Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise & Helicopter Flight (Departure from Queenstown)

Enjoy the best of both worlds by flying back on a scenic helicopter from Milford Sound, after travelling the spectacular overland route on a luxury coach.

Visit the amazing Milford Road in comfort and style in a glass-roofed coach and take it all in. Absorb your surroundings as you listen to the fun and fact-filled commentary from the driver - they know all the right places to stop and take in the magnificent views of the Milford Road.

Take the time to enjoy the best of Milford Sound with our leisurely Nature Cruise day tour. Exploring the length of the fiord, you’ll learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the cool spray of a waterfall as you move in close to sheer rock faces and watch out for dolphins, seals, and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.

Our Nature Cruises have a flexible, extended itinerary that gives you plenty of time to appreciate the scenery and take in the highlights. Our experienced skippers tailor the cruise to take into consideration weather and recent wildlife sightings, ensuring you’ll see the best that Milford Sound has to offer on the day. Prepare to conclude your last leg of the tour with a scenic flight over Milford Sound as your helicopter brings you back to Queenstown.

What is the difference between the Scenic and Nature Cruises?

The Scenic and Nature Cruises follow the same route in Milford Sound. The Scenic Cruises have multilingual commentary on selected departures, large viewing decks on comfortable modern vessels and are shorter (1hr 30-40mins) than the Nature Cruises (2hrs - 2hrs 15mins). The Nature Cruises have English-only commentary, and an on-board nature guide, picnic lunches and smaller vessels (predominantly designed along the lines of traditional trading scows).

Additional Information

  • Infants aged 4 and below are free of charge. However they still require tickets; to complete your booking, please send an email to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with your Order NumberNo. of Infant tickets required and Accommodation details (for arrangement of return transfers)
  • It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours from Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • There is complimentary coffee and tea on-board
  • Snacks and beverages (from a licensed bar) are available for purchase on-board
  • Luxury coaches also depart daily from Te Anau


2 Working Days
Approximately 9.5 Hours
Hotel Pickup and Dropoff
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Coach departs from Real Journeys Visitor Centre - Queenstown at 0655hrs (0715hrs till April 2020)

What You Get


  • Hotel transfers and transportation from Queenstown area to Milford Sound, with scenic sightseeing stops on the way to Milford Sound
  • Relaxed and interactive cruise of approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Insightful and entertaining commentary from specialist nature guides
  • 35-minute scenic helicopter flight back to Queenstown
  • Meal options
  • Personal expenses (optional)
How to Use
Please present your voucher at the meeting point to exchange for your tickets.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Hotel pickup/dropoff available. You will be advised at the point of booking on where your pickup/dropoff location will be (depending on your accommodation)

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 15 and above
Age 4 to 14 years old

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