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Real Journeys Day Tours

Lakefront Drive | Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Lakefront Drive | Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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"nature cruise"
in 13 reviews
"across lake manapouri"
in 8 reviews
"doubtful sound"
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"day trip"
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"wilmot pass"
in 6 reviews
"te anau"
in 39 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 5 reviews
"tasman sea"
in 11 reviews
"large windows"
in 4 reviews
"milford sound trip"
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"packed lunch"
in 4 reviews
"glow worm caves"
in 5 reviews
"nature guide"
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"overnight cruise"
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"quality service"
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"excellent staff"
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"picked up from our hotel"
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We add Andres as a guide and the day walk was just excellent ! Although a bit rainy, we had so much fun and good discussion with Andres, and the landscape were wonderful ! Just abslutely a must !

Thank Bertrand P
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We were picked up from our hotel at 7.25 by minibus and taken to the coach pick up point for our departure to Milford Sound. The driver was very good and kept us informed with lots of facts about the areas we were passing through....More

Thank Patricia186487
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Kia Ora Patricia and thanks for taking the time to post this review. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your day trip to Milford Sound with us. It's a shame to see that the weather wasn't in your favour whilst on the actual cruise. The...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Today we took their bus/boat excursion from Te Anau to Milford Sound. The day began with them picking us up from our hotel at no extra charge. The bus driver was informative without being intrusive, such that we learned a lot without wishing (as we...More

Thank Arden O
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We had a dreadful day on doubtful sound after the company ignored a severe weather warning for the area. The cruise lasted for three hours despite the fact the weather was so bad that you could see nothing and that the boat was being tossed...More

Thank AnanB
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We’ve booked a Milford Sounds Tour. Included was the transfer (Te Anau Downs - Milford Sounds). The bus journey was alright with a few stops e.g. walking over a bridge, some sight seeing stuff. The passage was boring and nothing special. Unfortunately, the tour was...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

One of our highest recommendations for our time in NZ was the overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. It starts with a boat ride across lake Manapouri, then a bus over the mountains to board the Fiordland Navigator. The rain brings atmosphere and waterfalls. Our double...More

Thank Phil T
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Highlight of our trip. great staff, enthusiastic through the whole day, informative commentary. Great scenery, not too crowded. The Doubtful Sound trip was excellent. Well organised, quality service. Highly recommended.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We were really happy with the crew, the smaller boat, and the onboard offerings of food and free coffee. It was. It crowded and we enjoyed the narrative. Loved the waterfall shower!

Thank Sportsgirl59
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We booked three separate journeys with this company and got a good discount by booking them together. First was a ferry to Stewart island then we did glo worms at te anau and finally the Milford sound nature cruise. The company has excellent staff throughout...More

Thank BarryD974
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Kia Ora Barry and thanks for taking the time to post this review. We are delighted to see you chose us for multiple activities and pleased to see how smooth and enjoyable they all were for you. Hopefully the rest of you time in New...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Took exactly 4 hours from the suggested check in time to boarding the boat on Doubtful Sound. A coach to Manapouri where we were held for a while followed by a boat across the lake. A coach with a few scenic stops followed before finally...More

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to post this review. Doubtful Sound is a truly unique experience, with its remoteness being one of the reasons for this. Yes, from Queenstown, it would be a longer day than usual, however we think that the drive...More

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