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Real Journeys

Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6000
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Real Journeys is one of the best companies in New Zealand to experience the eighth wonder of the World. Pure class by the family owned company. One of the best buses in New Zealand with good comfort. Well planned trip with a good lunch box....More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Milford Sound is beautiful. We saw waterfalls and seals and went all the way out to the Tasman Sea. However, what we will never forget from our day with Real Journeys is the half-hour ride there and back in a very small plane! If you're...More

Thank Silvia C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This Nature Cruise uses a larger ship than most, with a full bar and snacks available for purchase. (free coffee/tea). Also it wouldn't be tossed around in rough seas as much as the smaller boat tours. I went ahead and booked this particular cruise because...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the one event we booked prior to arriving in NZ- a bucket list item. The drive from Te Anau was magnificent- we stopped for lots of short walks and to enjoy the magnificent scenery. The Mariner cabin was comfortable for two (we were...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we left Queenstown with Real Journeys we knew that we were in good hands, this company is very professional and certainly know how to look after their clients. We helicoptered in to meet the Milford Wanderer and our 7 day voyage started...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't be bothered to drive to Milford Sound so we chose RealJourneys and it was worth every dollar!! It was perfect to be able to sit and take in the scenery while listening to commentary in their glass ceiling bus. Almost as impressive as...More

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this review

Kia Ora and thanks for the review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Milford Sound experience. Our drivers are amazing, we are pleased to see you agree! Travelling by coach is definitely the most relaxing way to get there and allows...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I recently stayed on the Milford Mariner for an overnight cruise. Booked well in advance online, booking and checking in was very easy. Once aboard, we were given a quick introduction/safety demonstrated and invited to check in to our rooms. We had...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kayaking trip was cancelled do to inclement weather, so my friend and I decided to take the Milford Mariner cruise instead. We had a great time, despite the weather. Our director had lots of helpful information. We also got to see seals and penguins!...More

Thank PBMtravels
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this review

Kia Ora and thanks for taking the time to post this feedback. We are pleased you managed to join us for our scenic cruise on the sound. We agree that it's amazing in the rain - hundreds of waterfalls cascading off the cliffs everywhere? What's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started with a very long bus ride from Queenstown through Te Anau to Milford Sound. What a beautiful way to see the area however a tip for selecting a seat. DO NOT SIT IN FRONT OF CHILDREN!!! 5 hours of chair kicking and I...More

Thank MattyAspinall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect day for a perfect cruise on milford sound. Coached to milford from te anau. Comfy, glass roofed, stops en route and authentic kiwi commentary by our driver dino. The milford mariner was ready and waiting.. taking us on a brilliant 2 hour plus...More

Thank Brian C
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this review

Kia Ora Brian, thanks for the review. It's great to receive such positive comments. We will be sure to pass them on to your driver! The drive down is spectacular and with our glass roofed coaches, the views are non-stop! Kind Regards, the Real Journeys...More

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which company did you book your tour with? thanks
1 January 2017|
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Response from dani1981madrid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer. We booked with Real Journeys in their website.
Good morning, Thank you for your 'Trip Advisor' note. We are going to Milford Sound in February. We are looking at the Wanderer overnight cruise versus the Mariner overnight cruise. Do you know the difference at all? We are coming from Alberta, Canada. Thank you for your time. Judy
13 November 2016|
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Response from D M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judy, My wife and I did the Marina overnight but did look at the Wanderer option. Other than price, the main difference was the Marina was a bigger boat with ensuites for each room. We kayaked in the afternoon which I... More
What's the best way to get to Milford sound to go on a cruise from Auckland and back with 3 days travel time?
23 October 2016|
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Response from Mcleans56 | Reviewed this property |
There is no way around it Milford takes a long time to get to . we were self drive to Queenstown then bus to Milford. this was a 5.5 hr one way,drive was great BUT 5.5 hrs its something I wouldn't do again.If I had my time... More