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…
Experience the beauty of the Fiordland national park at close range aboard a luxury boat. Enjoy an entertaining commentary from the on-board nature…
Discover New Zealand from the sky with Air Milford's exclusive sightseeing tours. Experience the very best of Queenstown and the South Island. See…
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.…
Spend a day taking in Milford Sound's best sites on a full-day scenic tour that takes you on a journey through mountains, rivers, and waterfalls.…
Explore Milford Sound's stunning fjord from the air and water. Take a scenic cruise through the mesmerizing fjord past glaciers, icebergs, and frozen…
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
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.
Picked up promptly on time, comfortable coach journey. There was very little hanging about and a great trip around Milford Sound (saw seals & dolphins). Weather was decent and the staff on the boat were brilliant. All this followed by a nice trip home that was perfectly on time
Great value, informative tour which was well presented. Definitely will highly recommend it to my fellow travelers in the US.
All our needs were catered for and he fully explained why had to take extra passengers on the coach on the return journey. He is a good front for the company
The tour to and from Milford sound from Queenstown is breathtaking. I took hundreds of pictures. Southern Discovery provided a shuttle service from the hotel to the bus before the tour and from the bus to the hotel after the tour. The bus was new, had windows on the roof and USB to recharge your Smartphone on the 13 hours tour. The driver Mike did an exceptional job : very safety conscious, clear instructions and varied teaching all the way to Milford sound (300 km to drive from Queenstown). This tour was definitively a highlight of my stay in New Zealand.