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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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Description: 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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Enjoyable day, disappointed with service of driver/ guide

Scenic drive via Te Anau to arrive at Milford Sound for a 2 hour cruise on slightly cloudy day. Cruise was delightful, with good commentary, and a young Vietnamese intern, Thong... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Sydney
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Scenic drive via Te Anau to arrive at Milford Sound for a 2 hour cruise on slightly cloudy day. Cruise was delightful, with good commentary, and a young Vietnamese intern, Thong, was very attentive and helpful. Disappointed with the driver/ guide who adopted a minimalist approach to customer service, greetings, commentary and welcoming passengers (Garth / Gareth). It would have... More 

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

Dear Arundel153, Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us, we really value your comments and well constructed feedback. Milford Sound truly is a special place to visit, and one of the highlights of the Southern New Zealand region. We’re thrilled we could share it with you. At Kiwi Discovery we pride ourselves... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

DON´T BOOK YOUR ROUTEBURN TRACK SHUTTLE WITH THIS GUYS! Me and my girlfriend were doing the Routeburn Track and booked the transport well in advance. We planned to do the track from the Divide and return at Glenorchy in only 2 days(one night) so we arranged transport from Queenstown at 0645 to The Divide with expected arrival time at 1100.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great tour. Milford sound is definitely a fantastic place. The tour with Kiwi discovery was close to perfect: nice bus, small-size boat, good lunch box. The price is also reasonable. Only small remark: the bus driver's English is tough to understand for non native speakers.

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

Thanks for traveling down with us, we are glad you had a great day. Your feedback is appreciated and we will pass onto the team here. Milford Sound is such a beautiful spot so we hope you got lots of photos. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is the second time I have used Kiwi Discovery to visit Milford Sound and on both occasions my experience has compared favourably with my previous visits using other companies. The online booking process was straightforward and easy to understand. The timetable as advertised was kept to accurately and the commentary and stops were both interesting and well planned. The... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Everything was good, easy booking via internet, pick up in time, comfortable coach. Also we really liked the small boat and opportunity to get closer to Tasmanian sea! Fjords at itself are so beatiful and breath breathtaking, so I wish to visit it again one day. But actually there is one note for the driver. I don't remember his name,... More 

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

Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself on our tour, Milford is such a beautiful area of the country isn't it. We also much appreciate your feedback on the driver communication and will be sure to pass that on to help future clients. We hope... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fiords and the boat ride were awesome Do go for romantic walk in the bush and opt for a road trip rather then chopper ride

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

So glad you had a lovely day out in the Fiordland National Park, it really is a stunning place and we're thoroughly glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Its an awful long way from Queenstown to Milford Sound so we decided not to drive and take a tour with Kiwi discovery. I booked the entire thing from the UK in advance and I could not fault the arrangements on the day one little bit. The coach arrived at our hotel bang on time. The driver was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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

I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great trip, we do try and make it as easy as possible to book and our knowledgeable drivers/ front line team do their best to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible! Hopefully you came away with some beautiful photos! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The trip was simply fantastic. Great driver and very entertaining. My only comment is that it's a very long day if going from Queenstown but still well worth it. I did find it hard to keep cool in the bus but it was a quite hot January day. Otherwise really really good and would highly recommend this trip Graeme K... More 

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

We're glad to hear you would recommend our trip! It really is a spectacular part of our country and we're happy you had a good time! Thank you for coming with us. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We booked this excursion at the kiwi adventure office in Queenstown. The young lady who took the booking was very helpful and explanatory. The coach arrived on time as it was an early start of a 12 hour day. The weather was not brilliant but the coach driver stopped at places of interest and gave informative commentary. The boat trip... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your day trip to Milford Sound with us! The weather is very unpredictable out in the Fiordland, but the rain just makes for better waterfalls! Glad it brightened up for you though. The drive into Milford Sound is all part of the journey, and yes although it is a long one- at least it's a... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We arranged our visit to Milford Sound in December from the UK with Kiwi Discovery by email, and their responses were quick and informative. Travelling from Queenstown on the bus is a long journey but made interesting for us with photo stops at several places. The boat trip on the Sound was great and the skipper gave us lots of... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your day trip to Milford Sound with us! You're right, the fly back option is spectacular, and gives you an incredible experience from the land, water and air! Thank you for the review and for choosing to travel with Kiwi Discovery. More 

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