What a great day to spend a day! Our driver, I believe his name was Mario or Marco, was very insightful and made the ride fantastic. The scenery on the way to Milford Sound through Fjordland National Park was drop dead gorgeous. The boat ride was also scenic and we watched the seals in their native environment. We would highly recommend this excursion to anyone.
This was the only way to go. See the beautiful scenery without the hassel of driving. The the tour guide was very informative.
This tour leaves Queenstown just after 7am and arrives back maybe around 4 or 5pm? It is an all day tour but completely worth every minute, and this trip is an absolute MUST DO when in South Island.
The bus, provided by Great Sights, had a glass ceiling for the roof which allowed for full viewing of the mountain peaks above, and the driver stops at the most strategic points to allow for the best views where available on the very windy road.
The driver provided great commentary from the history about the lake, the Maoris, native forests, to the hanging glaciers, and the geography of the land.
In my opinion, just the experience of getting OUT to Milford sound once you enter Fiordland National Park was quite possibly the highlight of the trip.
From seeing the forests, to the super blue lakes, the beech trees that have this unique ability to cling to the sides of the almost vertical cliffs, to even being about to stop at one point and drink fresh mountain water right out of the stream, everything about this tour was extraordinary.
A great day, great tour, and one that I highly recommend to everyone who is visiting Queenstown.
It was an amazing tour, I really enjoyed the trip and the driver was nice and kind, he also recommended me to take the flight back to Queenstown and this was really worth!! I really recommend this tour.
Gorgeous drive, beautiful stops along the way, and then, the incredible Milford Sound! Long day, but well worth it!
Drive was really long back and forth but sooooo worth it! That view right after the tunnel was majestic. One of the most beautiful scenic drives I've ever had. Will definitely recommend this!!!
The tour guide was a wealth of knowledge and the tour was one not to miss.
Wonderful trip! Was raining in Milford Sound, but that made it even better as all of the waterfalls were flowing full!
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Our trip to Milford Sound was on a Great Sights coach with tour guide and bus driver Brian. Though the tour took up the entire day, the scenery and sights from Queenstown to Milford Sound were beautiful and kept us captivated! Rain forests, alpine streams, blue-hued lakes, snow-capped mountains were plentiful. Milford Sound with its canyons, rain forests, and numerous waterfalls was breathtaking. Brian was very knowledgeable and kept us well-informed throughout the tour.
Some of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever see. The tour was well-operated and our guide was extremely friendly and kept us on schedule. The tour bus also had wifi that worked well except when we got deeper into the Fiordland territory. All in all a must do tour when you're in Queenstown.
We loved it. This was the second time I took a tour from via tour. The tour bus driver was friendly and knowledgable and there were many stops which made the long bus trip less boring.
Despite the long road trip, the bus driver is very friendly and helpful on giving us the description along the journey. The boat cruise is amazing but it will be better if they could provide a rain coat in the event of raining
Fantastic tour. Long day, but totally worth it. The bus took care of everything, and I was glad to be able to sit back and enjoy the ride instead of having to do my own driving. Our driver Shale I believe was extremely friendly, and very informative throughout the drive.
This was the highlight of our New Zealand trip! Amazing day with the boat getting close to the base of the waterfalls for an up close experience!
This was an amazing tour!! Beautiful drive to the sound; informative guide; and we were lucky to have perfect wrather
Fantastic tour to see Milford Sound if you did not want to fly. A long day however it is broken up with photo stops along the way. Beautiful scenery. Cruise was lovely. We took the option to do a short helicopter flight landing on the glacier which was worth it. Bus driver Shale was very informative and made the day very enjoyable.
The tour was great. We were lucky with the weather which allowed us to fly by little plane back to Queenstown from Milford Sound instead of getting back by bus which is quite long trip by road!. The tour is a great photo opportunity.
This tour was out of this world. It was a truly magical place. Like something out of the Norse legends.
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