1-day fully guided tour from Queenstown to the magical Milford Sound, + add cruise option. and many surprise stops. This tour is not to be missed! Going to our favourite location, the journey there and cruise on the fjord will take your breath away!
Join us on this full-day tour to the world-renowned Milford Sound, the jewel of Fiordland.
Beginning with pickup from Queenstown, Frankton or Te Anau, you will travel with small-group specialists, Cheeky Kiwi.
As we depart Queenstown and Frankton, we hug the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu - New Zealand’s third largest lake – along the section known as the Devil’s Staircase. Shear drop-off cliffs peer at you from across the lake, capped by peaks often dusted in snow.
Traveling further south you will be impressed by the ever-changing vista of views; mountains, tussock land, rushing braided rivers. It’s easy to see why much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in this region. Making our way through Te Anau, you get your first true look at the simply majestic mountains of Fiordland.
The 119km road from Te Anau to Milford Sound is a journey of visual sensory overload; not only will you have time to enjoy multiple scenic and experiential stops such as Mirror Lake and The Chasm, your guide will share with you rich tales of history and legend along the way.
Not to be outdone, the local bird-life are likely to delight you. Look out for the famed mischievous alpine parrot, the Kea; it’s baby’s cry echoing throughout the valley as it swoops in with a flash of green and orange plumage.
As you emerge from the Tunnel, you are once again blown away as the valley descends sharply before you to the water’s edge; a multitude of waterfalls on all sides preparing you for what is to come.
Finally we wind our way down the valley to the boat terminal, where you can enjoy free time, or board a vessel for your cruise of the awe-inspiring Milford Sound. You have two options for companies to cruise Milford Sound with; either our standard cruise with Go Orange or upgrade to a Real Journeys cruise.
On your cruise you will have uninterrupted views of thunderous waterfalls, Mitre Peak - the most photographed mountain in the country - and a vista quickly becoming recognised from such films as Lord of the Rings, Wolverine, and Alien: Covenant. You cannot help but be wowed by this stunning land and seascape!
Our partner companies, know how to treat our guests; lunch options onboard, friendly crew, and a boat able to get up close and personal with both wildlife and wild waterfalls for those internet-breaking photos
After the completion of your cruise, we take you to the cascades of Lake Marian. Just a short 10 minute stroll through lush, green rainforest rewards you with the up-close alpine-icy cascades of Lake Marian; some of the purest water on planet Earth.
Whoever wrote, “It’s all about the journey, not just the destination”, just may have had the experience to Milford Sound in mind, as we embrace that sentiment wholeheartedly! Not just a taxi service, we aim to look after you every step of the way, enriching your experience in a personal manner.