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Old 05-01-2017, 01:39 PM   #926
hawkwind
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Besides milford sound, check out doubtful sound if you have the chance. I myself haven't been there, but I've heard it's less crowded and equally as beautiful.
For those wanting to go Doubtful Sound, bare in mind it's a full day event. You start around 9am, travel by coach to Lake Manapouri, catch the ferry across, go through a mountain pass by coach before finally getting to the jetty to board the boat that takes you out to the sound. Should return after 4pm.

Doubtful is larger in scale and more serene because there are less tourist boats and planes plying that area. Milford is more compressed, and therefore, more spectacular in terms of sheer slopes and waterfalls IMO. It can be done in less time as well. If you only have one day, Milford is enough.
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