Once you've arrived in Milford Sound, boarding a boat and heading out on the water is the perfect way to see the fiord in all its glory. Milford Sound is like no other place on Earth. With majestic peaks that tower hundreds of metres both above and below sea level, cascading waterfalls and pristine rainforest, it’s undoubtedly the most spectacular of New Zealand’s thirteen fiords. Choose from a range of activities and experiences for a truly intimate and immersive experience matched with personalised service on the waters of the Milford Sound.

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  1. Iconic Fiordland - Three Great Walks, Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    Submerge yourself in a mesmerizing 5-day walking adventure through New Zealand's captivating Milford region. As the 'Walking Capital of the World,' Fiordland immerses you in multiple iconic tracks that highlight the area's exceptional beauty and historical significance. Experience the thrill of a heli-hike on the Kepler Track, submerge yourself in an unforgettable Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound cruises, and explore the enchanting Glowworm Caves tour.

    Experience a thrilling journey that combines the Three Great Walks of the New Zealand, granting you an ultimate Milford Sound experience. From lush forests and crystal-clear lakes to majestic mountains and vast fiords, the breathtaking scenery will leave you in awe. Engage in fishing, kayaking, and wildlife encounters with playful dolphins, seals, and penguins.

    Journey into the wilderness of Doubtful Sound & experience this spectacular Fiord with your hosts aboard a small cruise accommodating only 12 guests. Marvel at steep mountain cliffs surrounding the deep waters of the Fiord. View incredible scenery, wildlife and waterfalls from the comfort of your vessel.

    For the other three nights, enjoy elegant accommodation at Te Anau's Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. Relax in a deluxe room with striking views of Lake Te Anau and savor impressive South Island cuisine.

    Your tour package includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided walks, a helicopter flight for the Kepler Track hike, a Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise and Milford Sound scenic cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown, Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop-off, as well as specified meals and trail snacks.

    Throughout the trip, immerse yourself in the scenic beauty, enchanting wildlife encounters, and delectable cuisine, creating unforgettable memories. Prepare for an exploration of New Zealand's natural gems, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes and cherished moments that will stay with you forever.

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Submerge yourself in a mesmerizing 5-day walking adventure through New Zealand's captivating Milford region. As the 'Walking Capital of the World,' Fiordland immerses ...
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  2. Classic South Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 8D7N, Fully Guided

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    Discover the depth of New Zealand's backcountry by hiking, biking and kayaking through the essence of South Island. In just 8 days uncover the best of South Island journeying through legendary icons Milford Sounds, Arthurs Pass, Franz Josef, Mt Aspiring and Routeburn Track.

    Departing from Christchurch, immerse in an adventure of a lifetime where its iconic and remote wilderness is just as diverse as your activities. Experience the natural wonders of the Fiordland and enchanting Milford Sounds with an overnight cruise before gliding its pure waters on sea kayaks. Take it to where the sky is the limit with a scenic flight into the World Heritage Listed Mt Aspiring National Park, a dreamland of snowcapped mountains. Hike the hidden gem of Lake Crucible before an exhilarating jet boat adventure in ice blue glacial rivers. Your walk will be just as diverse from the renowned Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand’s great walks, the legendary Arthur’s Pass to conquering mountain summits including Ben Lomond. From unforgettable wildlife encounters to glacial valleys and star-filled skies, South Island will keep you on your feet of bucket list adventures in all its forms. Hike mighty glaciers descending through the rainforest into the sea at Franz Josef Glacier and cycle a section of the Queenstown Bike Trail. Filled with surprises at every turn, it will ignite your imagination. Discover the Adventure Capital of Queenstown to your heart’s desire and at your own pace. Along the way, find your up-close moments with wildlife including seals, native birds and if you’re lucky dolphins, penguins and a migrating whale.

    Unwind each adventure filled day in carefully handpicked rustic accommodations where each stay embraces the quiet sanctuaries of New Zealand’s most stunning settings. This adventure includes 7 night’s accommodation with meals included as specified. You will be supported by two guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the trails to life, ensuring you are well fuelled and hydrated.

    A perfect week escape for the adventure seekers embracing South Island’s treasures where some are legendary and others a well-kept secret. Embark on a true kiwi adventure of a lifetime ticking off all its top bucket list.

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    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Discover the depth of New Zealand's backcountry by hiking, biking and kayaking through the essence of South Island. In just 8 days uncover the best ...
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  3. "Coral Expeditions" East Coast Explorer (Auckland - Milford) 13D12N

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    Explore over 7,000-kilometres of New Zealand’s spectacular East Coast on this breathtaking 13-day expedition cruise from Auckland to Milford.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. Whether you’re into nature and hiking or indulging in fine food and wine, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Luckily for you, this thrilling cruise leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south. 

    Commencing in Auckland, this immersive cruise aboard the Coral Geographer explores New Zealand’s spectacular coastline, vibrant and charming east coast towns, and the deep and quiet fiords of Southland. You’ll receive a warm Maori welcome at a traditional Marae, and sample some of the country’s best food and wine in the Art Deco capital of Hawke’s Bay. You’ll retrace the path of Captain James Cook in the Marlborough Sounds, discover the history of Ship Cove and walk a section of the famous Queen Charlotte Track. You’ll also spend time on Stewart and Ulva Island, with opportunities for endemic bird watching and a chance to hike the Rakiura Track. Your journey culminates with an exploration of Fiordland’s most beautiful Sounds – the astonishing and rarely-visited Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Thomson Sound and the majestic Milford Sound. 

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 12-nights aboard the Coral Geographer on a twin share basis. Catering to 99 passengers, this luxurious vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of New Zealand’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessels enable you to venture even further. She even has 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this immersive 13-day expedition cruise from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.  

    Vessel & Cabin Type Please refer to the 'Vessel, Cabin & Fares' section below.

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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Explore over 7,000-kilometres of New Zealand’s spectacular East Coast on this breathtaking 13-day expedition cruise from Auckland to Milford. Tucked away at the ...
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  4. Ultimate Luxury South Island Road Trip 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous Milford Sound.

    Departing from Christchurch, set out in your included compact SUV to discover majestic landscapes that offer awe and adventure in equal measure. Over eight days, be blown away by lush peninsulas, turquoise lakes, sparkling glaciers, snowcapped mountains and more. Step back in time in Oamaru and explore the country’s oldest public gardens, renowned Victorian architecture and two penguin colonies. Ride horses through the Ahuriri Valley, a dramatic landscape of rugged mountain country, wetlands, tussock lands and beech forest. Get your heart pumping in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Or, sample world-famous wines in the nearby Gibbston Valley. Cap off your adventure with a 5-star cruise through the breath-taking Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attraction. This highly adaptable, self-paced itinerary is sure to leave you spellbound!

    At the end of each action-packed day, rest and relax in some of New Zealand’s best super lodges. These ultra-luxe accommodations have been handpicked for their outstanding location, impeccable design, gourmet cuisine and one-of-a-kind activities and experiences. They are owned and operated by people who share a deep love and knowledge of their surroundings and a dedication to ensuring you have the holiday experience of a lifetime

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    This ultra-luxe package includes accommodation and exclusive experiences at New Zealand’s famous super lodges in Oamaru, the Ahuriri Valley and Queenstown, as well as a 5-star cruise in the famous Milford Sound.

    Treat yourself to the ultimate South Island experience on this ultra-luxe, 8-day self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown. You deserve the very best!

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    Christchurch, NZ
    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous ...
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  5. Great Walks Discovery - Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks, and enjoy Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound cruises. This walking tour offers the very best of hikes in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.

    Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features, exceptional beauty and critical role in demonstrating the Earth's evolutionary history. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home to Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.

    Known as the 'Walking Capital of the World', Fiordland is the location of multiple iconic walking tracks. This package incorporates the very best hikes of the region, offering an ultimate Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound experience to its spectacular scenery, wildlife and history over 5 days.

    A range of 4-5 star hotels, lodges, chalets and overnight boat cruise are included in the tour. All rooms have enusite.

    This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided walks, water taxis for all hikes, a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown as well as all meals mentioned in the itinerary.

    This is a bucket list hiking trip where you need not forgo any creature comforts.

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks, and enjoy Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound cruises. This walking tour offers the very best ...
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  6. The Ultimate Luxury Fiordland Walk - Three Tracks, Milford Luxury Overnight Cruise & Heli Hike 4D3N, Fully Guided

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    Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, and Routeburn Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise. Farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, from native forests, alpine lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys, you return and relax at the luxury 5 star accommodation Fiordland lodge and luxury boutique cruise by night. You'll be serviced with New Zealand's fine food and wine focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.

    Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features four world class tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track, and Routeburn Track.

    Not only is the landscape phenomenal, the natural wildlife here is abundant too. Seals, dolphins and penguins can all be spotted from above the water on your luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise, while rare black coral, lobsters and schools of fish can be viewed as the boat's HD ROV (high definition remotely operated vehicle) delves deep into the sea.

    Spend three nights at luxury boutique lodge - Fiordland Lodge. And last night onboard a luxurious 5-star boat featuring an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, tender, and superb cuisine. Taking only 20 passengers a night, in luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views, it's sure to offer you a unique luxury boutique-cruising experience in Milford Sound.

    Combining the best New Zealand walking experience with acclaimed Fiordland lodge and luxury Milford Sound overnight cruise, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, the walk is the ultimate in luxury in Fiordland.

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    Departs daily on request

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, and Routeburn Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound ...
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  7. Milford One Day Ultimate: Milford Track Fly Walk Cruise Fly

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    Discover the striking, natural grandeur of Milford Sound in three fascinating ways - walking, cruising, and flying. Grab onto the reins of an extraordinary potpourri of mind-blowing adventures, marked by thrill, glee, and a generous burst of adrenaline in this once-in-a-lifetime offer. The whole adventure lasts for eight and a half hours and promises a lifetime nostalgic feel of euphoria.

    Embark on the 8.5-hour foray into Wonderland with a flight from Queenstown airport, hovering above the Wakatipu basin and into Fiordland. The flight unravels the postcard-perfect beauty of Milford Sound as the water body comes in a full 360-degree view. Land on the Milford Sound and take a short boat ride to where the Milford exploration on foot begins. Enjoy the walk up to Giant Gate Waterfalls on the world-famouse Milford Track and transfer back to the boat terminal, where a cruise boat awaits to explore the sound up close and personal. Fly back over the Milford track en route back to Queenstown. This time, drink in sensational views of the Sutherland Falls, and the mountains, lakes, and glaciers of Fiordland National Park.

    The expedition includes fixed wing plane scenic transfers from/to Queenstown as well as Queenstown airport transfers. Guided Milford Track walk, cruise on Milford Sound / Piopiotahi and boxed picnic lunch. Seasoned guides are available, helping each guest to have a fill of the region's best offerings both in sight and knowledge.

    Witness how nature unfolds its prized beauties along the Milford sound and capture its elegance on land, on sea, and in the skies. Transform eight and a half hours of your life into a harmonious blend of adventure, discovery, and awe.

    NOTE: The tour is only operating from November to April during Summer season. 

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Discover the striking, natural grandeur of Milford Sound in three fascinating ways - walking, cruising, and flying. Grab onto the reins of an extraordinary ...
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  8. Just Milford Luxury - Milford Track Walk & Milford Sound Luxury Overnight Cruise 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford Track with a private guide and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise. This walk and luxury cruise combo tour offers an lifetime experience in Milford Sound over two days.

    Milford Sound is like no other place on Earth. With majestic peaks that tower hundreds of metres both above and below sea level, cascading waterfalls and pristine rainforest, it’s undoubtedly the most spectacular of New Zealand’s thirteen fiords.

    Not only is the landscape phenomenal, the natural wildlife here is abundant too. Seals, dolphins and penguins can all be spotted from above the water on your luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise.

    Your tour departs from Queenstown. You will be picked up from your Queenstown accommodation and head to Milford Sound. Your luxurious 5-star boat features an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, tender, and superb cuisine. Taking only 20 passengers a night, in luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views, it's sure to offer you a unique luxury boutique-cruising experience in Milford Sound.

    When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. After disembarking the next morning, your private guide will meet you at the cruise terminal and accompany you hiking the Milford Track, described as "the Finest Walk in the World" - a must when visiting the region. Walk through ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses and lichens leading to the Giant Gate Waterfall. Then private transfer back to Queenstown.

    You'll enjoy the natural wonders of Milford Sound at dawn, dusk or underneath the stars on a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise.

     

    Upgrade Fly In & Out: Descend through carved glacial valleys to Milford to land aboard the boat.

     

    Please contact us for departure dates and availability. Exclusive charters are available upon request. The cruises are guided by expert crew, are fully catered, with all equipment supplied. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au

     

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  9. Fiordland & Milford Sound Cycle, Kayak & Walk + Milford Sound Overnight Cruise 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    This spectacular Milford Sound cycling adventure from Queenstown provides an unique opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Fiordland and the enchanting Milford Sound on wheels. Enjoy two of NZ's the best rides - Queenstown Trail and Around The Mountains Cycle Trail. Kayak to Pidgeon Island on the majestic Lake Wakatipu, walk along the famous Routeburn Track. Spend a night on a Milford Sound overnight cruise before pedalling around Te Anau and the hidden Mavora Lakes site featured in the Lord of the Rings. This active tour truly offers the very best of cycling and walking in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.

    Your journey begins in Queenstown, where you will embark on this amazing journey towards Milford Sound. You will cycle from Queenstown to Milford Sound with guides and a supporting vehicle. You'll ride a section of Queenstown Trails, which meanders through some of New Zealand's most breathtaking scenery.

    You'll ride a section of the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail on the second day, a dedicated cycle path that allows you to enjoy the scenery of sheep & cattle country surrounded by spectacular mountains free from traffic, passing through rich farm lands.

    Queenstown Trail and Around The Mountains Cycle Trail are both New Zealand's 22 Great Rides, part of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

    In the heart of Fiordland National Park, you'll hike on the world-famous Routeburn Track to Key Summit and enjoy a majestic overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, with options to swim or kayak. When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. You'll have many opportunities for wildlife spotting such as penguins, seals and dolphins as well as learning about the history and natural environment of the fiord.

    This sensational cycle journey concludes with a tour of a high country sheep station, afternoon tea and a boat transfer across Lake Wakatipu back to Queenstown.

    This is an active cycling tour and you are expecting to ride 35 to 65km / 15 to 40miles each day accompanied by professional qualified driver/guide and a vehicle support. Bike hire and helmet is included. You only need to carry a daypack. E-bike upgrade is available at an additional cost.

    This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided cycling/walking, a Milford Sound overnight cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown as well as most meals.

    An unique and unforgettable cycling experience in Milford Sound.

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    This spectacular Milford Sound cycling adventure from Queenstown provides an unique opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Fiordland and the enchanting Milford Sound ...
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  10. Just Milford - Milford Track Walk & Milford Sound Overnight Cruise 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford Track with a private guide and enjoy a Milford Sound overnight cruise. This walk and cruise combo tour offers the 'must-do' experiences in Fiordland over two days.

    Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features, exceptional beauty and critical role in demonstrating the Earth's evolutionary history. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home to Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.

    Departing from Queenstown, head to Milford Sound, where your overnight cruise awaits. When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. You'll have many opportunities for wildlife spotting such as penguins, seals and dolphins as well as learning about the history and natural environment of the fiord. After disembarking the next morning, your private guide will meet you at the cruise terminal and company you hiking the Milford Track, described as "the Finest Walk in the World" - a must when visiting the region. Walk through ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses and lichens in vibrant shades of green leads to Giant Gate Waterfall. Then private transfer back to Queenstown.

    An unique and unforgettable walking and cruising experience in Milford Sound.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Walk the world famous Milford Track with a private guide and enjoy a Milford Sound overnight cruise. This walk and cruise combo tour offers ...
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