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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

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88 Beach Street
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  • Pass by Lake Wakatipu
  • 1
    Lake Te Anau
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Eglinton Valley
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mirror Lakes Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Homer Tunnel
  • 4
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Milford sound Hwy
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Mitre Peak
  • 6
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Depending on where you are staying, you will either be picked up by a taxi and taken to meet our coach, or be picked up by our coach directly.

    Please make sure to call and reconfirm your booking prior to departure so that you know where your pick up point will be, and at what time.
    12h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Beverages
    • Live commentary on board (English only) - interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
    • Entry/Admission - Eglinton Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Mirror Lakes Walk
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    • Entry/Admission - Milford sound Hwy
    • Entry/Admission - Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions
    • Please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our day out with Real Journeys. Every aspect of the day was so well done, from the early morning taxi pickup at our accommodation, to the quick check-in, comfortable coach, thoughtful stops along the way and transfer to our nature cruise. Our coach driver
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    Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Kia Ora and thank you for the 5 star review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Milford Sound experience. Our coach drivers are amazing and your positive comments about Lukas are appreciated. Travelling by coach is definitely the most relaxing way to get there and allows you to take in all the breath-taking views en route. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
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    Great Tour. The drivers on the bus were the best. Thanks Dean for all you shared while driving it was informative and interesting as well.. Would do it again
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    The Real Journeys 5 hour bus drive to Milford Sound was disappointing. We have seen Niagara Falls and the Yosemite waterfalls so taking this long drive to see a few seals and several 200 feet or less waterfalls was a letdown for us Californians. The bus driver and the boat
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    Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 1 Jan 2020
    We are very happy to hear you found our cruise and captain informative and accommodating, but we are sorry you didn't enjoy your drive to Milford Sound, or the views once there. Most visitors describe the Milford Road as absolutely spectacular, while Milford Sound has famously been described as the '8th wonder of the world', so we agree your experience is particularly disappointing. The highest waterfall in Milford Sound is the Lady Bowen Falls at 162 metres (approx. 531ft). The second highest waterfall is Stirling Falls at 151 metres in height (495ft) – which is three times the height of Niagara Falls. Its height may be perceived as being much smaller due to the 1,300m (4265ft) mountain behind it. Depending on the season, visitors often spot penguins, dolphins and other wildlife in addition to seals in Milford Sound so it's a shame you didn't get an opportunity to see these as well. Thanks for your feedback - the team at Real Journeys.
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    The day was long, but Milford Sound was worth it, even in heavy rain. It was one of the highlights of my two weeks in New Zealand. The meeting point was easy to locate (real journeys even had a cab pick us up at our hotel and drop us off). The drive itself was very long,
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    The cruise itself was spectacular on the Milford Mariner. Getting there is a mega-hour journey each way because the range of mountains stands in teh way of a straight-line coach trip. Instead of a straight line, think a huge U - south, then west, then north, then Milford
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    By: Real Journeys
    Very interesting and well organized experience!
    Had a wonderful time visiting the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. The entire experience from the boat ride through the
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    Linda A
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Great day out!
    This was a lovely day out. Trip consisted of a 50 min (fairly fast) ride across Manapouri Lake. We then took a 50
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    London, United Kingdom
    Great afternoon early evening trip
    The steam trip from Queenstown to Walter Peak was very enjoyable. You are able to see the engine running and the
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    Sydney, Australia
    A must see in Te Anau
    The whole experience was wonderful. The boat ride across to the caves was informative & spectacular. All the staff
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    Philip M
    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    Glowworm Caves
    An all round excellent experience, very informative from the boat journey to the caves, to the pre tour briefing
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    Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
    Fabulous day out
    This experience promised much and delivered so much more! From the start at Te Anau the coach transfer to
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    Would be a far more pleasurable experience if they didn't overload the boat, seems unfair to not get a seat there
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    Stef B
    London, United Kingdom
    Great way to see Doubtful Sound
    The overnight cruise was a lovely way to see Doubtful Sound. We were picked up from Queenstown and had a
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Pristine Beauty.
    Amazing views of Glacial Fjords, Majestic mountains, opaline waters and swirling cloud formations. We normally
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    William T
    Sterling, Virginia
    Te Anau cruise and Glow Worm Cave
    Very nice experience. The boat ride to the caves was quite nice while the caves were fascinating. The tours worked
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 12h 45m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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