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Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip

#66 of 154 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: 37 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+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$131.96*
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Full-Day Milford Sound Discovery Day Trip from Queenstown
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Great coach trip

We went with another company for the cruise but for some reason was on a kiwi discovery coach to and from Milford, we've not a single regret for joining their coach. We must've... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started the morning late (which we did not know the reason as I was certainly early to wait for the bus). As such, driver Bob probably did not give us some photo stops as advertised. He stopped at Mirror Lakes on the way to Mildford. And upon returning, he stopped at Monkey Creek after much complaints from a fellow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with another company for the cruise but for some reason was on a kiwi discovery coach to and from Milford, we've not a single regret for joining their coach. We must've gotten real lucky as there were only 5 passengers on board a well equipped bus with a transparent roof, and it felt more like a private tour.... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip is long and I am sure we wouldn't have enjoyed it as much if the weather was poor. Fortunately you can sit back and relax during the 4 h drive. In our case this was slightly more difficult, because the driver was very chatty and his amplifier distorted. He did his best to entertain us, but we found... More 

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

Hello Maitetje, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the beauty of Milford Sound and the peacefulness it brings. We are sorry that you felt a little like 'herded cattle', but unfortunately with Milford Sound being so far away from Queenstown we are on a strict schedule to fit all the photo stops in as the boats are... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a full and beautiful day. Scenery is pretty unbeatable on the way to Milford Sound through the Fiordland. We had a character of a bus driver named George and all really liked him. He also drove that bus pretty darn well. Good stops, Milford sound speaks for itself, and I thought a good price for the comfortable bus.

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

Hello Scott, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We all love George, he is an awesome character and absolutely loves what he does. We're glad you enjoyed the scenery- it is pretty spectacular hey! We also hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in this beautiful place we call home. Thanks, The Kiwi Discovery Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

Hello natc123, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are so glad you loved your day in Milford with us. Ngaire most certainly is a character and loves what she does, I shall make sure to pass on the feedback to her. Milford Sound is very exposed on the West coast, so yes- you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 16 January 2017 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 13 January 2017

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 9 January 2017 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 5 January 2017

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 

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