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Milford Sound-Self drive vs coach tour

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Milford Sound-Self drive vs coach tour

We will be in Queenstown this September and want to visit Milford Sound. We are thinking of driving to Te Anau and staying the night there.

We would prefer to self drive to Milford Sound from Te Anau, so that we could make our own scenic stops/hikes along Milford Road. My fiancé is into photography and wants to capture many of the beautiful sceneries of NZ. I feel if we go with a tour we will be on their time schedule.

I am hesitant though as I've read about the icy road conditions/avalanche possibilities.

Just wanted to hear the opinions of self-driving from Te Anau vs. coach in/out or even fly out option.


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21. Re: Milford Sound-Self drive vs coach tour

Great, please let us know how it goes.

Enjoy :)

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22. Re: Milford Sound-Self drive vs coach tour

Thanks SouthIslandBill and OZRCFLYER - sorry for not acknowleding your thoughts earlier, have been away. If only we had more time to be able to drive to everything :). We are going to be staying in Queenstown and so with limited time the coach option (with a fly back - weather permitting) is what we are looking at. I'll keep looking for the coach trips but if anyone reading this has had a great experience on a SMALLER COACH, do let me know the name.

Edited: 04 March 2014, 18:42
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23. Re: Milford Sound-Self drive vs coach tour

BiKKy321, how did it go? Did you get caught in that foul southerly storm that hit the east coast of the SI yesterday or did Milford Sound avoid it?

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