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  • Milford Sound
  • New Zealand
  • Country New Zealand.
  • Currency New Zealand dollar (NZ$).
  • Geographic Coordination 44°40'30"S 167°55'46"E.

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Milford Sound Overview

The beautiful landscape and picturesque locales attract a lot of visitors with their annual numbers exceeding more than 550,000. This makes Milford Sound one of the most visited places in New Zealand even though the city is located quite a distance from the main commercial areas, Milford Sound has a charm of its own.

Milford Sound also offers a lot of sporting facilities like canoeing and trekking. Though a small number of companies ferry people to the rest of the parts of this island country, Milford Sound offers an extravagant package at affordable prices.

Milford Bay is home to one of the underwater observatories and lets the tourist enjoy the viewing of black coral which is usually located in much deeper waters.


The Invercargill to Te Anau portion of the Southern Scenic Route is a rewarding journey for cyclists, campervans and motorists. The 200 kilometre drive through Tuatapere takes approx 2 hours by car and is sealed throughout the way.

Within Fiordland, a variety of tours depart from Te Anau on a daily basis, providing transport to connect with various activities.

With the availability of coaches and minibus options available for the people the tourists can enjoy and relax while keeping in tune with the scenery along the way.

Getting Around :
    → By Road
Anau can be accessed by the State Highway 94 and also the Southern Scenic Route. Extra efforts have been made by the authorities to make these two routes fully sealed and maintained. Winters are always under control while going from Te Anau to Milford as the route is well sealed and maintained and also boasts of a latest avalanche maintenance technique. According to the law all vehicles driving along the Milford Road are required to carry chains. Frequent traffic lights at the Homer Tunnel can make delays upto 20 minutes. Due to unfavourable weather conditions the Milford Road is at times closed from Marion corner.
    → By Air
A well connected airway system connects Te Anau and Fiordland with chartered as well as government run planes.
    → By Coach
Fiordland is accessible with the services provided by Intercity, Topline tours, catch-a-bus, Scenic Shuttle amongst many others.


There are not enough shopping options in Milford apart from the few merchandising materials like postcards etc.
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