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a perfect combination first see the surroundings and the mirror lake, make a boat trip and instead of making the long journey back taking the helicopter with a glacier landing
Absolutely Amazing!! Helicopter flight was cancelled but flew back on fixed wing plane instead. We worth the cost of the tour.
The bus was clean, the driver was humourous and knowledgeable, the boat tour and lunch were great. The helicopter and pilot were fantastic, landing on the ice-field and giving us a memory to last a lifetime!
Absolutely breathtaking. We were fortunate to have a beautiful clear day. While the drive to Milford Sound was long, it went by amazingly fast. The bus was very comfortable and the views were stunning. The bus even has windows across the top allowing you to see everything - top-to-bottom. The cruise was equally beautiful, albeit windy. We missed out on seeing penguins, but did see some seals sunning themselves. We also got up close and personal with a couple of waterfalls. The helicopter ride back was great and it was fun landing on a glacier and having a snowball fight. . I wish the helicopter ride was a little longer, but all-in-all this was truly a fabulous excursion. Quite frankly, Milford Sound has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet! Take this trip if you can! Erik from Rockford, IL USA
Excellent full day that continued to get better as the day went on. The helicopter ride was the ultimate experience of our entire trip to New Zealand. Don't pass up this opportunity.
David M United Kingdom
Very good trip , only spoilt a bit by rain (snow at high altitude) on the way to Milford Sound and when I was there.
The bus journey there is over 5 hours and so I was so happy that I had booked to return by helicopter - which took 45 minutes including sightseeing and a high altitude snow landing which was great.
Still, overall, I was lucky , as 2 days later the one road in was blocked by an avalanche. All tours cancelled !!
How beautiful! Glad we chose the helicopter instead of plane. (Plane flights are cancelled more often due to weather conditions, which is a factor because it rains at Milford sound over 200 days out of the year.) The rain was interesting because it creates hundreds of waterfalls that cascade down the mountains!
The tour was well organised, the coach driver was good fun and very knowledgeable and the scenery was incredible. It was a no stress trip with a lot of great experiences, especially the helicopter ride from Milford back to Queenstown.
This tour was great but be prepared for a very possible rainy weather (75% chance as explained by our driver). Nevertheless, the area is fantastic!
I enjoyed the bus trip to Queenstown and the spectacular views from the boat.
We were to get a helicopter back to Queenstown but the weather was not kind to us and this part of the trip was cancelled.
We then had a 4 hour bus trip back.
Bus drive and driver very good, so was boat trip. Helicopter flight was cancelled last minute, due to too little booking passengers, disappointment.
The bus tour was great, our bus driver was extremely knowledgeable and humorous. The nature boat tour was also enjoyable, the boat was great and commentary also informative and entertaining. We were thrilled to be able to take the helicopter ride home, but it was no where near 50 minutes, perhaps 35 minutes at best. It was awesomely beautiful but way too short for what we were promised and what we paid for.
If your idea of a fun day is 8 hours on a bus then this trip is for you. It was awful. We were supposed to travel by bus there and take a helicopter back. After the boat trip we arrived back at the bus to be told the weather was too bad and that the helicopters werent flying, almost literally as one flew over. So a bus ride back. I would never have taken this trip had I really thought we wouldnt fly back one way or another. A horrible day that actually put a damper on our 3 days in Queensland. I absolutely would not recommend this trip to anyone.
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