Last time I stayed at Milford Lodge, the chalets were under construction. So I knew if I booked ahead, I could surprise my partner under the pretense that we were staying in a little backpacker's room with communal shower facilities. The chalet was a hit, with it's natural timber and big windows looking out on to the untouched beech forest across the stream. We could walk in to Milford Sound in about 15 minutes, to watch the sun setting behind Mitre Peak. The chalet had a microwave oven and toaster, which was adequate for jacket potatoes. The following morning we went out on the Sound on one of the boat trips. Perfect! Then headed for Te Anau.
Don't forget insect repellent!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is simply not possible to fully experience Milford Sound in a day trip... Stay in Milford to enjoy its pure beauty after the day tripping crowds leave and before they arrive. Just 5 minutes drive from Milford Sound cruise boats, Milford Sound Lodge is ideally located. With picture perfect views of the Cleddau River and surrounding mountains, activity bookings on site, and a cafe and a shop, you won’t find a better base for your time in Fiordland. Choose accommodation that suits your needs – from award winning Luxury Riverside Chalets to cosy private and dormitory backpacking rooms and powered campervan and tent sites – and let our friendly staff help you make the most of your time in this World Heritage site.There is so much to do: kayaking, diving, boat cruises and sightseeing, or relaxing and soaking in the beauty of your surroundings. You won’t regret treating yourself to an overnight stay in Milford Sound.Pre booking is essential Nov - March and year round for our Riverside Chalets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Milford Sound Hotel Milford Sound