The journey to Milford from Te Anau and Queenstown is magnificent. The road to Milford Sound, through Fiordland National Park, offers exceptional viewing opportunities with dense rainforest, towering mountains, glacial lakes and (near Homer Tunnel) avalanche debris and alpine herb fields. The alpine views are breathtaking and are a highlight of any visit to Milford Sound. Your tour will combine a drive over spectacular alpine roads in glass roof coaches specially designed for your viewing comfort. You will get plenty of time for photo stops and short walks along the way.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Queenstown at around 07:00am for a full day tour of Milford sound with an approximate duration of 12½ hours.
Proceed towards Te Anau through journey along the edge of Lake Wakatipu, through Kingston and Mossburn, to Te Anau.
"The Key", an aptly named village, opens the door to the Fiordland National Park. Continue on through the Eglinton Valley to the Mirror Lakes, before following the "Avenue of the Disappearing Mountain", past Cascade Creek and Lake Gunn and on to The Divide.
Proceed through the Hollyford Valley to the Homer Tunnel (1.2km long), (drilled through the solid rock of a mountain) prepare yourself for the breathtaking impact of the Cleddau Valley and the descent into Milford Sound.
Upon arrival at Miford Sound, board a spectacular Milford Sound Red Boat Cruise.
Return to Te Anau by coach from where you will be dropped off to your accommodation in Queenstown.
Milford Sound really lives up to its billing and we saw it with fabulous weather, a real treat.... Mr Terence Kelly
Very long day, but so worthwhile. Our driver/guide was brilliant. His name I think is Dion.... Roger Kolien
12½ hours (approx)
Start time: 0720h (07:20am) (Pickup starts at approx 07:00am)
Duration: 12½ hours (approx)
Your hotel in Queenstown. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Queenstown
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