Explore your slice of paradise: Milford Sound Mini Road-Trip

3 Days

From NZD 1327.00 per person

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Getaway Summary
Location: Milford Sound, Fiordland
2 nights/3 days
Accommodation at Milford Sound Lodge in a Riverside Chalet, incl daily breakfast
1 Dinner for 2 people
Milford Sound Discover More Cruise incl picnic lunch

Do you need a car to drive to Milford Sound? We’re happy to help! Please message us through the form for a quote. 

Queenstown to Milford Sound mini road-trip itinerary

Day 1: Queenstown to Milford Sound drive (278km)

Early morning start in Queenstown. Pick up your car directly at Queenstown airport, grab a coffee and off you are towards Milford Sound. 

Your first pit stop is in Te Anau. This is the last place to pick up some road-trip snacks.

Must-stops along Milford Road are Eglington Valley, the Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel (possibly your first encounter with the cheeky Kea) and the Chasm, a 20-minutes loop walk through the dense rainforest

Check-in into your room at Milford Sound Lodge and you’ll instantly feel relaxed. Spend the rest of the day exploring the surroundings of the lodge and then head to Pio Pio Restaurant for a delicious dinner.

Day 2: Milford Sound Cruise

Enjoy a continental breakfast in your room before heading over to the boat jetty where you check in at Southern Discoveries for your 3-hour Milford Sound Discover More Cruise. Discover the magnificent Milford Sound, see the waterfalls and try to spot all of the Sound’s inhabitants. 

You’ll also visit the Underwater Observatory 10 metres below the water surface and learn all about the conservation work that’s happening in Milford Sound.

The rest of the day is at your leisure. Spend quality time at the lodge or explore one of the many walks in the area.

Day 3: Milford Sound Lodge to Queenstown drive

Check-out at Milford Sound Lodge and drive back to Queenstown to drop-off your car at the airport.

Your Milford Sound accommodation

Milford Sound Lodge is the only accommodation in Milford Sound and only a few minutes drive from the cruise terminal. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the magical beauty of Milford Sound in style and without any rush. There’s an accommodation type for everyone here. There’s a campsite for those who travel in a camper van, lovely Mountain View Chalets and Riverside Chalets. For bigger groups or families, 2-bedroom chalets are available.

At Pio Pio Restaurant, you’re served a high-quality, locally sourced dinner that will absolutely tickle your tastebuds. A pleasant surprise, considering you’re in the middle of nowhere! 


  • 2 nights at Milford Sound Lodge in a Riverside Chalet, incl. daily breakfast
  • 1 Dinner for 2 people at Pio Pio Restaurant
  • 3h Southern Discoveries Milford Sound Discover More Cruise
  • Picnic lunch and Underwater Observatory visit during the tour

Not Included

  • Other meals
  • Entry fee to other attractions or activities
  • Car rental. Please let us know if you need a car, we're happy to help

Weekend Getaways NZ
Pricing is based on 2 people for the summer season 2023/24. Please send an enquiry for the price if you’re more people.

Payment for our packaged getaway is due at the time of confirmation/invoice. Payments by credit card are possible but incure a 3% surcharge.
Cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable. Some operators have stricter rules that need to be considered. If this is the case, please see the operator’s rules below:

Milford Sound Lodge:
Up to 30 days before check-in date: Free change/cancellation
30 – 8 days before check-in date: 50% cancellation fee
7 – 0 days before check-in date: 100% cancellation fee

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