Milford Sound Tourism is the tourist infrastructure provider in Milford Sound. We own and operate the harbour, wharves, visitors terminal and parking in Milford Sound. We also run the wastewater plant and the rubbish and recycling systems, ensuring this pristine wilderness is kept just that, pristine.
Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins and offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, and emerald greenery. It is famously known for its towering Mitre Peak, and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides.
Milford Sound Tourism is funded by the Milford Sound Passenger Levy. This is collected by Milford Sound Tourism and provides for visitor amenities and infrastructure, such as the port and harbour in Milford Sound and toilets along the Milford Road. Over 40% of the levy goes to the Department of Conservation for the upkeep of visitor attractions in Fiordland National Park, and for predator control in Milford Sound for the protection of native birds.
The levy is paid by all visitors over the age of 14 years using the port at Milford,
and it is usually collected as part of a boat cruise ticket.
The Milford Road
The road journey from Te Anau to Milford Sound is one of the most scenic experiences you can have on four wheels.
Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island.
Whether you drive, bus, or fly to Milford Sound, you are sure to enjoy a truely memorable experience of a lifetime....
"Milford Sound is stunning, from the height of mountains, the depth of fiord, to the waterfalls and the amazing drive in. My trip to Milford was extremely memorable and a highlight of my holiday."
Fiona – Dorset, England