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Milford Sound Information

Milford sound has a long and interesting history, from early Maori habitation to the first European explorers. Milford Sound was recognised by early colonists as a very special place and it has been visited by curious explorers for over 200 years. Nineteenth century botanists have found rare plant life and the earliest photographers have documented its natural wonders. Please read through some of the pages we’ve created for you to learn more about this amazing place!

Our COVID-19 Response

Cruise Milford is able to operate during Alert Level 2 and 1. We are receiving updates from the New Zealand Government daily and will adjust our procedures according to the newest data and recommendations.

Milford Sound Google Map

We firmly believe that the drive to Milford Sound is just as important as the cruise itself. Use our Milford Sound Google Map to explore this unique area.

Milford Sound Weather

Like the rest of the national park, Milford Sound needs rain to thrive. Knowing more about Milford Sound’s weather patterns and how they can enhance your experience will help you plan your trip.

Fiordland’s 10 Marine Reserves

Fiordland has 10 marine parks sprawling more than 10,000 hectares across southern New Zealand. Hosting a variety of wildlife and made famous by the many movies filmed in the area, Fiordland is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world.

Lord of the Rings Locations in Fiordland, New Zealand

Thanks to Lord of the Rings that thousands of people descend upon the New Zealand Fiordland every year. Out of all of the Lord of the Rings locations tourists choose to visit, both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound offer a broad range of filming locations between them.

Top Movies Filmed in Fiordland

It’s no surprise that many movies have been and continue to be filmed within the scenic passages of Fiordland. Here’s the top 10 movies filmed in Fiordland.

Walking the Milford Track

If walking the Milford Track has been on your bucket list, it’s time to start planning. One of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks it has long been considered ‘the finest walk in the world.’ Here’s what you need to know to before you set out.

Guided walks in Fiordland

This post will look at the different things you should consider when looking for your guided walk operator and how to prepare for the big day.

Fiordland Crested Penguin

The tawaki, or Fiordland Crested Penguin, is endemic to the rainforests of Fiordland and is the second rarest breed of penguins in the world. Known for their yellow crests that stick out like bushy eyebrows and their bright orange beaks, these little birds are as commonly found amongst the ferns as they are in the sea.

Walking tracks in Fiordland

Get off of the beaten track on your next Fiordland adventure and enjoy some of the most scenic walks in the world.

Amazing Astro Photography at Milford Sound

This blog about Astro Photography shows how landscape photographer, Rob Dickinson captured the most amazing photo of the Milford Sound night sky that we have ever seen!

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