Home of Mitre Peak, rainforests and waterfalls
People flock to Milford Sound for its breathtaking scenery created by the migration of glaciers which have left behind a beautiful sliver of New Zealand. A trip here is packed full of tranquil bush walks and forest exploration as well as marine adventures at the Observatory or Deep-Sea Diving. Take a helicopter tour out above the region to take it all in at once from an alpine landing point, or head straight into the famous landscape with peaceful hiking areas such as Eglinton Valley. Rent a kayak and paddle through Milford Sound on your own or take a group tour around the water with a guide to learn of the unique ecology and geological history of the area. Tackle Milford Sound any way you like, as long as you get to see all of it, you’ll have an amazing holiday.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN MILFORD SOUND
These are popular activities to do in Milford Sound. We can help you choose.
Cruise Milford: Kick back onboard with an engaging and informative tour of Milford Sound. While you snap pictures of the landscape, your guide will explain about the geology of Milford Sound and how it has changed to resemble the sight we know and love today. If you’d like you can also take an overnight cruise and enjoy a beautifully tranquil starry sky.
Scuba Diving: Take a guided Scuba Diving Tour, with a catered lunch and supplied gear and guides. Head down and take a look at Milford Sound’s bustling marine scene. Things you’ll run into include black coral tress, dog sharks, octopus, crayfish, seals, penguins, and more. There’s no shortage of excitement scurrying beneath the water surface.
Mitre Peak Cruise: Go where the bigger boats can’t take you on the Mitre Peak Cruise- get up close and personal with the waterfalls, the wildlife, and the breathtaking scenery of Milford Sound. Relax on the 2-hour cruise with an engaging guide for an informative and entertaining experience.
Underwater Observatory @ Southern Discoveries: Check out the marine life without saddling on all the scuba gear at the Southern Discoveries Underwater Observatory! Watch the diverse marine wildlife scurry about the coral and learn interesting information about each species and what makes them unique, from your informative tour guide. The underwater observatory is the perfect activity for those looking for a more relaxed approach to engaging with the underwater beauty of Milford Sound.
Kayaking: Navigate the beauty of Milford Sound at your own pace with a Kayak Tour, where you can sneak into the narrow waterways that the big boats can’t. Rosco’s Milford Kayaks will provide you with paths to follow, as well as a drop off point next to a bush walk for the ultimate outdoor experience.
Eglinton Valley: Eglinton Valley is a walk through beautifully tranquil land coupled with breathtaking scenery. Walk across the flatland within the valley and cross the rivers while you soak in this stunning slice of New Zealand.
Helicopter Tour: What better way to catch all of Milford Sound’s iconic landscape than from up above on a Helicopter. Soar through the air and snap as many photos as you can of the famous area as you cruise across the entirety of the region. You’ll land on the top of a mountain lookout at one point of the tour for some extra special pictures to take home.