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Milford Sound Foreshore Walk

The Milford Sounds Foreshore Walk is perfect while you’re waiting for your cruise. Or maybe you have come off the boat and aren’t quite ready to leave the beauty of the Sound quite yet. This walk takes you through beech forest. But most stunning are the views of Mitre Peak and the surrounding mountains on the water as you walk along the sandy foreshore of Milford Sound.

While the walk is short, it is easy to lose track of time. After all, it is not for nothing that RudyYard Kipling deemed Milford Sound the 8th Wonder of the World. Loop your way around the shore to take in the Sound from as many angles as possible.

Often missed as most people remain on the main path, there is a short walk that branches off from the car park where you will find a viewpoint. This viewpoint is slightly elevated and so ofFees views of Milford Sound from a (comparative) vantage point from the rest of the walk. 

Milford Sound is known as one of the rainiest places in the world, but it is also notoriously known for its sandflies. So don’t forget your insect repellent!

Quick Facts

        • Location: Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
        • Time needed: 30 minute walk
        • Distance: 400 m
        • Difficulty: Very easy
        • Bikes allowed: No
        • Route: Loop
        • Elevation: None
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: There are toilets at the Visitor Centre
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Unknown
        • Last Updated: May, 2020
  • Track Highlights

    This track offers incredible views of Mitre Peak.

  • Track Quality

    This is an easy, well-maintained and informative walk.

  • Hazards

    None

  • Transport

    Milford Sound is a stop on InterCity’s bus network.

  • Water

    Water can be found at the Visitor Centre.

  • Driving Instructions

    Milford Sound is 120 km from Te Anau along the Milford Road (SH94).

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    The Milford Sound Lodge and Pio Pio Cafe along with the cafe near the information centre are the only dining options available in Milford Sound.

  • Area & Track History

    This walk is on the shores of Milford Sound. Milford Sound was created through the movement of glaciers about 400 million years ago. Today, the Milford Track and Milford Sound are one of New Zealand’s most popular attractions.

  • Camping & huts on or near the walk

    No camping on this walk

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Map of Milford Sound Foreshore Walk

Here is the map for Milford Sound Foreshore Walk showing it’s location in New Zealand. You can change the view on the map to satellite if you prefer to see an image of where the walk is instead.

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