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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 did the drive up to Milford Sound the day before and promptly canceled our boat trip and booked this instead! The drive to Milford's worth it, but for a boat trip into what genuinely feels like wilderness (on a small boat and without constant helicopters!) BOOK THIS! It was great value, including a boat trip and a very amusing coach trip in a geriatric bus. The free tea and coffee on both boat trips is a winner :) Loved the experience - it's strangely tiring so I wouldn't plan anything too ambitious later in the day...!
Bus driver was informative and friendly, but tour was supposed to leave at 9:30 am and return to Te Anau at 5:30 pm. Instead we left at 9:50 am and returned to Te Anau at 4:30 pm. We had 3 picturesque stops, and really loved Mirror Lake. However we didn't get to make all the stops as we would have missed the boat ride. Great boat ride - left on time, lots of food options available at a reasonable price. Gorgeous views and a comfortable very enjoyable boat ride.
The bus drive to and from TeAnau to Milford Sound was just as good with a great driver ensuring passengers were well informed. Milford Sound cruise was great but the boat captain could not be heard over the loudspeaker due to poor system and him softly spoken. The scenery was excellent and the boat stopped at various places to give us a close look at various photo points.
Our group of four picked this trip after hearing about the beautiful scenery and quality of the trip. We were not disappointed. Our guide, Tony, a retired firefighter was informative, funny and catered to our every need. We appreciated being on a small boat and not seeing other boats in the sound. It was pristine and beautiful. I would hightly recommend this tour!