Milford Sound Lodge Blog

We’re fortunate to live and work in one of the most awesome places in New Zealand. Helping visitors get the most out of their time in Milford Sound and Fiordland is something we’re incredibly passionate about. Our blog aims to do just that – by sharing our knowledge of Milford and the awesome ways there are to enjoy it, we hope to help you create a deeper connection with this World Heritage destination when you visit. Enjoy!

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Things we love about living in Milford Sound

The Milford Sound Lodge team is a friendly, outdoor-loving and adventurous bunch; which makes sense because we live in the middle of a remote National Park! Here are some of the things our team values the most about living and working in such a unique place.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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