Southland Region

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,667 reviews

Of course.... Stewart Island were on the bucket list... so we finally made it like so many other kiwi travelers we met. And of course a Ulva Island Tour a must do. We had a great time at Ulva Island, the boat trip was excellent, the staff super friendly, helpful and with great humor and knowledge. On the way to Ulva we stopped at a few bays on the way and received very interesting information. Arrived at Ulva Island and had a fantastic walk with our guide, we were split into two groups, that was great, not so many people in ones. The bush on Ulva is just awesome, all sorts of different greens :-) and our guide very knowledgeable about it. We saw some pretty awesome birds and heart lot of birds singing. Even the day turned out a bit rainy.. it did not matter. It was a well planed time for the visit, walking made very easy and in good speed for everybody. Back on the boat we were welcomed again by our humorous captain. Coffee and tea for free. Clean toilets with good space on board......

The Milford Sounds trip was the highlight of our holiday around the South Island. As its a long trip from Queenstown to Milford, we chose to take the coach-cruise-coach option - it was not only a break from driving (we were averaging 200+kms a day)- but with a driver/guide you know about what you're seeing, rather than whisking past the stunning scenery!

We enjoyed our bus tour and Milford Sound cruise immensely. Our bus driver was so helpful and informative, he was extremely friendly and made our bus right journey most enjoyable. We had awesome views of the Sounds, even going under a waterfall, it was thrilling more so because of customer requests he took us under for a second time

An excellent relaxing way to see Milford Sounds and surrounding area. The boat cruise is excellent. Bus driver (guide) was very knowledgeable with the history of the area and great at engaging with all passengers. Buses are very comfortable and give you excellent views of the scenery. Highly recommended.

Great bus driver. Kept us informed about history and landmarks on way to Milford. Capt did the same on boat. They put on perfect weather and even got rid of the sandflies for us. Would recommend to anyone wanting an experience.