Best Adventurous Things to Do in Milford Sound

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Milford Sound

Best Adventurous 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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  • 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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  • Helena B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our most favourite excrusion to date ❤️ loved the flights, our pilot Muddy was very professional, personable, he was reassuring and made sure everyone onboard we're comfortable and enjoyed the experience. He made us feel safe in his capable hands.

    The view from up above was STUNNING, the flight paths were breaktaking, this was the highlight of my trip.

    Once we landed it was a quick easy bus ride to the dock to board the boat for the cruise through Milford sounds.
    Absolute majestic beauty, we enjoyed the cruise and the commentary onboard was awesome, the hot drinks were a welcome treat to keep you warm.
    Sit back and marvel at natures beauty, loved the cruise we had perfect weather conditions that made it feel magical.

    Highly reccomend flying there as the beauty from up above is phenomenal ❤️
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Jos B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Byron was our tour guide, absolute legend! Extremely knowledgeable on all areas of life in Milford sound! Great kayaking experience!
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Sherpa598519
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide Riley was awsome! Shared knowledge of the area and made sure we were all safe.

    Would be nice if there were better washrooms and change rooms but that wouldn't stop us from going again.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Amy G
    New York City, NY50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got picked up in Queenstown (from our hotel at 6:35am) and made many stops along the way to Milford sound in a large couch bus. Grant, our driver and guide was great; wry much kept to a schedule, advised on bathroom breaks and a coffee/bathroom stop. The cruise in Milford Sound was great. We got to see dolphins and seals and had a beautiful sunny day (which seems to be amazing as it rains over 200 days a year) as well as gorgeous waterfalls and fiords and crystal clear waters. We were so fortunate to have a flight back to Queensland which not only afforded us amazing views, but saved hours getting back to Queensland.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Andrew D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly, professional, laid-back crew. Well-organised, gear in good condition. Beautiful and unique way to experience Fiordland, seeing rare black coral and hundreds of crayfish! The wall-dives were spectacularly rich in colour, amazing macro life + larger species too!
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • Icychick
    Victoria, Canada72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So glad we decided to take the overnight cruise through Milford Sound.
    A beautiful boat, welcoming staff, great local food and wine.
    The cabins are well designed, with comfortable beds, powerful shower ( I would agree the loo needs a shelf) nice linens and beautiful views from your cabin
    A great experience to cruise through the sound, see the waterfalls, kayak, have a hot tub on the upper deck and all so leisurely.
    The staff went out of their way to make this a very special trip.
    Thank you Jimmy, Liv, Leish and Chris, ( sorry for the crew I have not mentioned).
    It was a very memorable trip and highly recommended.
    We will be singing your praises.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • maryanne1987
    Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was a bit annoyed after paying so much for tickets then paying 25 for parking seemed a bit steep. the staff were friendly and I enjoyed the calm sea.
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • Kirstin D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once in a lifetime experience with great crew! Our pilot was knowledgeable, cool and helpful and the guy running the office even gave us a ride to our cruise due to tight timing - great service, amazing experience, highly recommend!
    Written 19 January 2024
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