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Old 26-12-2017, 02:13 PM   #2056
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Those who went to Fox or fjg. Did you all do the heli hike or any hikes up the glacier? I'm looking at the hikes now and its really expensive. Is it worth doing?
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Old 26-12-2017, 02:42 PM   #2057
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Those who went to Fox or fjg. Did you all do the heli hike or any hikes up the glacier? I'm looking at the hikes now and its really expensive. Is it worth doing?
Went up fox on helihike, was the highlight of my trip actually. It's really quite a unique experience, considering how fast these natural glaciers are retreating. Book via klook, it's slightly cheaper!

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Old 26-12-2017, 02:53 PM   #2058
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Those who went to Fox or fjg. Did you all do the heli hike or any hikes up the glacier? I'm looking at the hikes now and its really expensive. Is it worth doing?
I went helihike at fjg.

The heli ride is quite short, only abt 10min per way. The hike wasnt really wat i expected. I was expecting short hikes with photo stops. But it is actually 1-2hrs of hiking, with only random stops for regrouping. The guide did pause here and there to point things out though.

But nevertheless, i felt it is a very unique experience and worth a try.
As a highlight of my trip, i would rank this second. Top being the hot air balloon ride in Christchurch
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Old 26-12-2017, 02:55 PM   #2059
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Can book using bookme.co.nz also. Will be cheaper for certain slot. But make sure your date time can fit if not no refund if u miss.

It was ok for me. Not bad but an different experience. Not many place u can do this kind of thing. Can try.

For Milford sound on the other hand. I think not so good for me. The route to ms is better than the cruise itself. Haha.
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Old 26-12-2017, 03:05 PM   #2060
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Can book using bookme.co.nz also. Will be cheaper for certain slot. But make sure your date time can fit if not no refund if u miss.

It was ok for me. Not bad but an different experience. Not many place u can do this kind of thing. Can try.

For Milford sound on the other hand. I think not so good for me. The route to ms is better than the cruise itself. Haha.
Did u go milford sound during or after a rain? I heard it is most beautiful coz there will be hundreds of waterfalls all over the place.
Unfortunately, when i went there, it was a sunny day
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Old 26-12-2017, 03:56 PM   #2061
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Can book using bookme.co.nz also. Will be cheaper for certain slot. But make sure your date time can fit if not no refund if u miss.

It was ok for me. Not bad but an different experience. Not many place u can do this kind of thing. Can try.

For Milford sound on the other hand. I think not so good for me. The route to ms is better than the cruise itself. Haha.
Yeah the Milford Sound cruise nothing much to see, probably the waterfall and the mountains are the highlight
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Old 26-12-2017, 04:29 PM   #2062
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Yeah the Milford Sound cruise nothing much to see, probably the waterfall and the mountains are the highlight
I find it not bad actually.
Quite a lot of things to see for only abt $80. got cruise, got snacks and coffee provide, and include a small undersea conservatory tour.
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Old 26-12-2017, 04:40 PM   #2063
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I find it not bad actually.
Quite a lot of things to see for only abt $80. got cruise, got snacks and coffee provide, and include a small undersea conservatory tour.
Yeah, the free beverages supply is a bonus, but the cruise is quite a nice experience in general.
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Old 26-12-2017, 04:42 PM   #2064
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Haha I'm probably the siao lang that did 2D1N Realjourneys in milford sound. Very costly from Queenstown, but wanted to just take a break from driving and just relax. Thankfully weather was slightly rainy so got to see waterfalls. Also spotted the dolphins, seals, penguins etc.

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Old 26-12-2017, 04:47 PM   #2065
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Haha I'm probably the siao lang that did 2D1N Realjourneys in milford sound. Very costly from Queenstown, but wanted to just take a break from driving and just relax. Thankfully weather was slightly rainy so got to see waterfalls. Also spotted the dolphins, seals, penguins etc.

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I wanted to do overnight cruise also.. But it was sold out for the date i was there
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Old 26-12-2017, 05:21 PM   #2066
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Did u go milford sound during or after a rain? I heard it is most beautiful coz there will be hundreds of waterfalls all over the place.
Unfortunately, when i went there, it was a sunny day

It's wasnt sunny but didn't rain for couple of days there liao. Like 5-10 days. So all the nice scenery I can't see. Lol. That's why it was bad for me.

and I didn't manage to see much except the seal sleeping. lol.

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Old 26-12-2017, 05:44 PM   #2067
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Doubtful sounds was a more magical experience for me. Less rushed. At one point they shut the boat engine and ask everyone to shut our eyes and keep silent. Just listen to the sound of nature all around us.

But doubtful sounds cruise is so much more expensive, not really worth. Coz the sights are quite similar to milford sounds
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Old 26-12-2017, 09:49 PM   #2068
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I've just booked Milford Sound's nature cruise via this company realJourneys. Still contemplating whether to do heli glacier hikes as its close to 500 per pax!
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I've just booked Milford Sound's nature cruise via this company realJourneys. Still contemplating whether to do heli glacier hikes as its close to 500 per pax!
I did the guided hike tour. Preferred to do the walk and immersed in the experience. Whole tour about couple of hours.
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Old 26-12-2017, 10:44 PM   #2070
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Yeah the Milford Sound cruise nothing much to see, probably the waterfall and the mountains are the highlight
Got seals and dolphins too..
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