5 Romantic Activities in Milford Sound for Couples
5 Romantic Activities in Milford Sound for Couples

5 Romantic Activities in Milford Sound for Couples

© Matt Crawford – Tourism New Zealand

Things to Do in Milford Sound for Couples

Visiting the “Eighth Wonder of the World” for a special occasion or simply a for a more adventurous romantic getaway? Set the tone right by experiencing some of the most romantic activities in Milford Sound. Whether you want to strengthen the bond in a kayaking excursion, experience a little luxury in a scenic flight, or enjoy a walk amidst a World Heritage Area, there are all these things to do and more in Milford Sound for couples. Check out some recommendations in the list below. As for more tips, check out The Honeymoon Guide to Milford Sound.

1. Enjoy an Intimate Scenic Flight Together

Milford Sound: it’s all about the scenery. No other view than a bird’s eye view captures the majesty of the fiord and its surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers. So, book onto a scenic flight and enjoy a more intimate option than the larger boat and bus tour alternatives. If you’re making your own way to Milford Sound, Milford Sound Helicopters (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) can handle the rest, offering spectacular scenic flights from the Milford Sound Airport. Alternatively, there are a ton of flights especially from Queenstown that swaps the lengthy drive for staggering aerial views of the Fiordland National Park. Check them out in the 5 Best Scenic Flights to Milford Sound from Queenstown.

Location: Milford Sound Airport, State Highway 94, Milford Sound.

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2. Team Up in a Double Kayak to Explore the Fiord

For active couples who want to get out on the water of the famous fiord, team up in a double sea kayak and join Roscoe’s Milford Kayaks for a spectacularly scenic trip. Get closer to the action, whether it’s the seals basking on the rocks or a magnificent waterfall. Being in a tiny kayak makes the towering fiord cliff faces all the more majestic. The most popular tour is the Sunrise Classic tour (learn more on Viator and Tripadvisor), gliding across the inky black water of the fiord at the calmest and most peaceful time of the day.

Location: Deepwater Basin Road, approximately 1km (0.6 miles) from Milford Sound.

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3. Take a Scenic Day Cruise…

Whatever the weather, a cruise of Milford Sound is always a safe option. It’s not is not only a relaxing way to soak in the scenery of Sinbad Gully, Mitre Peak, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls, but it’s sure fun in the rain when the temporary waterfalls come out to play! All of the cruises that run throughout the daytime offer the same deal; they last about two hours to check out the same attractions, but you can compare your options in the 6 Best Cruises in Milford Sound. We recommend catching a cruise in the morning or late afternoon for the quietest cruises, should you want to set a more romantic tone.

Location: Cruises depart from the Milford Marina at the end of State Highway 94.

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4. … Or a Romantic Overnight Cruise

Overnight cruises are also an option, ideal to see Milford Sound in usually ever-changing weather, as well as to experience the starry night sky made all-the-more vivid thanks to the lack of light pollution. Real Journeys (available on Viator and Tripadvisor) and Fiordland Discovery both offer spectacular overnight cruises with three-course dinners, breakfast, the use of kayaks and tender excursions to explore the nooks and crannies of Milford Sound. It’s a unique opportunity to experience the fiord before another busy day of tourists. Learn more about the overnight cruises in the 10 Best Accommodations in Milford Sound.

Location: Cruises depart from the Milford Marina at the end of State Highway 94.

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5. Walk Hand-in-hand on One of the Milford Road Walks

Finally, for something that’s more down-to-earth but doesn’t sacrifice any of that spectacular Fiordland scenery, hit the walking trails together. There are countless walks to be done along the Milford Road between Milford Sound and Te Anau. Choose from short romantic walks on the lakeside of the Lake Gunn Nature Walk or half-day hikes with dramatic vistas like the Key Summit Track. Learn about these hikes and much more in the 11 Milford Sound Walks You Can’t Miss and the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Milford Sound.

Location: State Highway 94.

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