A treasured part of one of the worlds most magnificent national parks lies in a corner of the South Island easily accessible from Queenstown. Here you will discover nature at its purest with spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas.
Experience this breathtaking region by water, air or hiking – Or combine all three experiences!
There are a multitude of spectacular natural wonders to explore, some of the most popular activities are Hiking, Kayaking, Helijet, Overnight Cruising, Glowworm Caves, Native Bird Life and Fishing just to name a few.
Milford Sound Day Tour Experiences (click the links below)
Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak
Kayak in one of the most majestic places in the world, where the scenery is all that more dramatic from sea level. Travel options include Fly/Cruise & Kayak/Fly from Queenstown and Small Coach/Cruise & Kayak/Small
Coach from Te Anau.
Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise
New Zealand’s ultimate nature cruise – Get up-close to nature on the longest small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound. Queenstown travel options include Fly/Encounter Nature Cruise/Fly.
Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
Discover Milford Sound above and below the water. Hidden under the surface in Harrison Cove is a unique and beautiful environment – there’s nowhere else in the world quite like it. Add a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory to any Milford Sound cruise (except last cruise of the day during winter) New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory in a unique marine reserve.
Milford Sound Discover More
Get closer, for longer on this all-inclusive package a signature Milford Sound experience that’s truly authentic, more insightful and completely personal. Discover More package includes a Nature Cruise or Encounter Nature Cruise, Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch. Travel options include Fly/Discover More/Fly from Queenstown and Small Coach/Discover More/Small Coach from Te Anau.
Milford Sound Getting There
The overland journey to Milford Sound is a jaw-dropping showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and native rain forest, surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes.
If Milford Sound is the eighth wonder of the world, the road to Milford is surely the ninth. The best way to experience both is by travelling on a coach and cruise day trip from Queenstown or Te Anau.
Milford Sound is approximately 5 hours drive from Queenstown or a 2.5 hour drive from Te Anau.
Another remarkable way to experience New Zealand’s vast and dramatic scenery is a 45 minute flight or helicopter from Queenstown. Enjoy the most spectacular view of Milford Sound and the Southern Alps as you fly into (or out of) this breathtaking fiord.
Milford Track in a Day – Fly/Walk/Cruise/Fly
(Operates November through April in Summer Season)
The choice is yours – take a Scenic Flight or Helicopter landing at Milford Sound to meet your private guide for the day and take a short boat ride to begin your walk on the Milford Track. After your walk, you have the option to extend your day with a two-hour cruise traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound.
Phone one of our Kiwi Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Milford Sound Adventure now!