Fiordland region

Milford Sound. Photo: Stewart Genery.

Milford Sound

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Fiordland region.

One of the most beautiful places in the world

Milford Sound/Piopiotahi is a stunning location in Fiordland National Park, part of the internationally recognised Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

Milford Sound/Piopiotahi is truly memorable, from the grandeur of iconic Mitre Peak with its sheer rock walls rising 1,692 m directly from the water, to the impressive waterfalls cascading from vertical cliffs along the fiord to the Tasman Sea.

This is one of the wettest areas in the country (up to 7 metres of rain per year) and has an incredibly rugged landscape carved by glacial ice. Under the water the mountains continue to depths of up to 265 m.

Experience for yourself the magic of this area. Enjoy the fantastic journey along the breathtaking Milford Road, walk the world-famous Milford Track (a Great Walk), and much more.

Alert/Important notice

 Expect road closures and traffic delays due to weather conditions and rock falls

For up to date information see the NZ Transport Agency website.

Pest control in the Eglinton Valley 

There is a pest control operation scheduled for the area in late November early December. This is part of the predator control programme Battle for our Birds. Find out more about Battle for our Birds in the Eglinton valley.


Milford Sound/Piopiotahi is in the northwest of Fiordland National Park, reached by road from Te Anau via the Milford Road (State Highway 94).

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Fiordland places


Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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