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!

Places near Milford Sound
Best places near Milford Sound to watch the sunrise

Someone once said that “perfect happiness is a beautiful sunrise,” and we’re inclined to agree. Once you’ve seen the sun rise on a new day in one of these beautiful spots near Milford Sound you’ll know that happiness most definitely comes in beautiful shades of yellow, red and orange.

Milford Sound in summer
Milford Sound through the seasons

Here’s what you can expect in Milford Sound through the seasons. Don’t ask us to pick favourites as we love the rusty shades of autumn as much as the cute seal pups that are commonly seen in spring.

Milford Sound Wildlife
Milford Sound wildlife – what to look out for in spring

Wildlife abounds and forests ring with sweet birdsong as the icy grip of winters gives way to slightly warmer days of spring. It’s a good time of the year to spot our wild locals at their cheeky, friendly, shy or curious best. Just like the people, our wildlife comes in all sorts!

Milford Sound Visit Chalet
Five reasons to plan your Milford Sound visit in advance

We know there’s a heap of temptation to just ‘wing it’ when you’re on holiday – the open road, no plans, just whatever you feel like. And for some parts of New Zealand, that approach works just fine. But in Milford Sound, there are a number of advantages to plan and book your visit in advance.