Milford Sound in New Zealand is a fiordland with such amazingly beautiful scenery. Every time I visit, I’m in-love and wonder why I don’t come more often. Water is everywhere – waterfalls appear down the mountains after it rains, blue clear cool rivers, reflective lakes, snow even in summer and the sea comes in around the fractured land. It’s at the bottom of the South Island and a 4.5 hour drive from Queenstown.
A lot of people base themselves in Te Anau and drive from there. It’s about 2 hours from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Stock up in Te Anau with food and petrol. Once you leave, there are limited options. A couple of emergency petrol pumps… but they are not always working.
Once you leave Te Anau, the scenery just keeps improving. You’ll want to stop along the way. Grab a map from the information centres or download here. They have marked out the places to stop along the way. Most people drive in and take a half day cruise with Go Orange, Jucy, Real Journeys and Southern Discoveries, but there are plenty of other activities.
There is so much more I still want to explore in the area. I’m keen to try some of the big hikes and one day I would love to try the diving. I will be visiting many more times in the future.
Is Milford Sound on your travel wish-list? Do you have a question? Ask in the comments below and I will try to answer.