after tour start time: Te Anau Bus Stop, 95 Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children aged 7 years and below are required by law to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can provided (with 24 hours’ notice).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cheeky Kiwi Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown .

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Reviews

5.0
star-5
354 Reviews
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 354 reviews
star-5
Wow
Shuang_L
, Aug 2022
Sinchan was an amazing tour guide. Truly gave us the gift of memories we will cherish forever. The cruise was spectacular and is not to be missed!
star-5
Fabulous trip!
Sharra_L
, Aug 2022
I had a fabulous trip! Dave was a wonderful driver and tour guide, combining useful and interesting information with wit and humor! I definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
star-5
Awesome, worthwhile, and excellent guide
YongSheng_N
, Jul 2022
Wasn't expecting the drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound to be an interactive commentary. It was awesome, and made the long journey so much more enjoyable. Our guide was humourous and knowledgeable too. When it states that it is a small group tour, it indeed is a small group. Our group of 9 was transported in a mini bus, while we see other tour groups being ferried around in those full sized buses. It helped that our trip was done on a non school holiday weekday. The number of people on board the cruise was less than 20 pax, way below their limit. As such, we did not have go jostle a single bit for viewing space. To top it, we encountered seals lazing around, and dolphins as well. Definitely worth paying the premium for the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Magical Day at Milford!
Brit_C
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful at Milford Sound. Loved the waterfalls, dolphins, and majestic scenery. Krieg And Sam were great guides and very passionate about the area! It was a fabulous day. Dress warmly!
star-5
Magical day
Anthony_P
, Jul 2022
The guide was brilliant, knowledgeable and kept us all involved throughout the day. He was fun and very professional. Stopped along the way so we could embrace the beautiful views and scenery.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip to Milford Sound. We hope to see you on board again soon!
star-5
Great guide, both in his...
Takayasu_Y
, Jul 2022
Great guide, both in his knowledge and hospitality. Scenery is unreal and luckily, had a good weather overall. Recommended!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for the review! We hope to see you on board again soon!
star-5
Awesome Tour
Austin_G
, Jun 2022
This is a must do when you are in Queenstown. Kreig was our instructor and he was the best. He provided so much information and was very entertaining. 11/10 would recommend
star-5
Amazing Milford Sound
Aric_L
, Jun 2022
Amazing trip, our guide was outstanding and very patient, knowledgeable Long drive to Milford sound early in the morning and drive back to our hotel
star-5
Stunning Milford trip…
Manjima_S
, Jun 2022
Beautiful road trip, our driver was really a cheeky kiwi… loved the info on locations and the history… Milford sound is spectacular… it’s truly an experience you cannot miss… If the drive feels too long on the return leg, get your earphones out and listen to your playlist or a book..
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic Experience
Ross_v
, Mar 2022
Had a fantastic day out, thoroughly recommend this very scenic and informative tour, our driver Dan was exceptionally knowledgeable in every aspect of the geological record within this region which brought a great perspective to the entire experience. Both the bus ride and the cruise offered some of the most dramatic scenery in the country, something I’ll never forget.
star-5
Dan (Tour Guide) is very...
IHTISABUL_I
, Feb 2022
Dan (Tour Guide) is very informative. He shows us all the good places and also help us to click good photos. Best wishes Dan
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
We're delighted to hear you had a great trip in Milford Sound with Dan - thank you for joining us. Hope to see you on another tour soon!
star-5
Awesome experience, guide...
Jackie_S
, Feb 2022
Awesome experience, guide was great and seemed to know lots of information about the area and made it really interesting Had the perfect day with the weather
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much for joining us, Jackie. We hope to welcome you back on board again soon!
star-3
The bus ride was...
Mildred_A
, Jan 2022
The bus ride was extremely long and then the ferry was also a good few hours. Wouldn’t recommend for those with motion sickness
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Kia ora Mildred, the day trip to Milford Sound is known to be a fairly long day on the road - we're sure you'll agree that it's beautiful every step of the way though. We include a number of stops to allow our guests to stretch their legs and make the most of the region's natural beauty. The length of the cruise is normally a real highlight for our guests as it provides plenty of time to see what makes Milford Sound so amazing. Unfortunately it sounds like your motion sickness put a damper on the day - we're so sorry to hear.
star-5
Great experience
Pornpop_U
, Jun 2021
The company was eager to respond enquiries quickly and the tour guide, Kreig, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had great time with this trip.
star-4
Small group better
Joan_R
, Feb 2021
A great small group tour. Unfortunately our bus driver Callum talked all the way to Milford and mostly about himself which was a little annoying. The smaller cruise boat was really great. The captain took us into extra places and even nosed the front in under a waterfall so we could fill a cup and drink fresh mountain water. Tea/coffee was available free the entire cruise.
star-4
4 seasons
Devar_P
, Jul 2020
The tour itself was amazing, Krieg the Aussie was a very knowledgeable guide and an excellent driver. He was helpful and entertaining and super patient. We had rain, snow, wind and sunshine all in one day. The views to and from the Milford Sounds was spectacular. There was lots of opportunities to take photos. Couple of suggested areas for improvement, we were out for atleast 12 hours of the day so the lunch pack was merely a snack and not suitable for such a long trip. If you including lunch then provide a descent lunch not a $5 sandwich and chips. Secondly the stop at Te Anu was exceptionally expensive. I have never paid $6.50 for a pie ever! This is the only stop for food on the tour so it should be affordable. Overall the tour was still great.
star-5
A tour that you must do!!!
Priscila_G
, Jan 2020
Scenic views, wonderful nature and an excellent tour guide (Dan) that explains everything you need to know on a very pleasant way. The tour was absolutely fantastic.
star-5
Milford Sound Extravaganza
261kinah
, Jan 2020
The tour was amazing! Dan was absolutely wonderful. Very informative and made the day an awesome experience. I would definitely recommend my friends/family and will use again on my next trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Excellent Tour Guide
william_p
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide Callum was fantastic with an upbeat attitude and fantastic knowledge. The cruise was not great and a long drive. We anticipated a different experience.
star-5
Fantastic
winnie_W
, Dec 2019
It rained for the most part, but fantastic nonetheless. One could only imagine what a majestic place it would be had it been sunny! We were also fortunate enough to have a great tour guide (Dan) and group of fellow travelers.

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
Likely to Sell Out
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

star-5354

13 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$159.68

star-532

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$343.09

star-5339

12 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$114.79

star-4.5115

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$63.49

star-542

12 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$134.03

star-51131

1 hour 45 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$67.34

star-5781

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$59.93

star-4.563

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$82.73
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations