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Milford Sound

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is years since we visited Milford Sound. Oh why did we take so long to go back? This is truly one of the wonders of the world. During the week we visited, Fiordland and much of the South Island had had truck loads of snow. Thus, we drove (on a bus journey) up through alpine scenery of jaw dropping... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We traveled to Milford Sound in a bus and if you don't have a hire car then ok take the bus but if you have a hire car do it by yourself. the bus trip killed me! Mainly from people who are stupid and ignorant. Nothing worse than seeing people smoking at the back of the bus every time you... More

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

You have to see this place while you are in NZ. Just breathtaking!! Well worth the trip to see this beautiful place. Set amongst the lush rain forests. Make sure you take the boat ride out into the fiords to really enjoy Milford Sound. Beautiful experience!!

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Pay hundreds of extra dollars to go to Milford Sound, or book with Jucy Cruize. I saved $350 with Jucy. The difference between Jucy and the other companies is that you have to pack your own picnic food for the bus (5 hours out with photo stops; 4 hours back). I went into their town office late in the afternoon... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I was on a cruise on Voyager of the Seas, during a fairly cold and wet journey into Milford Sound. The rain during and for days before we undertook the excursion was, as it turned out, a mixed blessing, because waterfalls were cascading down the walls of this fjord for its whole length. It's a truly beautiful place, even more... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Sailing into the Milford sound on a cruise liner must be seen to be believed. The 90,000 tonne Radiance of the Seas slowly whistled down the sound with the most amazing scenery including water falls,natural landscapes,rolling mountains and an airy feel of seclusion....the best

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My wife and I went on this excursion as we had read so much about the scenery in Milford Sound. Mitre Peaks bus picked us up on time and delivered us to the big bus ready for the two hour trip from Te Anau. Unfortunately for us the weather was against us (hence to score of three) I am just... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If this is one of your must see places, don't count on seeing it if you are on a cruise. Not sure what the land based tours are like. We went in February(end of summer,best time of year?) Totally all fogged in, so cruise ship could not enter the narrow entrances. Only saw short glimpses above the fog, of how... More

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Simi Valley, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My wife and I endured the 5 hour car trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and it was definitely worth it. The cruise on the sound is a must: views of the waterfalls, mountains jutting up to the sky, dolphins, and seals are your reward. We had amazing weather, but even then it gets cold, so be sure and bundle... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed night before at local lodge and went for an early morning kayak in the sound which was great, wished it was longer. Blessed with unbelievable weather, great guide named Tanner, just beautiful.

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