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Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip

#60 of 155 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: 37 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 7340
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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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US$129.60*
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Full-Day Milford Sound Discovery Day Trip from Queenstown
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A must do trip

I went there with my partner, the bus drive was nice and peaceful, made a few stops to have a coffee, enjoy the landscapes. The Mitre Peak boat is awesome because it's small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my partner, the bus drive was nice and peaceful, made a few stops to have a coffee, enjoy the landscapes. The Mitre Peak boat is awesome because it's small !!! So less crowd with Kiwi discovery :) Nice commentary as well from the Skypper. ENJOY!

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

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you had a very enjoyable trip down to Milford Sound. Isn't the landscape breath taking! We hope to have you back soon. Kind Regards KD Team More 

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

The trip to Milford Sound was pleasant and the cruise was great (a different company) but what made this amazing trip so bad was at the end. The tour company arranged a taxi, that they paid for, to bring me to another hotel for pickup which was fine. What they did not tell me on the phone when booking, or... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time out to review our Milford Sound Day Trip. We are thrilled to hear you found the overall experience a pleasant one, it really is New Zealand’s must do tour of the South Island. We are sincerely sorry to hear you didn’t have quite the ending you were hoping for. We pride ourselves on our... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't come to Queenstown and not visit Milford Sound. It was with some trepidation that we booked the day trip - a 12 hour day - with an early start, a long return coach trip and a boat cruise of the Sound. However, Kiwi Discovery made the trip enjoyable with our energetic, well informed driver, Carlin. He has a... More 

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

Hey Von4Zee Thank you for your review. So great to hear you had the best time in Milford Sound. It is truly spectacular! Karlyn is a character for sure so we are glad he made your trip memorable and gave you a few laughs for the road. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in New Zealand and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Milford sound was amazing, it is a must do! In both rain and sun Milford sound does not disappoint. Very glad we chose kiwi discoveries for this trip. Our tour guide was kind, funny, patient and very knowledgeable. Despite the fact he must run this trip several times a week you would think it was his first go. His energy... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. We are very happy to hear you had a great day with us even with the mixed weather. You're right rain or shine Milford Sound is truly magical! Hope you got some good snaps from the day! Kind Regards KD Team More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I didn' t try any other bus lines to go to Milford Sound, but this one looks just perfect ! The driver stopped at least 5 times on the way, for a quick 5 min toilet break, or for photos or for breakfast (30min in Te Anau).. Lots of info given with his mic and a roof with windows so... More 

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

Hello Fabien, Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your day out at Milford Sound with us and got to explore the Fiordland National Park as much as possible, it really is a spectacular part of our country! The KD team More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our first attempt at this tour was cancelled about an hour into the trip due to an avalanche closing the road. We returned to Queenstown and rebooked for the next day, which proved to be a glorious day with fine weather and the road open. The crew at Kiwi Discovery were fantastic, and our driver Bob, (both days), was an... More 

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

Hello Vzrider, Thank you for the wonderful review, it's a shame we had to turn around on the first day due to weather but we're glad the following day made up for it! You picked the perfect time of year to go as you had the lovely weather, lambs and snow topped mountains! It doesn't get much better than that!... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We recently did the Kiwi Discovery tour of Milford Sound. What a fantastic day!!!! The staff in the office were very helpful and friendly even arranging a taxi -at their expense - to pick us up from our accommodation and drop us at one of the pick up points. Our guide was Carlin and all we can say is thank... More 

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

Hello Barry Susan B, It is great to hear that you had so much fun on your day trip with us. Karlyn is definitely a character and always goes out of his way to make sure everyone is looked after. It's awesome to hear the seals and penguins put on a show for you and that the weather held out!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a day trip. Our guide on the bus was Bob, he was really nice and he stopped several times for great photo opportunities. You leave Queenstown around 7 and arrive Milford Sound around 1. There were a lot of stops for bathroom and shopping. The cruise is for 2 hours and it is awesome. The views are breathtaking... More 

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

Hello cdelabarra1979, Thank you for your review we are delighted you had such a wonderful day at Milford Sound! Bob has been driving for us for many years and still enjoys spreading his knowledge with the people who travel with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown. Kind regards, The KD team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

On arriving at Kiwi discovery office we met Georgie, a very friendly, happy and knowledgeable lass!! She was very helpful and could answer every question we had, an all round good egg. The next morning Carlin (Car-lyn?) took us on the coach, he was a lot of fun as a driver and narrator on our journey. Lots of little stories... More 

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

Hi gjlister! Thank you for your lovely review about our staff and experience in Milford Sound! It is great to hear that we were able to provide you with an awesome trip and Dolphins....it really must have been an awesome day! Thanks again, Front Line Front Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you know you are going during a great sunny day, you will be blown away but if you happen to go when it's raining the night before heavy or during the trip, trust me, it's absolutely amazing. It's like a painting is having a dream of another painting, just takes your breath away for many reasons. And you will... More 

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

Hi SolutionsKid, Thank you for your glowing review of Milford Sound and our company! You are correct Milford is beautiful in all weathers and the rain causes the sights to look like something straight of Jurassic Park- personally my favorite time to go! For those with the extra budget booking a flight back to Queenstown allows you to see this... More 

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