Things to Do

Image: Kayaking Milford Sound by missbossy, on flickr.

With a range of Milford Sound attractions and activities on offer, you'll have plenty of options and be sure to leave feeling fulfilled and inspired. Milford Sounds Tours are a very popular way to travel into Milford Sound as they take the stress out of a long day's drive and the local guides provide a great insight into the region's history and geology. and GreatSights New Zealand are two local operators who run highly recommended tours into Milford Sound year round from Queenstown and Te Anau. Their local driver guides keep up an entertaining commentary and allow plenty of opportunities to stop for photos along the way at scenic highlights like the Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knob’s Flat and the Chasm.

Prefer to drive to Milford Sound yourself? No problem. While navigating the Milford Road does require care and preparation, you can build up your own day of activities with the range on offer, from an easygoing Milford Sound Cruise, to an exhilarating hike up the mountains and everything in between.