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Milford + Doubtful in a single day

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Milford + Doubtful in a single day

Hi,

I am off to south island in January 2012. Can anyone please enlighten whether its possible to cover Milford and doubtful in a single day?

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1. Re: Milford + Doubtful in a single day

No. The Doubtful Sound excursion is a day trip - it involves a boat ride, followed by a coach journey (stopping off at the Manapouri Power Station), and then the long cruise on Doubtful Sound. Then coach and boat back again. You'll leave in the morning and get back in the evening.

From Te Anau it's a 2 hour drive to Milford Sound, then time cruising on the water, then a 2 hour drive back. And that's without stopping along the way at the many viewpoints/short walks.

You need two days to do both sounds.

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2. Re: Milford + Doubtful in a single day

Got it Mel...thanx

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3. Re: Milford + Doubtful in a single day

When you arrive in Queenstown check with Air Milford they may be able to fly from Queenstown and over Doubtful Sound, land in Milford Sound, do the cruise in the fiords and then fly you back to Queenstown. This is possible if the weather is suitable.

Edited: 09 August 2011, 00:24
4. Re: Milford + Doubtful in a single day

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