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awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour
Ranked #44 of 164 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.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

A wonderful day, superb driving, info and humour from Jamie who has the best job he said, have to agree with that comment! Weather was kind to us, views amazing, sad that lack of rain recently meant that many of the usual waterfalls were dry...Jamie promised door to door travel and proved this by moving the coach further forward to allow a passenger with slight mobility problems walk less distance, what a true gentleman! The commentary on board was great, lunch also good, except that I do not eat pork so ham/and cheese rolls meant my husband had both -- but I had both Kiwi fruit, which were wonderful, though sadly from Italy...excellent day xx

1  Thank TuckersCandM
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Hi TuckersCandM, thanks for taking the time to write a review of your day with us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour and will pass your feedback on to Jamie and the rest of the team. Thanks for choosing to travel with awesomeNZ and happy travels.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Paul you really are an excellent guide.......Perfect day the most amazing place worth every cent. With the smaller boat we were able to get up close and fill the water glasses on the bow of the boat under the falls....brilliant....Sarah the guide on board was great the lunch provided was excellent and not only did we see many seals but we even saw penguins too (which we were told was unusual at this time of year) so how could it have been any better?

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GreatSightsNZ, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Thanks for the great feedback! We'll make sure that Paul and Sarah know what a great time you had!

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We (my wife and I) were pretty skeptical whether we would like going on a whole day tour with a bunch of strangers listening to someone prattling on. We could not have been more wrong. Our bus/tour leader, Paul was truly awesome. His welcome, easy manner and excellent commentary on the landscape, history and landmarks we were passing through was fantastic. He described the whole process of glacier formation ans how it has shaped the landscape and even how it affect land use in easy language and examples as we passed them - really interesting. He also shared his passion for the really special part of the world. Boat trip on Milford Sound was simply stunning - all of it.

1  Thank Andy G
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

Kia ora Andy. Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your day with us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the Milford tour and getting feedback like this is gives our drivers a real buzz. Thank you for choosing to experience Milford Sound with awesomeNZ

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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.

Thank Lynne2846
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank Penny W
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awesomeNZcom, Manager at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 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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