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Fiordland Private Tours

208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 23 Activities in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Fiordland Tours Milford Sound small group Coach & Cruise.We maximise your opportunity to capture one of the finest alpine drives in the world in a... more » Owner description: Fiordland Tours Milford Sound small group Coach & Cruise.We maximise your opportunity to capture one of the finest alpine drives in the world in a unique and unhurried way.Our leading small boat operation gives you a chance to see Seals, Dolphins and Penguins with an in depth, fun commentary about the rich history of Fiordland.We do personal pick-ups from your accommodation. Departs Te Anau 9-00am Returns 6pm « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We're glad that we went with this small tour company instead of the larger ones. There were only 6 of us in a cosy mini van, and we're able to make many photo stops and short walking stops en route to milford sound. Ray is a really great guide, and provided us with many interesting stories about the history and... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wow what a great day we had yesterday !!. Ray was a very friendly and informative guide. Fortunate for us there was only 4 of us on Rays personalised coach. Ray was extremely obliging and patient as he helped me with every possible photo vantage spot. We detoured to Gunns camp for home made date scones in the caretakers homely... More

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate your nice review of our small group tour to Milford Sound. The road tour to Milford Sound is a photograghers dream, and because our numbers are small, we are able to maximize the photo opportunities with lots of scenic stops. We hope your photos were of good quality and hope to see you back one day. More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This day with Ray was the most amazing day of our holidays. The scenery was the best in the world and Rays commentary was second to none. To sit back and take in the unforgettable views and to have such an experienced local answer all our questions, and there were many, was a win for my whole family. I don't... More

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We really enjoy questions 'from the floor' This provides a good mix with what we like to share with you and what you want to hear. There lots of hidden jems that you only get to see while on a tour and you have appreciated that in your review. It is such a pleasure... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ray was very prompt in replying all our enquiries. We were travelling with 3 young kids and I was a bit anxious that I sent him a couple of emails prior to the trip to check on a few things, which Ray had gladly answered. Ray was away on holidays when we went to Milford Sound, he had assigned Dave... More

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our small group tour to Milford Sound. It is a team effort to provide a quality service, and we appreciate you noticing the good communication between us. Thanks once again and hope you enjoyed your NZ holiday. More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Ray offers a personable tour with a wealth of knowledge. Pick up is offered from your accommodation and because the tour is run locally there is more time to stop and check out attractions before all of the buses arrive. Our family 100% recommend Ray and will book with him in the future

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for you brief but 'to the point' review of our small group personal tour to Milford Sound from Te Anau. You have noted that it is important to start from Te Anau and we appreciate the fact that you enjoyed the extra number of scenic attractions along the way. More

Tokyo, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was hands down one of our best experiences in NZ. A lot of things came together to make it the perfect trip - beautiful weather, roads opened at the last minute, great boat operators, dolphin pods jumping around the boat and the sheer luck of finding Ray and Fiordland pvt tours. We were booked for a NZD119 tour with... More

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful and comprehensive review of our small group tour to Milford Sound. It is always a good idea to park up for the day and take a tour and go with experience drivers on what can be a challenging road during the winter. It isnt too often that we have to drive through snow but when... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my second time to Milford and would highly recommend staying in Te Anau and catching a tour with Ray rather than a self drive from Queenstown. A much more relaxing and enjoyable day, and a huge amount of things to see!

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your brief and positive review of our tour we did with you. It is always a tour from Te Anau and a long bus trip from Queenstown. We appreciate that you acknowledged that. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Crazy to drive yourself. We took this small, friendly and intimate tour in a comfortable coach that stops at many cool places on the way to Milford Sound and the amazing boat trip. A great commentary all the way gives you a clear story about the area and attractions. Lots of stops for photos. My experience will remain a lifetime... More

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for for the review about or small group tour to Milford Sound. To really enjoy the day and be shown ALL the wonderful scenis stops and short walks, it is important to leave your car at Te Anau for the day like you did. There is only two locally owned Milford Sound operators, and we are pleased to... More

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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We chose this tour rather than self driving after trip advisor reviews and are so glad we did. Our tour guide, Alan, was friendly, fun and knowledgable. We would have missed out on many added extras driving ourselves and it was relaxing not having to drive home after a big day. After seeing some big tours again we recommend this... More

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

We are pleased that your decision to park your car for the day turned into a day to remember. Milford Sound can be visited in lots of different weather patterns, and a rainy day with lots of water falls is fantastic. You have appreciated that to drive yourselves would have been a serious mistake, and your day was enhanced by... More

Cairns, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Today my husband and 2 daughters (8 and 10) had the pleasure of a very personable tour with Alan. We based ourselves in Te Anau top 10 as the town has a lot to offer (including glow worm trip) then opted for a trip with this company. Alan was not only an informative tour guide he was great company as... More

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Fiordland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our tour you did with Alan. You have apreciated the personal service provided for both the coach and cruise, thank you. Because we only deal with small numbers, we are able to extend a very friendly atmosphere that enhances your enjoyment for he day. Thank you for the time you have put into... More

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