Milford Sound & Fiordland

The dramatic landscape of this unforgettable region was created thousands of years ago by glacial rivers - today this remarkable wilderness is preserved as part of the southwest world heritage area.

The dramatic landscape of this unforgettable region was created thousands of years ago by glacial rivers - today this remarkable wilderness is preserved as part of the southwest world heritage area.

Things to Do and See When Visiting the Milford Sounds

Due to the many tours operating here, this region's unforgettable scenery is easily accessible to all visitors.  Experience one of New Zealand's great walks such as the Routeburn, Milford or Kepler tracks.  Go flight-seeing over Fiordland National Park, the ultimate way to appreciate the sheer scale of the landscape's lakes, fiords and mountains.  Cruise the fiords at a relaxing pace or kayak around the sheltered waters, encountering dolphins and seals along the way. Visit Milford Deep at Milford Sound to see an underwater landscape of black coral that's every bit as unique as the landscape above the surface.

Getting There & Around the Milford Sounds

Queenstown International Airport is the nearest airport offering scheduled flights from Christchurch.  Charter flights from Te Anau Airport are available.  Te Anau is 9.5. hours from Christchurch.  The road from Te Anau to Milford is fully sealed, but parts are occasionally closed due to poor weather and vehicles on the Milford Road must carry chains during winter.  The Milford Sound region is served well by coach services.

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