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Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip

#63 of 158 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: 37 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Milford Sound is the jewel of the South Island and a must see destination...

Milford Sound is the jewel of the South Island and a must see destination and Kiwi Discovery have been running trips to Milford Sound for over 25 years. Travel on the luxury coach with ample leg room and full commentary from Queenstown or Te Anau & ride in comfort as you take in the spectacular scenery.Once in Milford we join the Mitre Peak cruise boat, for that personal and up close experience. The boat does not take tour groups just "like minded independant travellers". So sit back and enjoy the complimentary tea and coffee and full commentary from our experienced guides as you learn the history of Fiordland National Park. A great value trip without the luxury price.

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Full-Day Milford Sound Discovery Day Trip from Queenstown
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Beautiful scenery, great experience, best bus driver ever

I will start off by saying this is quite a long day as you start off before 7am and don't finish until around 7.30pm. Also, it is probably fair to say that it rains in Milford... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I will start off by saying this is quite a long day as you start off before 7am and don't finish until around 7.30pm. Also, it is probably fair to say that it rains in Milford Sound two out of three days of the year (it is a rainforest after all), so the odds of getting a blue sky photo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent day trip with Ngaire our wonderful Kiwi bus driver. She deserves a medal driving that road each time as it takes someone with good skills and local knowledge of the roads and conditions to do it ... Glad I didn't drive myself. We all were completely overwhelmed by the extraordinary scenery on the trip it is positively overwhelming in... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Frontline Sales at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hi Rob D Thank you so much for taking the time out to tell us about your trip to Milford Sound. We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing day! You're right Ngaire is awesome and the drive is breathtaking! You are so lucky to have experienced the eeire side to Milford and snow capped Mountains (in summer!!!) We... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the weather was awful, Milford was cold and the day was loooooong. None of that matters though because our guide driver, ngaire, was superb. I mean, man can she drive that bus, and she is obviously a 100% kiwi and knows her stuff (apart com knowing left from right, when she says on you're right - look both ways... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Frontline Sales at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hi weekl-traveler, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review on our Milford Sound Day trip. So great to hear Ngaire made your trip superb, she is certainly full of knowledge and legendary Maori tales which we never tire to hear. I appreciate it is a long day, but with the beautiful Fiorland landscapes and magical waterfalls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a fantastic day on our trip to Milford Sound. Our driver Carlin was very informative and made sure that he stopped at all the most beautiful spots for photos. Milford Sound was absolutely spectacular. We would highly recommend this tour.

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Karen, Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your day out with us! We are so We hope you got some beautiful photos from your day. Thanks, The Kiwi Discovery Team More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considering we were travelling down from Franz Josef and didn't reconfirmed our booking 24 hrs prior - we were well happy to see the bus and our driver George (75, and with a keen eye for the ladies) turn up at the hotel promptly at 9am. With a short trip through town to pick up other passengers we were quickly... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Happyhiuse1, Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your day to Milford Sound with George, he certainly is a character! We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise, Mitre Peak have one of the smallest boats on the sound which is great to get up nice and close to all the wild life and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got picked up at the Divide after completing the Routeburn Track. Immediately Ngaire, the bus driver, gave the journey ahead a very positive start with her cheerful manner and enthusiasm. She was very informative and even though we had visited the Milford region before (being New Zealanders) we learnt so much from her on this bus ride. She made... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Tamara, We are so glad you had a great experience with us, Ngaire is new to the Kiwi Discovery team and I shall pass your comments on to her, I'm sure she will be delighted. The Fiordland National Park really is a spectacular part of our country and I hope the weather treated you well on the Routeburn Track!... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolute disgrace this tour was. After having a seat for the early part of the trip we stopped for a break and collect other passengers, I had left my food/belongings on our seat only to come back to “new” people sitting in our seats. We ended up in an argument as the new person did not want to... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Huy Tran, Firstly, I would like to say that I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us and we appreciate all feedback. However I would just like to point out a few things in our defence since talking with our driver and other passengers who were on your tour that day. From what I understand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the trip! Although the tour is takes around 12hrs from Queenstown, it is def. my favorite NZ experience! The tour has probably the best guides at the Fiordlands: Karlyn and his facts oriented audio guide "Michael". You will notice that they are not always on the same page, however :)

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Robert, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience to Milford Sound with Karlyn- he most certainly does all he can to ensure you have the best time out there in The Fiordland National Park. Thanks, Kiwi Discovery More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Milford Sound was amazingly beautiful. This is the third year in a row that we have done the Queenstown to Milford coach/cruise trip, each time with a different bus cruise company. This trip was THE BEST. Carlyn, the driver, was amazingly knowledgeable and helpful and willing to go the extra mile to ensure his passengers had a great time. This... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello JJP996, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip out to Milford Sound with us and that Karlyn showed you a great time. It's awesome that you got to do all of the photo stops you wanted, I bet you got some fantastic shots! Thanks again, Kiwi Discovery More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Milford sound was unlike anything I have ever seen before. It was amazing despite being cloudy and rainy. What put a damper on the day was our bus driver Karlyn who weirdly has all these positive reviews about him but yet our day with him was not good. He had his moments of being funny and witty. Giving accurate information... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Kayla, We are glad to hear that you loved Milford Sound, it really is one of the most spectacular parts of our country! We are however sorry to hear that you didn't have such a good experience with Karlyn, like you say this is strange as usually Karlyn is dedicated to making sure everyone has the best possible time.... More 

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