Be whisked to Milford Sound by comfortable glass-roof coach for a 2-hour nature cruise including a delicious picnic lunch. Enjoy the magnificent…
Discover the wildlife and waterfalls of Milford Sound on a nature cruise by purpose-built catamaran. Marvel at the majesty of Mitre Peak, get…
Enjoy the best of Milford Sound with a leisurely nature cruise. Informative, interactive, and more relaxed, a nature cruise is a perfect way to…
Be taken to Milford Sound from Te Anau while you sit back, relax and take in the jaw-dropping scenery and informative commentary. The local driver…
Climb aboard a smaller boat for a 2-hour scenic cruise of Milford Sound. Navigate closer to the shoreline and get right up close to cascading…
Go further, get closer, and discover more on this up-to-3-hour tour of Milford Sound. See it all on your cruise, including the Milford Sound…
Fly return from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, waterfalls and lakes of the Fiordland National Park. In…
Discover New Zealand’s best scenic highlight with a Milford Sound cruise from Queenstown. Glide along the tranquil fjord, viewing amazing wildlife,…
Discover the majestic Milford Sound on a small-group tour limited to 19 participants. Enjoy a breathtaking nature cruise, and plenty of amazing photo…
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 there
- Milford 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
Very beautiful. We were lucky there was no rain. I want to come again in Winter to see the snow. The guide was lovely. We stopped by some beautiful locations. I think the Mirror Lakes are just as beautiful as Milford Sound. The bus ride was a lil tough, but the seats were comfy with decent leg room and it was as bearable as a long bus ride could be.
We had an excellent day trip and cruise at Milford Sound and on return to Te Anau stopped off at Lake Hood and did a 45 minute walk. The guide (Geoff) was incredibly informative throughout the trip plus had a great sense of humour.
Once in a lifetime experience. Pilot and staff where great friendly and helpful. I’m not the best traveller but felt secure and well looked after. Flight was bumpy over the alps but nothing more than anticipated.
Fantastic bus trip and guide. The best way to do it - I would recommend staying in Te Anua and getting picked up, it is a so much more richer and stress free experience with Trips & Tramps - Thanks Jeff & Steve
We had a fantastic day. Geoff, our guide played a big part in making the day so enjoyable. We highly recommend Trips and Tramps for touring Milford Sound and enjoy the tour more by staying in beautiful Te Anau.