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This trip was exceptional. We had a small group with a guide called Graham. There are not enough superlatives to describe him. He was knowledgeable, witty, organised, friendly and chose great places to stop. We did the BBQ tour and lunch was outstanding. Obviously, the weather was in our favour, with complete sunshine and shorts the order of the day. Milford Sound was breathtaking, and the boat was not too crowded. Getting picked up from Te Anu was easy and communication prompt. I highly recommend this trip it will be one to remember.
It was an amazing trip. The drivers was so funny and interesting. You really felt you were taken care of. So impressed. I would never book any other tour except with Viator as the three tours I took in NZ and the 1 in Australia last year were so great. Good job Viator for picking great people to deliver your tours.
Although it was cloudy and drizzly, our guide Nigel made the trip fun and unforgettable...can that guy grill a mean sausage.First class service. I also liked the small bus and group, made the whole experience very intimate and friendly.
Excellent, Good Guide, Good bbq Lunch, Excellent Weather and a Wonderfull cruise.
This was a great day trip, even though the weather (typically for Fiordland) was damp and rainy. Nick produced a great barbecue at a time when the rain had stopped, and the whole day went very well. The rain made Milford Sound very dramatic, and the waterfalls were amazing. We met some keas at the Homer Tunnel, and also a weka. I would heartily recommend this BBQ Bus tour.
We had a really great day out with excellent guidance from our hosts and spectacular views! Enjoyed the BBQ!
Terrence R United Kingdom
What a great day. Chris the driver was excellent. Stopped en route at great places to take pictures.and gave an excellent commentary on history and local facts. BBQ was fantastic and he even supplied sun bloc and insect repellent if required. Excellent value for money, highly recommended.
excellent day.the bbq bus is a great idea and the bus driver/guide/cook are very versatile.plenty of information about the area and loads of ppictures stops.we were blessed with the weather it had been raining for almost a week before our trip and the day we went it was just perfect.the mirror lakes are stunning as was milford sound.make sure to keep plenty of room on sim card in camera and batteries for it as almost the entire journey is a photograhers delight.the cruise is an excellent way to see all of milford sound.i would def recommend this to anyone who is interested in seeing milford.
Smaller bus able to stop more frequently for photo ops also access an area that a large coach cannot. Loved the commentary, very informative without being excessive or patronising. Fab cruise as always. Perfect timing for pick up and drop off. A friendly more intimate way to do Milford.
This trip was amazing from start to finish. The Bus driver was so friendly, the lunch was fantastic, heaps of stops to check out the beautiful scenery. Loved it!!
What a great day, Chris our driver was informative, knowledgeable and funny, everything you need in a driver. Oh and did I mention he is a great chef, the BBQ was delicious, even the possum snags, yeh good one Chris. A big day for Chris, but he made our day memorable. Being on a smaller bus meant we stopped at places the coaches couldn't, which meant more photo opportunities, If you get the chance,do it !
This has to be the best milford sound daytrip we found. the guide/driver was very polite and friendly, and was always to keen to take pictures for you. there was only 5 of us in the minibus so had plenty of room and got to move alot faster than a traditional large coach tour.
the places we stopped along the way for a walk or pictures was brilliant and the bbq lunch was beautiful (even by aussie standards!)the cruise itself was ok, we had really bad weather unfortunetly but was very accomodating none the less.. we had our own prebooked table and free tea/coffee for the cruise. i would thouroughly recommend this tour for any milford sound trip
Great day, hosts informative and friendly. delicious lunch and spectacular drive in and out of Milford Sound. Most relaxing and enjoyable day!
This was a really great day out. The bus driver Nigel was very informative with his narrative on local fauna and flora which certainly made the bus trip interesting. Noriko was welcoming and friendly. Gorgeous scenery with plenty of stops for photos. Cruising up Milford Sound was amazing... it is certainly an untouched area. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Patrick N Australia
Milford Sound is is a "must see" but be sure to visit during winter or spring so as to experiece the snow capped mountains.
Graham S Australia
More than just Milford Sound. Stopping at many points of interest along the way. Guides were excellent, very knowledgeable.
We have a smooth ride from Te Anua to Milford Sound. The driver-cum-guide provided us with useful commentaries on interesting scenic spots along the way. It was a memorable experience. The BBQ lunch was superb. It was marvellous that our guide could whip up so much goodies within a short time. The weather had also been kind to us and we had a wonderful time on the top deck of the cruise ship - taking in nature's wonders, enjoying the sights around us and breathing in the crisp, fresh air. Our decision to sign for this tour has proven to be a good one.
A great day out 8 of us on the bus plus Nick the Driver/Guide and Chef who was very informative and made the trip very enjoyable both the weather and the barbie were excellent, with only eight of us having to get on and off at the various stops rather than a coach load made a massive difference.
Excellent tour content and tour guide/driver, even though it rained all day.
A nice relaxing day being pampered with driving and lunch. Informative as well.
Highly recommend this trip. We had a lovely day, so well looked after and the lunch was first class.
nice leader, and relatively nice weather. problem is with milford sound itself, a bit under my expectations. highlight is the captain always tries to hit inside the water falls it's quite exciting if standing outside head of boat. And BBQ bus is lovely nice lunch as well. Becarful with the sandflies, very annoying.
Excellent commentary on points by interest by our very informative guide. If he had of organised better weather, five stars.
Although the weather wasn't great, it was a fab tour. The scenery was breathtaking & the lunch was also god. All in all, a very good value tour!
Linda A United Kingdom
Sadly the weather changed from sun the previous day and we had a very wet journey with the BBQ having to be relocated for more cover. Positively, the falls were gushing and Milford Sound was relatively dry once we got there.
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