One of New Zealand's most famous tourist attractions, Milford Sound is a spectacular fjord found in the south west of New Zealand's South Island. The glacial area is home to numerous waterfalls and marine wildlife including penguins, seals, dolphins and even whales. In amongst this awe-inspiring landscape is the small township of Milford.

Milford Sound cruises disembark at the cruise terminal in Milford.

Sights to See

What isn't there to see? From sheer cliffs, deep blue oceans and misty waterfalls, you won't be able to take your eyes off the natural wonder that is Milford Sound. To get into the thick of this astonishing setting, you can hike along the famous Milford Track and immerse yourself within Milford Sound's majestic beauty. It is also possible to Kayak and dive the fresh waters of Milford Sound, as well as fly above the rocky cliffs.

What's for Lunch

After a morning of hiking and sightseeing take some time out to refuel and enjoy the view at the Blue Duck Cafe & Bar, Milford Sound's only restaurant. The café bar has a good reputation for hearty meals and enjoys a friendly atmosphere during the day and late into the night.

If you see only one thing...

If you only see one thing when in Milford Sound – you're not seeing enough! Open your eyes and take in this once in a life time view.

Local speak

If getting directions, a local may refer to a metal road which is simply a gravel road often found in the countryside.


People don't really visit Milford Sound to shop but if you wish to take home a little memento, browse some of the souvenirs on offer at the Milford Sound Lodge shop.