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AwesomeNZ: Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise Including Lunch

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Overview
Experience stunning scenery on an unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound. The pristine Milford Sound is part of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, in the south west of the South Island, and is famed for its remote atmosphere and rugged beauty. It is New Zealand’s best known fiord and the only one that can be reached by road. Maori are believed to have discovered Milford Sound more than 1,000 years ago, returning seasonally to collect the prized pounamu (greenstone). In the early 1800s John Grono was the first European settler to land in the sound, which he named after Milford Haven in Wales. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Milford Sound is breathtaking in any weather. Cliffs rise high into the air from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1000 metres.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
12h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Glass Roof Coaches with Free-Wifi
  • Free Hotel Transfers
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
233Reviews
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KrittyG wrote a review 9 Dec
8 contributions8 helpful votes
What a trip!! Although it was an early start, it was well worth it for a fantastic day out. Adrian our driver was AMAZING, so full of knowledge, stopped in all the great places, he has such a great voice for narrating a tour. We got all the information we needed for the days
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from AwesomeNZTours, Customer Service Representative at AwesomeNZ: Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise Including Lunch
Responded 6 days ago
Kia ora KrittyG, Thank you for your awesome feedback! We'll make sure to forward your kind words to Adrian - We're sure he'll be pleased to hear of it! All the best for your future travels, Jerome and the team at AwesomeNZ
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Philip C wrote a review Nov 2019
31 contributions9 helpful votes
The the pros first, the pick up from the hotel, the journey through stunning mountain countryside very ably negotiated by driver cum guide Hamis who provided a very interesting and informative commentary. Heavy rain caused the mountains to spring to life with literally dozens
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at AwesomeNZ: Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise Including Lunch
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora Philip C, Weather in Milford Sound is raining around 200 out of the 365 days in a year, this weather helps to create the stunning waterfalls that you experienced on your tour. People come from all over the world to experience the breathtaking Milford Sound which is why it is a very busy tour, we do apologise that the food was not up to standard, if you would like to contact us about this directly you can email us at info@awesomenz.com. All the best for your future travels, Cheyenne and the team at AwesomeNZ
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Ely T wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Not to be missed - this trip is worth every penny: awesome tour guide (Paulie), comfortable bus, great itinerary, amazing road, and Milford Sound was as good as advertised, if not better. Paulie was very knowledgeable, interesting, polite, and accommodating; he clearly loves
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Response from AwesomeNZTours, Customer Service Representative at AwesomeNZ: Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise Including Lunch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Ora Ely T, Milford Sound is indeed the eight wonder of the world! We are glad to hear that you had an amazing day and I hope you have taken lots of photos to remember your experience. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about it, too. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to Paulie - I know he will appreciate it! All the best for your future travels, Maye and the team at AwesomeNZ
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Shaun B wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
I did the Milford Sound bus tour, and Stu was our driver and entertainment. First off, the itinerary went off as planned, no hiccups, so kudos to Awesome NZ on that. But an especial high praise goes to Stu! He was thoroughly engaged and passionate about this stretch of beauty in
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Response from AwesomeNZTours, Customer Service Representative at AwesomeNZ: Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise Including Lunch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Ora Passport212928, Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. We are thrilled to know Stu added to your trip with his entertaining commentary and sense of humor. It is always motivating to read positive feedback and we will make sure Stu knows about it. All the best for your future travels, Andrea and the team at AwesomeNZ
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NikkiL wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
My sister and I booked a very last minute day tour with AwesomeNZ and honestly didn't expect the coach ride to be the best part of the experience! Paulie (our driver/guide) was extremely knowledgable, professional and kept us thoroughly informed and entertained throughout the
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from AwesomeNZTours, Customer Service Representative at AwesomeNZ: Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise Including Lunch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Ora Nyukmei L, It's wonderful to know that you and your sister really enjoyed Paulie's commentary and you were able to learn interesting facts on your way to Milford Sound. We appreciate your kind feedback and we will make sure to pass it on to him. On the other hand, we hope that despite not being able to hear the full commentary on the cruise, you had enjoyed the scenery, the wild life and made everlasting memories from this trip. All the best for your future travels, Andrea and the team at AwesomeNZ
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  • Duration: 12h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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