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- Milford sound drive from Te Anau is a must do. My suggestions of stops are mirror lakes (only great if little wind and not too cloudy), pops view, falls creek falls, monkey Creek to see Kea...but don't feed them.. the suspension bridge just before tunnel, Gertrude Valley ( drive in and just do a little of the track if you are not na expert like I am not..the scenery if a fine day is stunning), knobs valley for a photo of wildlowers, and after the tunnel...that is awesome inspiring! These views are even better that the actual milfod sound as you just see waterfalls on all the rocks around you and the mountains are incredible. Don't have to hike far for any of these stops...the chasm was closed due to a fallen access bridge so not worth the stop if it isn't fully open. Signage in NZ is not the best or even accurate some times... so hopefully some of this helps your planning of this magnificent driveWritten 9 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Took an overnight trip. Very comfortable boat with plenty of room inside and lots of space outside to take in the spectacle appearing around you. We saw an abundance of waterfalls, penguins, seals and dolphins. Useful information imparted by the crew as we went along. Really good food.Written 6 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was our first visit to any Glowworm caves, and we were very impressed. It's a busy trip, but extremely well organised. The boat ride along the lake is a nice bonus, with spectacular NZ Fjordland scenery.
The cave tour started with a safety briefing and explanation of the origin of the caves. Then a walk into the caves with a guide explaining about the geology etc. It's quite cool, dark & damp so a jacket is well advised. Then it's into a boat for a short river ride in almost pitch blackness - except for all the glowing worms on the walls & ceiling.
Then its back to the reception area for hot drinks & a talk about the worms - which are much more interesting than we expected !!
Highly recommended.Written 27 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our 10 day boat cruise on Dusky Sound on the MV Pembroke with Mitch and Amber was one of life's best experiences. Dusky sound is one of the remotest parts of New Zealand and the only link with the outside world is either a satellite phone or daily ship radio broadcasts.
The Pembroke is a small (but very comfortable) boat so you can just bring along your own friends. The captain and chef will kind of dial in the places and things you want to do - and also the food you want to catch! This team were one of the first organisations to run charter tours on dusky sound. You can get as raucous as you want (no neighbours!) but integrity and responsibility for our country and its fisheries underpins the experience.
I should also add that on our trip the food was just brilliant. The kind of creativity I wish Auckland restaurants could achieve.Written 21 November 2023
- The entire lake and town area is a lot of fun and worth spending one or two nights there. If you’re going to Milford sound. Taking a bus from Queenstown is dumb so don’t be dumb. Unless you like sitting on your butt for eight hours.Written 13 November 2023
- Absolutely incredible trip 3 nights and 4 days. The weather made it challenging with 75-85km winds and rain that stung from Luxmore Hut to Irisburn but it added to the trip. You just have to be prepared for all weather.
Loved every second of it and would do it againWritten 7 April 2023
- Challenging hike. Some of NZ's best views. Don't do unless weather perfect. You have been warned. Dangerous if wet!Written 13 February 2023
- The bird sanctuary has many of the birds you hear singing but can't spot in the wild as well as rare ducks and birds in their breeding program. It was a great place to see the birds and put the together with their names. Friendly staff, who wanted to educate you about the birds and their survival challenges.Written 22 August 2023
- Such a lovely park. A beautiful lake, gorgeous trees, wide open spaces, disc golf and a perfect spot for a picnic. Loved itWritten 11 January 2023
- Rated very good given this was free, DoC run (on I expect a small budget) and close to town. Otherwise as a paid exhibit it would have scored lower.
Was good to see some Takahe reasonably close up and to read and see the work being done to extend the population numbers of this bird and some of the duck species where they appear to have been breeding well. The Kaka were difficult to spot, but the Antipodes Island Parakeets were more interactive/engaging. The Blue Duck display was closed unfortunately.
Worth a look on a nice day and for probably about an hour duration.