With this region's fascinating history, a trip to one, or both, Milford and Doubtful Sound is a 'not to be missed' activity on your New Zealand holiday whilst in Te Anau and the Southern regions.
Our experienced Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau team can make arrangements for you during your stay, or contact us to make a prior booking.
Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible of the grand glacier-carved fiords scattered along New Zealand's south-western coast.
The road to Milford is one of the world's finest alpine drives and is an easy drive from Te Anau. The road follows the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then through the Homer Tunnel where you'll meet Mitre Peak, towering from the glassy waters of Milford Sound.
A cruise on Milford Sound is a must and provides close-up views of awe-inspiring scenery. These cruises are often accompanied by playful dolphins and seals basking on rocks are a common sight.
Ten times bigger than Milford Sound the mighty Doubtful Sound is the 2nd largest and at 421m the deepest of the southern fiords.
Inaccessible by road from Te Anau, the journey to Doubtful Sound begins with a boat cruise across Lake Manapouri. A bus ride then takes you over the Wilmot Pass and on to Deep Cove where the Magnificent Doubtful Sound awaits you.
There are many ways to experience Doubtful Sound - by kayak or cruise, as a day trip or on an overnight experience.
Distinction Luxmore Hotel offers the ideal accommodation in Te Anau, your base for exploring Milford Sound and Fiordland.