This stunning route takes you to New Zealand’s most original spots and offers an impressive scenery for nature lovers and appassionate drivers alike. Among the places worth seeing is the fjord Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most important touristic site.
In the southwest of New Zealand you will find what is possibly the island’s most picturesque scenic route. It’s natural beauty galore on more than 120 km from the small town of Te Anau to the breathtaking fjord Milford Sound. Alongside the highway there are crystal-clear lakes such as the scenic Mirror Lakes or the beautiful lake Fergus. Besides, you’ll even get to see a few of the island’s mountains: At Homer Tunnel, for instance, you can discover Homer Saddle, a spectacular peak towards the end of the route.
Take a boat tour through Lake Te Anau to see the Waitomo Caves on the western side of the lake.
Please check road conditions before starting the tour.
Tips, hints and links
Alongside Milford Route there are neither petrol stations nor shops. Hence, you should fill up the tank beforehand and take along supplies.
From Queenstown Airport to Te Anau on State Highway 6 and State Highway 94. The distance is about 170 km and takes approximately two and a half hours.
Alongisde Milford Road there are signposted parking areas.
For the stopovers along the road you’ll need sturdy shoes with a good profile, warm clothes and rainwear.