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awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour

Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1137
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Great bus tour, ok cruise

This tour is run by 2 companies: the awesomeNZ bus company takes you to Milford Sound, and then you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sarahy333
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Singapore, Singapore
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Great journey

The bus trip was amazing Paul the driver was very patient and a very competent driver. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
997jan43
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Sydney, Australia
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Explore Milford Sound with a return day tour from either Queenstown or Te Anau with awesomeNZ. Travelling in a modern glass-roof coach for optimal viewing, your local and experienced guide will explain the history of this world famous region. Then board your Milford Sound cruise and explore the awe-inspiring landscape of this world famous fiord, the glacier carved valleys and cascading waterfalls.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tour is run by 2 companies: the awesomeNZ bus company takes you to Milford Sound, and then you go on a Jucy cruise boat. Paul, our driver on the awesomeNZ bus, deserves a 5 star rating for his hilarious and informative commentary, superb driving...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The bus trip was amazing Paul the driver was very patient and a very competent driver. We thoroughly enjoyed the detailed and interesting commentary provided by him. Plenty of stops and beautiful scenery. We didn’t think much of the ferry. It was far too crowded...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This awesomeNZ bus/cruise tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound was a really great experience. Pauly (the bus driver) offered entertaining and enthusiastic commentary for the majority of the trip there and explained some of the highlights of the stunning scenario around us. My girlfriend and...More

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AwesomeNZTours, Marketing Coordinator at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Josie_gold, The journey to Milford Sound really is spectacular and just after a bit of rainfall, it's rather special! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, I'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to Paulie. All the best for your future...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I booked this day online not knowing much about Milford Sound and were excited for a daytrip seeing some more of the South Island. What we got was a fantastic tour through some amazing scenery, led by our knowledgeable driver Paulie who...More

2  Thank Thomas J
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AwesomeNZTours, Marketing Coordinator at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Thomas, Thanks for sharing such a lovely review! Milford Sound is simply stunning and a must see when in NZ. And we reckon seeing the area with awesomeNZ and Paulie is a must too! I'll be sure to pass your lovely words on...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The tour was fantastic and Milfoud Sound was beautiful, however 70 percent of the trip you are in a coach and it would be a little boring however Pauly is extremely knowledgeable of the area on the whole trip and made some very amazing stops...More

1  Thank Ryan J
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AwesomeNZTours, Marketing Coordinator at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Ryan, Yes Paulie makes the long trip into Milford Sound seem much sorter. Thanks for shaing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at awesomeNZ

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Out of all the Tour guides available, i decided to go with AwesomeNZ since the pricing seemed to be the most reasonable. I'm incredibly glad I chose AwesomeNZ, as Paulie was such a great tour guide. You could tell he really loved his job and...More

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AwesomeNZTours, Marketing Coordinator at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Debbie, Paulie sure does make awesomeNZ stand out from the crowd, he's such a great host, isn't he? We're glad you had fun with us and enjoyed exploring Milford Road's highlights and the stunning Milford Sound fiord. Thanks for sharing. All the best...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This was absolutely amazing. Paulie our driver/guide was incredibly knowledgeable/passionate about the south Island, bringing to life the island's stories, myths and facts, making a four hour drive hugely engaging. He stopped off to show us some of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen....More

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AwesomeNZTours, Marketing Cordinator at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Candycane, The stops along Milford Road are so incredible, I'm glad you enjoyed having the time to explore these gems of Milford Sound! Thanks for sharing, I'll make sure I pass your lovely feedback on to Paulie. All the best for your future...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We can't speak highly enough of this experience. There was eight of us (four adults, two teenagers, an 11 year old and an 8 year old) on this trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. While the trip is long (over 5 hours including stops) and...More

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AwesomeNZTours, Marketing Cordinator at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Nick, Wow, what a wonderful experience to share with a large group of people of all ages! It sounds like you all had a blast, it's so good to hear. And you're right, Milford Sound is a spectacular sight even when it's raining,...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Our driver Paulie is the most knowledgeable, dedicated and friendly guide I have met who made our trip very charming and enjoyable. His knowledge of the Otago and Southland region is very impressive and he showed us the best scenic spots during our journey to...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The driver, Paul, was great—very helpful and friendly. The bus was also nice. It had USB charging ports and lots of leg room. I am 6’6”. I sat in the second row and had lots of space.

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AwesomeNZTours, Marketing Coordinator at awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Kia ora flyingcheeseburger, It's great to hear you had a good time with us into Milford Sound, thanks for sharing. I'll make sure Paulie gets your lovely feedback. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at awesomeNZ

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Penny9876
13 February 2018|
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Response from AwesomeNZTours | Property representative |
Kia ora Penny, You can book the scenic flyback on the day of your tour and our bus driver can help you with this. We recommend this option as we can only know if the weather will be suitable for a flight on the day of your... More
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nush11
2 October 2017|
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Response from AwesomeNZTours | Property representative |
Kia ora nush, Yes it is possible to return from Milford Sound to Te Anau, if you're booking with us directly please email our reservations team - you can find their email address on our website. Our departing buses are... More
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Marilyn K
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I did it in early March with a tour company called Awesome NZ: everything was fantastic! I booked the option with lunch included on board and I was picked up and dropped off at the door of my hotel. Great guide btw! As of... More
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