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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with Coach and Flight from Queenstown

Fly from Queenstown over some spectacular scenery then arrive for a scenic cruise of the stunning fiord of Milford Sound and its surrounding areas.


Stunning alpine scenery
One of Earth's most beautiful spots
Cruise through Milford Sound
Includes 35 minute scenic flight
Land, sea and air combined package
Commentary throughout trip

What you need to know

The world-renowned natural wonder of Milford Sound near Queenstown awaits, and this tour will take you there via some scenic stretches of road that will give you a glimpse of why New Zealand's spectacular geography draws rave reviews from visitors each and every year - then see it from the skies aboard an amazing scenic flight on the way back after enjoying an incredible cruise of Milford Sound fiord itself!

Land, sea and air combine in this package to provide the best viewpoints of this natural wonderland from every perspective; meanwhile, your cruise will take you aboard a purpose-built vessel with observation lounges and large decks to ensure you get the best viewing and photo opportunities possible of Milton Sound and its cascading waterfalls, rainforest-covered peaks and pristine waters. You have your choice of either flying both ways or flying back after travel by coach into Milford (extra cost.)

More info


  • Luxury coach connections from Queenstown and Te Anau with english commentary
  • 1 hour, 40 minute Scenic Cruise of the fiord
  • 35 minute scenic flight back to Queenstown taking in expansive views of the snow-capped Southern Alps, tussocked high country and the upper reaches of Lake Wakatipu
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on-board
  • Coach transfers to airport
  • Transfers back to accommodation
  • Japanese or Chinese speaking guides are provided if requested at the time of booking, otherwise interpretation handouts are provided in German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and English

Optional Extras

  • A range of lunch options are available and must be pre booked
  • Food can be purchased on-board and items include paninis, pies, sandwiches, soup of the day, sausage rolls, muffins and cakes, fruit and confectionary. All vessels have a fully licensed bar (menu subject to change without notice)


  • Travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu
  • Milford Road through impressive alpine scenery
  • Excellent viewing of waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife
  • Spacious decks and comfortable lounges
  • Scenic flight back to Queenstown

Departure Times

  • This day trip departs at 6.55am and returns at 3.40pm

What to bring

  • Non-slip shoes/boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Departure Point

  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown

Equipment and Services


  • Milford Sovereign, Milford Monarch and Milford Haven


  • Eight luxury Volvo bullet coaches with reclining seats and air conditioning. These coaches feature glass roofs for additional viewing and have revolutionary sloping floors, mid doors and angled seats to increase viewing comfort


  • 7 x 9 seater Britten Norman Island and 2 x 5 seater Cessna 207s

Additional Information

  • Daily peak and off peak price variation in prices are displayed once you click on your preferred date on the calendar
  • Flights are weather permitting. If due to weather conditions the scenic flight does not operate, you will receive the flight sector of your ticket back as a refund and return via coach
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Child rates apply for 4 - 14 years
  • Infants 0 - 3 years carried free of charge where the infant sits on parent's knee, otherwise child rates apply

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with Coach and Flight from Queenstown

2/74 Shotover St, Queenstown, OTAGO 9300