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Milford Sound Cruise with Queenstown Return

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Cruise the Milford Sound and marvel at one of the most stunning places on Earth!

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  • Choose from early-bird (Sunriser) or breakfast departure (Vista)
  • Modern catamaran allows close-up viewing of waterfalls
  • Knowledgable driver guides and comfortable coach transport

What we'll do

Take a return trip from Queenstown to the world-famous Milford Sound and enjoy an amazing 90-minute cruise!

Departing early from Queenstown with hotel pick-ups available, sit back, draw the curtains and have a snooze as you travel firstly to Te Anau. Wake up and enjoy a breakfast break before making the rest of the journey through the stunning Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound.

Enjoy uncrowded scenic stops on your glass-roof coach journey before you cruise the Milford Sound. Marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth and relax in our uncrowded, modern catamaran while we spoil you with unlimited, close-up viewing of waterfalls, wildlife and rainforest. Take amazing pictures from any of the three viewing decks (both indoor and outdoor) during your 90-minute cruise.

You'll return to Queenstown afterwards, arriving back by 6:00 pm if travelling on the Sunriser tour, or 7:30 pm if on the Vista tour.

    Book your Milford Sound cruise with us today!

    What to know

    • Tour days: Every day 
    • Price includes: 
      • Coach transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound
      • 90-minute Milford Sound cruise
      • Expert commentary on the coach and cruise
      • Coffee and tea
      • Milford Sound Levy
    • Not inclusive of:
      • Lunch
    • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English.
    • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples, families or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers. 
    • Age range: All ages. Everyone is welcome!

    About your guides

    Jucy Cruise is part of the wider JUCY Group, which encompasses JUCY car and campervan rentals, and JUCY Snooze hotels. JUCY stands for fun, adventure and the spirit of travelling. We pride ourselves on offering unique and exciting travel solutions.

    All of Jucy Cruise's drivers and guides are experienced, professional and passionate about Milford Sound and New Zealand!

        Frequently asked questions

        • Is lunch included? Lunch and all other meals are not included.
        • What time is departure? The Sunriser tour departs Queenstown at 5:30 am, while the Vista tour departs at 7:30 am. Tours return to Queenstown at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm respectively.
        • What days does the tour operate? Tours operate on most days. Check the calendar for availability.
        • Who can come? All ages are welcome. 
        • How far is Milford Sound from Queenstown? Milford Sound is approximately 4 hours drive from Queenstown, and 2 hours from Te Anau (where the coach stops for a breakfast break).
        • Is there an ATM machine in Milford Sound? There is no ATM in Milford Sound – make sure you bring all the cash that you think you will need. The last ATM available before Milford Sound is located in Te Anau.
        • What should I bring? We recommend bringing cash (to pay for purchases on the boat), a rain jacket (even on a sunny day the waterfalls will get you wet), warm clothing, a camera and sunglasses.
        • Do I need a raincoat? Milford Sound is one of the wettest places in New Zealand with over 180 rain days a year. A jacket and warm clothing are recommended, as the weather can be unpredictable all year round. You'll definitely need a rain jacket if you decide to take advantage of Milford's free shower service underneath one of the waterfalls.
        • Is it worth going to Milford Sound when it is raining? Milford Sound is stunning in any weather. The more it rains the more waterfalls you will see. Some people argue Milford is more spectacular in the rain as the surrounding mountains come alive with countless waterfalls that you don't see on a sunny day.

        Cancellation policy

        • Cancellations made 24 hours or more before the activity starts will receive a 95% refund.
        • No cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the activity. 
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          New Haven, Connecticut, United States
          Amazing scenery, great value tour

          Did the Vista Tour departing 7:20 am from Queenstown. Got very lucky with the weather as it was sunny almost the whole way. Tour was great bang for buck consider it lasted almost 13 hrs and included a small lunch with great scenery along the way. More expensive tours may have fancier buses/foods but pretty much same itinerary (saw all of the other buses on the same road). The driver was pretty amazing - really skilled driving and had great stories. Try to board the bus early at the first bus stop (Jucy Hostel middle of Queenstown) to snatch front row seats and try not to fall asleep because of the scenery. Expect crowds in the park as there are a lot of visitors. Cruise boat on the day of didn't feel too crowded (enough space to move around with most people on top deck). Light lunch food and hot tea/instant coffee provided with other food/drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic/bottled water) for purchase at rest stop in Te Anau and on boat. Buses need to keep on schedule to meet cruise boats at certain times so number of scenic stops along the way depend on traffic (also availability of parking spaces at scenic spots).