Discover the wildlife and waterfalls of Milford Sound on a nature cruise by panoramic catamaran. Marvel at the majesty of Milford Peak, get up-close…
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New Zealand's breathtaking fjord is one of the world's top destinations. Rudyard Kipling once described it as the 8th Wonder of the World, and he hadn't even seen it in all the ways available to you! Which of these takes your fancy?
From Mitre Peak to the waterfalls and rainforest, a scenic cruise of the fjord is the best way to capture its magnificence on camera!
Kayak tours are great for exploring the nooks and crannies that bigger boats can't reach. Perfect for seeing dolphins, seals, and even penguins!
Milford Sound is rife with hiking trails for all ability levels, so anyone can discover its mountainous panoramas and lush vegetation for themselves!
Not the cheapest options of course, but light plane and helicopter tours reveal the time-sculpted landscape at its most awe-inspiring!
Milford Sound is arguably the most beautiful place on earth, and that's only above the water! Hire a diving instructor to help reveal the dazzling secrets beneath it!
Peak Season is around the new year when New Zealand's South Island is at its warmest. It never gets hot per se, but if your priority is avoiding the crowds and high prices then go in fall between March and May. Beware though, Milford Sound is one of the wettest inhabited places in the world, and the rain can be freezing in spring and fall, even on warm days!
Be sure to bring a good rain coat and sturdy, waterproof walking boots, even if you're not going on a hike. Remember that rain is part of the experience! Wrap up warm if you're going on a cruise. If you're not, it's worth packing a few extra layers anyway just in case the temperatures drop suddenly.
We recommend that you pack light, but bring a water bottle, protection against the sun, and insect repellant. (DEFINITELY DO NOT forget the insect repellant!) You should probably take your camera too!
- When to visitAlways open.
- What is the price?Ticket prices vary based on the type of activities possible, like kayaking, boating, and flying.
- Will I need a guide?A guided tour of the area is a great idea and there are many options and activities available!
- How to get thereMilford Sound is 295km from Queenstown and 121km from Te Anau.
- Additional tips
- Be prepared for rapid changes in weather, insects, and sun exposure!
- Pack light, but make sure you have water and a couple layers of clothing.
What People Are Saying About Milford Sound
Picked up on time. Lots of information from Nigel on route. Cruise was special with good clear information. Additional short walks very enjoyable
Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a more personal view of Milford sound and the surrounding area. The small group with guide allowed us to see and learn more about the nature and the history of Milford and fiordland.
Excellent, however the lady that was cashier at the general store that we stopped at was extremely rude commenting about our government now.
We loved the cruise, even hit the trifecta! (dolphins, penguins and seals) What a beautiful place to visit . The information provided was interesting and it was a very nice lunch. The kayaking was a bit of a disappointment. The guides were great and interesting but we didn't see much. Just went up a river off the sound. We thought we'd actually be in the sound, maybe that is not possible, don't know.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Milford Sound. Geoff collected us and returned us to our campervan park, drove well all day and told us loads of information and jokes. We had amazing weather which really made the day special and we also went up in a helicopter to see the glaciers, land, take photos and enjoy the fantastic scenery(.Geoff recommended this flight to us.) I would thoroughly recommend going on this trip to Milford Sound.