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Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip

37 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7340
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Ranked #77 of 165 activities in Queenstown
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The driver was very knowledgeable and clever and was very careful in driving, especially on the way to Milford Sound. The road was through cliffs, and a tunnel. On our way to Milford Sound there was a mishap involving one of the cars. I think, they fell through the cliff but they were all right. Then there was this Aussie... More

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

Hi there, thank you for your review! Sounds like you had a great day in Milford with us, the drive in is spectacular and our drivers love sharing the beautiful scenery and their knowledge of the area with all the passengers. Sounds like their were some interesting characters on the bus too, great you meet some good people! Always nice... More

Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I booked th day trip to Milford sound through Kiwi Discoveries ad we were booked into Small Boat Nature Cruise by Southern Discoveries. Later on we realised hat Cruising on Milford sound on a small boat is better than on a large boat as the Boat Captain was able to negotiate boat better, like it took us nearer to rocks... More

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Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Fantastic drive through snow covered land. Advise you to purchase food package too. Wonderful customer service. Changed the tour day to accommodate. The weather upset the apple cart. Cafe in Te Anau needs a "shake up" . They must understand that they are NOT the only cafe in town and loose the monopoly attitude. Customer service is non existent waiting... More

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

Hi there, thank you for your review! The snow capped peaks in Milford Sound are definitely a bonus of travelling to this beautiful spot in the winter months. Glad you enjoyed our trip and customer service. A shame about your experience at the cafe in Te Anau. We have passed on this feedback to the cafe management. Thanks again! More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

While it sounds daunting, approximately ten hours on a bus (there and back) it was really quite enjoyable. It was an early start but that is because they leave earlier than the other tour companies. We booked extremely last minute and managed to make it into town just in time before the bus was to begin picking everyone up at... More

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

Wonderful! Thank you for spreading the good word about us - it is much appreciated! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Enjoyable day out... worth every cent Great, but long, day out. scenery was spectacular and not having to drive meant that we all got to admire the scenery. good stops en route to take in the scenery. the boat trip on the sound was smooth, we manage to see seals and a few waterfalls. the trip home, was long, but... More

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

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the Milford Sound Day Trip with us - such a special place! More

Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you are looking for a way to do a Great Walk in the Fiordland/Mt Aspiring and see Milford Sound, Kiwi Discovery is the way to go. We booked a ride to the start of the Routeburn Track (at the Shelter), a pickup from the end (the Divide), transport from the Divide to Milford, a 2 hour cruise at Milford,... More

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

Great advice! Thanks for your recommendation! More

Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Well organised trip to a beautiful place. Not driving all to Milford means you can look at the scenery along the road. Friendly and helpful crew. Fantastic day.

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is definitely a good idea taking a bus into Milford Sound to make the most of the stunning scenery along the way! Plus we make lots of photo stops along the way too. Especially around winter time too when the roads can be a bit more dangerous we recommend travelling with our experienced drivers.... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We knew we were in for along day so we prepared for it. Brought some snacks and lunch prior to boarding the bus. We walked up to the Kiwi Discovery shop to meet the bus. It arrived on time and Bob our driver was great. The cafe stop in Te Anau is good, they have caramel slice close to what... More

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

Thank you for your awesome review! We are going to share on our Facebook page too so hope that's ok. It's a great summary of our day trip. Very wise bringing snacks along for the day. GREAT you got to see dolphins on the cruise! We will pass on your feedback to Bob. Thanks again for joining us :) More

Ancaster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was a wonderful tour. The journey to get there from Queenstown was big [art of the tour due to the amazing scenery. The only disadvantage is given the price of the tour, lunch is not included. Tours tend to be very pricey in New Zealand vs other tourist destinations

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is a wonderful journey into Milford Sound! That's correct, our day trip does not include lunch. We can arrange lunch packs for $15 (picnic, vegetarian or sushi options), there is a stop in Te Anau to purchase coffee and lunch or you can bring your own lunch and snacks with you. Thanks again and... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We dont much like coach trips but this one was well worth it. Whether coach or self drive its 8 hours travel on a round trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. The driver was chatty, the coach comfortable and on the return trip he played an on board video which made the time go faster. Kiwi also include the boat... More

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

Thank you for your review! It certainly is worth taking a coach into MIlford Sound so you can relax and enjoy the scenery the whole way there! We are glad you got to experience MIlford Sound with us! Being on a smaller boat also provides better photo opportunities too. Sorry the other passengers slowed up the trip a bit -... More

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