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Review of Milford Sound

Milford Sound
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te...
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Te Anau
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A great 2 hour trip.

Be warned that the car park fills from 10am, and in the day we arrived the Park and Ride had no ride so it was a Park and a Walk (20 mins).

Milford Sound is worthy of a visit although parking could be better organised.

Thank Dean R
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

After all the reading, there was a lot of anticipation when we arrived at Milford Sound for our Southern Discoveries cruise that included lunch and a visit to the marine exhibit. While it was beautiful, I think that NZ has so much beautiful landscape of snow capped mountains and perfectly blue lakes that I personally was left a little flat at Milford Sound. There’s no doubt it is beautiful but for me, it was only a 7 or 8 out of 10 compared with some of the other spectacular sights NZ has to offer. Having said that, I am definitely glad that I did it.

Thank ElizabethDonn
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I think we saw Milfod Sound arguably the best way possible - from the prow of a cruise ship sailing into the sunrise. What an introduction to New Zealand. We had crossed the Tasman Sea and sailed gently towards the magnificent New Zealand Fiordland. It wasn't clear at first what the weather would be like. The jagged west coast peaks were peeking above the clouds, but with the arrival of the heat of the day most of the cloud had burnt off and the only ones left were those atmospherically clinging to the higher reaches of the mountains which majestically form the edges and backdrop to this World Heritage Site. Dolphins obligingly swan across the boughs of the Radiance of the Seas as she slowly drifted into the jaws of Milford. The rock walls on either side define dramatic. Vegetation clings tightly to the virtually sheer faces in many instances and the rock formations at sea level on the way in have been artistically shaped by nature. Birdlife is busy, oblivious to the comings and goings of all sizes of vessels -from kayaks to older-style sailing ships - and the helicopters and light aircraft buzzing overhead. Our experience was significantly enhanced by the commentary from the bridge of our guide, a former ranger in the park who lived locally and knew virtually every rock and sinew of the landscape. Two very high waterfalls on the north side provide punctuation to the splendour of the cliffs and mountains, and the backdrop of the snow-capped peaks as you move towards the head of the sound was other-world magnificent. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to come here and to have had such perfect conditions.

Thank Jim F
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We went on sourthen curise
We had alot of fun looking at the water fills
And breath taking vews
It was amazing
All id say is it would of been good if our host would smile she looked like she did want to be there

Thank wendykS2373YJ
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

In a word, wow! We drove from Te Anau to Milford Sound, which was an interesting journey in itself because of Mirror Lakes, the beautiful snow-capped mountains on either side, the slightly challenging mountain pass, and the tunnel. We were there on a fairly wet day, but it cleared up part way through - and I am glad that we saw this because of the way the colours changed, and the water, for instance, became so much more blue. We took a boat ride down the fjord as far as the Tasman Sea and we really enjoyed progressing down the narrow fjord, with towering mountains on each side, especially striking when the light was still fairly dark, and also with more than one waterfall. And we saw seals and dolphins too! A truly memorable day thanks to both the drive there and then the experience of the boat ride and how much it had to offer by way of unforgettable scenery.


Thank John N
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