Job Opportunities

Live and work in one of the most spectacular places on earth

Here at Milford Sound Lodge, we live and work in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful wilderness locations. But that doesn’t mean we can kick back and take it easy while soaking in the scenery. Operating a large property in a remote wilderness location comes with challenges … and rewards!

What's it like to work at Milford Sound Lodge?

Out here, we rely on the resilience, patience and intelligence of our team to make incredible experiences for our guests. And the reward for all the hard work is having World-Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park as your playground. Here, you can explore incredible hikes like Routeburn and Caples tracks or the challenging Greenstone Track. The opportunities to walk, explore and learn are endless.

Milford Sound Lodge operates 24 chalets, powered campervan sites (with kitchen and laundry facilities) and the incredible Pio Pio restaurant. Typically, we are fully booked every night from October to May. Our team members appreciate what it means to operate an exceptionally busy lodge in a World Heritage area. We take care of our team and our guests at the same time as taking care of our environment. See our Environmental Journey for our approach to sustainability in Milford Sound.

Milford Sound Lodge offers a great opportunity to live cheaply so you can save hard for your next adventure.

Why choose Milford Sound Lodge?

  • Seasonal Work: The main tourist season at Milford Sound Lodge runs from November to the end of April. We operate year-round, but our staff requirements are reduced between May and October.
  • Live-in with food: All positions at Milford Sound Lodge are “live-in” with accommodation and a staff kitchen that is completely stocked for self-catering. This is provided for you by Milford Sound on site for a heavily subsidised fee.  Milford Sound Lodge offers a great opportunity to live cheaply so you can save hard for your next adventure.
  • Flexible hours: Rosters vary depending on the position, but are designed to offer a good balance for our team to enjoy the surrounding wilderness and its activities, or to escape Milford for a burst of city living.
  • Visa requirements: We only accept applications from overseas applicants if they have a valid transferable work visa.

Are you our next team member?

We operate in an extraordinary part of the world, and we like our team members to be extraordinary as well. For many of our guests, this is their bucket list moment and we want to make it unforgettable and seamless. We look for special people who can put in the extra effort to ensure our guests receive the best service, helpful advice and a good dose of kiwi hospitality while staying with us.

A position at Milford Sound Lodge is a lifestyle rather than a job. We are one big team and we treat each other like family. Our team live on-site, and because we live and work together, we need people who are team players. If you are a happy, positive, relaxed person who has a can-do attitude, then you will fit right in. And if you love the outdoors and have a good knowledge of Fiordland or keen to learn then you’re a perfect match. Part of our role is to help guests experience the very best of Fiordland, and the best way to do that is through first-hand knowledge and insights.

If you have a passion for the outdoors and think you would fit our team, have a read of the information below before checking our current vacancies.

Current Job Opportunities at Milford Sound Lodge