Some of the most striking and significant features are revealed along this route. Many visitors underestimate the grandeur and beauty of the journey, and leave insufficient time to explore this extraordinary area. A range of short walks and photographic opportunities mean that those wishing to truly explore will find no shortage of spectacular stops to choose from. The road is fully sealed, but the 240 kilometre return journey between Te Anau to Milford takes a minimum of two hours driving (in each direction) without allowing for stops.
The road is occasionally closed from Marion Corner due to adverse weather conditions, especially in winter, however the road is well maintained and carefully monitored during periods of heavy snow. Drivers must note that all vehicles on the Milford Road are required by law to carry chains for their vehicles over winter months.
Join Cruise Milford’s boutique small boat cruise exploring Milford Sound. The vessel has room for 150 people but at a maximum of 75 enjoy unobstructed views of Milford Sound. With plenty of space to move around you will feel like you are on your own personal tour of this awe-inspiring fiord. Experience a personal commentary and interact with our insightful local guides as they mingle amongst the passengers.
Our local skippers will take you to the perfects spots to get the most phenomenal photos. Marvel at the majestic Mitre Peak, towering a mile out of Milford Sound. One of the most famous peaks in New Zealand and definitely the most photographed! See the New Zealand Fur Seal relaxing on rocks. Nearly extinct the population has recovered and they now make Milford Sound their home. Experience the thundering Stirling Falls. At 3 times the height of the Niagara Falls the Stirling Falls are dwarfed by the surrounding mountains. Due to the sheer rock wall our Skipper will get you up close to the waterfall to experience the 151meter plunging glacial water, second shower anyone! Keep an eye out for Fiordland Crested Penguins and Bottlenose Dolphins which often visit the fiord along with the occasional whale.
Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits available on all cruises.
Cruise Milford is rated one of the Top 10 Activities in New Zealand by Trip Advisor.
Fiordland Helicopters is a locally owned and operated, commercial helicopter company based on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage status Fiordland National Park, in the southern part of New Zealand. We cater to a wide variety of clientele and offer Scenic Flights and Charter Flights for both commercial and private use
Te Anau Helicopter Services We fly throughout the Fiordland and Southland region and can provide all your helicopter scenic, hunting, fishing and charter needs. We pride ourselves on delivering an efficient and superior service to our clients and we look forward to flying with you soon.
Fly Fiordland Take time to enjoy the Fiordland experience from a birds eye view. See so much more wilderness than you see from the road. Informative commentary about the history and geology of Fiordland National park. We focus on providing for the free independent traveller that prefers the service that comes from an owner operator.
See Milford Sound in small groups (max 14 people) with experienced, local guides. Travel along the Milford Road from Te Anau and enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful countryside. Enjoy scenic and photographic stops on the way.
Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour small boat cruise through the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea. Gaze over soaring cliff tops and plummeting waterfalls.
Choose to stay with your nature guide and enjoy short walks. Or take part in an unguided 2.5 hour to Key Summit via the renowned Routeburn Track. Walk the track ascending up through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment. Admise the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush clad valleys.
Rosco's Milford Kayaks Pioneered by Rosco back in 1991, and our most popular adventure in summer and winter, this trip takes you on a big loop of Milford Sound, meaning you get to take in all the highlights! With opportunities to spot wildlife and photograph waterfalls, this is an adventure not to be missed. Join us on a spectacular paddle, suitable for everyone.
The Sunriser Classic will suit you if you relish the chance to explore the fiord by kayak, you are happy to spend up to 3.5 hours paddling. You are happy not going the length of the fiord to the sea, you have reasonable levels of water confidence and physical fitness.
The Kayak & Cruise is 5km / 2 hours paddling. 1¾ hr cruise. Kayak trip departs Deepwater Basin.
Enjoy a relaxed paddle with postcard views of Milford and Lady Bowen Falls, Milford Sound's tallest waterfall! Ideal for first-time or novice paddlers and relaxed pros alike, this trip gets you up close and personal with the amazing features of the fiord. After a short break, you meet the wonderful Cruise Milford team and embark on a journey towards the Tasman Sea, getting close to New Zealand fur seals basking on the rocks, massive rock faces rising hundreds of metres out of the ocean, and waterfalls cascading from ancient rainforest high in the mountains.
Fiordland Tours offer daily guided tours to Milford Sound from Te Anau in our specially fitted and extremely comfortable coaches.
With groups of no more than 15, plenty of stops for photos, and optional short walks, you get to see this spectacular place properly.
Each tour connects with a small boat operator for a scenic cruise on Milford Sound.
Fiordland Tours would like to help you explore this slice of paradise - at your own pace.