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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing and beautiful. Definitely has the wow factor. The boat trip was the best. The scenery is fantastic. Our guide was good giving out all the information. #milfordmariner. The information centre and cafe was good with nice food. A lovely part of new Zealand's South...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No guesses that it's a must if you are touring South Island. There are several ways to go there but the best one is to drive for the sheer beauty you come throughout the drive. The only risk of driving there is that the only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sailed through the Milford Sound, amazing. The weather here can be quite unpredictable, so we were blessed to have this amazing weather. Nature at its best.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulc19642017
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the combination cruise and kayak tour. Thankfully, the weather was unseasonably snowy and cold the day we were originally scheduled, but we were able to shift it one day later. What a difference a day makes! It was cool, but sunny. The cruise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2pt71828
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked with southern discovery. The crew was friendly and collection of booked meals was easy as the meals were prepacked. There is also free water, milk and coffee on board. We had the chance to get very close to a waterfall which was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 264gweny
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was on top of our list to do.It takes about 5..5hrs to reach from Auckland .I personally found it to be over hyped ..just the first 15 minutes seem to be attractive but then it gets very boring ..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rikz007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Milford Sounds is a breathtaking part of the world. The day I visited was a clear sunny day but quit windy. I can recommend a visit in this great nature

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G1923JTpeterm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A definite must if you are traveling South of the Island. You will not regret it. It's absolutely breathtaking. We were awestruck by the beauty of it all. The Dolphins are amazing to watch. The Falls are loud and the whole experience has you totally...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank januarygracecoutet
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took Glacier Helicopter to the Mildford Sound and did a boat ride into the sounds. Breathtaking views, gorgeous waterfalls and the color of the water is incredible. We were able to see some dolphins and seals as well, bonus. Wouldn't want to miss if I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laurenkV1055YJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome Milford Sound is a must do on anybody's tour around the south of NZ. If it's raining you get wonderful waterfalls, and if it's sunny you get gorgeous clear views. The trip in itself is one continuous scenic tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Timmy310
December 7, 2018|
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Response from PunitM_12 | Reviewed this property |
It is approximately a 3hrs drive from Dunedin so working backwards with what you want to do, would suggest you leave Dunedin by 6 am and maximise your day. You will be able to do both the activities also there will be less... More
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Compass167096
October 10, 2018|
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Response from wrafael_santos | Reviewed this property |
There i no wifi on board the vessels. The views are fantastic. Enjoy the cruise and disconnect.
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from leemo2016 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking and a short walk down ... very easy
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lspikol
Allentown, Pennsylvania
our New Zealand un-itinerary (2 Replies)
I have been lurking on the New Zealand discussion board for some time but it is now time to post our own travel plans. My wife and I are planning 2 months in New Zealand from approximately January 20, 2013 to March 20, 2013. Here are some broad aspects of our "un-itinerary" 1. To appreciate the New Zealand people, culture and environment by travel that is basically unhurried. 2. We're fairly enthusiastic hikers (that would be trampers in New Zealand speak) and kayakers. During our trip...More
August 23, 2012|
Response fromWLnz|
Yep, rent or buy a car - it is more affordable than a campervan. Take care if buying a car - you have registration, WOF and insurance issues, plus any fault/repair in the car is your responsibility. Personally I wouldn't bother for a two month visit. Check some of the rental agencies which deal in slightly older cars - they may be willing to give you a good deal for a long rental. You have an exciting trip to (un)plan, enjoy :)
kristienBelgium
Belgium
skip Abel Tasman? travelling with twins of 4 years (5 Replies)
In November 2010 we will travel to NZ with our twins of 4 years. We will hire a camper. After 2 weeks in the North (incl. 3 days of diving for mom,- dad will take care of the children-), we will take the ferry and spend 17 days on SI. We really want to do the Whale Watch in Kaikoura. The easiest way to make a reservation for the boot is to plan this trip the day after the ferry. After the whale watch we plan to go up north again and do Nelson, Abel Tasman. From there we make our way down and...More
February 22, 2010|
Response fromWLnz|
Welcome to the forum Kristien :) Have you plotted your intended itinerary on a map? You may find 17 days isn't enough time to visit all the places on your wish list. And best not to fly to/from Milford when you have time to take the stunning road. Take the bus from Te Anau (2.5 hours) the bus stops often at all the sights and on the return trip some of the buses play a film so the twins won't be bored. I suggest; 1 arrive Picton, drive to Kaikoura 2 whale watch, drive Lewis Pass to...More
Rovi20
San Francisco, California
Milford Sound (2 Replies)
Hi, My husband and I are planning a trip to New Zealand end of September/ beginning of October. We are going to arrive in Queenstown on October 1st. We have rented a car but I was wondering if it is ok to drive to Milford sound during that time of the year or should we take a coach? I heard it rains a lot and it might not be safe to drive. Please suggest.
June 23, 2015|
Response fromWLnz|
Avalanche season runs through Oct - if you drive there and the road closes after you, the only way out is wait for the road to reopen, possibly days, or charter a plane and fly - a very expensive option. If you bus in and the road closes then getting you out is neither your headache, nor your cost. Some prefer to bus anyhow, as the coach driver offers an interesting commentary, plus the bus stops at all the best scenic spots. It really is stress-free exploring.