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Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound & Fiordland

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Things to do in Milford Sound & Fiordland


Fiordland is one of New Zealand's most iconic wilderness regions, yet remains largely undeveloped despite its fame. Here, a network of mirrored fjords, framed by rocky peaks and waterfalls, stretch for many miles and together they comprise one of the country's most pristine wilderness areas. Immersing yourself in these unforgettable surroundings - whether by foot on the celebrated Milford Track or on board an overnight or daytime cruise - is a defining Kiwi experience.

Take a cruise on Milford Sound

Just under four hours from Queenstown, and two from Te Anau, Milford Sound is the star attraction of New Zealand's Fiordland region. Here, giant, glacier-carved cliffs and towering, forested peaks frame deep blue waters, which spill out into the Tasman Sea. After the rains, which come often, giant waterfalls add to the drama. You can explore the region on hikes – the Milford Track is among New Zealand's most famous walks – but perhaps the best way to take it all in is on a cruise, with by day and overnight options available. Speak to our specialists for the latest sailings.   

Kayaking on Milford Sound

Spot penguins and dolphins in Doubtful Sound

While Milford Sound attracts more than a million visitors a year, its Doubtful Sound cousin is far less in the tourist spotlight, despite being three times the length. Indeed, until relatively recently it was only accessible by the most intrepid travellers – even Captain Cook was left to gaze at it from afar. Today, however, as with Milford, it's a choice of day or overnight cruises that offer the best way to take in its stunning beauty. Expect verdant forests, sheer cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and the chance to spot dolphins, fur seals and cutesy Fiordland penguins. 

Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound


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Top itineraries in Milford Sound & Fiordland

Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

Best of New Zealand's South Island

13-day tailor-made self-drive & rail journey from £4,655 pp incl. flights

Discover New Zealand's South Island on this in-depth road trip, which includes a glacier heli-hike, an overnight Doubtful Sound cruise and a journey on the iconic TranzAlpine train.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Wilderness Highlights of New Zealand

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £8,490 pp incl. flights

Discover the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand's north and south islands on this fly-drive holiday, which includes a journey across the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine Express.

Self Drive, Mt Cook, New Zealand

New Zealand Wonderland with APT

20-day escorted tour from £7,355 pp incl. flights

Discover the best New Zealand has to offer on this comprehensive and popular and fully-guided tour with APT Touring.

Aoraki Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand Getaway

19-day escorted tour from £5,295 pp incl. flights

This superb-value escorted tour is ideal for those looking to see all the highlights of New Zealand in the company of others, with expert guides on hand, and a comfortable hotel room at the end of each action-packed day.

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Where to go in Milford Sound & Fiordland

Lake Te Anau / New Zealand

Te Anau

The tiny settlement of Te Anau, home to just 3,500 people on the eastern shores of Lake Te Anau, is the gateway to the surrounding Fiordland National Park.

When to go to Milford Sound & Fiordland

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