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Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip

#67 of 160 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 7340
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Milford Sound is the jewel of the South Island and a must see destination...

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 independent 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.

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$128.88*
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Full-Day Milford Sound Discovery Day Trip from Queenstown
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Cardrona Ski Package Bus Lift and Rental from Queenstown
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Fabulous Trip

I looked at a number of trips to Milford Sounds for myself and my elderly mother before deciding on Kiwi Discovery. I was not disappointed. Paul our driver was brilliant. He... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2014
Ange S
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our negative experience started when we first walked into the door of the ski rental premises. We were greeted with a response that was very unwelcoming and was told to wait up to 15 minutes to have our rental gear fitted. I walked out in disgust & took my son off to eat some dinner. Upon our return I was... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and I would like to apologize on behalf of the company that the experience described was not satisfactory. I would appreciate if you could contact us directly via info@kiwidiscovery.com and let us know the dates of your booking so we can investigate further. Thanks again for taking the time to let us know and we... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

I looked at a number of trips to Milford Sounds for myself and my elderly mother before deciding on Kiwi Discovery. I was not disappointed. Paul our driver was brilliant. He was clearly passionate about the area and provided us with so much information which was fabulous. I couldn't believe how he remembered so much. Paul was patient with the... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments! We have passed on your comments to Paul, that's great he looked after you & your Mother so well. He definitely is a great driver, loves the area and sharing it with our passengers! Thank you for your recommendation, glad you had a great day in Milford Sound with Kiwi Discovery! More 

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Amazing location with wild dolphines and yummy sushi set lunch! Very punctual bus driver! Arrived before departure! I'll definitely do this trip again when i return to queenstown

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

Wow, lucky you got to see dolphins in Milford - that's always an extra special bonus! Glad you enjoyed our service and we look forward to seeing you again! Thanks for the great review :) More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went into the ski shop to have a ski edge tune and wax, which is advertised on their website as "MINOR Edge and Wax" at $15. They actually charge $30 for this service (i.e. double the internet advertised price). In fact, all three of their ski tuning/service options appeared to be double the internet advertised price. The girl working... More 

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

Hi StuXYZ Thanks for the review and for bringing the problem to our attention, we would not purposely go out to defraud people and it was a genuine mistake where an old website page from a few years ago that had somehow got swapped out for the correct page. Normally if there are mistakes it's a pretty easy and quick... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Both drivers (Bus & Cruise) were very knowledgeable and we did enjoyed our trip to Milford Sound. However, 10 mins on each spot seems not enough but the views were absolutely amazing.

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

Thanks for your review of our Milford Sound Day Trip. We are glad you experienced it and enjoyed the knowledge our staff members have to share! I bet you got some amazing snaps from your day! More 

Newcastle
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

I'm sure you've read all the great reviews... All I can add is that while our super efficient bus driver got us there and back on time (and it was a very, very long day), he did push the pedal quite hard and tailgated slower drivers fairly aggressively in a bud to overtake them. I felt confident in his abilities,... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, it is much appreciated. We pride ourselves on the standard of safe and courteous drivers we have and feedback like this helps us ensure we are on top of our game all of the time. We have talked with our drivers to ensure that they are all fully aware of the importance to drive, not just... More 

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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic day very informative and presenters and staff awesome. Would definitely recommend for everyone visiting Queenstown to go and see.

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

Thanks Janine Will pass on your comments to the whole team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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KiwiDiscovery, Manager at Kiwi Discovery - Milford Sound DayTrip, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - we like the smaller boats too as you get a much more personal and closer trip to the waterfalls. For anyone reading this, luckily the sound is protected from the ocean waves and the boats we use (normally a Mitre Peak one) are quite sturdy and stable so even though you are on water the... More 

Robina, Australia
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76 reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 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 

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