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“Fantastic Must Do” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Milford Sound Select

Milford Sound Select
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$114.33*
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Milford Sound Day Trip Including Cruise and Luxury Coach from Queenstown
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9 reviews
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“Fantastic Must Do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We booked with Milford Sound Select.. Our driver was knowledgeable in relation to the sights, attractions, native flora and fauna from Queenstown to Milford Sound with good commentary and plenty of photo stops to keep us all interested. The glass roof coach was clean and comfortable giving us a good view of the beautiful scenery. At Milford sound we boarded the Milford Monarch for the actual cruise through the sound for more breath taking scenery. The trip back from Milford sound was uneventful but more commentary and leg stretch stop. Arrived back at our resort 12 hours later tired but with wonderful memories and photos. So tied that I left a hat and jumper on the coach something I did not realise until the following day. I contacted the company and the items were located and returned to me at my resort by the staff member whose name I have unfortunately misplaced. Excellent service from all involved.

Visited March 2013
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We did the bus tour (with glass roof) to Milford Sound and then took a cruise. The whole day was amazing! We made beautiful photo stops and the cruise was awesome! It's a long day (about 12-13 hours) from Queenstown but WELL WORTH IT! Oh, bring warm clothes!! It's cold out there, even in the spring/summer months! I had a long sleeved shirt, pants, fleece, winter hat and gloves and was still chilly!

Visited November 2012
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't miss this experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

You have to be willing to dedicate an entire day for a trip to Milford Sound. We took the bus from Queenstown, the coach was very comfortable, roof is glass for a better view of the mounains. Our driver, Lester, was very friendly and informative. We stopped a couple of times along the way to stretch our legs etc. One stop was Mirror Lakes, be sure to have your camera, the mountains reflect onto the lakes. We were fortunate to have had the most beautiful weather, from what we understand this is not always true. After the cruise through to sound we opted to fly back to Queenstown, Lester had all the details and made our reservation. See our review of AirMilford.

Visited February 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was the best part of our New Zealand Holiday. The driver was highly knowledgeable and as we left Queenstown, it started to rain, transforming the whole Milford Sound vicinity into a wonderland of hundreds of temporary waterfalls. It was out of the world.

Visited March 2013
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
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“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

we booked with Milford Sound Select on the recommendation of friends who went with them a couple of years ago and were delighted we had taken their advice. The drive down was broken up by a couple of stops to stretch legs and take in the magnificent scenery. We were also spoilt by the knowledge of our guide and driver, Marty, who had previously worked for the NZ conservation society and who was only a few trips short of his 1000th visit to Milford Sound. What he didn't know about the area wasn't worth knowing and what he did was very interesting and put across in a good understandable style - he most definitely added to the experience of the trip. On arriving at Milford Sound we than had a 2 hour cruise out into the Tasman Sea and back - again the scenery just took our breath away. I would recommend purchasing a picnic lunch when booking the trip which you pick up when you board the boat and saves standing in a long line to buy somethign to eat. We took the opportunity of flying back which was offered on the way down and I would recommend anyone to think about that option. A great day out in one of the most beautiful places on the planet

Visited February 2013
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