wonderful Scenic trip with amusing and informed driver/guide. Most enjoyable.
Kathy B Australia
Bus ride was comfortable and the driver offered an excellent commentary. Enjoyed the glass roof to the bus for great views of the mountains. The boat was very comfortable and lunch was nice. Breathtaking scenery the whole time with plenty of opportunities for photos. An exhausting day but well worth the effort.
well organised day. I would like to make a special mention of our coach driver, Brian Stacey, who was not only an excellent driver but was very informative.
Every thing about the trip went soothely, the bus transferes and the drivers comments along the way made the trip come alive. But it rained heavily on the date which spoiled the views, however the waterfalls were spectacular. Over all evaluation a good day well worth seeing.
We enjoyed the bus trip and our driver was very friendly and informative.Highly recommend this trip.The only thing i would suggest is they need to clean the glass roof of the bus.
Craig M USA
Trip was wonderful and well-organized. Brian bus driverguide was knowledgeable, funny and helpful. Always check prices doing it independently vs thru Viator. Driving to Milford Sound on your own you would miss seeing and understanding a great deal take the bus!
EMMA F United Kingdom
well organised 5 star coach with a see through roof and a great trip worth seeing in any weathers
Anna S Australia
Perfect weather. Cheerful, interesting driverguide. Everything went to schedule. Changed pickup point by phone without problem
Judith B Australia
It was a fantastic day - misty rain, lots of waterfalls. Everything was organised very well. The driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The cruise on the Sound was magnificent. I understand how difficult it is to accommodate many people's different tastes, but sandwiches, cake and fruit would have been ok for lunch instead of the buffet. I felt like I was missing out on the scenery while I was eating!
Julie W United Kingdom
I thought the bus driver was brilliant. He was very informative and was also very good with all the passengers. I did this tour 24 years ago. The main difference was the huge number of coaches and boats involved. This year the there ware a large number of Chinese tourists visiting over their new holiday increasing the numbers of world tourists in a normally busy month. When we were let off the coach to visit sites such as the Mirror lakes it felt a bit like being on a conveyer belt. The buffet lunch on the boat was excellent. However not being near a window meant we felt we may be missing out on the scenery. Although, certain sites to look out for were not pointed out until after our lunch. The commentary on the boat was also very good. My first visit was during sunny dry weather. Although I knew it was more likely to be wet I hadn't realised that a light waterproof doesn't work. If you can afford the luggage weight take a good long waterproof! We got drenched taking photos outside in the heavy rain. All in all Milford sound is one of the world's greatest wonders and is really worth seeing. I would recommend a coach trip just so you don't have to worry about driving and get good information at the same time. I would also recommend getting the coach from Te Anau as it isn't such a long journey.
bus trip very informative . Had a misty day so not a great view, but still an enjoyable day
Very nice tour with a fantastic male busdriver drive the bus and guidad at the same time.
The tour on Milford sound also fabulus, but not so good quality of the buffetlunch on the ship with we had paid 32 NZD for and nothing to drink exception water!!
Tour was well organized. Kind bus-driver with knowledge about content of the trip.
Negative point: when we returned with the bus the driver seemed to be in a very rush resulting in very fast driving, passing by others on two-lane ways in the mountains and pushing cars away from the bus by driving very near to those cars.
The trip on the bus was fine and the scenery was beautiful. The boat provided a great view of Milford Sound and it's sites. I wish we hadn't booked the lunch on the boat as it was hot in the cabin and people were cranky and fighting for seats. The food was very tasty and had a good variety but we couldn't enjoy it because of being so uncomfortable. I would recommend the tour but maybe take some sandwiches and sit up top if you can, weather permitting.
Bryan Moore Australia
Great tour, the cruise is just spectacular! If you have a car, I wouldn't bother with the bus ride and just book the cruise. Stop along the way at the marked stops and you wont miss a thing. That being said, the tour was fantastic and is highly recommended.
Trip was awesome, weather brilliant and food very good. Due to the low rainfall over summer the waterfalls are a bit lacking in water but it did mean that the whole trip was spent out on the deck getting some great views of the Sound
We enjoyed the tour especillly our driver who was entertaining . the drive into Milford was awesome and showed us a lot about the formation of the land.
I am disapointed that your price was not the cheapest as we were charged $A302.82 wheras Southern discoveries ( the boatowners of the tour we when on ) brochure shows the same trip priced at $NZ149 each, Awesome NZ shows a cost of $nz149 after allowing for lunch you need to pay me $A16.00 to honor your guarantee.
Really enjoyed the tour and will definitely recommend it. The Drive was really great and Cruise was amazing . Everything was well organized.
A day to savour! Several stops of interest on our coach journey with lots of interesting information.Through the Homer Tunnel and onto the boat. Towering walls of rock and crystal blue water as we headed to and out into the Tasman Sea. Waterfalls up close and then dolphins swimming with us and around us during our return journey...so exciting! Friendly and helpful staff everywhere. A wonderful experience!
Wonderful day. Our coach driver knew all the details we needed to gain a knowledge about the area and the cruise was very relaxing. Unfortunately I had a fall while walking to a "photo" spot and I sustained a cut to my forehead. The coach had only a very basic First Aid kit certainly not equipped to properly treat my wound. Some cleansing solution and antiseptic cream, some water and analgesic would have made my day a little more enjoyable. Please suggest to the coach company that they ensure each coach carries an adequate First Aid Kit. I am so glad my injuries were not more extensive in such an isolated area of the land.
certainly worth a look. very impressive scenery. nice lunch. good value.