When we were there, this lodge was the only one close to the fjord. Other locations are much further inland. Location is breathtaking, right next to a river, between intimidating mountains. The camp itself (all wooden buildings) is very simple. Except for a few separate units with private bathrooms (quite expensive), all other rooms with either bunks or a double bed are primitive. Our double was quite clean and cosy. Privacy is a bit thin with people walking right by the window on a wooden walkway all the time (to and fro the restroom/showerbuilding). I enjoyed the camp feeling (youth memories), with shared space for cooking, eating and lounging, and managed to deal with shared shower/toilet. My wife was a bit less forgiving regarding toilets (someone decided for very short doors, privacy goes out the window). Hosts consist of volunteers, some are nice but some are close to rude. Overall great location and it will service basic needs for spending the night. All that really counts is the boat trip into the fjord, spectacular!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is simply not possible to fully experience Milford Sound in a day trip... Stay in Milford to enjoy its pure beauty after the day tripping crowds leave and before they arrive. Just 5 minutes drive from Milford Sound cruise boats, Milford Sound Lodge is ideally located. With picture perfect views of the Cleddau River and surrounding mountains, activity bookings on site, and a cafe and a shop, you won’t find a better base for your time in Fiordland. Choose accommodation that suits your needs – from award winning Premium Chalets to cosy Backpacking Rooms and Rainforest Campervan Sites – and let our friendly staff help you make the most of your time in this World Heritage site.There is so much to do: boat cruises, kayaking, walking and sightseeing, or relaxing and soaking in the beauty of your surroundings. You won’t regret treating yourself to an overnight stay in Milford Sound. Pre booking is essential Nov - April and year round for our Chalets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Milford Sound Hotel Milford Sound