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Milford Sound Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
State Highway 94, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
Milford Sound Lodge
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a group of 4 and we rented a mountain view chalet at the Milford Sound Lodge. The place was difficult to find because our GPS pointed us to a different location and there was no cell coverage anywhere in the area. Yet when we managed to somehow reach the lodge, it was a treat like nothing else we've... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in a chalet and would definitely recommend the same to others. The backpacker accommodations looked great for anyone young enough to be traveling that way. The chalets, however were a perfect place for my husband and I to relax in the middle of our extensive NZ visit. They are spacious, clean and beautifully located to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand, if you only visit one spot, make it here. The location of Milford Sound is in the middle of the fjords and the site is surrounded by huge mountains. We booked in to one of the riverside lodges which were very comfortable. There is a good sized bathroom, a small self... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really Enjoyed Visiting Milford Sound, when we went it was quite wet and cold, so we where quite rugged up, It was almost alittle mystical before the fog came up and it was beautiful, the mountains and cliffs along with the waterfalls was really beautiful and relaxing to see, I would defiantly visit here again, If its cold tho... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second Winter stay at the lodge and Ill be back. Our hosts Emma and Blake went right out of their way to accomodate us. The rooms were warm and clean, cooking and social areas great and the huge drying room a lifesaver for what is more often than not a wet trip. Nothing was a problem for the lodge... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems to be the only place to stay during winter in Milford Sound. We had 4 people in a chalet. The room was very nice, clean, new and modern. Awesome view out the back sliders of some snow-covered mountains and a stream. Food is hard to come by, but the lodge has a few good dinner options and can provide... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Milford Sound left us awestruck. The scenery and views are out of this world. It is a fair drive from Te Anau but the entire trip is wonderful with many many photo opportunities. The Milford Sound Lodge is a really great place to park the campervan, or to stay in more upmarket accommodation. The facilities are great, and if you... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is excellent luxury accommodation and it is well worth combining your stay with the early morning boat trip. The resort in which the lodge is located is quirky in as much as it caters for campers, camper vans, backpackers etc, all on the one site and everyone shares the same cafe/restaurant. However, you are able to take your meals... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you're driving to Milford Sound yourself, I would highly recommend staying a night in the lodge. A friend & I drove from Wanaka to Milford on Tuesday, and booked in to one of the 4-bed dorms. It was clean, warm & comfortable, and a good price at $33 each. The shared facilities were also good, with a fully-equipped kitchen... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After a drive to Milford Sound, it is definitely worth staying overnight to enjoy the waterfalls cascading down the mountain and the river. More than that though, it means you can enjoy a cruise or kayak and come back for a shower (after the showers you'll probably experience on the boat deck given the notorious weather in the area). We... More 

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