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“Go when it's raining:” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Milford Sound

Milford Sound
Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
64 3 249 7959
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Te Anau
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls, Scenic Drives
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“Go when it's raining:”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Of all the places we saw on North Island, Milford Sound was one of the most beautiful and one of the most wet we visited. There are two lodgings at Milford Sound, and most of the rooms are filled with groups that hiked into the Sound, (which I've also heard very good things about.) We were fortunate one two fronts; the first being that we got the only empty room at the hotel that looks directly over Miters Peak; the second is that ir rained the entire time we were there.
You want to be there when it's raining! When it's raining, the road into the sound and the sound itself are a seemingly endless series of tropical waterfalls.
The accommodations have apparently undergone a change since we were there. The hotel we stayed at had a 1960's-era look, and every room had a glass wall that looked out on the Sound, and on Miter's Peak. I still have a photograph taken from our 'balcony' of the Peak half shrouded by fog that is one of the best pictures I took there.
The next morning we took one of the ships out around the sound. Although the water was choppy and it was raining heavily; there were hundreds of waterfalls coming down from the top of every cliffside. We left after the ship tour bound for Frans Joseph Glacier, but I will always remember our visit to Milford Sound and the incredible beauty of the place.

Visited February 2012
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“You have to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We drove in the first day after the avalanche had closed the road for almost a week. The drive was quite amazing with switchback roads and fantastic views. We jumped on The Milford Sound which was the next vessel out. Really great trip with waterfalls, penguins, dolphins and magnificent scenery. Kea were in the car park along with the dreaded sandflies.

Visited October 2012
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“Good, even on a wet day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We took a day off driving and booked a small coach and boat trip with Jucy Cruizes Eco Tour and were delighted we had done so. Simon. Our driver and guide, was brilliant, giving us lots of time to stop off a good viewing points along the road route and providing excellent informed commentary. It was lovely not to have to drive and to be able to sit back annoy the marvellous scenery. We had great weather until we were through the tunnel and ten it rained so visibility on the cruise (a nice small boat) was variable. However, rain did mean we saw lots of temporary waterfalls! If you have to choose between Milford and Doubtful Sound Cruises do Doubtful Sound but they are very different and do both if you can.

Visited January 2013
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“Incredible place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The most beautiful place on the planet. We did the Real Journeys 3-hr nature cruise, and it was great. Close up views of the waterfalls and the towering walls of the fiord

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Waterfalls , sheer cliffs , seals , penguins, and I'm told regularly Dolphins.
Take the longer cruise (2-2.5 hours) it's woth it. Most boats go close or under a waterfalkl so have a waterproof camera and wet weather gear to get the best shot.

Visited January 2013
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