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Day-Trip Milford Sound vs Overnight Trip Doubtful Sound

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Day-Trip Milford Sound vs Overnight Trip Doubtful Sound

Hi! I'm getting towards the end of organising our three week honeymoon in New Zealand and have a debate going over these two options: coach-cruise-fly trip to Milford Sound or the overnight trip on the Fiordland Navigator to Doubtful Sound.

Because of the budget we can only do one. Has any one done both these trips that could recommend one over the other? I know the Doubtful Sound trip is slightly more expensive but I am starting to think it might be worth that little extra to spend the night on the Sound. Many thanks!

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1. Re: Day-Trip Milford Sound vs Overnight Trip Doubtful Sound

You're not really comparing apples with apples here, but IMO you would get more enjoyment from the Doubtful Sound overnight. (and it's more romantic, too.)

If you will have a car, have you considered driving Queenstown to Milford, returning to Te Anau for the night, and joining the Doubtful Sound cruise the next day? Even if you don't do the cruise on Milford (and you should), the Milford road is one of the worlds great road journeys, and every visitor should experience it.

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im with vbc

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yip totally agree, go with the overnight cruise in Doubtful, you won't regret it! Book early and ask for a double bed, otherwise you may end up with 2 singles, not very romantic on your honeymoon! ;-)

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4. Re: Day-Trip Milford Sound vs Overnight Trip Doubtful Sound

Thanks for your replies. We had planned three nights in Te Anau so we've decided to drive to Milford Sound and take a cruise rather than the coach-cruise-fly option then cancel our last night in Te Anau to do an overnight trip to Doubtful Sound the next day. Many thanks!

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5. Re: Day-Trip Milford Sound vs Overnight Trip Doubtful Sound

Good Choice!

Have great honeymoon.

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