Queenstown – 6:45am
Te Anau – 9:20am
MILFORD SOUND DAY TRIP
Sit back and relax as we take you on a journey to Milford Sound.
The journey to Milford Sound is just as spectacular as the destination itself! With free pick up from selected accommodation, and the best photo stops selected by your driver, you will find we offer top-end comfort at an incredibly affordable price.
|Departing from Queenstown|
(12 hour trip)
|Departing from Te Anau|
(8 hour trip)
(2 adults & 2 Children)
Child rates apply to children aged between 5 -14 years
Infants are free if travelling on an adults lap for the coach
Your journey heads along the edge of Lake Wakatipu with The Remarkables creating an incredible backdrop to some of New Zealand’s most memorable scenery. Travelling through the farmlands of Northern Southland onto Te Anau nestled on the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake, it’s time to break the journey with a short comfort stop where you can buy drinks and food.
After departing Te Anau, the gates of Fiordland National Park indicate the start of the amazing Milford Road – towering peaks, tranquil lakes, crystal clear rivers and dense rainforest make this one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Sit back, relax and let your driver show you the sights, and tell you about the amazing scenery around you. Don’t worry there are plenty of photo stops too
There are no petrol stations (or cell phone coverage) on the road from Te Anau to Milford Sound, and motorists are advised to fill up before their trip.
The Milford road, also known as State Highway 94, is one of the highest and most scenic state highways in New Zealand. The road peaks at its highest point at 940 metres (3084 feet) above sea level and takes you from Te Anau through the Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound.
Although Milford Sound is world famous, one of the highlights of a trip is the journey getting there. The road can be narrow in places and windy around the mountain passes. NZ Transport Agency recommend taking an organised coach trip if you are not familiar with the driving conditions especially during winter or icy days.
All the drivers for Kiwi Discovery are fully trained and experienced in the winter driving conditions, and will put the chains on the wheels if needed (while you sit back in the comfort of the warm coach!).
The Homer Tunnel can be very narrow and campervans should exercise caution through the 1270 metre long tunnel as there are parts with a low roof at the sides. The Homer Tunnel also runs on a steep gradient into Milford Sound. Traffic lights were only fitted in 2004 and help alleviate the problem of two larger vehicles trying to pass each other inside the tunnel.
It is at the Homer Tunnel that the avalanche risk is highest and the road status can be checked on the NZ Transport Agency website.