We were picked up from our campsite at Te Anau and dropped in town. There we were transferred to a coach. The driver stopped at various places on the way to Milford Sound. The scenery was spectacular all the way. When we arrived at Milford Sound we climbed aboard a boat. The trip out on the water was fabulous and although it rained and was misty I loved every moment. Well worth doing
An excellent trip made even better by Greg the coach driver who gave us so much information about the area and who took the trouble to find parking spots where other coaches didnt stop so that we could see extra views. The boat was very smooth and the buffet lunch was tasty. Again the captain gave us plenty of information so that we could appreciate the magnificent scenery. Luckily for us the weather was perfect so the whole day was a wonderful experience.
Trip is good, although partially spoiled by the rain. Lunch on the cruise was not good--it was a very disorganized buffet , with bits of unidentifiable food everywhere. Run and get your food before it disappears! Better to hand everyone a sandwich.
Bus driver was engaging and told a few interesting anecdotes. He shouldn't let his frustration with other drivers make it's way over the intercom.
Bus was very comfortable and driver stopped, as necessary, for our comfort.
The missing star is for the food, it was ok. Otherwise the trip was great, we had a cloudy, rainy day but it was still a sight to see. I haven't seen what we got to see on the cruise in pictures. waterfalls everywhere. the pilot was great too, telling us the little stories and where we were and what was coming up. the boat had some awesome spots up front and in the back to take advantage of. they had an upper deck too but i didn't venture up there b/c of the cold weather and rain.