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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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Scenic views and time to relax

Scenic drive with some photo stops on our way to Milford ie Mirror Lakes and the Tunnel was stunning. Had a play with some native Kea birds on one of our stops. We've been lucky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Claudi D
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Scenic drive with some photo stops on our way to Milford ie Mirror Lakes and the Tunnel was stunning. Had a play with some native Kea birds on one of our stops. We've been lucky with the weather, the rain just stopped in the morning so we've had plenty of waterfalls to enjoy on a sunny and calm day. On... More 

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

Dear Claudi D, Vielen dank für die bewertung. We really value your comments and feedback, and we're delighted with the 5-stars you gave us ~ thank you! It sounds like you had a fabulous 'kiwi discovery' out with us, enjoying the Milford Sound wildlife, from the dolphins to the seals and even the Keas! We're pleased you experienced both rain... More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Long journey on the bus but the driver is funny and makes some good jokes. Also very knowledgeable about the area. Boat trip was good but miserable weather so a bit bumpy. Watched a film on the way back and back in good time to Queenstown.

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

Dear R L, Thank you for taking the time to review our product here, we appreciate the feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed our driver's humour, and commentary on your adventure with us to Milford Sound. It is a full day and covers a vast area of the Southern Region, which we're immensely proud of and committed to protecting for future... More 

Sydney
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
1 review
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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KiwiDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Dear Joao N, Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us. We really value your comments and feedback, as they enable us to monitor and improve our customer experiences. We pride ourselves on our people and our products. On this occasion we appear to have not met your expectations, and for this we... More 

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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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KiwiDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Dear Sara W, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us here at Kiwi Discovery. It sounds like you are a seasoned traveller, so we are very grateful for your feedback and comments. We're glad our online booking system was easy to navigate and understand. We're delighted everything was on schedule, and that we met your expectations all round. We... More 

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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 

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