Experience the magic of Milford Sound it has been described as the 8th wonder of the world, but getting there is just as magical as the destination itself! with Kiwi Discovery.
Kiwi Discovery runs daily tours from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Our luxury coaches will take you on your journey in comfort and style, complimented with huge viewing windows, glass roof, reclining seats, lots of leg room and with an informative commentary from our friendly drivers, who have many years of experience driving to Milford Sound.
The Milford Sound road, also known as State Highway 94, is one of the highest and most scenic state highways in New Zealand. The road peaks at its highest point at 940 metres (3084 feet) above sea level and takes you from Te Anau through the Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound.
We offer one the longest cruises on one of the smallest boats on Milford Sound to get you closer to the action! Towering cliffs, spectacular waterfalls & ancient rainforests await! With many photo stops along the way to absorb the local wildlife and nature at its best. This is a tour not to be missed!
After departing Queenstown our journey takes us along the edge of Lake Wakatipu with The Remarkables Mountain range that creates an incredible scenic backdrop to some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery. We travel through the farmlands of Northern Southland onto Te Anau, nestled on the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake, here we take a short break where you can buy drinks and food.
Departing Te Anau we enter the Fiordland National Park the start of the amazing drive to Milford Sound Road with its towering peaks, tranquil and sometimes mirror reflective lakes, crystal clear rivers and dense rainforest make this one of the world’s most spectacular scenic drives in New Zealand.
We climb steadily into the very heart of the mountains. Passing through mist covered mountain valleys that have been carved out by rock and ice to reach the Homer Tunnel, the gateway to Milford Sound is through this huge mountain where we start our descent into our Milford Sound travelling from cloud capped forest peaks into the subtropical west coast valley of Milford Sound.
So just sit back, relax and let your driver show you the sights, and tell you about the amazing scenery around you. Don’t worry there are plenty of photo stops too, so don’t forget your camera.
You’ll arrive at Milford Sound in time for the later “off peak” cruise, meaning less tourists and more of Milford Sound to yourselves.(approx 2 hours) Using a purpose built vessel for the Milford Sound Waters, there is plenty of viewing decks to move around and ample space should we encounter the local fur seal colonies – once nearly hunted to extinction – the rare Fiordland crested penguins or pods of dusky dolphins.
With more rainfall than any other part of New Zealand, Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound provide spectacular scenery whatever the weather to get those perfect photos of the waterfalls and towering peaks.
The best place to hear the sounds of the Fiord is outside on the deck, so bring warm outdoor clothes and a waterproof jacket! However, if you prefer a little comfort there are comfortable seats and tables inside the main lounge for you to enjoy the views or have some lunch away from the outdoor elements. You will need to pre-order lunch to have on the boat or you can take your own.
Complementary tea and coffee provided on board.