Milford Sound

Shorter, smaller, and easier to get to than its big brother Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound and the Milford Track are equally beautiful  and deservedly famous.  Permanent waterfalls plummet nearly 200 m, and after rain there are hundreds of temporary falls. Cruise in a luxury craft, or paddle your own kayak.  You will never forget Milford.

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Milford Sound


Whether on an overnight cruise on Milford Sound, a busy backpackers hostel, family friendly hotel or B&B, Milford Sound offers many accommodation options.

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Milford Sound


Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this stunning destination. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Milford Sound

  • Spot dolphins & seals on a Milford Sound nature cruise
  • Hike the world famous Milford Track
  • Go diving in the pristine waters of Milford Sound
  • View the spectacular Sound from a scenic flight
  • Enjoy an unforgettable Milford Sound overnight cruise!

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How do you get to Milford Sound?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no commercial air services to Milford Sound. However, it is possible to book scenic flights over the area. Te Anau Airport, which is serviced by scenic and charter flight operators, is located 90 minutes away.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Milford Sound.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Tour operators transport visitors from Te Anau to Milford Sound regularly. Some tour operators conduct day trips from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car options in Milford Sound. However, nearby Queenstown and Dunedin both offer a wide range of rental vehicle outlets.