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“heaven sent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Milford Sound

Milford Sound
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Te Anau
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“heaven sent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

do not miss this wonderful place .i may go back to NZ from ireland just to visit this place.Be aware of the journey in as well you will never forget you visit here

Visited October 2012
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“Nice little cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Count on a 12 hour bus trip.

Select good to great weather.

Nearly any "Sound"cruise in Alaksa is better.

We do recommend

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

You cannot visit South Island without visiting Milford Sound.

The sights were spectacular. Cruise was almost 2 hrs long but it seemed shorter because there was so much to see. From seals to waterfalls, the natural beauty is something to behold.

We went on Mitre Peak Cruises which is a smaller boat so we were able to get closer to the shore for a better view. Highly recommend them to anyone who wants to take the cruise.

Enjoyed the drive to Milford Sound from Queenstown too especially going through Homer Tunnel. A big plus for those who like to drive!

Visited February 2013
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“Nice and peacful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

I know a lot of people LOVE milford sound cruise and I definitely think its a nice thing to do but in my view its not all that great. It's just a boat ride in a large river. You do learn a lot about the glaciers and fjords which is nice but the cruise itself is OK.

We drove from Te Anau to Milford for the cruise and the drive (along with a stop over at Mirror Lake) is definitely a lot more beautiful than the cruise.

Visited November 2012
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“Enjoy what you see!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Go with low expectations for wildlife viewing and just enjoy whatever you see. The Milford Sound is very scenic. We went with Mitre Peak Cruises for the small boat experience. This boat allowed us to get very up close views of fur seals and a waterfall. 3 weeks later our son went on this same cruise and had a great experience watching dolphins swimming along with the boat. Don't leave out stopping along the road from Te Anau to Milford Sound for many enjoyable trails and sights - for example, viewing Mirror Lake with numerous waterfowl.

Visited March 2013
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