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“Wonderful experience in every way...”

awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour
Ranked #44 of 160 Tours in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore Milford Sound with a return day tour from either Queenstown or Te Anau with awesomeNZ. Travelling in a modern glass-roof coach for optimal viewing, your local and experienced guide will explain the history of this world famous region. Then board your Milford Sound cruise and explore the awe-inspiring landscape of this world famous fiord, the glacier carved valleys and cascading waterfalls.
Melbourne
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience in every way...”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I can only echo all the other positive reviews for this tour. The bus was clean and comfortable with great windows. Our driver and guide Paul gave lots of interesting information and made the long journey pass quickly. (he was also remarkably calm and polite to those who kept us all waiting at every stop!)
The boat trip was exquisite; Milford Sound is one of the true beauty spots of our planet. The drive through the Fiordlands National Park was also breathtakingly beautiful and thanks to the many photo stops we were able to fully appreciate it.
I heartily recommend this tour and couldn't fault Awesome.

Visited March 2013
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Kia ora Lynne, thank you for for your lovely comments. It's great to get your feedback and we'll be sure to pass your comments on to Paul and the rest of the team. Milford certainly is one of the those magical places and we're delighted to have been able to share it with you.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful day tour of Milford Sound”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We started the morning with a bus tour with our wonderful guide Paul. He was enthusiastic and informative and stopped at some great locations for us to look around and take photographs. The bus was clean, comfortable and had a glass ceiling to engance the views.

This was followed up with a cruise with a lunch box included. We had a fantastic day and took away some beautiful photos. Recommended tour.

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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Kia ora Penny, thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your day with us. We're really pleased to hear your enjoyed your day with Paul and will pass your kind comments on to him. Happy travels.
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Milford Sound day trip”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This was an excellent adventure. Once again, it was handled in an excellent fashion. Our driver was so knowledgeable and made it extra interesting. The scenery was breathtaking and all in all a trip not to be missed especially by this company.

Visited February 2013
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Kia ora Sandy, thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your positive comments. We're delighted you enjoyed your day with us and wish you safe travels to your next destination.
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Los Angeles, California
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“Such a great experience!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

All the other positive reviews brought me to this tour company for Milford Sound. You can choose from a bunch of other, larger tour companies, but this particular one was so perfect, I can't imagine anyone else is better. The coach was really comfortable and it was such a luxury to not have to drive. Paul was such a great host and I loved all the great facts along the tour. We stopped a perfect amount of times to grab fresh air, a snack and an amazing array of pictures.

This tour is a must see. All the reviews are spot on!

Visited January 2013
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thanks for your review Elyse1316.
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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“Milford Sound Day Tour”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We booked the trip on line with AwesomeNZ. We were picked up at the hotel right on time. The bus was comfortable and has glass panels in the roof for extra viewing through the canyons. There were a few other stops at hotels and the downtown Queenstown location.
Our tour guide was Paul. He was informative, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He provided narration about a wide variety of topics including local legends, the flora and fauna, local agriculture and tidbits about the towns and sites we drove through. It was obvious that Paul knew a lot about the area and showed his love for the region. There was no bathroom on the bus but there were frequent stops and we were kept informed about when and where bathrooms would be available on stops.
The cruise on the Sound was fantastic again with very good narration by the crew on the boat.
The narration is broadcast on speakers throughout the boat with a wireless microphone. It was veryeasy to hear. The boat is able to get almost into the waterfalls and if you wanted you could get wet. Rain jackets are also provided.
A box lunch was included with the boat trip. Other snacks and beverages were available for sale. The boat provided good viewing both from the decks or the comfort of seats behind glass.
The trip back was quiet with minimal stops and got us back to Queenstown and dropped us back at our hotel to allow time for dinner at a reasonable time.
It's a long day but well worth it. A very classy operation. It was AwesomeNZ!!

Visited December 2012
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Kia ora mmergener. Thanks for your review and we'll be sure to pass your feedback on to Paul and the rest of the team.
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