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Experience New Zealand's untouched wilderness by cruising Milford Sound, a fjord located within a World Heritage Site encompassing four national parks. Moved by the sight of rocky cliffs rising out of perfectly still water, writer Rudyard Kipling once described this fjord as the eighth wonder of the world. Mitre Peak, one of the most photographed mountains on the planet, towers over the sound. Most of the area's half a million annual visitors arrive by one of many bus tours from Queenstown offering easy access to this pristine natural world. Numerous operators also offer flights from Queenstown, drastically reducing transit time and giving you extra time for additional activities that day. If you're staying closer to the national park, you can reach the fjord by hiking a 50 km (31 mi) walking trail starting at Lake Te Anau. Before you head to Te Anau, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Te Anau route website , to make sure you see all that Te Anau has to offer, including Milford Sound.
Tours to Milford Sound
Milford Sound BBQ Experience (Full day from Queenstown) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $171
Duration: 13 hours
Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $115
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Milford Sound Reviews
I went there with my whole kids including 3 kids. Its not only The Milford Sound but we also enjoy the trip to go there. Few stops to See mirror Lake and other highlight spot was cool. Love the View a... more »
Originally our trip to New Zealand did not include Milford Sound, but everyone told us that our trip would not be complete if we didn't include it! So we debated whether to drive from Queenstown or ta... more »
An awesome place to see amazing scenery! With the added bonus of seeing some wildlife too. Every time I go it blows my mind. Well worth the travel.
Must do for all who are in the area! Well worth the drive there. There's several scenic stopovers along the way too!
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