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Queenstown 4 days in early may

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Queenstown 4 days in early may

We'll be staying 4 days in Queenstown in early may 09 and we'd like to do Milford Sound fly/cruise/coach tour. Should we book this in advance or wait till we get there ? What is the best way to make sure we actually get to fly to Milford considering that flights are canceled in bad weather. We definitely don't want to do it on the 1st day (after long flights from Canada) even if the weather is nice. Also are there rental car locations in center of Queenstown rather than the airport ? And would you suggest booking a rental in advance too ? Any particular companies you can suggest ? We'll be needing the car for 2 days only.

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1. Re: Queenstown 4 days in early may

Hi Envision

For Milford Sound I would wait and book once you are here to ensure you know the weather conditions. Early May won't be busy so there will be plenty of availability. I prefer the coach/cruise/fly option for Milford over the fly/cruise/coach. If the weather unexpectedly turns bad you at least get to enjoy Milford and take the bus out. If you plan to fly in, but can't, it's then too late to catch the bus.

For car rentals I would book to ensure you get what you want. There are plenty of car companies both at the airport and in town to choose from http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=queenstown+car+rental&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryNZ

have a great visit :)

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2. Re: Queenstown 4 days in early may

Just a quick follow up to Wanakalakes comment, the Coach/Cruise/Fly option is the best by far. The road trip to Milford Sound is simply stunning and shouldn't be missed. The fly out at the end of the day is like the icing on the cake.

May is as hit and miss as any month in terms of flight's being canceled so you just have to take your chances. Try to get Milford in as early as possible so that should weather be an issue you have fall back days.

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