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Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
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Choose a Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise and experience the fiord's majestic scenery from the comfort of our spacious modern vessels. Exceptional viewing opportunities, spacious decks and comfortable lounges. Look out for seals, dolphins and penguins en route, cruise close to waterfalls and enjoy the magnificent vistas. Informative commentaries in several languages. Delicious lunches available. Departs Milford Sound (all year). Coach connections also available from Te Anau and Queenstown. Fly back option to Queenstown available (extra cost).
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous experience. From the pick-up by our driver, Cameron, the bus ride and commentary, being able to relax and not have to drive. The scenery is so impressive it is truely awe-inspiring. The accommodation on the Milford Mariner was excellent, the meal was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started our day at 7am, boarded a comfortable and warm bus. Just the right amount of commentary on the way. WiFi didn’t work on the way to Milford sound but it didn’t matter because the scenery was amazing. Cruise was informative and scenic.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellently managed and well organised experience from start to finish. The cabins (with ensuite shower room) were as one would expect; compact yet fine. The only criticism I would make about the cabin was the lack of a bedside shelf on one...More

Thank Lin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the real journeys nature cruise of Milford Sound. A 2hr cruise packed full with information about the history of the sound. There is an optional picnic box lunch which was worth the value....plenty of snacks, a piece of fruit, sandwich and a bottle...More

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Te Anau to Milford Sound. The road was ok at first but then it got hilly and crooked. We stopped to take pictures at a scenic place called Mirror Lakes and then had to drive through a long one way tunnel. The...More

Thank DarylJ552
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was booked on the milford sound scenic tour during our New Zealand trip last Dec. Everything went smoothly from the time they picked us up at our hotel until they brought us back to Queenstown in the afternoon. Checking in for the tour was smooth...More

Thank F0RE
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora and thanks for the five star review. We are delighted to see how highly you rated your Milford experience with us. Hopefully the rest of your time in New Zealand was just as enjoyable. Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Milford Sound in April just after an unexpected snowfall and cold snap. We booked with Real Journeys and they didn't disappoint. Road had been closed so when we finally got down to Sound a few tours were combined so they...More

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told it was a three hour bus ride to the sound from queenstown--it was actually more like seven hours because we dropped off people and picked them up and then we had to stop for the bus driver to have a smoke ....More

Thank feijoa2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased a Milford Sound day tour with coach cruise from Te Anau. We had a glass ceiling coach to enhance the views. I found the seating to be a little cramped. The driver provided commentary all the way there and seemed quite knowledgeable. We...More

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long drive from Queenstown (planned at least 6h for multiple breaks at amazing spots & be sure to get a full tank at Te Anau); you feel like you deserved a nice spot to rest and look no further: here is the Overnight...More

Thank Gabrieldesingap
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ilenekazu
4 February 2018|
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Kia Ora and thanks for taking the time to post this comment relating to your earlier review. We are pleased to see you can look at this from our point of view and appreciate you letting people know. We again would like to... More
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