Milford Sound Private Tours
Personalised Milford Sound touring to make the most of your Milford Sound.
Discover the beating heart of Milford Sound with an expert nature guide to walk with you every step of the way.
Take a private tour of Milford Sound and Fiordland for an immersive and educational experience, delivered with a healthy dose of kiwi hospitality. Access a wealth of stories and knowledge as you venture into this world-famous location at your own pace. A Milford Sound private guided tour is designed to suit your schedule, no one else’s.
Milford Sound Private Touring Options - A few of our favourite experiences
Milford Sound foreshore and township 60mins
After meeting you at the Milford Sound Lodge (or picking you up from Te Anau), your guide will show you around Milford Sound township. Explore the local community, the fishing fleet, and the foreshore walk, all while learning about the area’s history.
Lake Marian Track 20-30 mins return
Hike a stunning section of the Lake Marian Track, located along the Milford road. This short hike meanders alongside Marian Creek with a series of beautiful waterfalls along the way. Bard will point out local flora, fauna, and wildlife along the way.
Humboldt Falls Track 30 mins return
Hike through picturesque rainforest to a lookout offering mesmerising views of Humboldt Falls. The falls cascade 275 metres in three drops (the highest is 134 metres) and are set in a beautiful valley landscape.
Routeburn Track Key Summit Trail 3 hours
Sample the Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, and discover panoramic views over mountains and alpine lakes. The Key Summit Trail starts on the Milford Road and is a great way for kids to experience an alpine environment. It’s a slightly challenging yet achievable half-day walk
Don't see what you're after?
We’re open to adventures. Let us know what you’re thinking or if you would like to include extra hiking, add a privately-guided Milford Sound cruise or helicopter flight.
Ready to book a guided adventure?
The Best of Milford Experience is a two-night package deal combining a private guided Milford Sound walk with an incredible stay at Milford Sound Lodge.
Prefer to book separately? Contact us directly to enquire about booking a guided walk in Milford Sound.
Your Milford Sound Private Tour experience includes:
- An exclusive, privately-hosted day out in Milford Sound and surrounding areas
- A custom itinerary designed to suit you. A few of our favourite itineraries are suggested below
- Hosted by Fiordland locals
- Suitable for couples, families, and small groups (up to four people) Prices start from NZ$1,499 per day for up to 4 people including transfers, lunch, and refreshments
- Add-on a Milford Sound cruise with your guide (cruise cost not included)
“We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Bard! I wouldn’t normally book a guide, but we really wanted to make the most of our time in Fiordland. We appreciated Bard’s flexibility, especially because it happened to rain heavily while we were there. Our day focused on hiking, and Bard shared a lot of interesting stories about the area. We saw many birds, including an owl and a falcon! I feel like we learned a lot and saw more than we would have from just exploring on our own. It was a great experience!”
Jillian from the USA,
Milford Sound Boat Cruises
See the best of Milford Sound with a boat cruise on this iconic fiord. Get out on the water and discover towering waterfalls, lush rainforest, sheer granite cliffs and cheeky marine life.
Milford Kayaking Trips
Discover a different view of Milford Sound. Paddle the waters of a World Heritage site, glide through a landscape once carved by glaciers.
Lunch @ The Lodge
Enjoy a long, lazy lunch at Pio Pio restaurant. Handmade delicious using local produce. For day visitors or guests, this is a dining experience worth the journey.
Milford Track & Milford Day Walks
Multi-day hikes and challenging alpine passes or opt for a gentle walk through the lush Fiordland forest. A few of our favourite ways to see Milford on foot.
Scenic Flights Milford Sound
Soar over glaciers, towering peaks, hidden lakes and waterfalls for a view of Fiordland and Southern Alps that must be seen to be believed. Light plane or helicopter flights depart from the nearby airport.
Driving the Road to Milford Sound
You don’t have to travel far along the road to Milford before Fiordland’s striking and dramatic features are revealed. Short walks, waterfalls and impressive valleys dot your journey.
Dive Milford Sound
Discover a dive site unlike any other. Milford Sound is renowned by divers as New Zealand’s ‘coral capital’.