Milford Sound

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Kara
Manchester, UK9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We did meet some Kiwi couples during cruise who came prepared with sandwiches and drinks. No way the locals will be paying for expensive cold sandwich and drinks. Parking cost was too high. Please do not bring your car. You will be better off being dropped here and picked up.
Written 26 June 2022
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Jebelslaves
Peregian Springs106 contributions
May 2022
We had an excellent day out at Milford as the night before we visited it had rained & there were literally scores of waterfalls all through the fiord....very magical.
Written 5 June 2022
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Dottie
Blenheim, New Zealand15 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The scenery was just beautiful. First time to milford... the drive into milford was just incredible, the Homer tunnel amazing... stopped to take a photo or two and had two keas flew by to say hi and were friendly and play very cheeky and curious birds.
Written 4 June 2022
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand390 contributions
May 2022
We had been before and had a wonderful cruise. We were back largely as a road trip.
We stopped in a car park where they wanted a minimum of $25 for 5 hours parking.
No way were we going to pay that, so we left without seeing the wounded bull.
Written 20 May 2022
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Barb L
Dunedin, New Zealand465 contributions
May 2022
I took the option of the real journey companies coach and cruise leaving from Te Anau and I would highly recommend it. There are stops of interest on the trip on the way to Milford including a toilet stop. They way home is a straight trip, with no stops.

There had been no rain for a few days so there were less waterfalls than usual - but I think each trip would differ depending on the weather.
Written 5 May 2022
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Happyjohnny
Auckland, New Zealand378 contributions
Apr 2022
We were fortunate to have perfect weather for our cruise. The sights are spectacular and the ability to cruise in such a magnificent, clean area of New Zealand is a must do.
Written 1 May 2022
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Karyn P
Auckland Central, New Zealand73 contributions
Apr 2022
Beautiful even when it is raining. However visibility is limited. During colder periods there is limited wild life.
Written 26 April 2022
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johnwennekes
Temuka, New Zealand13 contributions
Apr 2022
very dissapointed at what can only be described as rip-off parking fee at Milford Sound- $25-00- regardless if you stay 1/2 hr or 5hr - and no as they have a monolopy on parking spaces- no practical alternative
- drive to milford was great- but we turned arround and went back to TeAnau- spent the money we would have at Milford in TeAnau- a very nice friendly town
Written 21 April 2022
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Julie N
12 contributions
Apr 2022
We drove to Milford from our campsite at Cascade Creek. The drive down is stunning and it wouldn't matter what type of weather it is. We happened to have clear blue skies.

Because of Covid & we were camping we did not want to risk catching Covid so decided not to go on any tours.

However when we arrived at the car park to park up for a wander around the nature reserve and have a look around the marina, we were astounded we had to pay $25 minimum!
We totally understand the charge if you were going to be parked up all day, but when we were only going to be there for an hour or 2 max, we felt this was a very steep price. We quickly drove out of the car park.
The second time we went in, we parked in the free car park near the Milford Lodge & walked 15 minutes down the well constructed path.

Written 21 April 2022
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Kathy W
Auckland, New Zealand345 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This was our second visit to Milford Sound, the first was many years ago.
We left Queenstown at around 1pm and drove to Te Anau and stayed the night. Leaving early the next morning around 8.00am we headed to Milford Sound stopping to view the Mirror Lake on the way. We arrived for the 11.00am sailing out on this majestic stretch of water. Gazing at Mitre Peak and the many waterfalls penguins and seals and bird life in abundance it felt like prehistoric times and very pristine. We drove directly back to Queenstown after the cruise and this is a very long drive! Do not attempt with kids aboard! Loved Milford sound second time as much as the first.
Easy driving to and from so unless alone, suggest you drive.
Written 12 April 2022
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