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Lakefront Drive | Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday we took the bus from Te Anau to Milford Sou d and had a fantastic day trip. The bus was comfy and the guide provided interesting commentary without being too over the top. There were plenty of stops along the way to stretch your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeanine F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time today on our trip to Doubtful Sound. Very efficient check-in, bus transfer and loading/unloading the two boats, and all very well maintained. Special mention to Malcolm (the really cheery bus driver) and to our awesome nature guide on the boat (I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the Lake Manapouri harbor there was a very pleasant lake crossing; then a surprisingly smooth bus drive (steep and curvy gravel road) and then the Sound cruise itself (abt 3 hrs, incl some time in Tasman Sea). It was all very well organized, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OwlQueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such luck with our cruise: we got to do it on a beautiful sunny day, clear sky, no clouds on the horizon. The boat was comfortable and despite being high season, it wasn’t fully crowded. Looking at the other Real Journeys’ ships, I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erica00B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Nature Cruise allows you to see seals upclose and learn more about the flora and fauna at the fiords. It helps a bit that it was drizzling and misty, the waterfall was stronger, we could all experience the spray of the thunderous waterfall!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Manapouri, Wilmot Pass, Doubtful Sound day trip run by Real Journeys is a genuine bucket list trip. Absolutely stunning scenery, great commentaries on both boats as well as the bus trip over the pass. Make sure you take wind proof gear as it is amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 563GavinD
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Kia Ora Gavin, Thank you for a 5 star review. Yes Doubtful Sound is certainly breathtaking. We are thrilled to hear you loved it as much as we do. We hope to see you on board with us again soon! Kind Regards - The Real...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must do if your in New Zealand! Flew all the way from Australia just to see this, the tour guide we had was amazing! (Thomas) 5 stars!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shaqone
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Kia Ora Shaqone, Thank you for your endorsement. We are so happy to hear you had a great time. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Thomas. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

It was a 2hr cruise. Just need to arrive 15mins before your departure time. Note that the ferry departure is about 10mins from carpark. There are toilets near the carpark as well as the departure terminal. Tea and coffee are complimentary on the cruise. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GinaSeh
Reviewed 3 September 2018

On August 11, 2018 we toured the Doubtful Sound and found it wonderful. The tour started badly, the bus broke down as soon as you left Te Anau, and the morning was lifted with a very dense fog, even so the day was wonderful, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

As part of our honeymoon we spent 4 nights in Te Anau/Milford Sound and booked 3 tours with Real Journeys. They seem expensive but with the discount for multiple bookings, the overall experience is ok value - considering the spectacular corner of the world they...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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