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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.
Milford Sound Tours
Milford Sound Nature Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 2 hours
Milford Sound Reviews
We drove to Milford Sound from Te Anau, took about 2 hours & is a fantastic drive, we left early in morning to beat the traffic as it's a narrow road. Lot's to stop & see on the way, don't miss the Ke... more »
Signed up for the day tour with Real Journey. Picked up promptly at bus stop at Frankton, Queenstown. Journey to Milford Sound was at least 5 hours journey on road (one way). It was worth it! Great vi... more »
A terrific experience to sail into this place on a cruise ship. Spectacular scenery and natural features abound. Early morning low cloud added to the atmosphere and when this cleared a totally new perspective was given.
What I like the most is the seal sunbathing on the rock and unexpected small penguins. Cruise on the boat with tall relief of earth surround you is a nice experience to share with family and friends.
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