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Milford Sound

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Fiordland National Park

The Basics

Whether you cruise around the fjord, fly overhead in a helicopter, or explore Fiordland National Park by coach, Milford Sound is unforgettable from all angles. Most tours of the fjord run from Queenstown or Te Anau, and also visit highlights such as Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke.

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown
$160.62 per adult
$178.46 $18.00 savings
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An amazing day!
An incredible day all round!! The tour guide Andy was especially a stand out. He was fun, knowledgeable, easy going and made the experience very memorable. It was obvious that he absolutely loves New Zealand/Queenstown and it was infectious.
Tsoline_M, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Fiordland & Milford Sound

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Brilliant!
Paul_E, Jun 2021
Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown
Andy was a fantastic host and made the day really enjoyable. Loved the Milford Sound cruise! The lunch was also really good.
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A long trip but a nice trip
Lu_G, Jun 2021
Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown
We had a great day in Milford sound. The trip was lovely and Andy is such a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful guide. I will definitely recommend to my friend.
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A Magical trip
Sats, Jul 2021
Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202
Once in a lifetime experience… truly exceptional trip and worth every cent! The guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, the glacier stop was absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend this to anyone. In fact, it should be on EVERYONE’S bucket list!
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Spectacular Day
Kerry_P, Jul 2021
Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
Tour guide was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed his commentary the whole trip. Lots of information and humour. Spectacular views. Smooth ride. Highly recommend
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Incredible flight
Sean, Jul 2021
Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202
Spectacular view, with great flying and commentary from Alfie! Milford looked amazing (with some sun) and we got to walk around the beauty spots before the flight back. Glacier was stunning.
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We love the driver, highly recommended
BONNIE, Jul 2021
Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
The driver is awesome! He made the trip valuable and fun! We didn’t feel bored during the entire journey. He drove very safe and stable, we didn’t even have a feeling when he is turning on the mountain! We all love the driver and we have got a lot of knowledge from him.
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Tour you can't miss in the south
Cris_T, Jul 2021
Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
I booked a 7am schedule, but the ticket given was 7:40am, the coach was on time though, the tour guide/driver is spot on and entertaining.
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Awesome
Liza_C, Jul 2021
Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
The view is magical and touching the water from the falls is quite unique . Staff are very helpful..
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Wonderful Milford
StellaGlen, Jul 2021
Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
Long day but a great one. Great commentary from our driver Gabe, with a lovely friendly manor and sense of humour. Cruise was marvellous, we got to see the waterfalls, seals and the entrance to the sound from the Tasmine. Wonderful day, we will do it again on another visit. Thankyou
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A must!
Ali, Jul 2021
Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Te Anau
Amazing experience. Beau was a fantastic guide, and we had a beautiful day. Stunning scenery, lots of great stops for photos, excellent lunch.
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Milford Sound is MUST to visit!!
Lyudmila_J, Feb 2021
Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
It's a MUST DO experience! Milford Sound is SO beautiful and awesome place to visit! Our pilot Alex was very helpful and accommodating, explaining everything in details and answering all our questions. Vessel crew was caring, helpful and informative. Will definitely go back there again one day!
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Well worth it!
Jessica_B, Jul 2021
Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
Beautiful clear day for our flight and cruise. Amazing to see the dolphins frolicking beside and behind the boat. Informative tour guide on both the flight and the cruise.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The weather in Milford Sound can be unpredictable, so prepare for wind and rain even in summer.

  • If hiking, wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water, as places to purchase supplies are limited.

  • Cell phone coverage is limited, but free Wi-Fi is available at the Milford Sound Information Center.

  • Most Milford Sound cruises are wheelchair accessible, but not all activities within Fiordland National Park are accessible to those with limited mobility, so it’s best to check in advance.

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How to Get There

Milford Sound is located on the southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island, about 178 miles (287 kilometers) or 3.5 hours by road from Queenstown, and two hours by road from Te Anau. The quickest way to get to Milford Sound is by taking a plane tour from Queenstown, where the nearest international airport is located.

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When to Get There

Summer (December through February) is the most popular time to visit Milford Sound, so if you want to avoid crowds, opt for spring or autumn. Winter visitors will be at the weather’s mercy, but tours and accommodation can be cheaper during this time and the area’s snow-covered peaks are a sight to see.

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Natural Wonders of Fiordland National Park

The journey to Milford Sound is just as impressive as the fjord itself, and photo opportunities abound along the Milford Road. Stop at Pop’s Lookout, Mirror Lakes, and Eglinton Valley; marvel at the views as you pass the Chasm and Homer Tunnel; and look out over Lake Wakatipu, Lake Te Anau, and the Remarkables mountain range.

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