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Milford Sound

Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls, Scenic Drives
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Since we were going in the winter we knew that the road could be an issue and it was. The road was closed the two days before we got there, but was going to the open the afternoon that we were going up. So we booked a coach tour (highly recommended so that everyone can enjoy the views and the... More

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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the sound with a plane by Air Wakatipu and then boarded with Jucy Cruise. Milford Sound is quite impressive. Another natural wonder (there are quite a few in New Zealand). We enjoyed our time cruising among nice landscapes, waterfalls, seals. Learning much about the area thanks to the pilot of the Cessna and the "captain" of the... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the best experiences of my life! Coach trip in....amazing, boat trip...amazing Amazing!!

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed overnight on board The Milford Mariner, great activities, fantastic scenery. In all awe inspiring.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Travelled by coach with Real Journeys from Te Anua to Milford Sound, the scenery was wild and fabulous, the coach driver gave a brilliant summary of the area. The Homer Tunnel is an experience in its self! If you have the opportunity do go.

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Tanunda
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Mainly went to see this based on other reviews, wasn't sure it would be worth the long day. Once we got on the boat, early on it looked promising, the scenery wasn't too bad and I thought this will be ok once we get to the good bits...... but they never arrive. I was quite disappointed, having recently travelled some... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went on a day when it was raining which is every 2 out of 3 days and we paid extra for a wildlife tour. The water was very stormy and we saw absolutely no wildlife only lots and lots of waterfalls!

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Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We absolutely loved our trip to Milford Sound. The drive from Te Anau was magical. Within 5 minutes of setting off three dolphins swam under our bow at full speed. They were jumping and spinning round and round playing with the boat. It was so heartwarming (we we needed as it was -6 degrees when we got there). The scenery... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was impressed with the beautiful nature in New Zealand. Milford sound is another place that I cannot miss. I booked the first cruise of the day. It took about 1.5 hours to drive from Te Anau. The 2-hour cruise was great. The fjord is beautiful. The waterfall is awesome. Apart from the seal, if you are lucky you may... More

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Toukley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I would highly recommend doing a kayak of Milford Sound. Such a great way to see the beautiful scenery, clear blue water and cute seals! Absolute must see when visiting the South Island.

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