This is the only place to stay in Milford Sound other than back packers. Milford Lodge is also a back packers, so don't make the mistake of booking a back packers room as it is a dorm and of a much lower standard.
For those wishing hotel style accomodation there are 4 chalets and they are top class. We didn't expect such a high standard in a remote location. The back packers is not at the same class, so get in early if you wish to stay in one of the chalets. They are fully self contained with all mod cons and offer a great view over the river which runs runs past the back of the chalet. Hugh glass windows offer superb views and a wood deck is also there with a BBQ.
Milford is remote with little facilities, although a pub does offer basic meals which are more than adequate if you do not wish to cook yourself. If you do your own cooking, you should bring everything with you in the food line. The chalets do have all the necessary cooking utensils.
Be careful if you use Milford Lodge to book your cruise. They offer a discount for guests. However it is on the smallest operator with the smallest boat, nothing wrong with that, just letting you know. Real Journeys is the biggest operator with the largest boats.
Milford Sound ia a superb place to visit, Milford Lodge Chalets are the only place to stay.
- 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