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  • Nads26
    Sydney, Australia140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was picked up nice and early (still dark). I was aware it was going to be a long drive (4 hours). 1 hour into the trip stopped for a toilet stop & continued for another hour to the half way mark for breakfast. After breakfast continued for another 2 hours & during these 2 hours we stopped at some sites for viewing. It rained on this trip. Luckily it did as some sites were more so beautiful. Got to Milford sound where we were given our lunch. It was great. It contained a tasty chicken sandwich, apple, juice, chips, chocolate & candy. Boarded our boat which was on the smaller side compared to the others but it did not fault. On board we got free coffee tea & biscuits. The sites were magnificent and due to the rain we had more waterfalls to see. With the mist it was so mystical. The captain was a comic and had us laughing at some of his comments. Brought us up close at some points during the cruise. So happy to make the long trip as was worth it. Our tour guide "Ted" was so knowledgeable and a top, friendly bloke. Had the best chat with him during out trip. The music in the bus was tops.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • chrissy
    Henderson, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a well organized trip from start to finish, our drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound was very smooth from pick up at Frankton Bus Exchange and back! Very timely, once arriving on a cozy and comfortable coach to Milford Sounds, we did not have to wait very long to board our ferry! Had a nice light packed lunch waiting for us and the ferry ride was nice! I highly recommend booking with Pure Milford as our driver stopped at all the 'touristy' spots for a chance for everyone to take pictures on the way there. He was very patient, funny and helpful. Thank you Pure Milford :)
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • DW100
    England, UK27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our trip. We felt very safe in Rupert’s hands, he clearly had a lot of experience. Our boat trip was great fun we loved the 360s and were impressed by how close we got to the canyon. Would definitely recommend.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • J M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A superior experience from start to finish. The team at Air Milford were friendly, welcoming, professional, and made it all feel extra special.
    We’re so thrillled we decided to fly to the sound - the views were spectacular and our pilot Tim pointed out the landmarks, mountains, and special sights along the way. We even got to fly past a glacier coming home. An unmissable experience and worth every penny.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Fiona H
    Palmerston North, New Zealand16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well organized. The bus was comfortable and the glass ceiling a bonus for high mountain views. It was a bit of a squeeze though and not much space for a bag/ backpack.( If you are a larger build I'd recommend having a conversation with them before you book to ensure you will be comfortable). Our driver, Brian, was great fun and informative. We made several stops for photos on the way. The boat trip was wonderful and thecaptain/ guide friendly and informative. It was a beautiful sunny day but very cold out on the deck so dress warmly! We very much enjoyed the whole experience and definitely recommend it. We were on the Sovereign.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • Hari A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time on the tour - even though we had a car rental throughout our time in Queenstown, choosing this tour couldn't have been a better choice considering that we got to sit back, relax while we drove down from Queenstown to Milford with guided commentary about NZ.
    For the cost, it was well worth it for us with lunch, the drive and cruise all booked in together.
    Our guide was super fun and we really had a great time!
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Anonymous855
    Trabuco Canyon, California1,729 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour was on time and that is the result of Paul being very conscientious. His storytelling was delightful and helped the long bus trip move along quicker. The bus had a sun roof and we stopped for restroom breaks frequently. Overall, it was a good experience. Lunch buffet was good and well supplied and we were incredibly fortunate to have beautiful weather. The only way to add the last star was to give us more time on the actual boat. We were out and back at the dock too quickly for me.
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Vince M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well organised, fast accommodating the ships passengers to a well presented buffet bbq lunch.
    We added the farm experience and that was a good display of a working sheep dog under commands.

    Totally worth doing.
    Written 12 May 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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  • Kaitlin
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner and I did this and loved it, the team at Milford Sound Scenic Flights is super lovely and the flight was spectacular, great way to get to Milford Sound
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Matthew S
    Chelsea, MI22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Running the Dart on a JetBoat was absolutely fantastic!! Our driver was fun, friendly, and an expert driver!! I had the best seat next to the driver. I literally felt like I was in the front seat of a high speed video game!!
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Tanya O
    Ubud, Indonesia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our trip to Queenstown. Beautiful weather and awesome views. Ben was our driver and he was great too. Must do if you come to Queenstown worth every cent!
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Dee F
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm thrilled I chose the Fly | Cruise | Fly tour instead of taking the bus tour. It saves time and if you choose an earlier time slot, you get to the ferries before it is too busy.

    The views throughout the flight were amazing. The cruise was equally great and we were lucky enough to see a large pod of dolphins during the cruise.

    Glenorchy Air staff are very professional and super friendly. The tour was well planned from hotel pick up until the drop off at the end.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Juan Cruz V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful experience, not only because of the place, which is amazing, the entire team does their best to make it unique.
    Written 10 May 2024
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  • Sruthi
    Karimnagar, India16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The journey to Milford Sound was truly awe-inspiring and almost surreal. The views are undeniably heavenly, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Our tour guide, Stu, led us on this adventure via bus. However, the bus itself was quite cold for both my partner and me. Nonetheless, the ship ride was excellent, accompanied by informative commentary. It would have been beneficial if the instructions were clearer. Unfortunately, the lunch provided, served in boxes, was not particularly impressive.
    Written 13 May 2024
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