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Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip

#67 of 160 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Milford Sound is the jewel of the South Island and a must see destination...

Milford Sound is the jewel of the South Island and a must see destination and Kiwi Discovery have been running trips to Milford Sound for over 25 years. Travel on the luxury coach with ample leg room and full commentary from Queenstown or Te Anau & ride in comfort as you take in the spectacular scenery. Once in Milford we join the Mitre Peak cruise boat, for that personal and up close experience. The boat does not take tour groups just "like minded independent travellers." So sit back and enjoy the complimentary tea and coffee and full commentary from our experienced guides as you learn the history of Fiordland National Park. A great value trip without the luxury price.

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Great trip to an amazing place!!!

I had been to milford sound previously but decided to take my fiance there this time. The first time i went it was sunny blue skies in may, this time it was pouring down with rain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been to milford sound previously but decided to take my fiance there this time. The first time i went it was sunny blue skies in may, this time it was pouring down with rain and the peaks were covered by cloud. But both times were amazing! Milford sound will never dissapoint! I saw some other companies that were... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Kiwi Discovey uses bate & switch. They are more expensive than other tour companies charging at least $30 extra for "comfortable glass roof bus". Most likely you will not get this bus for your tour as it happened to us. The bus was late picking us up by almost 30min making us wait in freezing cold at the bus stop.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We booked our trip through our Queenstown hotel with Southern Discoveries who used the Awesome Bus Co. The trip was all day with two hours + on the boat with buffet lunch included. We were collected from our hotel by minibus at 0645 and taken to the bus stop for departure about 0800. The bus was modern, clean, comfortable and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We started the morning late (which we did not know the reason as I was certainly early to wait for the bus). As such, driver Bob probably did not give us some photo stops as advertised. He stopped at Mirror Lakes on the way to Mildford. And upon returning, he stopped at Monkey Creek after much complaints from a fellow... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Chue, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your trip with Bob, he is one of our most experienced drivers. We are also glad you had perfect weather- that has been rare this summer, however things seem to be looking brighter now. I am sorry that the coach... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We went with another company for the cruise but for some reason was on a kiwi discovery coach to and from Milford, we've not a single regret for joining their coach. We must've gotten real lucky as there were only 5 passengers on board a well equipped bus with a transparent roof, and it felt more like a private tour.... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Tom, We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Its not often you get a quiet coach and Dan as a guide- great combo. He's the best- super knowledgeable and a great sense of humor. We are running this later service temporarily throughout the summer months and is a great alternative in the busy period as the... More 

Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

The trip is long and I am sure we wouldn't have enjoyed it as much if the weather was poor. Fortunately you can sit back and relax during the 4 h drive. In our case this was slightly more difficult, because the driver was very chatty and his amplifier distorted. He did his best to entertain us, but we found... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Maitetje, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the beauty of Milford Sound and the peacefulness it brings. We are sorry that you felt a little like 'herded cattle', but unfortunately with Milford Sound being so far away from Queenstown we are on a strict schedule to fit all the photo stops in as the boats are... More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Had a full and beautiful day. Scenery is pretty unbeatable on the way to Milford Sound through the Fiordland. We had a character of a bus driver named George and all really liked him. He also drove that bus pretty darn well. Good stops, Milford sound speaks for itself, and I thought a good price for the comfortable bus.

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello Scott, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We all love George, he is an awesome character and absolutely loves what he does. We're glad you enjoyed the scenery- it is pretty spectacular hey! We also hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in this beautiful place we call home. Thanks, The Kiwi Discovery Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I will start off by saying this is quite a long day as you start off before 7am and don't finish until around 7.30pm. Also, it is probably fair to say that it rains in Milford Sound two out of three days of the year (it is a rainforest after all), so the odds of getting a blue sky photo... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hello natc123, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are so glad you loved your day in Milford with us. Ngaire most certainly is a character and loves what she does, I shall make sure to pass on the feedback to her. Milford Sound is very exposed on the West coast, so yes- you are... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent day trip with Ngaire our wonderful Kiwi bus driver. She deserves a medal driving that road each time as it takes someone with good skills and local knowledge of the roads and conditions to do it ... Glad I didn't drive myself. We all were completely overwhelmed by the extraordinary scenery on the trip it is positively overwhelming in... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Frontline Sales at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hi Rob D Thank you so much for taking the time out to tell us about your trip to Milford Sound. We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing day! You're right Ngaire is awesome and the drive is breathtaking! You are so lucky to have experienced the eeire side to Milford and snow capped Mountains (in summer!!!) We... More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

So the weather was awful, Milford was cold and the day was loooooong. None of that matters though because our guide driver, ngaire, was superb. I mean, man can she drive that bus, and she is obviously a 100% kiwi and knows her stuff (apart com knowing left from right, when she says on you're right - look both ways... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Frontline Sales at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hi weekl-traveler, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review on our Milford Sound Day trip. So great to hear Ngaire made your trip superb, she is certainly full of knowledge and legendary Maori tales which we never tire to hear. I appreciate it is a long day, but with the beautiful Fiorland landscapes and magical waterfalls... More 

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