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Altitude Tours offers a unique small-group Milford Sound Day Tour. This top-rated was established in 1994 and allows guests to escape the crowds, offer a truly unique day to this world-famous region.

On this full-day tour to Milford Sound enjoy guided commentary touring with an experienced local guide. This small group tour is a more personal and memorable experience, with the ability to get to know the driver and the other guests onboard.

Once in Milford Sound, join a stunning two-hour small boat nature cruise on the fjord – see waterfalls, fur seals, penguins, and occasionally dolphins. You will have a nature guide on board the boat providing fun and informative commentary about the history of the area and its natural surroundings.

Altitude Tours has premium, 16 seat, Mercedes touring vehicles along with two custom made glass-roof Mercedes vehicles. This is business class travel with extended legroom, a leather interior, USB charging ports, panoramic windows for the best views.

Travelling to Milford is a 12-13 hour day from Queenstown. The smaller vehicles give you the opportunity to stay away from the crowds as well as more flexibility with where they stop on the journey, along the famous Milford Road.

The Milford Sound Day Tour has two daily departures from Queenstown. Glass-roof vehicles depart at 6:30am returning around 7:00pm, and non glass-roof vehicles depart at 7:30am returning around 8:00pm. 

  • Premium transport in a Mercedes Sprinter van
  • A personal small group tour (max 16 passengers)
  • Multiple scenic stops on the famous Milford Road
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from an experienced guide
  • 1hr 45min small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound
  • Add-on an optional packed picnic lunch or bring your own food from Queenstown.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board the vans

Altitude Tours is an award-winning small group tour operator. They were the winners of the resilience and innovation award at the 2022 New Zealand Tourism Awards and were nominated for Visitor Experience at both the 2021, 2022 and 2023 awards, and at the TECNZ awards 2022.

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Company: Altitude Tours
Tel: +64 3 441 4788
Web: Visit Website

  • Physical Address

    153B Glenda Drive


    Queenstown, 9371

    Gold Rating


    Duration Hours
    Price Information
    Transport Info
    Opening Information
    Groups Info
    • 13.00

    • 6:30am departure, Adult: $309 7:30am departure, Adult: $299

    • We operate our Milford Sound Tours in modern Mercedes Sprinter vans, equipped with a glass-roof, panoramic windows, USB ports, and complimentry Wi-Fi.

    • Monday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Thursday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Friday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Sunday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    • Holiday hours: Closed Christmas Day

    • Months of Operation: Open year round

    • Group Info: Private charters are available, please contact us for itineraries and pricing options.

    • Group Reservation Email:

    • Group Capacity: 16