Famously described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound is a stunning fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island.

It was carved out by glaciers during the ice age like all modern fiords. But it’s majesty and the drama of its surrounding mountains is hard to match. It is known for Mitre Peak, which towers over it, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides.

When it rains in Milford Sound — and it often does — those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect. Whatever the weather it really is a breath-taking sight.

Boat tours are a popular way to explore the inky waters of this pristine natural wonder. The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory offers views of rare black coral and other marine life.

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17 Day Signature Festive Season
17 Days, from Christchurch to Auckland
from NZD $7,863 per person twin share
  • Brand: Grand Pacific Signature Medium Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
Experience Christmas like a New Zealander, while visiting both the North and South Island of New Zealand, starting in Christchurch and touring the South Island before heading north through the North Island and departing from Auckland
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23 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $10,870 Pro Person im Doppel Zimmer
  • Brand: Terra Nova Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand German Speaking Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
Die außergewöhnliche Rundreise entführt abseits der Touristenpfade in einzigartige Naturlandschaften: uralte Baumriesen beeindrucken ebenso wie aktive Vulkane, schneebedeckte Berggipfel oder eisige Gletscher.
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10 Days, from Christchurch to Christchurch
from NZD $6,792
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
A compact 10 Day small group tour of the South Island of New Zealand
14 Day New Zealand Mt Cook Lily – Small Group Tour
14 Days, from Wellington to Christchurch
from NZD $7,600
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
A great 14 Day small group tour of the South Island of New Zealand
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19 Days, from Auckland to Queenstown
from NZD $8,550
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
An unique 16 Day small group tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand
23 Day New Zealand Kauri – Small Group Tour
23 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $11,637
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
A great 23 Day small group tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand
19 Day New Zealand Kowhai – Small Group Tour
19 Days, from Auckland to Queenstown
from NZD $10,925
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
An interesting 19 Day small group tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand
20 Day New Zealand Pohutukawa – Small Group Tour
20 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $10,687
  • Brand: Pure Discoveries Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
A great 20 Day small group tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand
19 Day New Zealand Showcase
19 Days, from Christchurch to Auckland
from NZD $4,814 per person share twin (low season)
  • Brand: NZ Self Drive tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Self Drive Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 or 4 star hotel or motel
A great showcase of New Zealand's beauty, starting in the South Island and heading to the North Island taking in some amazing natural landscapes along the way.
7 Day North and South Island Express
7 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $2,397 per person share twin (low season)
  • Brand: NZ Self Drive tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Self Drive Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 or 4 star hotel or motel
A great trip to take in some main highlights of New Zealand when you are short on time but want to see it all!