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Things to Do in Milford Sound

  • By Denny Hopkin
  • July 30, 2019

Things to Do in Milford Sound

If you are fond of travelling you already know that Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s top visitor attractions – however, you might be wondering what to do once you get there. There are various breath-taking ways of experiencing Milford Sound’s beauty, but the most popular is to visit it on a day tour that entails a scenic cruise around its waters.

Other options vary from adventure activities and multi-day hikes to picturesque flights and learning experiences.

Here’s our guide to activities and tourists attractions in Milford Sound – click any of the buttons below to find out how SKY ITL can help you go on a perfect vacation at Milford Sound.


Board a coach or bus and travel to Milford Sound through amazing scenery, making stops for photos along the way, then explore the fiord in a scenic cruise. Day tours remain the most popular way of observing the beauty of Milford Sound.


Taking a cruise through Milford Sound is an absolute must-do and the best way to observe this picturesque place, the whole fiord in a short period of time. Want to find out more about the range of Milford Sound cruises on offer and how to book them? Let SKY ITL know!


Another treasured way to take in the incredible beauty of Milford Sound is with a scenic flight. Just think about soaring above the mountain peaks, valleys full of native rainforest and wonderful waterways in a helicopter or small plane.


Among New Zealand’s nine Great Walks, the Milford Track is famous all over the world for its spectacular scenery. SKY ITL can guide you what’s involved in walking the Milford Track and how to plan your hike to make the most of your travel tour.


There is a huge range of shorter hikes and day walks in the Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park region. Give them a thorough read before planning a trip and plan to do excites you most.


For a personal and up close and experience, kayaking Milford Sound can be second to none. Imagine paddling over its mysterious waters, beneath imposing cliff faces and right into the crystal-clear waterfalls.


Fishing is another great tourist attraction in Milford. Read thoroughly about the fishing destinations in Milford Sound and know what you need to know before you go.


For a diverse Milford Sound cruise experience, try sailing Milford Sound the old-fashioned way, like the early European settlers would have gone around it.