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We were picked up from our hotel (Mercure). The coach was quite comfy. The commentary was quite slow but informative too. There were a good number of stops for some gorgeous photos. The refreshment stop was quite cool and there were decent vegetarian options and there were friendly alpacas around too. The cruise was pretty straightforward and we spent most of the time on the deck. The commentary on the cruise is not as audible on the deck but the views are spectacular (we had sunny weather all through - saw a few juvenile seals lazing around on the rocks, no dolphins though). There are some basic meals available on board for vegetarians but you can't pay by cards that don't have details embossed (I paid later at the counter). They offer an optional helicopter or plane ride back to Queenstown provided weather is good. Perfect all round for romance and photography since the entire journey is quite breathtaking
The best tour we have ever been on. From the moment we were picked up by our guide Andrew (spot on time!) We knew we were in for a treat. A mixed age group of 11 people, Andrew gave us really interesting commentary on our ride to Milford Sound. A good packaged lunch was provided and we sailed on the majestic schooner Milford Wanderer. Great and interesting commentary was provided by the guide on board. Back on our mini bus we set off, stopping at various points of interest, to the dropping off the hardy walkers for a 2.5 hr climb/hike to the top of Key Summit. For those of us left Andrew took us to several places and finally to a lovely lake and short walk thru the forest. Andrew was a mine of information, both on the history of the area and the flora/fauna. Just so interesting. I really reccommend this tour and company.
We had an excellent guided tour to Milford Sound. Our driver/guide, Carl, was an experienced driver and very knowledgeable about the history of the area. He made many scenic stops for photo ops. His exuberant and welcoming personality made the trip that much more fun. He included all his guest in the conversations, even referring to many by name, and made people feel special. The glass top coach was a plus, since you could view the mountain peaks along the way. Although the cruise was cut short due to the early closing of the Homer tunnel, the crew managed to include all the important sites. Great value tour! You will not be disappointed! Thank you for a wonderful day!
I especially appreciated our guide Sam who was informed and entertaining throughout the trip. He is a safe and careful driver too, which really helped for those of us not used to driving on high mountain roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Queenstown, as it has been a high point of my trip here. Thanks again to our guide and driver Sam, who did an amazing job.
The coach trip was great. Very informative with great local knowledge (it was a shame half the coach was asleep and therefore missed it) we felt safe and comfortable. Amazing views. Definitely worth the trip. The cruise around Milford sound was amazing too. We chose to fly back at the last minute. Topped off the best day ever. Would definitely recommend the flight back.