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What We Love About Milford Sound

Milford Sound is home to the iconic Mitre Peak - one of the most photographed landmarks of New Zealand. Nature is Milford Sound's best asset, with rolling waters like Stirling and Bowen Falls, and lush rainforests dotting the landscape. Milford Sound itself is home to a variety of wildlife including fur seals, dolphins and penguins. The best way to explore Milford Sound is naturally by boat. For a one-of-a-kind experience, hop on a small sea plane and fly into Milford Sound from Queenstown on a 1.5 hour scenic flight. If you prefer being closer to the water, you can even book yourself an overnight cruise to absorb the sights and sounds of the fjord.

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Fjord-Filled Dreaming: 10 Things To Do In Milford Sound, New Zealand

Being the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' is a claim made by many, but Milford Sound makes a pretty good case! Dive in with our top things to do in Milford Sound, New Zealand!

The Klook Team· 6 Dec 2019

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About Milford Sound

Milford Sound is home to the iconic Mitre Peak - one of the most photographed landmarks of New Zealand. Nature is Milford Sound's best asset, with rolling waters like Stirling and Bowen Falls, and lush rainforests dotting the landscape. Milford Sound itself is home to a variety of wildlife including fur seals, dolphins and penguins. The best way to explore Milford Sound is naturally by boat.


For a one-of-a-kind experience, hop on a small sea plane and fly into Milford Sound from Queenstown on a 1.5 hour scenic flight. If you prefer being closer to the water, you can even book yourself an overnight cruise to absorb the sights and sounds of the fjord.

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General info

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.37NZD

  • Best time to visit
    • JUN - AUG

      Clear winter weather

Why people love Milford Sound

Yun Hsuan
Published 327 days ago
On the way, you can see the fjord terrain eroded by the glaciers and the steep mountain walls on both sides. The beautiful scenes overlapped. There are several slender glacial waterfalls in the fjord. The captain will take the cruise ship to the waterfall and let everyone feel the natural power of the waterfall. Cross the Mifo Fjord to the estuary of the Tasman Sea, and then return to the luck. If you have good luck, you may have the opportunity to see bottlenose dolphins, fjord penguins, seals and other animals. It is a good experience to take a boat trip for nearly two hours. Great opportunity for natural magnificence
Seng Long
Published 306 days ago
A must-do activity in Milford had been looking forward to the cruise since my last visit there almost 15 years apart. The peace and serenity of the well preserved natural park are simply breathtaking. The challenge is always the long drive to Milford area, so would recommend catching the coach services which departs from nearby townships and do grab the lunch options onboard as there is very little F&B options in the area.
Richard
Published 158 days ago
Really a sight to behold, an absolute stunning day to do this trip. The waterfalls, the sheer cliffs, the wildness of this part of the world was just spectacular. Very reasonable you priced and well worth every cent. I think every NZer should see this wonder of the world, should be compulsory. AAA+

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