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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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Depart Queenstown aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Travel round-trip by vintage steamship and dig into a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy chef-prepared Central Otago specialties accompanied by salads, desserts, and local cheeses. Don’t miss the sheep shearing demonstration or showmanship by the farm’s sheepdogs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Cruise accross the lake, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown

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Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu—New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau—the South Island’s the largest lake.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown
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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown

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Cruise Lake Wakatipu on a vintage Edwardian steamship with tickets for a cruise aboard TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown. Watch the stokers feed the TSS Earnslaw’s coal fires and enjoy views of the mountains. This scenic cruise departs from a central location in Queenstown, with multiple sailings throughout the day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

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Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens and enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheepdogs in action and see sheep shearing demonstrations. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savor a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Travel to the Tasman Sea on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad', or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Te Anau by luxury coach.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

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Cruise Milford Sound and explore New Zealand’s Fiordland on a full-day trip from Queenstown by luxury coach. See some of the South Island’s most dramatic scenery through the glass roof of the coach, then cruise past towering waterfalls and seal colonies to the Tasman Sea, choosing between open decks and cabins that are comfortable in any weather. With pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Queenstown, this Milford Sound trip is a spectacular day of scenery and wildlife in Fiordland National Park.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the Maiden of Milford, a 3-deck vessel. This sightseeing cruise through one of the South Island’s most stunning natural wonders takes you past vivid waterfalls to frolicking dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Meet at the pier or opt for a round-trip coach tour of UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park from Queenstown, and stop for photographs and some short nature walks en route to Milford Sound.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$328.41
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Receive a passport to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery on this full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Part of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, the region features a glacier-carved fjord, soaring mountains, and tumbling waterfalls. Explore via glass-topped bus, go for a cruise along the sound’s waters, stroll the Mirror Lakes Walk, enjoy lunch along the way, and much more.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Tour from Queenstown
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

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A spectacular 2 hour jet-boat ride is the highlight of this Dart River Wilderness Safari from Glenorchy. During this half-day tour with a naturalist guide, venture into Glenorchy, gateway to the World Heritage–listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and hidden valleys, you’ll twist and turn down the glacier-fed Dart River.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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See the sheer cliffs of Milford Sound from the air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown by sightseeing plane and catamaran. Fly over Fjordland National Park, part of a UNESCO-listed landscape, then touch down at Milford Sound for a cruise with drinks and lunch (for the midday departure) served on board. This tour is perfect for photography and wildlife watching, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Queenstown hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

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Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. Board a cruise and pass dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
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  • 5 hours
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

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Join a Doubtful Sound cruise from Queenstown and discover this alpine gem nestled in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Traveling by coach, take a ferry across Lake Manapouri and cross over Wilmot Pass for your catamaran cruise. Admire the fiord’s vivid beauty as you search for dolphins, fur seals, and penguins amid a dramatic landscape of soaring granite peaks and crystal-clear waters. 
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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With waterfalls cascading down mighty cliffs and some of New Zealand’s most impressive natural scenery, Milford Sound is one the South Island’s must-see destinations—but its remote location makes it hard to reach alone. On this tour, spin through the New Zealand countryside in comfort from central Queenstown with your guide. Admire panoramic views from your glass-roof coach, and cruise the calm waters with a picnic lunch included.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of the mountain scenery on the way to Milford Sound in a glass-roofed coach. Your driver will provide commentary along the way, to keep you informed. At Milford Sound, embark on a cruise on the water, all the way out to the Tasman Sea. Interesting commentary is available in several languages. Relax and take in the views as you enjoy a buffet lunch on board.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

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See Milford Sound from aboard a coach, a nature cruise, and an aircraft on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Take in the stunning scenery from three different modes of transport and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transportation from Queenstown included.
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  • 8 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight
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Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight

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Milford Sound is an unmissable destination in the South Island, and you can experience it at its best on this easy small-group tour from Queenstown. Traveling there in a luxury bus with panoramic scenic windows, you can focus on the views rather than have to drive. You’ll be served a picnic lunch during the two-hour cruise. Whatever the weather, Milford Sound is always beautiful. Return to Queenstown by air, saving time and maximizing the scenic views.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Tour and Scenic Cruise from Queenstown Including Lunch

Milford Sound Tour and Scenic Cruise from Queenstown Including Lunch

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Admire the rugged beauty of Milford Sound from the water on this full-day luxury coach tour with cruise from Queenstown. Travel through the New Zealand countryside by air-conditioned coach as a guide sheds light on the region’s diverse flora and fauna. Pause on route for photo stops, and capture fine views over the peaks and forests. During your Milford Sound cruise, marvel at the mighty waterfalls crashing over the high cliffs, and watch the waves for dolphins, penguins and seals. A simple picnic lunch is provided on board.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown Including Scenic Flight

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown Including Scenic Flight

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Discover the best of the South Island on a land, sea, and sky tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, including Mitre Peak, by coach. Then board a cruise through Milford Sound while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. A scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown completes this full-day tour offering a bird’s-eye view from the air that will take your breath away.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
"This is fantastic! An absolute MUST if you are visiting Queenstown. The scenery as you arrive is to die for. The food at the lunch was one of the best meals we had one our stay. Plenty of variety and the highest quality. Such an amazing way to spend an afternoon. Just book it!"..."
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
"This trip was well worth the price. Great experience. Lots of good informative on-board commentary and history of the area. Good food and service. We were able to walk atound on the boat finding the best spots for taking photos."..."
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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown
"Great view with 100% pure nz landscape, informative tour guide. Upper deck is the best spot for photos."..."
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
"Tania was incredible! Super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. I will definitely book again if I return"..."
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
"The boat trip was awesome, nice and warm inside and great to see the inner workings of the ship. Walter Peak was amazing!! Stunning property, service was great and the Buffett was so tasty!! Would definitely do this again!"..."
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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown
"This is the 3rd time I have gone across on the Earnslaw. It truly is one of the main highlights when visiting Queenstown, the ship is beautiful, the scenery is stunning. Staff service is always fantastic."..."
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
"Extremely well organised and the host/guide was first class even the animals were on their best behavior"..."
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
"David our guide was very supportive and looking after us all the way through.Thank you for your sense of humor, your caring for us and everyone and your hard work, hope you enjoyed the time post a 14 hour trip!"..."
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
"Fantastic excursion! It’s a 12-hr day, so be prepared for long coach rides, but the beauty you experience is so worth it! Brian was a fantastic guide."..."
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
"We had a fantastic day, Brad our driver was amazing, he was so knowledgeable and entertaining, he certainly earned his money and must have been exhausted after a long 13 hour day. Would definitely reconnaissance trip."..."
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
"The staff are incredibly knowledgeable! Awesome bus ride in with running commentary by our driver who seemed to be an expert in biology, zoology, botany, geography, history and expressed all facts with impressive stats! Then the boat tour staff continued to impress us with more amazing knowledge. The skipper was so enthusiastic about his corner of the world and clearly seemed to know it like the back of his hand. He was engaging and fun. I left knowing so much more about this area and will recommend Pure to everyone-well done guys!"..."
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
"The size of the aircraft, so tiny but so amazing how close we could get to the glaciers for amazing shots. Antz was an awesome pilot and guide. While we had the best 4 days for our 20th wedding anniversary in Queenstown covering a lot of activities and places, this was our special treat and was by far the highlight of our trip, just stunning and exceeded all expectations!!! Aaron and I are talkers and we had very few words, such breathtaking views and so much to take in!!! Loved every minute of this trip and would highly recommend as a 'must do' in Queenstown. Thanks so much Antz."..."
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
"Amazing - what a fabulously glorious day - our driver Paul was so awesome and the scenery just spectacular- thank you and would totally recommend 😍"..."
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Tour from Queenstown
"Great tour. Ed was superb. Will be recommending to friends as a must do when in Queenstown. Plenty to see and enjoy about the experience"..."
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
"Amazing trip, our guide was outstanding and very patient, knowledgeable Long drive to Milford sound early in the morning and drive back to our hotel"..."
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Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown
"Memorable trip led by superb pilot Tom Watson. Stunning aerial views followed by a wonderful cruise on a boat small enough to approach the waterfalls. Highlight of our time on the South Island. Worth every penny."..."
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
"It was a first time flying in small plane. We loved the whole experience and Peter the pilot was fantastic 😀"..."
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown
"A great experience - thoroughly enjoyed it. I have wanted to do this trip for a long time. It surpassed expectations."..."
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Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
"The bus driver was fantastic. Stopped on many scenic places on the way to Milford sound, and was a great your guide all while driving. Great views on boat."..."
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
"Everything was very well organised. The driver / gaide was remarkable. We enjoyed every second of the picnic. The cruise staff were great and the lunch was very good"..."
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Milford Sound Experience Full Day Tour from Queenstown with Scenic Flight
"We had a bright and sunny day so the coach travel was pleasurable. Saw a few dolphins and fur seals during the cruise. Best part was the scenic flight back home."..."
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Milford Sound Tour and Scenic Cruise from Queenstown Including Lunch
"Amazing tour! Tour guide and driver David was awesome! Absolutely beautiful scenery and I also loved learning about the history of each place. See you next time!! :)"..."
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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown Including Scenic Flight
"Scene flight was AWESOME, highly recommended. The cruise itself was wonderful with lots of beautiful scenery."..."
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