Queenstown Fiordland Activities

Queenstown is a gateway to the stunning Milford and Doubtful Sounds in Fiordland National Park. Book a return coach and scenic cruise or for those with a higher budget, combine a thrilling scenic flight with a scenic cruise.

It takes approximately 5 hours to reach Milford Sound by road. There are numerous boat cruise operators that depart from the main wharf  with lunchtime sailings being the busiest due to the many large tour groups arriving at this time. Most of the cruises are between 90 minutes and two hour. Scenic flights from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound take just over 30 minutes with a fly-cruise-fly being the most popular option.  Add more flying time for flights departing from Wanaka. Doubtful Sound is the larger of the two and less accessible. Operators will transport you by coach to Manapouri where you'll then hop on one of the boat cruises across the lake, to reach the Sound. 

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Over The Top Helicopters

Over The Top Helicopters Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Experience the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's South Island and explore remote areas normally inaccessible with Over The Top Helicopters.

Milford Sound Cruises - Southern Discoveries

Milford Sound Cruises - Southern Discoveries Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Discover more of Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries.With a range of cruises to suit every interest and timeframe,Southern Discoveries offer the ultimate Milford Sound experience.

Milford Sound Cruise and Kayaking Combo

Milford Sound Cruise and Kayaking Combo Fiordland-, Queenstown

Combining kayaking with the Milford Sound Cruise allows the visitor to experience Milford in a unique and exhilarating way.

Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Milford Sound Scenic Flights Fiordland-, Queenstown

Specialised scenic flights over the Milford Sound. 20 years experience, with hi-spec aircrafts including panoramic window seating and in-flight commentary.

Mitre Peak Cruises

Mitre Peak Cruises Fiordland-, Queenstown

Unforgettable cruises across Milford Sound with friendly crew and superior on board facilities. Trips last 2 hours, with added coach/flight options available.

Go Orange Doubtful Sound Day Cruise

Go Orange Doubtful Sound Day Cruise Fiordland-, Queenstown

Go Orange Doubtful Sound Cruise will take you on an adventure to one of the most beautiful and far-flung corners of New Zealand.

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Fiordland-, Queenstown

Dedicated, bespoke boat company specialising in unhurried and uncrowded trips out across Milford Sound - the only way to properly see this incredible natural landscape.

Go Orange Milford Sound Cruise

Go Orange Milford Sound Cruise Fiordland-, Queenstown

See beautiful Milford Sound with one of Milford Sound Cruise's spacious and relaxed tours.

Great Walks and Tracks

Great Walks and Tracks Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Independent track packages to three of the Great Walks of Fiordland, plus one fully-guided walk. All accommodation and transport to drop off/pick up points included, plus souvenir book.

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