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Coach to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, cruise and return by scenic flight

Experience the perfect combination of a scenic coach ride to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, a cruise on the spectacular fiord and then top the day off with a flight over an untouched mountain wilderness back to Queenstown.

The road trip to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is one of the world’s finest alpine drives. Sit back and relax in a comfortable 16 seater Mercedes Sprinter van as your coach driver takes you on a journey through the ancient beech forests of the Fiordland National Park. Along the way, you will encounter multiple scenic stops, so you can take in the incredible alpine scenery as well as photograph some of the iconic viewpoints. Then descend through the Homer Tunnel into valleys dwarfed by towering mountain peaks. As you arrive in Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, you are welcomed to a superb view of Mitre Peak standing tall at the forefront of the fiord.

Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, you’ll board your Mitre Peak Cruises vessel and begin your voyage cruising the length of the 16km fiord out to the Tasman Sea. Listen to the informative commentary, and interact with our hosts while enjoying the complimentary tea, coffee and water on-board.

*Picnic lunches are available for purchase online for an additional $30 per person 24 hours before your trip.

Complete your journey by flying over some of the most dramatic scenery in the world on your way back to Queenstown. Get a whole new perspective of the region you spent the morning exploring from ground level, as you soar over tumbling waterfalls and beside the snow-capped peaks of Fiordland and the Southern Alps. After witnessing the landscapes from three unique angles, you will leave feeling truly awe-inspired of this majestic region.

Duration & Cost


9.5 hours


Adult: From $695

Child: From $695


All-year-round: 7.30am departure

Flight path

You will fly over some majestic landscapes on your journey to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi. Depending on the flight route for the day, your sights may include; Skippers Canyon, Glenorchy, Mount Earnslaw, Mount Tutoko, Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi, Mitre Peak, Arthur Valley, Sutherland Falls, the Milford Track, Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Greenstone Valley and Lake Whakatipu.

Flight Map

Coach route

Departing from Queenstown, you'll follow the shoreline along Lake Whakatipu before heading through the lush farmland of Southland and onto Te Anau. From here, you'll journey deep into the heart of the Fiordland National Park along one of the world's most picturesque drives - the Milford Road, where you may stop for photo opportunities at some famous vantage points such as Mirror Lakes and the open plains of the Eglinton Valley.

Road Map

What it includes

  • Coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi
  • 2 hour cruise on Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water onboard the cruise
  • Picnic lunches are available for purchase online for an additional $30 per person
  • Scenic flight from Milford Sound / Piopiotahi to Queenstown (weather permitting)

What to bring

  • camera Camera
  • raincoat Waterproof Jacket
  • sunscreen Sunscreen
  • Beanie Warm Clothing
  • insect repellent Insect Repellent
  • smile Smiles