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The trip was spectacular on the luxury glass roofed coach. A very well organised trip on the Pride of Milford Sound boat. The optional included lunch was superb and not to be missed! Highly recommended.
This is a fantastic day out, although it is also a long day. The scenery was beautiful. Photos on the boat were a bit overpriced.
It was breath taking. The staff was so considerate of everyone's ability to hike the trail etc. They were excellent. The guide took extra time to talk about the surrounding area and the information was interesting.
The views were fantastic. This is a must-do trip.
WOW! Milford Sound in the winter was incredible. The forecast was for rain and snow on the drive out, but when we passed through the tunnel to Milford, it was blue skies and lots of sun, with a fresh cover of snow on the peaks and waterfalls at their maximum. It was perfect!
Three cheers for our bus driver. He made the trip very memorable with his local knowledge, sense of humour and fabulous skill in making every passenger feel welcome.
Loved it, was extremely beautiful and peaceful. The option to take the plane ride on the way back was awesome!
The trip back was very long. It would be good to have a stop somewhere else.
One could easily run out of superlatives in trying to describe the beauty of this area. The driver-guide ensured that we had many opportunities for 'photo-shoots' en route to Milford Sound. The boat trip was most enjoyable and the included lunch was excellent. However, be aware that this is a very long bus trip. We spent between 8 and 9 hours on the bus, but it was worth it to experience this stunning part of the world.
This trip was incredible. The area has endless beauty and the captain of the boat navigated to areas that were strikingly beautiful. When animals were in sight, the captain would announce the sighting and navigate to the area so that we could get a good look. Incredible!! We only had 1 day there, but we're already planning a trip back.
This was the highlight of our trip to the South Island.
Two best things about this tour were the amazing views/photo ops, and our tour guide/bus driver, Peter. Tough to find more unique and beautiful vistas thanMilford Sound, and the boat tour really makes you feel like you are in the thick of it. Saw Kea birds, penguins, New Zealand seals, sheep, deer, cattle, dozens of waterfalls, and pristine mountaintops. Peter had a passion for his country and for informing travelers about its beauty - he made the trip more meaningful. Downside was definitely the length of the trip - over 12 hours from Queenstown. Overall, Milford Sound is a must-see, so if you can spare a day then this trip is for you.
must do tour. the guide on the bus and cruise are very nice.
food on the cruise is ok.
We really enjoyed the trip. The bus journey and the driver was of top class. The only regret is we had a too sunny a day and it would have brilliant if it rained or cloudy.
The day tour was good. Stunning views throughout the journey. The buffet lunch on the cruise was average.
The view was awesome and fantastic the food was great. Our tour guide was helpful.
Milford Sound was beautiful! The driver was informative and there was little stops along the way to break the trip. I highly recommend choosing the snack box lunch option as you can sit on the top deck and eat while watching the amazing scenery.
It was beautiful! Cruise was that best part. The guide could have spoken a little less.
Our driver Brian was helpful, interesting and friendly. His 'spiel' was spoken quickly at times, I suspect tourists from non-English speaking countries would have had trouble understanding him.
The bus company (Intercity I think) refused our reasonable request to join the tour at Te Anau. We asked twice but they would not compromise. Interestingly we observed another couple join the tour at Te Anau so the company is inconsistent in their rules.
We enjoyed the tour.
Trip was excellent. Perfect weather and commentary was great !
It was a miserable day for our trip which put a damper on it however in saying that the waterfalls that were running due to the rain were spectacular the boat trip was good informative and nice meal. The bus trip was very informative and recommend both
Nice day out on the Sound. We had a few stops on the way there which included the Mirror Lakes and a chance to get some coffee and a quick bite at a gift shop. The actual boat ride along the Sound was not very long as compared to your days journey. However, it was enjoyable. We opted for a lunch box, which was ok. The people that chose the buffet appeared to have to eat right away and the buffet was only offered for a short period of time. That being said, I would suggest to pack a lunch and snack for the day.
Very good tour through spectacular sceneries and mountain ranges