With its dramatic scenery and unique wildlife, Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking regions.
Cruising along calm waters between sheer cliffs carved by centuries of ice erosion, immerse yourself in a mysterious world in an undersea viewing chamber and catch sight of majestic Mitre Peak and cascading waterfalls that thunder into the depths below. It’s no wonder Rudyard Kipling described it as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.
Milford Sound is one of the wettest places on earth raining around 200 days of the year with an average annual rainfall of 7 metres. Rainfall can reach 250 millimetres in 24 hours and creates dozens of temporary waterfalls that cascade down sheer cliff walls – it’s a spectacular sight.
As the longest and most established operator in Milford Sound, this magical fiord is our home – and we’d like to share our backyard with you.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MILFORD SOUND
Milford Sound is a fascinating place filled with rainforests, waterfalls and an abundance of marine life. Learn more about why we love it so much!
Check out the Milford Sound section of our blog for more information about the sanctuary at the bottom of the South Island.
Here are some of our favourite articles:
A New Zealand trip simply wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to Milford Sound. Often called one of the most beautiful places on Earth, it’s a sight that shouldn’t be missed. But there’s more to it than just meets the eye…
Here are five interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about Milford Sound. Read more.
Six Unmissable Sights on a Milford Sound Cruise
Known for its towering mountains, steep cliffs, lush vegetation and breathtaking waterfalls, Milford Sound is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. We’ve highlighted our top 6 sights that are essential when cruising Milford Sound. Read more
Where to Stay in Milford Sound
With so many spectacular sights in Milford Sound, it can be tricky to fit it all into one day. Extending your trip and staying the night at the Milford Sound Lodge is a fantastic way to experience everything the area has to offer. Read more.
Choosing a Milford Sound Tour
A Milford Sound cruise is a must-do in New Zealand, but knowing which tour to choose can be a difficult decision! With a few different companies operating in the area, as well as an array of other experiences to choose from, we share our top tips on selecting the best cruise for your holiday. Read More.
What’s the Weather Like in Milford Sound
The stunning scenery in Milford Sound is sure to leave you breathless. But don’t bank on blue skies while you’re there! On average, it rains more than 200 days a year in Milford. Don’t worry though – Milford Sound is still one of the best destinations to visit in New Zealand – rain or shine. Just remember your rain jacket! Read More.
Six Must-See Stops on the Road to Milford
The Milford Road offers a spectacular journey into the heart of Fiordland National Park. While the trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound is less than 3 hours, we recommend allowing more time to stop at the sights along the way. Our Milford Sound coach trips do this anyway and offer great commentary along the way! Here are our top 6 natural attractions that you don’t want to miss out on! Read More.