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When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

Wondering when the best time is to visit New Zealand? It depends on what you want to do when you get here. Have a think about the style of holiday you’re after first, then decide which season suits best.

Advice on visiting Milford Sound walking
A Reflection On Living In Milford Sound

Wondering what it’s like to live in a place often referred to as the eighth natural wonder of the world? Well, it’s pretty awesome, that’s for sure! Here’s a blog from Tom Lindsey, who worked as part of the Milford Lodge Team last season. It’s offers some great insights into what working in beautiful Milford Sound is really like.

South Island Itinerary lake tekapo
A 7-day South Island Itinerary for Campervans

The Milford Lodge team are keen travellers, so whenever we get time off, you’ll generally find us out exploring our own backyard! To help get you started, we’ve put together a tried-and-tested 7-day South Island Itinerary.

Meet the locals – Milford Sound Wildlife

There’s a huge array of wildlife that thrives in our little corner of the world so we’ve put together a bit of a list of some of our favourite Milford Sound wildlife, including where your best chances of spotting them are.

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The Ultimate NZ Ski Itinerary

There are many reasons people from all over flock to the ski fields of Queenstown and Wanaka when the temperature starts to drop – you are not just getting first-class powder, you’ll get to soak up picture-postcard scenery, incredible off-piste activities and plenty of famous Kiwi hospitality.

Free things to do in Milford Sound walk
Top 10 free things to do in Milford Sound

From bird watching, to glacier walks there’s no shortage of free things to do in Milford Sound. Our Milford Sound Lodge team member Barton Matthews has put together a list of his top 10 for you to check out.

Hiking in the Hollyford Valley Bush walk
Hiking in the Hollyford Valley - Fiordland

After finishing off ten straight days of work at Milford Sound Lodge during the fast-paced holiday season we couldn’t wait to go Hiking in the Hollyford Valley. If you’re interested in doing the hike here’s what to expect:

Visit Milford Sound in Winter milford road in snow
Five reasons to visit Milford Sound this winter

Winter is our favorite time to live in Milford Sound. The combination of fewer people, impressive weather and waterfalls at their full-throttle best are just a few of the things we love about living here during the cooler months.