Milford Sound

  • Accommodation:
    • Milford Sound Lodge & Pio Pio
  • Transport:
    • GreatSights, Gray Line and AwesomeNZ all operate coach tours to Milford Sound
    • The coaches are scheduled to arrive at the fjord right before the Milford Sound cruise boats depart
    • If you opt for bus, you can book one-way or return bus travel to Milford Sound with InterCity
    • Buses to Milford Sound depart every morning from Queenstown and Te Anau, arriving around lunchtime
    • The FlexiPass is the most popular for backpackers and tourists. The pass is based on hours of travel and provides access to the entire national network of InterCity’s services
    • You can also use FlexiPass to book sightseeing day trips to all the main attractions
  • Things to see:
    • Observatory at Harrison Cove
    • Kayaking
    • Scenic flights
    • Alpine hiking
    • Mitre Peak
    • Rock faces The Elephant and The Lion
  • Tips:
    • Visit Lady Bowen waterfall (a 10 minute walk from Milford village) and Stirling Falls
    • There is limited accommodation at Milford Sound, so if you’re looking to stay there you will need to book in advance
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