ECO Tours Fiordland
Treat yourself to absolute luxury onboard this luxury glass roof coach and a magnificent cruise of Milford Sound. Departs Queenstown daily.
ECO Tours Fiordland- Rtn Coach + Cruise ex Queenstown
Welcome aboard our luxury glass roof coach. Settle into a comfortable reclining seat with enough leg room to satisfy even the tallest of passengers, sit back and enjoy the scenery, a wonderful commentary and a journey of a lifetime.
Departing Queenstown the journey begins with a stunning ride between the Remarkable mountain range and shores of Lake Wakatipu with views across the water to the rugged Eyre Mountains beyond. After the small township of Kingston at the end of the lake we follow a broad valley south until we turn west towards Te Anau at the end of the Eyre Mountains.
The landscape changes markedly here as the highway follows the Southland syncline, a colossal fold in the earth's surface. This is heartland sheep, cattle and deer farming country bordered by the Eyre Mountains on the right and the hills of the White Hill wind farm on the left. The landscapes changes once again nearing Te Anau with views towards the granite mountains of Fiordland National Park.
After a refreshment stop in Te Anau the journey continues northward towards Milford Sound along the eastern shores of Lake Te Anau. The Milford highway enters Fiordland National Park via the Eglington Valley and arguable the start of the most stunning and majestic portion of the trip. Some would say this is one of the world's most spectacular drives.
Along the way numerous stops will be made for photos and short nature walks. Arriving at Milford Sound we'll drop you off at the JUCY Cruize Milford Sound counter where you'll depart on a cruise of Milford Sound that travels the length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea stopping by some of the outstanding nature features, waterfalls and seal colonies during the cruise.
- Departs Queenstown 7:30am summer, 8am winter
- Hotel Pickup & drop off
- Luxury Coach with spaciously arranged seating
- Glass Roof
- Forward Viewing Coach Cam
- Toilet Equipped
- Scenic Photo Stops & short Nature Walks
- Boutique Boat cruise of Milford Sound
- Includes picnic lunch on board the cruise
- Complimentary Tea & Coffee (on cruise)
- Optional fly backs can be arranged with Air Milford
Departs Queenstown 7:30am/8am (summer/winter).
A 30 minute refreshment break is made in Te Anau approximately 2-2 1/2 hours after departing Queenstown.
Departing Te Anau the coach follows the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau to Te Anau Downs before entering Fiordland National Park via the Eglington valley.
Numerous stops are made for short nature walks and photos from this point onward. The road climbs the Eglington Valley to The Divide before decending into the Hollyford Valley.
The coach then follows the road climbing the Hollyford vally until it meets with the eastern portal of the Homer tunnel (highest point along the Milford Highway).
Exiting the western portal of the tunnel the road quickly decends the Cleddau Valley to Milford Sound where you will join a cruise of Milford Sound with JUCY Cruize at 1:15pm/1:45pm (summer/winter).
On the return journey the coach will make a refreshment stop in Te Anau before retuning to Queenstown at approxiamately 7:30pm/8:00pm (summer/winter).
01 October - 30 April - Queenstown Accommodations from 7:00am
01 April - 30 September - Queenstown Accommodations from 7:30am
01 October - 30 April - Departs Queenstown 7:30am
01 April - 30 September - Departs Queenstown 8:00am
Includes Picnic Lunch