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Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip

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Address: 37 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 7340
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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 independant 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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Amazing Day Trip to Milford Sound

My husband, my two older children and I booked day trip to visit Millford Sounds. It was a magnificent trip! The bus has glass windows all around and we were able to view the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
helenhan2016
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New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, my two older children and I booked day trip to visit Millford Sounds. It was a magnificent trip! The bus has glass windows all around and we were able to view the beautiful sceneries on the way there. It was about 5 hours bus ride and it was eventful during the ride. The bus driver will introduce about... More 

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

Hi Helen, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are glad you enjoyed our drivers informative commentary and you are correct Milford itself is totally breathtaking! We are also glad to hear that our front line staff were more than accommodating with your questions and we will be sure to pass these comments on to Georgie! Thank you... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a great day out touring ,and milford sound boat trip superb, the photographic opportunities are endless ,excellent trip ,but a long day, you can i believe return by helicopter for a price !!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Milford Sound trip from Queenstown with Kiwi Discovery. It's a four / five hour drive to Milford but there are plenty of stops for toilet and photo opportunities. The scenery is phenomenal. The bus was ok, as comfortable as a four hour coach trip can be. The road was quite bumpy! Once at Milford we had a... More 

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Thank milotu
KiwiDiscovery, Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your 5 star review! We are so happy to hear when customers like yourselves have had a great day with Kiwi Discovery! The return flight option is great way to see the best of all worlds from the road into Milford, the sound itself by boat and from the skies by plane. It is always great when... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

the tour was really useful and easy to get around to the sound from Queenstown. Although the advertisement was for more scenic buses, we got the average one. I did not care for not having bathroom in the bus although there were frequent stops to facilitate that. the day is long but worth it. I do recommend the trip.

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Auckland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Kiwi Discovery day trip to Milford is one of the best trips any tourist should take while visiting NZ. They do a day trip from Queenstown, which is like a 4 hour drive to Milford sound. There after the boat ride of Milford sound is amazing. They use a small boat, which has less number of people on board and... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Thanks Shaik A for your awesome review. I'm glad you saw one of the most beautiful places on earth with us and enjoyed the more space on our smaller boat. We aim to please! Hope you got lots of photos, so you can carry on enjoying the views.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Milford sound is a beautiful place but journey will take 12 hours overall 8 hours of which is on a coach. This company basis their whole advertising campaign on how luxurious their coaches are with glass roof roof, large windows, reclining seats and numerous stops on route. However, as we found out, none of these are guaranteed and apparently we... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Thanks Rose Y for your review. Yes, our Milford Sound day trip is a whole day - back within 12 hours on our 'Coach-Cruise-Coach' option with a 2 hour cruise. This is one of the longest cruises on Milford Sound. This is clearly stated on our brochure and website. There is an option to help shorten the journey to 9... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It took a long time to get there but it sure was worth it! Stunning, spectacular scenery. The bus driver was quite informative and so was the skipper on the boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We hv visited Milford Sound day trip by Kiwi discovery which was awesome experience 4 us. Driver was informative n journey was great. A must visited Plc while u r in Queenstown.

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KiwiDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Glad you had fun with us and found our driver informative. I'm pleased you had a great journey with us here at Kiwi Discovery. Come back anytime! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We took a day trip to Milford Sound from Queenstown using Kiwi Discovery. Milford is only about 50 miles west of Queenstown but there are no passable roads in that direction, thus a very roundabout route is required and the entire trip from pickup to return was about 13 hours. The other option to see Milford, from what I could... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The bus we were on didn't have any heating so we were freezing on the journey to Te Anau. This was not up to proper standard - especially for the two elderly people in our group (one of which returned home with a cold). This company also didn't have as much commentary and as many interesting stops for photos as... More 

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KiwiDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our Milford Sound day trip. Unfortunately, last week our coach's front heating did break. Our driver, made us aware of this issue as soon as he stopped at 9am on the day of your trip. He phoned us to make sure the coach would be off the road and repaired the following day.... More 

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