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Best way to experience Milford Sound?

Go Orange Milford Sound Milford Haven Experience

Milford Sound is epic, there, we said it & guess what? We mean it!

Fiordland National Park is home to not one but four of our experiences and we are here to tell you all about it. Milford Sound is the only Fiord in Fiordland that is accessible by road, from Queenstown it will take you around five hours to get there and from Te Anau around two. On the way, you will see some awesome sights, Monkey creek, Mirror lakes, and the Homer Tunnel to name a few. You can read more about it in our self-drive blog here

One question we get asked all the time is… should we cruise, or should we kayak so, to help you in your decision making we have put together a little comparison for you

Why Kayak Milford Sound?

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It’s a pretty Intimate experience in a vast landscape. The group size is limited to 8 per guide so you will get plenty of time to chat with your fellow kayakers and guide.

Knowledge and legendary guides will be on hand to keep you safe, dry and make sure you have an awesome time. Our guides, many returning each season come from all corners of the world, they have plenty of stories up their sleeve so be sure to have a yarn

A Sense of adventure. Imagine the photos you are going to get for the gram? If this is your first time to New Zealand, we highly recommend experiencing the Fiord from the water, just to get some serious perspective on how big this place is.

Milford Sound is the most dramatic Fiord, it is also the youngest of all so the mountains and steep and very grand, another reason to bring your camera and snap away.

Why Cruise Milford Sound?

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Milford Sound is the most accessible Fiord in Fiordland meaning you can plan a day trip from just about anywhere in the lower South Island. We have three cruise times a day too, so plenty of time to adventure.

Anyone can cruise, from your newborn baby to your Grandad John, the cruise is perfect for all ages. We have an epic upstairs viewing deck and also comfy booth seats for you to relax indoor.

You will travel further on the cruise. Milford Sound is 17km long and we will poke our nose out into the Tasman Sea before turning around and heading back to the terminal. Along the way, you will see epic mountains, wildlife, and waterfalls.

Talking about waterfalls, the Milford Haven will get you up close and personal with Stirling Falls. Our skipper will get as close as possible so if you are out on the bow to be sure to put on your jacket unless glacial showers are your thing.

So that’s a wrap BUT we won’t stop there, we have something just for you. We know how much you love adventure so if you look here, we have combined the two for you. You can now kayak in the morning and cruise in the afternoon, combining two of Fiordland’s most iconic experiences in one day.

When leaving the park be sure to grab one last photo at the Eglinton Valley, a beautiful reminder of how awesome this corner of the world is.

Book now to kayak or cruise with New Zealand’s best adventure activity operator 2019.