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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Perth, Australia
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“cruising Milford Sound”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

We decided to take an all-in tour from Te Anau and were pleased that it was the right decision. The road is not so difficult that we couldn't take the mobile home we were using but the information from the tour driver and the stops we made in our small bus (about 20 passengers) were extremely interesting. Also, the cruise was the longest one, going out to the mouth of the sound, just on the edge of the Tasman Sea. There were fewer waterfalls than normal because there had been no rain for 6 days but this meant we were able to get out on the upper deck to get better views of the seals, penguins and dolphins. And the cruise included a visit to the underwater viewing area. Bearing in mind the 5 hour bus trip and the 2h45m cruise and a full smorgasbord lunch (and no long drive back to Te Anau) it was very good value at NZ$175 each.

Visited November 2012
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“We had "The Dramatic One ...."”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

In the words of a local, " Doubtful Sound is more pretty and Milford Sound is more dramatic... ". We took both the cruise and helicopter to Milford Sound. We booked too a float plane / hovercraft to Doubtful Sound but it was cancelled due to the windy conditions. Milford Sound was great. We booked the cruise to Milford Sound in advance before we travelled to NZ. However after arriving in Te Anau and watching the film on Milford Sound in Fiordland Cinema, decided that MS is best viewed by both cruise n helicopter. Different feel n perspective. And no regrets! It was an exhilarating experience. The helicopter landed at the top of Mitre Peak and it was really an experience of a lifetime. I would recommend doing both the cruise n helicopter if time permits. MS ... must visit !

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“Nature at its best”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Nice ride around the sound. Magnificent mountains surrounding the sound. Recommend to take the boat ride after completing the Milford Track.

Visited January 2012
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“Excellent place and excellent views . Although the drive from Queenstown to Milford is overrated.”
Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Milford sound is the best place in terms ov scenic views and have great cruises . Must try Real cruise .;They were simply great.

We had heard about the great drive between Queenstown and Mildord. Although it was interesting it seems overated.

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“One of the highlights of NZ!!!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

I loved every minute on the boat thru Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. It was truly magnificent!!! It was cold but worth getting bundled up for----and the weather was gorgeous!!!!

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