The journey to Milford Sound must be one of the most spectacular drives in the world.
Nestled deep within Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound’s sheer cliffs and rocky valleys were formed by ancient glaciers over hundreds of thousands of years ago. The Sound is accessible by boat and you will feel you are stepping back in time when you see beautiful waterfalls and the majestic Mitre Peak appear through the mist.
There is only one road in via the Homer Tunnel and conditions can be very challenging, which is why we recommend you travel with one of Chauffeur NZ’s experienced local drivers. We offer a private trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound with a short break at Lake Te Anau. Allow for a 12-hour day, including the two-hour boat cruise on Milford Sound and return journey time.
We stop on the way to Milford Sound at the "Mirror Lakes" with outstanding views. Further up the road in the middle of the mountains we can spot the cheeky kea, a parrot native to New Zealand found in the forest and alpine regions of the South Island. About 48 centimetres long, it is mostly olive-green with a brilliant orange under its wings and has a large, curved upper beak.
Call us today to enquire about a private chauffeured tour to Milford Sound.