Stirling Falls
Stirling Falls
4.5
About
Stirling Falls is one of only two permanent (year-round) waterfalls in Fiordland National Park's Milford Sound. At 508 feet high, it is the second tallest.
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles14 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
4
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Toon
Eindhoven, The Netherlands298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Stirling Falls (also called Waimanu Falls) is one of the permanent waterfalls in Milford Sound. The waterfall height is 151 m and can be viewed from the coast of Milford Sound. But the best thing is to view the waterfall during a boat cruise or kayak trip in Milford Sound. After a few days of rain, the amount of water will be even more impressive and powerful. If you have the chance it is definitely worth seeing the Stirling Falls.
Written January 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Katie D
Brighton and Hove, UK456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Went on the Jucy cruise, seeing these falls from the boat was stunning, you are taken to many different falls, the staff are very knowledgeable and it is definitely a must do whilst you are there. When it is/ has been raining they really look impressive.
Written February 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The area had, had a long period of rain before our visit, which, made the falls even more impressive, a sight/site not to be missed.
Written June 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bella
Providenciales9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
There is this incredible sound of water and waves here. Something we have not experienced before at all. We had a smallish boat. Just few of us. We worried about our boat's stability.
Written May 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Naresh1936
Mumbai, India361 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Seen from our cruise boat in Milford Sound, the falls, one of the several falls, second highest 151m high, is an amazing experience. The sheer force of water and the sound of falls are an exceptional experience.
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

wsarah2018
Jerusalem, Israel94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The magnificence of Milford Sound and all the water falls was exceptional. It was nature on Steroids...It was truly memorable.
Written February 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bob H
Mississauga, Canada18,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My wife and I were on the Real Journeys overnight cruise on Mildford Sound and as part of the cruise we visited numerous falls locations and the Stirling Falls wea one of them. Very spectacular.
Written May 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jotum
Knoxville, TN1,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
These falls look impressive from a cruise ship. They are about 500 feet tall. When a small tourist ship goes up close to the falls you can really see how big they are
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Israel
Caldes de Montbui, Spain85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
You will see it if you do a kayac activity or a cruise. It is better when it has rained or it's raining, of course.
Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One of two permanent (year-round) waterfalls in New Zealand's Milford Sound (see my review, "New Zealand's top attraction"), Stirling Falls drops 508 feet down a sheer cliff. The falls are named for Frederick Stirling, a British Royal Navy officer. We saw these falls from Celebrity Solstice, which sailed in and out of Milford Sound. If you arrive at Milford Sound via road from Queenstown, you can see these falls via the smaller boat tours that are offered.
Written December 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Stirling Falls - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Milford Sound
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars