Finding day walks in Milford Sound
Looking to stretch your legs before or after your Milford Sound cruise? You’ve come to the right place. Milford Sound is an area of incredible wilderness located within the protected reserve of Fiordland National Park. Each year, hikers and walkers of all levels and abilities flock here to take on one of the Great Walks like the Milford Track, challenging passes like the Dusky Track or simply step into wilderness and enjoy a gentle day walk. If you’re looking for Milford Sound hikes, here are a few of our favourites, including some of the best walks to find along the Milford road. These well-marked, easy walks allow you to see the rainforest of Fiordland from the safety of a track.
Walks in and around Milford Sound
At the end of Milford Road, the Milford Foreshore Walk is a great short walk to check out before you head out on your Milford Sound cruise. Accessible from the main car park, the Milford Foreshore Walk is a short loop that is also wheelchair accessible. The circuit is 400 metres (1,300ft) long and offers views of towering Mitre Peak. This walk is especially brilliant at sunset.
The Milford Sound Lookout Track is slightly more challenging than the Milford Foreshore Walk but offers impressive views over the fiord. The track starts past Donald Sutherland’s Grave at the rear of the café in Milford. (If you have trouble finding the walk ask for directions at Discover Milford Sound Information Centre & Café.) It’s a 400-metre (1,300ft) return walk, including a climb up several steps. The hike is worth it as the views from the top are simply breathtaking.
Walks to do on the Milford road
As you drive through the heart of Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, there are some points of interest not to be missed. These include; Mirror Lakes, Pop’s View, Lake Marian, Eglinton Valley, Key Summit hiking trail and The Chasm. The Chasm is an ideal walk if you’re looking for a short, easy hike with incredible views. The 20-minute walk follows a well-maintained trail to a stunning waterfall and rock chasm shaped by a powerful flow of water over thousands of years. Find the best walks on the road to Milford Sound