Milford Sound is the best known of the sounds that lie throughout Fiordland National Park and is also the only fiord accessible by road. The Milford Road starting in Te Anau Te Anau is considered one of the finest scenic drives in the world. Stunning alpine scenery and the famous Homer Tunnel make this road a journey in itself. Allow plenty of time to fully enjoy the drive.
Sheer cliffs starting hundreds of metres below the water's surface rise spectacularly to the sky. It is 16 kilometres from the head of the fiord to the open sea and Real Journeys cruise ships will take you there and back comfortably in around 2 hours. Dolphins and seals can often be seen, and following a large downpour the waterfalls that line the fiords are magnificent, particularly the 146 metre high Stirling Falls.
The best way to see Milford Sound is with Real Journeys. Their luxury coaches can transport you from Queenstown or Te Anau and their sightseeing aircraft also operate from Queenstown. Experienced guides on board their vessels will show you Milford Sound in all its glory.