Best Things to Do in Milford Sound for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Milford Sound

Best Things to Do in Milford Sound for Couples

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1. Milford sound Hwy

5.0 of 5 bubbles251
Nature & Wildlife Areas

guennie3
By guennie3
This is a most beautiful drive and the best way to get to Milford Sound.

2. Key Summit Track

5.0 of 5 bubbles50
Hiking Trails

alexisgracelim
By alexisgracelim
Breath taking and beautiful views after an easy and short day hike where you will go through very diverse flora and f...

4. Bowen Falls

4.5 of 5 bubbles40
Waterfalls

dianedinky
By dianedinky
Were able to get right up close to the falls on our Milford Sound cruise with Milford Mariner.

5. Homer Tunnel

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Points of Interest & Landmarks

Found_Lost_Key
By Found_Lost_Key
Its a great piece of engineering really, interesting history of the tunnel. Its a one way tunnel, controlled by traffic...

6. Cruise Milford

5.0 of 5 bubbles2,233
Boat Tours

krystalb759
By krystalb759
Unforgettable Adventure: Cruise Milford Delivers Spectacular Views and Exceptional Service

7. Mitre Peak Cruises

5.0 of 5 bubbles1,475
Boat Tours

mcollettnz
By mcollettnz
We had an excellent wee 2 hour cruise, the scenery is amazing and we saw dolphins and seals.

9. Rosco's Milford Kayaks

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Kayaking & Canoeing

V1765DPpaulh
By V1765DPpaulh
Amazing twilight tour .. under Stirling falls surfing the waves , sailing rafted up at 10 knots, cormorant on the boat!

10. RealNZ

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,490
Nature & Wildlife Tours

helenhO9667UP
By helenhO9667UP
Exceptional crew and outstanding chef made this 2 night cruise a wonderful in depth experience of Doubtful Sound.

12. Pure Milford

4.5 of 5 bubbles305
Bus Tours

Compass16344019623
By Compass16344019623
As part of our Fly /Cruise Milford Sound Pure Milford were outstanding our Skipper and Crew very informative and ente...

13. Fiordland Discovery

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Eco Tours

GeorgeNZ44
By GeorgeNZ44
This was capped off by an outstanding Helicopter ride from Preservation Inlet to Te Anau captained by Sir Richard (Ha...

14. JUCY Cruise Milford Sound

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,364
Bus Tours

MadTaniwha
By MadTaniwha
If you’re trying to work out which tour to choose, our family of five definitely recommend Jucy for your Milford Sound...
Helicopter Tours

268kirstind
By 268kirstind
Our pilot was knowledgeable, cool and helpful and the guy running the office even gave us a ride to our cruise due to...

What travellers are saying

  • 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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  • Natwhal
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of the trip - would definitely recommend if you do the Milford Sound Cruise with Southern Discoveries. We saw black coral, lots of different fish and an eagle ray! Felt like we were on a diving trip!
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • dianedinky
    Dunfermline, UK818 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Were able to get right up close to the falls on our Milford Sound cruise with Milford Mariner. Also got a lovely packed lunch. A great trip overall. Definitely do it if you get a sunny day.
    Written 10 June 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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  • Discover67348624078
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely surreal trip! Boat was state of the art and very tidy, views were stunning. The staff were super knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour (even despite the dad jokes). Having only half capacity made the cruise much more personable, would recommend to all!
    Written 27 March 2024
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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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  • Sightsee34293439972
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bus ride was comfortable and interesting. Stop at Monkey Stream was fun - the water was pure enough to drink. Take your drinking glass! The boat ride was amazing and comfortable with three levels. The lunch was delicious - chicken pie was fantastic and there was plenty of food. Keep some for ride home! Made for a long day!
    Written 13 February 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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  • Umesh R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience with Awesome NZ. The coach driver Mr. Chao was amazing. The bus ride and the Milford cruise ride was amazing. Lucky that we had a very good weather. Timing was spot on. Started and ended on time.
    Written 26 November 2023
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