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Milford Sound Premium Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

1. Milford Sound Premium Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

This coach trip includes a Milford Sound cruise aboard a comfortable, purpose-built cruise boat with optional lunch and refreshments. Enjoy multiple stops on your way to Milford Sound which makes the day even more amazing! When you arrive in Te anau - your first stop of the day - enjoy a toilet break and time to grab something from the cafe. They have great coffee, muffins and snacks! Enjoy a stop at the mirror lakes, a beautiful 5 minute boardwalk through a rainforest and other photo opportunities that make your journey to Milford Sound even more special.  On arrival at Milford Sound you immediately proceed to the boat terminal, where your driver will give you your boat pass and direct you to your cruise boat. On boarding, make yourself comfortable in one of the saloons or catch the scenery from the decks. Milford Sound is famous for its waterfalls, and if it's raining it's even more spectacular. The boats nudge right up to the base of the waterfalls, often challenging visitors to fill a glass of water from the cascading plumes! This luxury tour already has reserved window seating for you - so no need to worry about getting a seat! On board feel free to buy yourself snacks and sandwiches from the cafe or treat yourself to a buffet lunch! The boats are often escorted by pods of dolphins, while seals bask on the rocks. Take in the stunning scenery while your skipper gets you as close as possible to the wildlife for some fantastic photos. The cruise will take you out to the point where the fiord meets the open sea, and it is here at Anita Bay that the Maori collected their sacred Pounamu or Greenstone – prized for making tools, jewelry and ornaments, and still a highly-valued stone today. 

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Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

2. Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Get away from the overcrowded buses, long lines, and obstructed views, and enjoy pure premium travel as you embark on a fabulous small group tour to discover New Zealand's renowned Milford Sound. Combining premium travel in a Mercedes with an amazing scenic nature cruise, a picnic lunch (optional), and loads of off-the-beaten-track visits to stunning locations, this really is the best way to discover Milford Sound. Travel to Milford in style in a luxury Mercedes minivan fully equipped with Wi-Fi, bottled water, and large viewing windows for taking in the amazing sights. Enjoy plenty of stops along the way. Upon arrival to Milford, take a scenic 2-hour cruise along the fjord, where you can lap up the spectacular sights and go under waterfalls. Allow your local guide to provide you with informative commentary while you absorb the lush surrounding scenery and spectacular views. Along the way, you'll see everything from cascading waterfalls, mirrored lakes, and awe-inspiring mountains to fascinating fur seals and dolphins. There is even a stop at a native beech forest where you can take a leisurely stroll. This premium experience is topped off with a delicious picnic lunch which can be enjoyed on the cruise while soaking up the views, before traveling back to Queenstown.

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From Queenstown: Into the Vale of the Wizards Tour

3. From Queenstown: Into the Vale of the Wizards Tour

Discover multiple Lord of the Rings locations as your guides whisk you away for a day long Middle Earth experience and take you on a journey you will never forget. You will be picked up at 10 AM outside the Station Information Centre. From there, you will travel alongside Lake Wakatipu to your first stop of the morning Ithilien you will explore where Frodo and Sam see the Oliphants.  From Ithilien you will continue along Lake Wakatipu where the Water Horse was filmed stopping along the way for breathtaking views of the lake and Mount Aspiring National Park. Once arriving in Glenorchy you will head for some lunch in the Glenorchy restaurant (lunch is included in tour price) with views of Mount Earnslaw. After lunch you travel out towards Paradise where you will step onto the filming site of Beorn's House as seen in the Hobbit film. (This is on private property and we have exclusive access onto this wonderful site. Please note all film sets were taken down after filming) You will see Isengard home to Orthanc tower, Gandalf rides to Isengard, Fangorn Forest, ZirikZigal (where Gandalf kills the Balrog) And also scenes from Wolverine and Narnia. Then its time to handle and photograph replica weapons from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. From there it is your time to leave Middle Earth and return to Queenstown.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

Pick up was on time and everything went smoothly. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The other passengers were friendly and Andy, the driver/ host was top class. His friendly commentary ensured a good day. Small numbers made the trip even better as we felt we had a personal guide. A long day but worth it in every way and would certainly recommend using a commercial operator to do this trip from Queenstown and would certainly recommend this company.

Our guide went above and beyond to make this a trip of a lifetime. Absolutely magical experience, highly recommend.

Tour was incredible and guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We had a lot of laughs along the way! Thank you!!!

Great tour guide, he was extremely enthusiastic and witty. Exactly what you need for a big day!

Great - Bo was very friendly and took us to many stops along the way to Milford Sound.