We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“beautiful and very worth it!”
Review of Milford Sound

Milford Sound
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound
More Info
and up
Full-Day Luxury Milford Sound Tour by Coach and Cruise from Queenstown
More Info
and up
Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound...
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
San Francisco, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful and very worth it!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

It was an incredible day to go to Milford Sound. Sunny and warm for winter in the South island. We went on the Mitre Peak Cruises and they were great. Tons of views and it is rather small and intimate. It was a long trip (around 13 hrs round trip from Queenstown), but it was worth not doing the drive and getting pro tips from the driver. Would recommend to anyone going to Queenstown or farther south!

Visited June 2014
Thank Shaelyne J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

3,979 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“8th wonder of the world”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

My wife and I had the chance to fly out here from Queenstown. We took a cruise in the sound and it was absolutely amazing! There is a lot of wildlife in the sound including seals and dolphins. This is an absolute must see if you travel to the South Island!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Chris Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“lovely ride on the Milford Cruise”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

It was so great to be on the cruise deck to smell the sea, feel the sunlight (as we were there in May, quite a cold weather).... the dolphins, the waterfalls, the glaciers, the waves, the greenery mountains... we got so close to all these stunning scenary with very eyes... when was feeling too cold, we went back to the cabin and enjoy the complimentary coco drink and coffee... watching out from the glass window...another way of enjoying the cruise! In short, wonderful trip!

Visited May 2014
Thank Rachelyeoh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the world's treasures”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Even in winter and the rain made the temporary waterfalls amazing. Don't miss it. Go on a coach from Te Anau so you can enjoy the trip there

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Taylor E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Nice trip but if had to choose, I prefer Doubtful Sound. It seemed a little too commercialised and too many tour groups (even in winter). Did get to see dolphins which was exciting.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Garden V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Milford Sound also viewed

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Milford Sound, Southland Region

Been to Milford Sound? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing