From Te Anau: 1-Day Milford Sound Coach & Cruise
- Duration: 7.5 hours
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We greatly appreciated the coach tour from Te Anau to Milford. This was the highlight of the tour whereas we had anticipated that the cruise in Milford Sound would have been the higher point. Brian, the coach driver and guide was exceptional in giving informative and lively guidance covering the environmental history and geomorphological information. Nothing short of impressive. As well, critical information on safety was clearly delivered. He was personable and articulated clearly. The coach was also of a high order - comfortable seating angled for optimal viewing and with clear roof for maximum appreciation of the forest canopy and the high and precipitate rock walls immediately proximate to the road.
Wonderful guide who feed us so much local geographical and historical information, as well as Maori mythology, flora, fauna, bird life, plus weather patterns and effects etc. Descriptions of the different walks were accurately explained so that the correct choice of a tramp could be made based upon one's physical ability. Obviously Milford itself lived up to all our hopes and expectations. Would highly recommend exploring with Trips and Tramps.
It was a lovely day and the whole trip was very enjoyable. Picnic lunch was also great. However, the bus driver was very annoying on the way there. Although he did drive the bus well, and gave some interesting information, he seemed to think it was necessary to make silly racist jokes about Australians and give unwanted opinions about Auckland, politics and suchlike. The trip back was much better as he had far less to say.
This trip only takes a limited number out each time. You feel very welcomed and special. The boat has a lot of history and is a great way to glide along the water. The food and drinks where an added bonus. George and Adam are very knowledgeable and are just lovely. The guided walk is an added bonus. An easy walk and is very beautiful.
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The cruise was beautiful and we were lucky that the weather improved as the day went on meaning we could choose the option of climbing to Key Summit. The views up there were amazing and it was well worth the hike up. We really enjoyed our day trip and would definitely recommend it.