1 Day Pure Milford Early Departure Coach & Cruise Tour - Cruising Milford Sound

Join the first glass roof coach to depart Queenstown for Milford Sound and be back in time for sunset, dinner and Queenstown happy hour! Avoid the crowds during the National Park photo stops, and during your scenic cruise of Milford Sound at 12pm.


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  • The early bird catches the worm and so can you! 
  • Catch the early departure glass roof coach tour and be the first coach tour from Queenstown to arrive in Milford Sound!
  • You'll be first back to Queenstown too; giving you a full night of fun on the town!
  • Sit back, draw the curtains and have a snooze as you travel firstly to Te Anau.
  • Approximately 2 hours after departure, wake up and enjoy a refreshment break before making the rest of the journey through the stunning Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound.
  • You will be treated to uncrowded scenic photo stops and nature walks to experience the uniqueness and beauty of this stunning area as we make our way to Milford Sound.
  • The Sunriser links up with the 12pm 1 hour 45 minute cruise at Milford Sound, and you will be welcomed aboard the Maiden of Milford by the fantastic and friendly crew. 
  • Relax on our uncrowded, modern catamaran while we spoil you with unlimited, close up viewing of waterfalls, wildlife and rainforest from our three viewing decks.
  • Spot seals basking on rocks, look out for playful dolphins who occasionally come to surf the wake and if you're really lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive Fiordland penguin!
  • After the cruise you will board the coach for your return to Queenstown. Time is allowed for a quick refreshment in Te Anau on the return, with the aim to be back in Queensotwn by 6pm; just in time for Happy Hour!


  • Glass roof coach return transfer.
  • Scenic cruise of Milford Sound with lunch.
  • Uncrowded scenic photo stops and short nature walks along the way.
  • Pick ups from bus stops in central Queenstown and Frankton Road.
  • Informative commentary from guides on the coach and cruise.


Day 1 : Early Departure

First to Milford! Be home in time for sunset, dinner and a good night out! Get an early start and beat the crowds all day long. Comfortable touring coach with glass roof and forward viewing cam for optimum viewing. Scenic mid morning cruise of Milford Sound beating the lunchtime rush. Uncrowded scenic photo stops and short nature walks along the way. Pick ups from major hotels and bus stops in central Queenstown.

Meals: None


Pickup: Summer only (01 November-31 March)

- Queenstown pickups -  Bus stops in central Queenstown and along Frankton Road from 5.45am.

- Te Anau pickups - Kiwi Country, corner of Town Centre & Miro Streets at 8:30am.

Return: We aim to be back in Queenstown by 6pm.




What to Bring:

Waterproof jacket for outdoor viewing on board the cruise.
Sunglasses & sunscreen.
Fully charged camera & a smile!



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