Best Free Things to Do in Milford Sound

THE 5 BEST Free Things to Do in Milford Sound

Best Free Things to Do in Milford Sound

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  • guennie3
    Cambridge, UK254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a most beautiful drive and the best way to get to Milford Sound. We drove one way in the rain and saw so many amazing temporary waterfalls in addition to the permanent sights. We stayed overnight at the campsite in the rainforest and then returned next day in the sunshine with blue skies making our return views spectacular in a different way. Almost too many amazing photo ops. Take this road rather than a plane or helicopter for the full Milford experience. Better even than by coach tour as you can stop as often as you like whenever you choose.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • alistairb
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant walk ,well maintained and marked track .unlike so many walks this one delivers great vistas ,interesting alpine features without the need to go mountaineering or spend hours in forests.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Judith J
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Authentic old tunnel. A bit claustrophobic for some. An amazing task completed with picks and shovels. I wish the exit on the Milford side was still the home of the cheeky Kea!
    Written 27 February 2023
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  • Cynthia U
    Dallas, TX971 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    valley views some of our party pretended it was the sound of music and ran and sang.
    the rest of us clapped and shot some pictures
    Written 7 January 2023
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  • Stu T
    Tauranga, New Zealand163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,607 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This wooden suspension bridge (old and new bridge) lies across the Tutoko River with Mount Tūtoko in the background Mt Tutoko is the highest mountain in the Fiordland area . This is the source of the water for the Tutoko River

    This was one of the photo taking stops whilst on the Milford Sound Tour with Trips and Tramps.

    Its so scenic with water rushing down, through and amongst the boulders.
    Written 26 January 2023
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