Milford Sound is probably the most recognizable view in all of New Zealand. People come from all over the world to see and experience “the Eight Wonder of the World”, as described by Rudyard Kipling in 1891. With so many Kiwis now exploring their own country, we’ve come up with this handy travel guide to help you plan your visit to Milford Sound on your next South Island trip.

We are MoaTours and we’ve been visiting Milford Sound on our small group tours since 1971 and over the years we’ve picked up quite a few tips. In this travel guide to Milford Sound, we’d like to share a few tips on visiting Milford Sound and answer some common questions.

 

Where is Milford Sound and how do I get there?

Milford Sound is right down in the South West Corner of New Zealand, in Fiordland National Park. It’s actually a fiord, not a sound, and is the most northern of the 14 fiords in that corner of the country. There’s only one road into Milford Sound, State Highway 94, and you have to go from Te Anau, it’s the only way. Most people go to Milford Sound from Queenstown, which makes for a pretty long day as it’s over a 500km return trip. But read on, we’ve found a much better solution to a 12 hour day.

 

Map of Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park
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