Things to do in Milford Sound

Top Things to Do in Milford Sound

Things to Do in Milford Sound

Top Attractions in Milford Sound


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  • Kiwiseley
    Auckland Central, New Zealand390 contributions
    We started at the Te Anau side and it was all downhill from there. Not sure why the tunnel has so much of a slope, but I suggest you tell the kids that is was designed and named after Homer Simpson. The "jagged" edges and relatively narrow tunnel means that you need to focus on driving
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Janene878
    Auckland Central, New Zealand59 contributions
    Great tour which I would highly recommend. The staff were friendly, helpful and the guide at the Observatory was very knowledgeable.
    Written 19 February 2022
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  • Kiwiseley
    Auckland Central, New Zealand390 contributions
    This is one of New Zealand's great road trips. We had done this once before, but largely as a way of getting to Milford Sound. This time it was more about the stops along the way. The Mirror Lakes are very pretty and there are many walks and scenic stops. Do your research and you should come up with an itinerary that suits you.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Kiwiseley
    Auckland Central, New Zealand390 contributions
    It's wonderful that NZ has so many great views that I can only give this a "Very Good"
    We went through the area when is was a little overcast, but you still get a sense of the beauty of the area. Whether you stop of not, this is still a nice place to have been.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Jenls
    Birkenhead, New Zealand12 contributions
    We got a close up view of these falls while on our Milford Sound cruise - flying into Milford with Milford Sound Scenic Flights. Our captain on Mitre Peak cruises was able to get in close to many of the falls and other scenic attractions on our cruise around Milford Sound - thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
    Written 29 July 2021
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  • Zen_LynnL
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    Get on a cruise to experience the water up close and personal. One of the best highlights on the cruise we had!
    Written 19 March 2022
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  • Stu T
    Tauranga, New Zealand163 contributions
    A great view and every time I've stopped there has always been Kea (make sure you don't feed them though).

    But in the scheme of Milford Sound spots, it's not right at the top, so don't linger if you're pressed for time. We weren't though, so really enjoyed having a long stop.
    Written 26 October 2021
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  • Tim & Tina_Y
    476 contributions
    Its quite a long way to drive from the nearest town to Milford Sound, and most part of the road are single lane without much space for stop. It is nice to take a break to enjoy the open space at Monkey Creek, especially when we were travelling during Winter.

    It was very crowded when we were there, as there were many tour groups also making their stops there.
    Written 6 June 2019
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  • Katie D
    Brighton and Hove, UK375 contributions
    Went on the Jucy cruise, seeing these falls from the boat was stunning, you are taken to many different falls, the staff are very knowledgeable and it is definitely a must do whilst you are there. When it is/ has been raining they really look impressive.
    Written 19 February 2021
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  • Pamela M
    Bendigo, Australia55 contributions
    You can get a good photo of the bridge and river. When we walked across the bridge it moved and squeaked.
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • Annabel Ford
    4 contributions
    Lovely staff, amazing views and informative commentary as we went. Got very up and close with the waterfalls and landscape! Highly recommend this boat trip! We will be back
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Bron1k
    Queenstown, New Zealand9 contributions
    Awesome trip, the dolphins following the boat was definitely a highlight. Abby was friendly and helpful. Have already recommended to family and friends.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • Lachie
    1 contribution
    We spent an epic day diving with the Team from Descend Dive.

    Milford sound is such a diverse and unique spot that is just as impressive underwater! We experienced amazing Black Corals, inquisitive Blue Cod, countless Crayfish and many Spiny Dogfish Sharks at Penguin Cove and Cray's Crack.

    Lance (skipper) and Zac (instructor) are incredibly knowledgeable and are very experienced in Milford Sound. As a scientist, Zac was able to answer all questions we had and provided thorough briefings on the flora and fauna in the sound.

    I cant recommend this enough to anyone who wants to take their Milford Sound experience to the next level!
    Written 9 February 2022
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  • Julian Brinkman
    2 contributions
    We had an amazing kayak tour with a really nice tour guide Austin. He told us a lovely story about the what the Maori believe to be the origin of Milford Sound. It was such an amazing sight from the water. We would definitely recommend it to anyone!!
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • sandjgraham
    Gore, New Zealand2 contributions
    We are lucky enough to travel into Milford yearly but this was our first time visiting the underwater observatory. I highly recommend this trip it was amazing. Loved all the waterfalls in the rain.. Also thank you for the gluten free picnic lunch, not many people bother to cater gluten free so I really appreciate that.
    Written 25 June 2022
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