Nature & Wildlife Tours in Milford Sound

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Nature & Wildlife Tours in Milford Sound

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  • CJN
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular. Wonderful cruise. Simply amazing. Great crew and comfortable boat. Recommend this company for their professional and friendly crew.
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • Dianne Goacher
    Manchester, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We caught the coach from Te Anau and our coach driver, Brad, was fabulous; telling us the history of the building of the road through the mountains; stopping on the way to admire the wonderful scenery and beautiful waterfalls. Heavy rain meant epic waterfalls to point out. The overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner was equally amazing with great food, knowledgeable staff, a comfortable clean cabin and again splendid waterfalls. Would highly recommend.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Ashley S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The driver Jeff was amazing!! He was extremely personable and had a great sense of humour. He made sure everyone had a great time at each of the stops along the way. The cruise itself was great - beautiful views and was the perfect length. Was a magical experience 10/10 !!!
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • Roam26377668179
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour guide Nev showed us a great time at this trip. He stopped at some great viewpoints and his commentary was very interesting too. The minibus was also comfortable, and they also provided blankets for when it got a bit chilly. Loved the cruise experience - the most beautiful, scenic, breathtaking views you’d ever see. Highly recommend!
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Caroline N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience, amazing operator! The captain and crew of this cruise were wonderful - provided personal attention and lots of local information about Milford Sound. It was exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommend this cruise!
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Di W
    McLaren Vale, Australia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out! Andrew was an excellent guide, lots of interesting commentary along the way. Lots of stops, never rushed, a couple of short walks on the way back added to the day. I first used Trips & Tramps 30+ years ago and glad I went back!
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • nzp0ppy
    New Zealand25,245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ive been on many milford sound cruises and the pure milford had the most comfortable boat and the best commentary. I would call the boat luxurious. The stunning inside areas, glass roof were very comfortable. However, i loved the front bow and seating, and the upstairs outdoor area which was covered, so out of the wind and rain but still outside. The upstairs open deck was great viewing as well.

    The commentary was in english and was very very thorough and interesting. The hot drinks were appreciated.

    Also the boat was so smooth, even when we went closer to the tasman sea the wave movement on the boat wasnt even noticeable.

    I highly recommend this cruise. We had plenty of space and never felt crowded.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Tourist619159
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our whole family, both adults and kids, loved the tour. We got to see so many beautiful places, we loved the boat trip and Tania was a fantastic guide. Being picked up and dropped off at your accommodation was wonderful and meant we could all enjoy the day and scenery as we didn’t have to drive. We would definitely recommend this tour!
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • peterw
    Invercargill, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This has to be the best trip I’ve ever experienced. Fantastic . Thanks for looking after us..
    morning tea with the muffins were a great treat .
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • sonja
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a great trip. Much preferred taking the cruise from te anau so we could look at the scenery. We had heavy rains it was awesome. Bruce our driver was great
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Peter H
    Hawkesbury, Canada38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! What a wonderful experience! Our flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound is undoubtedly the most spectacular flight we have ever taken. The mountain scenery was amazing and the clouds playing with the peaks looked almost unreal. The plane was a Cessna Caravan which was big enough for the job but still gave great views out the windows. Our pilot Tom was very professional. The cruise up the Sound was great and the boat was able to approach towering cliffs and waterfalls very closely. A truly beautiful place. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Shivani R
    Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our experience was made special due to our driver, Sonia. Sonia was friendly, helpful and made our trip enjoyable. She was also a safe driver, which was important to us for such a long journey (Queenstown > Milford Sound > Queenstown). Would recommend Southern Discoveries solely based on our interactions with Sonia. We look forward to visiting again
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • Morag I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    23/04/2024
    Our trip to Milford Sound with our driver Douglas, was a perfect day out! He was, being a local, very knowledgeable about the area, could give us great insight into the history and conservation of the park, he knew the best places to stop for the ideal photo opportunity and was polite and friendly throughout the day. Our trip time was changed from what we had originally booked, which was definitely, for us, a massive plus, as we were ahead of the crowd everywhere we went! Our fiord cruise was fantastic with amazing views of the mountains and waterfalls. The staff in the boat were friendly and the commentary was both informative and entertaining!
    Well done Cheeky Kiwi!!
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Louise
    Central Coast, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were picked up on time from our pick-up spot. Dani, the tour guide with Cheeky Kiwi tours, arrived in an immaculately clean Mercedes Sprinter van. The seats were comfortable, and the temperature in the van was just right for the conditions. Dani was an engaging tour guide. She included interesting facts and historical information with a sense of humour and made sure that all guests were included throughout the trip. There were ample stops for photos with enough time at each place to take a look and stretch before continuing. Our fellow travellers were all considerate and polite. The cruise was pleasant. We had a mostly sunny day, and the scenery could never be spoilt by weather. Dani ensured our handover to the pilot was smooth. We were transferred by bus to the airstrip and enjoyed a flight back to Queenstown on a Kodiak 10 seat plane. It was a little bumpy due to the conditions. However, the pilot kept us informed of everything flight related as we went. She pointed out many land marks, taking us close to the falls as we left Milford. A thoroughly enjoyable day. We were back to town by 3:30. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Ian
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mercedes minibus sounds great but seats are rather Narrow. Great guide but Milford Sounds is busy and cloud obscured and rainy for 60 percent of the year. This can impact on what you can actually see
    Written 14 March 2024
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