Fiordland Trips & Tramps

Fiordland Trips & Tramps

Reviews

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Ian Ling

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Had a fantastic time with Jeff from T&Ts. The drive was super entertaining the whole time with a few stops along the way to Milford Sound. Definitely worth it to take a break from driving to enjoy all the scenery.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Phil Cook

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We used Trips n Tramps for a trip out to Milford Sound from Te Anau and we were very impressed with our guide's (Steve) knowledge and friendliness. We were very lucky in that my wife and I were the only two traveling with Steve (weather not great) and so we had his undivided attention but we couldn't fault his manner and relaxed nature. Would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Rena and Kirsten

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

1/2 day Milford Sound walks. Really nice friendly guide. Well organised. Really small group. Guide was new in the area but tried to give us the best experience.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mike & Julia Stone

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good for small group activity - very good value and more stops and personal attention.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Small group, very personal, many information and very friendly.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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regw

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great commentaries and scenic opportunities.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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S Schlesinger

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Trips 'N Tramps on their Great Day Out from Te Anau to Milford Sound was the highlight of our two weeks in New Zealand! The drive was beautiful, and we got to enjoy the almost two hour trip because John drove the small but comfortable van. His tour patter was informative and engaging, with time for questions and quiet to enjoy the scenery. In Milford, we got on a blue "yacht" which motored into the sound. Milford Sound is spectacularly beautiful. The majestic mountains plunge straight down into the sea with one major waterfall taller than Niagra Falls. The boat cruises down the fjord to the open sea, where mollyhawks were circling. The on-ship lunch was fine, and coffee was available at no charge throughout the cruise. The cruise guide talked about the flora and fauna, but was not intrusive.

After the cruise we went on the optional half hour helicopter ride up the mountains (not included in the tour price). This was probably the biggest thrill of our trip and the closest our family got to participating in an Xtreme sport while in New Zealand! The helicopter landed on the top of one mountain on a glacier and the six of us passengers got off and ran around. The views were spectacular.

The afternoon promised four hour round trip hike up a mountain provided us with even more spectacular views. When we returned, John had made us all tea from the tea tree plant, which was delicious, as well as providing biscuits.

On the way back to Te Anau, John stopped several times to show us local sights, including the Mirror Lakes. At each stop we had enough time to really enjoy the views and to go for short walks. He was as pleasant and informative on our way back as he had been on our way out in the morning. At the end of the day, we all agreed that this was one tour that deserved its name: Great Day Out. Our entire family highly recommends seeing Milford Sound with Trips 'N Tramps, and we suggest you ask to see if John is available to be your tour guide.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Pascal

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice cruise, nice guides - very enthusiastic. Good services on board. Good information on the way.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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John&Denise

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We did Milford Coach & Cruise option, guide excellent, cruise excellent unfortunately was old, a bit uncomfortable and no air conditioning.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Andrew

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful scenery, great commentary and stories. Punctual friendly and knowledgable. We joined another tour for the boat cruise 'Real Journey's' - they didn't seem as professional. But overall a fantastic experience!

Reviewed almost 14 years ago

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Robin

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Guided mini bus to Milford Sound was excellent. Small group, personal attention. (Red Boats and Real Journeys had much larger boats). Underwater Observatory A++

Reviewed almost 14 years ago

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Marion

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice time. The guide was exceptionally friendly on this tour.

Reviewed over 14 years ago

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Liz

England

Ranking: 9/10

Milford Sound trip; Dave was a good guide!

Reviewed over 14 years ago

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Hannah Holmes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Milford Sound Coach and Cruise tour - nice small groups.

Reviewed over 14 years ago

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Lisa Tame

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 14 years ago

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Robert and Carol Rodgers

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent. The little boat was able to get right into the edge of the waterfalls.

Reviewed over 14 years ago

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Frida

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Nice little walk on Routeburn track.

Reviewed over 14 years ago