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Milford Sound

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 Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
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$115.64 per adult
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Amazing!
Milford Sound was great. And thanks to Paul for all the information shared about the places during the journey. Nice guy!
Maria_Z, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Fiordland & Milford Sound

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Amazing!
Maria_Z, Jun 2022
Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Milford Sound was great. And thanks to Paul for all the information shared about the places during the journey. Nice guy!
star-5
Amazing Milford Sound
Aric_L, Jun 2022
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
Amazing trip, our guide was outstanding and very patient, knowledgeable Long drive to Milford sound early in the morning and drive back to our hotel
star-5
A great experience! Engaging tour guide
Andy_Y, May 2022
Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
Mike was engaging and made sure everybody felt comfortable. My highlight was not only Milford Sound but the numerous photo stops along the way. In particular, filling up my bottle at Monkey Creek - pure alpine freshness down the stream.
star-5
Day trip of a lifetime
Shannon_H, May 2022
Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
Te Anau to Milford Sound bus trip and boat tour is fantastic. Great commentary and spectacular views. The cruise is just amazing I highly recommend doing this!
star-5
Stunning Milford trip…
Manjima_S, Jun 2022
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
Beautiful road trip, our driver was really a cheeky kiwi… loved the info on locations and the history… Milford sound is spectacular… it’s truly an experience you cannot miss… If the drive feels too long on the return leg, get your earphones out and listen to your playlist or a book..
star-5
Awesomenz is awesome
Gemma_g, May 2022
Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
Absolutely awesome day enjoyed every minute... would highly recommend to everyone. Paulie our bus driver/guide was an absolute delight from his in depth knowledge and love of the area to his witty Sense of humor and personality. So glad we decided to use awesomenz as our guide to Milford Sounds. Thanks so much
star-5
Breathtaking landscape.
Gordon_M, Feb 2022
Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch
The Milford Sound Cruise. Breathtaking and unique. We were lucky to be accompanied by dolphins on a stunning day.
star-5
Amazing
Callum_A, Feb 2022
Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
This was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend! The Milford Sound Cruise was such an amazing highlight, and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the stops and commentary along the way
star-5
A great way to spend a day.
John_H, May 2022
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau
The drive from Te Anau was as memorable as Milford Sound - thanks to our excellent and helpful host Blake.
star-5
Awesome Tour
Austin_G, Jun 2022
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
This is a must do when you are in Queenstown. Kreig was our instructor and he was the best. He provided so much information and was very entertaining. 11/10 would recommend
star-5
Magnificent
MICHAEL_B, Jun 2022
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau
We went with Fiordland and it was the best time we have had in New Zealand. Ray and Pam were the best tour operators.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Wonderful full day
Chris_M, Jun 2022
Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
Tania was incredible! Super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. I will definitely book again if I return
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Milford Sound?
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What else should I know about attractions in Fiordland & Milford Sound?
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As well as visiting the Milford Sound, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: