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

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While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.

This small group, fully-guided day trip combines the amazing return journey to Milford Sound with a boutique Milford Sound Cruise aboard Cruise Milford, the number 1 Trip Advisor rated cruise company. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses that are packed with extras, ensuring your comfort and safety.

per adult from

$252

NZD

Duration

13 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
    • Cruise Entry
    • Lunch - Picnic Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Optional activity - One-way heli flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown
    • Optional activity - One-way plane flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown
    • Entry/Admission - Eglinton Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Mirror Lakes Walk
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    • Entry/Admission - The Chasm Walk
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Scenic flights from Milford to Queenstown - please add during booking process (optional extra)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

    Your tour starts in the stunning city of Queenstown. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventure today but also point out and guide you past some of the area’s top highlights.

    Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

    Departing Queenstown we wind our way around Lake Wakatipu, with amazing views of ‘The Remarkables’ Mountain Range and the lake, stopping for photos is a must.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Devil's Staircase Lookout Point, 2911 Kingston Rd, Kingston 9793 New Zealand

    Continuing around the lake we will pass through Devil’s Staircase. This elevated windy part of the road is famous for dramatic photos and setting the scene for the day to come.

    Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    After more amazing mountain, river and farmland views we arrive in Te Anau, home to Lake Te Anau, New Zealand’s second largest lake. While in this idyllic town we will stop for a break and maybe meet some of the local animals or wildlife. Continuing along the lake we stop at Te Anau Downs, the starting point for the Milford Track, to hear the stories and admire the views.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Eglinton Valley, Milford Sound New Zealand

    Leaving Te Anau and entering Fiordland National Park we stop in Eglinton Valley. With views worthy of Lord of the Rings, this valley follows the path of an ancient glacier through Fiordland. One of the first major attractions as you enter the park, it really sets the scene for a journey that only get more impressive the deeper you get.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road,, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Our next stop on this epic adventure is Mirror Lakes for a short stroll to see the famous reflections of the Earl Mountains. Get the right day, take a good picture and no one with be able to tell which way is the right way up for the photo.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Gunn, State Highway 94, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Continuing along the Milford Road we come across Lake Gunn. Named after a famous explorer and popular for fishing, often we will stop at Lake Gunn for some photos and to enjoy the peace.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Hollyford River, Southland 9382, New Zealand

    A short drive away we start passing the Hollyford River a gorgeous and powerful river full of large boulders and rapids. Feeding into the river at Falls Creek is the first of our extremely impressive waterfalls of the area, one of many to come.

    Stop At: Darran Mountains, Southland 9679, New Zealand

    Climbing in altitude we go deeper into the Darran Mountains and these views require another stop to admire and take photos. We are also entering the area where Kea (the world’s largest alpine parrot) like to live. Start keeping an eye out for these large, cheeky and colourful birds that never fail to thrill and entertain when found.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Homer Tunnel, 94 S.h., Milford Sound New Zealand

    To make our way back down towards the sea we enter the mind-blowing hand-built Homer Tunnel, hearing the incredible history and stories. Emerging from the tunnel the valley descends sharply towards Milford Sound and on a rainy-day hundreds of waterfalls cascading down the mountain side.

    Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

    Following the valleys to the sea we arrive at Milford Sound where you will board your cruise with Cruise Milford (the No. 1 Cruise operator in Milford Sound on TripAdvisor). The Cruise Milford experience offers a boutique cruise on a smaller boat which is less crowded and a crew that offers a much more informative and personal tour of Milford Sound. The smaller boat means you get closer to the wildlife and nature including the New Zealand fur seals basking on the rocks, massive rock faces rising for hundreds of metres out of the sea and the waterfalls cascading from an ancient rainforest high in the mountains. This cruise is unbeatable.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    While on the boat cruise you will be able to marvel at the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, the iconic Milford Sound mountain, with its steep triangular peak rising high up above the reflective waters of the Milford Sound.

    Stop At: The Chasm Walk, Milford Road State Highway 94 , Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    After your cruise do not fear the adventure is not over, there is the return journey with many more amazing stops. One of the stops during this journey (weather and timing dependent) is The Chasm. A spectacular bush walk and dramatic views of powerful waterfalls and water sculpted shapes in the rocks.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pops View Look Out, Milford Sound New Zealand

    Next we pull over to admire the elevated amazing views of the divide in the Southern Alps, close to the start of the Routeburn Track. While here the guide will tell you the stories of ancient Maori explorers.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

    Sadly we must start to head back to Queenstown but your day is not over with a fully guided return trip and many stops and breaks along the way.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    The Station - Home of Shotover Jet in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    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. If your hotel is not listed below, please contact us in advance, to arrange to pick you up from your closest point listed below.15 minutes before tour start time: Kamana Lakehouse, Heritage Hotel, Mercure Hotel10 minutes before tour start time: Crowne Plaza, Hotel St Moritz, Rydges Lakeland Resort5 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 Hotel15-25 minutes after tour start time: Frankton Bus Station (near Queenstown airport), Wyndham Gardens Hotel20-30 minutes after tour start time: Hilton Hotel & Resort2 hours 20 minutes after tour start time: Te Anau Bus Stop, 95 Te Anau Terrace, Te AnauPorts
    • The Station - Home of Shotover Jet in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Activity ID: V-56760P16

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