Experience Milford Sound

Despite being one of the most accessible fjords, Milford Sound remains quiet and still, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest.  Rain or shine, Milford Sound continues to captivate even the most experienced traveller.

At the pinnacle of Milford Sound is the magnetising Mitre Peak - standing a proud 1,692 metres above sea level, it is certainly an impressive sight to behold. Milford Sound is by far the best known of all of the fjords in New Zealand, and the only one that can be accessed by road. It is approximately 16km from the head of the fjord to the open sea, which means visitors can comfortably travel the length of the fjord to open ocean and return on one of the many cruise options.

Recommended Activities in & near Milford Sound

We are a free booking agent for all tours and activities, so come and see our friendly team at reception to book all your adventures.

Milford Road

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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.

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Cruise Milford Sound

Cruise Milford With more than 40 years of working and living in the Fiordland area, we can guarantee you a truly memorable and informative visit. Milford Sound and Fiordland will be one of those magical places that you will talk about to your friends for the rest of your life! So come and let us show you “our” Milford Sound, NZ.

Jucy Cruise Join us aboard the Maiden of Milford for your JUCY Cruise Milford Sound boat cruise and marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. Relax in our uncrowded, modern catamaran while we spoil you with unlimited, close-up viewing of waterfalls, wildlife and rainforest from our three viewing decks (both inside and out).  Milford Sound is one of the world's most stunning locations. Our spectacular JUCY cruise will take you the length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea and back in uncrowded comfort complimented by our famous JUCY service. Along the way we'll get you close enough to feel the spray from stunning waterfalls, see seals from just meters away and at times, dolphins and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin.

Real Journeys Grab your camera and join us in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Milford Sound.  In Milford Sound you’ll see towering cliffs and peaks – including the much photographed and iconic Mitre Peak that rises more than a kilometre straight out of the sea. Waterfalls cascade into the fiord and luxuriant rain forest clings to sheer rock faces in this exceptional place.  You can travel to Milford Sound in our custom built glass roofed coaches so you won’t miss views of the mountains, glaciers and rainforest … yep, you’ll need the camera on the coach. Or for a different perspective of Milford Sound, take a scenic flight from Queenstown.  Once there, join a Scenic cruise or go on a more leisurely and informative Nature cruise.  For an immersive Milford experience, join one of our overnight cruises aboard our traditionally designed scows.

Cruise Milford Sound


te anau heli services

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.

Sea Kayaking

Rosco's Milford Kayaks Get set to feel the spray kiss your face as waterfalls tumble from hundreds of metres above you; marvel at the ancient rainforest clinging to the steep cliffs of the fiord alongside you; and look out for seals, penguins and dolphins as you navigate your kayak through shimmering water which looks the same today as it did a thousand years ago.

Regardless of whether you’re a first time paddler or an experienced kayaker, come join one of our various guided expeditions at Rosco’s Milford Kayaks and get set to experience the eco-adventure of a lifetime!

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We are a free booking agent for all tours and activities, so come and see our friendly team at reception to book all your adventures.


Contact Us

Te Anau TOP 10 Holiday Park
15 Luxmore Drive
Te Anau 9600
ph. +64 3 249 8538
0800 249 555


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