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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 Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $154
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Milford Sound Reviews
You can't truly understand just how amazing this place is until you get there and the tour guide is telling you how big this place is. You see some of the waterfalls and think they're average size unt... more »
Breathtaking view of the sound, great guide and commentary, overall an amazing experience. Very friendly staff. 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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