Milford Sound Private Tour

Duration: Full day from Queenstown
Distance: 4-hour drive each way
Inclusions: Hotel transfers, private guide, picnic lunch and Milford Sound boat cruise
Optional: Fly back from Milford Sound to Queenstown by helicopter or small plane

Milford Sound Private Tour

Join us on a privately guided Milford Sound Private Tour while you are visiting Queenstown. Of all the Milford Sound day tours available, hands down the best way to see Milford Sound is with your own personal guide. I’ll whisk you away from the long queues and buses into my comfortable Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. We can stop wherever and whenever you like on our way to this incredible World Heritage area. The highlights include stopping at Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, the Homer tunnel and the Chasm for amazing photo opportunities and some short walks.

Once we arrive in Milford Sound, you will board the boat for a 1 hour 45 minute scenic boat cruise where you will experience first hand the sheer scale of the fjords, majestic waterfalls, likely to see New Zealand fur seals and on occasion you may also see dolphins and the yellow crested penguins. We have chosen one of the smaller boat operators which are less crowded and you can enjoy your picnic lunch on board the boat.

We will then leave Milford Sound just after 2.30pm to drive back to Queenstown where we will arrive back about 6.30pm. Note: please refer to the “Scenic Flight Options – Milford Sound to Queenstown” below if you would prefer to fly back to Queenstown in helicopter or plane as you will arrive back to your hotel in Queenstown by 4pm.

Scenic Flight Options – Milford Sound to Queenstown 

If you would like to save yourself some time driving back (it’s about 4 hours each way between Queenstown and Milford Sound) and experience the best of both worlds, I can arrange a scenic flight back to Queenstown for you in a helicopter or small plane which will have you back at your hotel by 4pm.

About Milford Sound

Milford Sound is one of the most well-known New Zealand attractions for good reason. It sits deeply within Fiordland National Park, which is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site on the remote southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Technically a fiord that stretches approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea, it’s the only fiord in the country that can be accessed by road. When most people think of Milford Sound, they picture Mitre Peak, a picture-perfect icon that rises sharply and towers 1,692 metres above sea level.

Milford Sound Private Tour