5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

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  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration:  7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

We went to Milford Sound by Coach from Te Anau. The drive to the Sound was actually as spectacular as the Sound itself. It was a rainy day and there was a light dusting of snow on the mountains. Visiting Milford Sound when it is raining does not disappoint as the many waterfalls are spectacular. Make sure you dress very warmly. When we left Te Anau it was sunny and quite mild but it was raining and absolutely freezing at the Sound. The Coach Driver was brilliant. The information he provided was excellent and his sense of humour was great. If I did this tour again (and I would), I wouldnt bother with the lunch on the boat. If you do have the lunch make sure you get yourself a table (so you have a window seat while you eat), and then queue up for your meal. It takes a long time to get through the queue!
Overall a great day with many wonderful photo opportunities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

A most enjoyable day with an excellent driver/guide, he was very informative and helpful.The scenery was magnificent and the excursion on the sound was great. The food on the boat was also very good
. I highly recommend this trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

wonderful Scenic trip with amusing and informed driver/guide. Most enjoyable.

Kathy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2011

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2010

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

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!

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

well organised 5 star coach with a see through roof and a great trip worth seeing in any weathers

Anna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Perfect weather. Cheerful, interesting driverguide. Everything went to schedule. Changed pickup point by phone without problem

Judith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

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!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

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

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