Discover the wildlife and waterfalls of Milford Sound on a nature cruise by purpose-built catamaran. Marvel at the majesty of Mitre Peak, get…
Get closer for longer on an all-inclusive nature cruise of Milford Sound. Discover more on a 3-hour cruise that includes a visit to the Milford Sound…
Discover the scenic beauty of Milford Sound on a privately-guided, luxury day tour. The 1.5-hour Milford Sound cruise tour includes a personal…
Take part in an exciting day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau. Travel by coach, cruise, and on foot to explore spectacular alpine scenery.…
Get back to nature on a coach trip to Milford Sound from Queenstown. Hear about the best walks along the Milford Road, and then get up close to the…
See the unparalleled beauty of the South Island on a full-day scenic tour to Milford Sound. Journey through mountains, past rivers and waterfalls, to…
Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on a relaxed 2-hour cruise. Travel comfortably by coach from Queenstown and benefit from the engaging…
Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on leisurely and extended 2-hour cruise. Enjoy a comfortable coach journey from Te Anau along the…
Journey to the spectacular Milford Sound on a day trip from Te Anau to enjoy an extended nature cruise along the fiord to the Tasman Sea.
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 most importantly, insect repellant. You should probably take your camera too!
- When should I visit?Always open.
- Is it expensive?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. It is a 5-hour journey from Queenstown and can be challenging to get to at times, so taking a tour is recommended.
- Additional information
- 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
Was fortunate to have a small group - it was just me and another family of 3. We had a minivan, which was more comfortable than a big bus. It was very clean. My guide, Douglas, was excellent and very helpful. We made many stops on the way to Milford for photos or small walks. Boat trip was also excellent on a modern boat. Would highly recommend doing this in the winter if you can catch a good weather day. Would use this tour company again.
We were lucky and got a VIP tour since no one else was on this trip. It was just us three and our guide Geoff. He was very good at his job. We got lot‘s of information about the area and the people living here. Everything was organized very well. I definitely recommend this tour.
Disappointed in food choice on boat (2 sandwich options) and junk food. Buffet was outrageously priced. It would have been nice to have the choice to purchase a box lunch since we were on the excursion for 12 hrs. Luckily we brought our own snacks. Lots of comfort/sightseeing stops.
Yes, we were unbelievably lucky with the weather but everything else was impeccably organised, friendly and professional. Our pilot Tom, was great and the flight was amazing as was the cruise. Ok, it’s not cheap but it is well worth the money, every single cent.
There are various companies that offer the Milford Tour. I'm very glad that we've chosen the best that provided very personalized service. It was exceptional from the very start when we were picked from hotel through the end of tour. Despite the rain most of the time we felt very safe and comfortable on a tricky road with our driver who not only drove professionally but also provided interesting info and showed places/stops to memorize. He was very caring and thoughtful about every person of the tour making it enjoyable and exciting.