Milford Sound
Milford Sound
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Nlhoff
Madbury, NH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Spectacular is the only way to describe Milford Sound. On a recent cruise we were told Doubtful and Dusky Sounds would be amazing and that Milford Sound would be even more magnificent. All was true.
Written 9 April 2024
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Al2go
Gold Coast, Australia249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful place to visit stunning views. Very few people. Certainly very few places like it. Unfortunately it rains for 250 days a year. I’m sure and if it’s not raining it’s dripping off the trees
Written 20 March 2024
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VPVK
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! The boat ride was informative and fun! Worth the money to get out on the sound. We were lucky to get a beautiful day as it is in a rainforest. If you are willing to risk not getting a boat, they discount the late afternoon cruises on the day of. The hikes were beautiful and mirror lakes are unique and lovely! I strongly recommend seeing it at least once in your life! There is free parking if you are willing to walk about 20 minutes through a pretty forested pathway. Bring insect repellent for the sand flies if you choose to hike.
Written 3 March 2024
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ACisco
Sydney, Australia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Milford Sound. Definitely a "bucket list" experience. An amazing wilderness fjord that has cliffs that go straight down in to the water to more than 200m. As it's open to the ocean, you will see seals, and dolphins/porpoises. During the wet season, there are magnificent waterfalls plummeting 100m to the ocean. The tour boat rides are excellent, and you will be on the water for around 2-3 hours. The only access to Milford is via a single road that goes through the mountain range. Also spectacular during the wet season with water falls. Best way to get to Milford is to stay the previous night in Te Anau and then drive in the morning for 90minutes, otherwise you will have to drive from Queenstown for 5-6 hours as the roads are winding and narrow making it very slow. But definitely go to Milford if you're on the south island.
Written 12 April 2023
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eenski
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Went on Milford Mariner through Real NZ, terrible rainy day BUT that meant we ended up with waterfalls everywhere, absolutely incredible views but rain was awful and visibility was low, great cafe on board with reasonable prices and good food, staff very helpful and commentary very good, lots of seating and very comfortable but be warned, this is "family friendly" and we had a screamer for the whole time, which bothered everyone except the family involved
Written 13 October 2022
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Pauline S
New Plymouth, New Zealand50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Helecopter gets so much closer to mountain peaks than a plane. Flies over the edges of mountains and exposes what climbers and trampers experience with doing that hard yards. Very professional and safety briefing is thorough. I felt extremely safe but in ore of the scenery. Well worth the money. Bucket list experience!
Written 9 April 2022
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TinVet
Mosgiel, New Zealand730 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Wet day driving to the sounds. Little bid of snow. Have been here a lot of times.
New changes to look for. No more free parking. Charge is min 5 hours for $20nzd. No free wifi. Fuel priced.

Nice views in the mist hanging low.

Had something to eat and to drink and made our way back.
Written 28 April 2021
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Liz H
Lichfield, UK914 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had the misty, wet day experience in the Sound.
We were on a cruise and due to adverse weather conditions we had our day in Fiordland cut short, so only spent 30-45 minutes in Milford Sound.
The rain substantially reduced visibility, so you couldn’t see the tops of the mountains or into the distance. What you could see, however, were the magnificent torrential waterfalls created or swollen by the deluge. They were very beautiful pouring down vertically through the lush green vegetation.
I would love to go back on a drier day to experience seeing the whole vista, rather than just the closest bank.
Written 27 April 2020
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The calm lake waters, the surrounded treed mountains and hills, the peaceful breeze, all add to the beauty of the Milford Sound area.
Written 19 January 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We drove along the scenic route and booked an online day cruise to Milford Sound. Milford Sound is the largest and most famous fjord in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park. The river extends 22 kilometers inland, and the cliffs intersect the water vertically. The glacier is cut into a V-shaped section, and the valley sinks, forming the landscape today. It is said that 365 days, the fjords have 300 days of rainy days. Fortunately, we saved enough character, ushered in a sunny day. Cruise through the valley, we see is surrounded by mountains, cliffs, streams, waterfalls, glaciers Yingying. Enjoy the moment at the same time, have to sigh nature's workmanship.
Written 18 January 2020
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